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Trump’s Was Not 'Fully Informed’ in Campaign Vows on Wall, Chief of Staff Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s chief of staff privately told a group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that Mr. Trump had not been “fully informed” when promising voters a wall along the Mexican border last year, and said that he had persuaded the president it was not necessary. He also …

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Steve Bannon suggests Trump's lawyer 'took care' of 'a hundred' women during the presidential campaign

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former top strategist, alleged in journalist Michael Wolff's tell-all book about the Trump White House that the president's longtime attorney, Marc Kasowitz, "took care" of 100 women during the presidential campaign.<p>"Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for …

Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.

WASHINGTON — A growing campaign by President Trump’s most ardent supporters to discredit the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and the law enforcement agencies assisting his investigation is opening new fissures in the Republican Party, with some lawmakers questioning the damage being done to …

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Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

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A Twitter Tirade on Christmas Eve

The president spent Sunday morning at Mar-a-Lago, watching Fox News and giving voice to his resentments.<p>Once upon a time—of all the good days of the year, on Christmas Eve—President Donald Trump sat at Mar-a-Lago, counting his grievances.<p>The president began this morning, like most mornings, by …

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'Lost Continent' Expedition Provides Clues to Earth's History

A team of scientists set out to study the region known as "Zealandia." What they found dates back millions of years.<p>So far, we don't know much about the world's disputed "lost continent," but a group of scientists set out to change that.<p>For two months, a team of 32 scientists from the International …

Earth Science

First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space.<p>Astronomers around the world are scrambling to study an object unlike anything they’ve ever seen: a chunk of rock and ice seemingly fired our way from another solar system.<p>Discovered …

Universe

Something Is Making Jupiter's Gravitational Field 'Askew'

Here's what that means.<p>Since it established orbit around Jupiter in July of 2016, the Juno mission has been sending back vital information about the …

President Trump's Approval Ratings Just Hit a New All-Time Low

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have fallen to their lowest point since the start of his presidency, a new poll finds.<p>Just 38% of Americans …

Scott Kelly: ‘I came back from space younger than my twin’

Scott Kelly is a 53-year-old American astronaut and a veteran of four space flights. He retired last year after spending 11 continuous months on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, he orbited the Earth 5,440 times and made three space walks. He was also part of a …

Space Exploration

First charges filed in Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.<p>The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone …

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A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here's what's down there

The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for "no one") and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. Most precisely, its exact coordinates are 48 degrees 52.6 minutes south latitude and 123 degrees 23.6 minutes west longitude.<p>The spot is about 1,450 nautical miles …

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | The Star

A crack of light wakes me: Is it morning? No, it’s just Amiko coming to bed. I’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours. But I feel delirious. It’s …

Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend.<p><b>Whereas</b> Donald J. Trump stood beneath American flags on the steps of the United States Capitol on January 20, 2017, placed his hand on a Bible, and spoke …

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20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

Federal officials accidentally emailed a reporter their plans to spin Puerto Rico.

In late September, the Pentagon included Bloomberg News climate reporter Christopher Flavelle on a series of emails meant for Pentagon employees.<p>The …

Trump says he spoke to US Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President.<p>"I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met …

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Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

WASHINGTON — President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, …

Health Care

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel …

Trump's whiplash weekend heightens questions over leadership

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the span of seventy-two hours, President Donald Trump has fumed and fired a health chief with a penchant for taxpayer-funded private jets, bragged about a recovery process in Puerto Rico that bears little resemblance to reality on the ground, lashed the mayor of the island's capital city …

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Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials.<p>Mr. Mueller is …

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Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now

The Supreme Court agreed with the Trump administration Tuesday and put on hold a lower-court decision that would have allowed more refugees to enter the country.<p>The court issued a one-paragraph statement granting the administration's request for a stay of the latest legal maneuvering involving the …

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

Martian snow and diamond rain: Wild weather in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can you imagine how beautiful it might be to witness snow falling on the rust-colored surface of Mars or a steady rain of glittering diamonds on blue Neptune?<p>No, these aren't images from Prince or David Bowie's lyric journals or scenes from some galactic version of "Game of Thrones." …

President Trump Pardons Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump picked the notorious Arizona lawman for his first-ever act of presidential absolution.<p><i>Updated at 10:55 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump formally pardoned Joe Arpaio on Friday, wielding the presidential power of mercy to absolve the former Arizona sheriff for defying a federal court order.<p>“Throughout …

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The Trump administration will check people’s papers as they evacuate from Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey nears the Texas coast, thousands of people are evacuating along the state’s major highways to escape 125 mile per hour winds and “catastrophic flooding” that the US government predicts will accompany the storm.<p>In an unusual move, Border Patrol checkpoints, which check …

Extreme Weather

Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World?

Max Boot, a lifelong conservative who advised three Republican Presidential candidates on foreign policy, keeps a folder labelled “Trump Stupidity File” on his computer. It’s next to his “Trump Lies” file. “Not sure which is larger at this point,” he told me this week. “It’s neck-and-neck.”<p>Six …

Court Ruling Throws A Wrench In Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Plan

States have standing to fight a lawsuit threatening billions in funding for health insurers, an appeals court said.<p>President Donald Trump has been making noise again about halting payments to health insurance companies, which are crucial to making Obamacare work. A court decision Tuesday could …

Senate committee restores NASA funding Trump wanted cut

The Senate Appropriations Committee has given NASA and its big Space Launch System rocket the funding needed to stay on track, U.S. Sen. Richard …

At Ohio campaign rally, Trump offers an ‘unfiltered’ view of his presidency

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — About 300 miles from Washington, President Trump on Tuesday night offered a view of his presidency free of what he called the “fake-news filter.”<p>Over the course of nearly an hour, Trump touted the work of his administration in getting gang members and other illegal immigrants …

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