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Qatar Refused to Invest in Kushner’s Firm. Then, He Backed a Blockade of Qatar.

Jared Kushner’s father met with Qatar’s minister of finance last April, to solicit an investment in the family’s distressed asset at 666 Fifth …

Hope Hicks' totally ridiculous explanation for why she quit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's how Hope Hicks explained her decision to resign as White House communications director, according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who broke the story:<p><i>"She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful</i> …

Donald Trump

Questions linger about how Melania Trump, a Slovenian model, scored ‘the Einstein visa’

By Mary Jordan<p>, Reporter<p>In 2000, Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model dating Donald Trump, began petitioning the government for the right to permanently reside in the United States under a program reserved for people with “extraordinary ability.”<p>Knauss’s credentials included runway shows in Europe, a …

Donald Trump

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off immigrants about ICE raid and isn’t sorry she did

By Meagan Flynn<p>, Reporter<p>On Tuesday night, just after completing a roundup of more than 150 suspected undocumented immigrants, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it could have arrested more but for the actions of one person: Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Calif.<p>Schaaf learned of the …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Kushner’s Clearance Fiasco

The president has the power to share whatever information he wants, and that’s why his son-in-law’s predicament matters less than you think.<p>If the flap over Jared Kushner’s access to America’s deepest secrets has made one thing clear, it’s that most people don’t really understand how the clearance …

The White House

Kroger stops selling guns to buyers under 21 at Fred Meyer stores

Guns will no longer be sold to anyone under age 21 at Fred Meyer stores, grocery store chain Kroger told CNBC on Thursday.<p>The company is the latest …

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

<b>Russian mercenaries are reported to be in the thick of the fighting in Syria, helping President Bashar al-Assad's forces.</b><p>One shadowy group in particular, called Wagner PMC (Private Military Company), hit the headlines because of a clash on 7 February that resulted in dozens of Russian …

Over 100 Charges, 19 People and 3 Companies: The Mueller Inquiry, Explained

In the nine months since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed to oversee the investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, he has issued more than 100 criminal counts against 19 people and three companies. Of the 19 people, five — including three Trump …

Timeline: Every big move by Mueller

A new defendant has been named in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe — Konstantin Kilimnik, a former aide to Manafort who has been …

Paul Manafort

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

US says Russia 'developing' undersea nuclear-armed torpedo

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just as the White House is caught in a political minefield over the Russia investigation, the Pentagon is taking its toughest line yet against Russia's resurgent nuclear forces.<p>In its newly released Nuclear Posture Review, the Defense Department has focused much of its …

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Universal Pictures

Sheryl Sandberg Warns Of #MeToo Backlash Against Women

The Facebook executive is hearing people say this is why you shouldn't hire women. Actually this is why you should.<p>Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg warned Sunday morning about the potential for women to wind up on the losing end of what seems like a watershed moment in feminism.<p>The <i>Lean In</i> author …

Sexual Harassment

You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what's coming. Not even close. Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing …

How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

On May 23, 2006, Boeing delivered the last two 717-200 jetliners to customers at its Long Beach, California factory. It marked to the end of a program filled with promise but that had ultimately failed to capture the interest of airlines. Even Boeing's well-oiled sales operation could only manage …

Aviation

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

See How a 3-D Printed Bridge Is Being Built

The structure will soon span a canal in Amsterdam's red-light district<p>It’s a bit dishonest to label 3-D printing as the future at this point, given how it’s used to create everything from art objects to housing to food. However, there are still some barriers to cross when it comes to 3-D printing …

Nigel Slater’s Bonfire Night baked sausage and beetroot recipes

If ever there’s a time for comfort food, it’s 5 November. Serve delicious beetroot, sausages and, of course, baked potatoes<p>It is 5 November, Bonfire Night. A chance to light up the sky with shooting stars of pink and gold, dance around the flames and to warm all-comers with a pot of fat sausages …

Sausages

North Korea defector says information more dangerous than US threats

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At the age of just four years old, children in North Korea bow before giant portraits depicting the three supreme leaders of the Kim dynasty -- a ritualistic display of obedience that embodies Kim Jong Un's strategy to maintain his unquestioned grip on power, a former North …

‘The Russians Have Succeeded Beyond Their Wildest Expectations’

Former intelligence chief James Clapper says President Trump is dead wrong about Russian interference in America’s elections. And they’re going to get away with it again, he warns.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>America’s former top spymaster …

Donald Trump

Move over, America. China now presents itself as the model ‘blazing a new trail’ for the world.

By Simon Denyer<p>Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a “city on a hill” — a shining example for other nations to follow. But China is now officially in the business of styling itself as another polestar for the world, with a very different political, …

China

Global finance leaders warn against complacency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday appealed to central bankers to stick as long as possible with low-interest rate policies that have made borrowing attractive and helped safeguard an improving but still fragile world economic recovery.<p>Declaring the "recovery is not complete" even …

Mayonnaise, Disrupted

How did Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayo company become a Silicon Valley darling—and what is he really selling?<p>On a recent Friday morning, Josh Tetrick, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Hampton Creek, fixed his unblinking blue eyes on a job candidate. The pair was sitting at a workstation near the …

Why buy the cow when you can biofabricate the milk for free?

Thought to have been Lord Krishna's favorite animal, the cow has achieved a uniquely sacred status in India. Their slaughter is prohibited through most of the country, beef consumption is largely outlawed as well and woe be the unlucky soul accused of breaking those taboos. In the US, however, …

Agriculture

7 charts explain why the gap between the rich and poor is highest ever

The U.S. economy has generated immense wealth over the last half century, but not all Americans have been invited to the party.<p>The racial and ethnic …

Demographics

White House statements on Puerto Rico clash with ground reports

<b>(CNN) —</b> Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke faced harsh backlash after saying the Trump administration's recovery effort in Puerto Rico is a "good news story."<p>"Damn it, this is not a good news story," San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz responded. "This is a people-are-dying story. This is …