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Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors joined President Trump’s legal team Thursday following weeks of turbulence and struggles to find attorneys who would agree to represent the president in the ongoing federal probe into Russian election …

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'Morally unfit': The moments that mattered in James Comey's explosive interview

James Comey broke his silence about a wide range of topics relating to his interactions with Donald Trump before being unceremoniously fired last …

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Trump’s allies worry that federal investigators may have seized recordings made by his attorney

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael D. Cohen sometimes taped conversations with associates, according to three people familiar with his practice, and allies of the president are worried that the recordings were seized by federal investigators in a raid of Cohen’s office and residences this …

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Trump raised 'golden showers thing' with Comey

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in his book that President Donald Trump discussed looking into one of the most infamous allegations in a dossier of claims about Trump and Russia.<p>In the book, which CNN obtained Thursday, Comey wrote that Trump wanted him to prove the …

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James Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false

The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that …

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Cloudflare's free DNS service speeds up web browsing and helps protect your privacy

It almost sounds like an April Fool's prank, but it’s not. Yesterday, on the day that many tech firms like to release joke announcements, Cloudflare …

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Rick Gates Could Be More Dangerous Than Trump’s Allies Thought

New developments suggest Gates isn’t just testifying against Paul Manafort.<p>The indictment of <b>Paul Manafort</b> and <b>Rick Gates</b> last year was ultimately accepted, if not welcomed, by allies of <b>Donald Trump.</b> Yes, the former Trump campaign chairman and his deputy had been charged with a dozen counts, …

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Trump ally detained, served with Mueller subpoena at Boston airport

Ted Malloch said FBI agents asked him about Roger Stone and WikiLeaks.<p>A professor and author who once presented himself as a possible Trump administration ambassador to the European Union was detained and questioned by the FBI at Boston Logan airport and served a subpoena from Special Counsel …

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Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza.<p>The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s …

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Rally seeks justice for black man shot by police in backyard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally Saturday, urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Law Enforcement

Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep quiet about Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In her first extended television news interview since the news of her alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump emerged, adult film actress Stormy Daniels declined to discuss whether she had evidence of the affair and said that she was threatened to stay silent about it.<p>Risking hefty …

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Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded …

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Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say.<p>The latest incident turned out to be a Goodwill worker who was injured by simulated military ordnance in a donation box.<p>The worker's …

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Trump Assails Mueller, Drawing Rebukes From Republicans

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday abandoned a strategy of showing deference to the special counsel examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, lashing out at what he characterized as a partisan investigation and alarming Republicans who feared he might seek to shut it …

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A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him.<p>In a series of …

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Wikipedia wasn’t aware of YouTube’s conspiracy video plan

YouTube has a plan to combat the abundant conspiracy theories that feature in credulous videos on its platform; not a very good plan, but a plan just the same. It’s using information drawn from Wikipedia relevant to some of the more popular conspiracy theories, and putting that info front and …

Internet

Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for Trump

<i>Update: Hope Hicks announced on Wednesday that she was resigning as White House communications director. For the latest updates and further coverage, read here.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, told House investigators on Tuesday that her work for President Trump, …

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Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience, according to current and …

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The Nunes memo: 5 takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> The buildup is over, and the memo is out. So what does the newly released four-page document from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and his committee staff mean for the Russia investigation, key figures at the Justice Department and President Donald Trump?<p>The memo has sparked days …

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Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

Exclusive: memo written by former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele<p>The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same …

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Republicans in Congress divided over protecting Mueller from being ousted by Trump

Republicans in Congress were divided Sunday over protecting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, with two senators embracing plans to make it more difficult for President Trump to have him fired but a top House lawmaker declaring them unnecessary.<p>Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) highlighted his …

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Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most often, saying on Thursday that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers …

Social Media

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. and Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s …

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Justice Department says Trump can appoint head of consumer watchdog

A Department of Justice office said in a memo released Saturday that President Donald Trump has the authority to name the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after the departing director named his own successor.<p>Resigning director Richard Cordray named the agency's chief of …

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First on CNN: 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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Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms

Altmetric: 2074<p>Citations: 3<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Robin L Carhart-Harris,<br>• Leor Roseman,<br>• Mark Bolstridge,<br>• Lysia Demetriou,<br>• J Nienke Pannekoek,<br>• Matthew B …

Mueller just obtained a warrant that could change the entire nature of the Russia investigation

Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant for records of "inauthentic" Facebook accounts It's bad news for Russian election interference "deniers" …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

Ingress - Burning Man Sunrise Set 2017

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Comey drafted Clinton exoneration before finishing investigation, GOP senators say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for running her government emails through a private email server before completing the investigation, according to two Republican senators.<p>Comey prepared the draft exoneration for …

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