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Anthony Scaramucci is out just 10 days after being named White House communications director

That was quick.<p>He came, he swore, he ... didn’t conquer.<p>Ten days after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is already out, according to a report by the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman, Michael Shear, and Glenn Thrush.<p>The Times reports that the change came at the …

How Much Longer Will Republican Politicians Put Up with Donald Trump's Incompetence?

If he keeps making their jobs harder, he'll become a liability that the GOP can no longer tolerate.<p>Hours after Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and a better-late-than-never John McCain banded together to torpedo the president's health care reform efforts in the Senate, Donald Trump took to his social …

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Who is Seema Verma? The behind-the-scenes player helping Republicans on health care

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As President Donald Trump tried to push lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a key behind-the-scenes player emerged: Seema Verma.<p>Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was a fixture in closed-door meetings with House and Senate …

Health Care

Trump’s aides build their own empires in the West Wing

Top White House officials have broken from tradition by hiring chiefs of staff and personal PR people to support their policy goals.<p>President Donald Trump won office on promises to shake up how Washington works, and so far that’s been most apparent in his own West Wing, where his top advisers have …

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Government

5 Questions For FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

If Senate Republicans get their way, former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray will soon become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.<p>Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, recently told reporters he hopes the nomination will "not languish" and said it's …

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The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

7 strategies for living on a single income

Thinking of making the transition from multiple paychecks to living off of one income? These tips can help.<p>Say you’ve decided it would be better for …

Donald Trump Jr. replied ‘love it’ when told of Russian effort to help Trump

Donald Trump Jr. replied “love it” when told in an email chain in June 2016 that a Russian government lawyer was willing to share documents and other information that would “incriminate” Hillary Clinton — and that such information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. …

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Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Says She Didn't Give Trump Jr. Info on Clinton

MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin and insisted she met with President Donald Trump’s son in 2016 to discuss sanctions between Russia and the U.S., not …

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Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said

The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>The documents “would …

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First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

Shooting at Baseball Field near DC: Pictures

U.S. Elections

At Bill Cosby’s Trial, Hours Unwind Without a Verdict

• The presentation of evidence at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial proceeded faster than anticipated. But the jury deliberations have been slow and painstaking as the panel continues into its third day reviewing the evidence in the case.<p>• Mr. Cosby has sat in the courtroom or a nearby room for …

Justice

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.<p>The move by special counsel …

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Trump's stunning u-turns on NATO, China, Russia and Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Within a few hours of extraordinary political shape-shifting, President Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign.<p>NATO, he said, is "no longer obsolete."<p>He backed down a threat to brand China a currency manipulator.<p>In another …

Geopolitics

All the President's Flip-Flops

The simplest explanation for Donald Trump’s new positions on everything from Syria to interest rates? Ignorance.<p>In February 2017, Jon Stewart noted that Donald Trump had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.”* Trump used it over and over, which made Stewart wary: “Nobody says …

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Sandra Bland's Mother Pushes For Police Reform Bill In Texas

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images<p><b>Sandra Bland</b>‘s mother is fighting for police reform in Texas.<p><b>Geneva Reed-Veal</b>, Sandra’s mother, …

Black Lives Matter

European Court Strikes Down Required Sterilization for Transgender People

Changing the name or gender on a government-issued document like a driver’s license has long included a frightening step for transgender people in almost two dozen European countries: mandatory sterilization.<p>But those days may be coming to an end. Gay and transgender activists in Europe have argued …

LGBTQI

When school choice means choosing segregation

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — The Twin Cities German Immersion School occupies a former Roman Catholic church in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul. The pews were removed to make way for dozens of blond, bowl-cutted kids to run freely across what is now the school’s gym floor. German Immersion got its …

Education

This Secret Form of Voter Suppression Might Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

When federal judge Nelva Gonzales struck down Texas’ discriminatory voter-identification law on Monday, voting rights advocates applauded the ruling …

Government

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do (and What They Do Instead) | Inc.com

As I've previously written, one of the most vital components of emotionalintelligence is self-awareness. Whether you're a janitor or a CEO, self-awareness is an important aspect of improving yourself as a person and a professional.<p>Unfortunately, we live in a world that unknowingly values …

Emotional Intelligence

Allergies will be even more miserable in the future — thanks to global warming

Yay<p>It’s spring in California: the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and my sinuses are so swollen they might just pop right out of my face.<p>I’m one of the 36 million or so Americans lucky enough to suffer from seasonal allergies. And experts tell me that I might suffer from this …

Climate Change

The Prison-Health Paradox

Incarceration can sometimes reduce mortality—but only when life on the outside is worse.<p>Mass incarceration overall hurts the health of Americans, leading to worse outcomes for the families and communities of men in prison. The inmates themselves are at a very large risk of self-harm and violence …

Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>For the 10th weekend in a row, President Trump is visiting a Trump-branded property — every weekend except the first two after his inauguration.<p>For the sixth weekend in a row, he’s golfing at one of those properties; he’s golfed on nine of those 10 weekends.<p>In total, …

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What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Self-improvement

Trump calls Putin following St. Petersburg attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Monday, according to a statement from the White House.<p>The statement said Trump made the call to express his condolences and offer support to the Russian people in the wake of an attack in St. …

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Senate Republicans go ‘nuclear,’ pave the way for Gorsuch confirmation to Supreme Court

Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming a historic Democratic blockade by changing the rules of the U.S. Senate — a move that highlighted the fierce partisanship that has seized Congress.<p>The long-anticipated rules change …

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Fashion Goes Political This Spring: The Best Slogan Tees to Shop Right Now

The past few runway seasons have gone political, expressing the leanings of designers and their fans—and your wardrobe can follow suit. From Christian Dior’s feminist-centric...

Clothing