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Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

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The 11 must-read moments from James Comey's private memos

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minutes after they were sent to Congress, former FBI Director James Comey's private memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump leaked.<p>Capitol Hill's leakiness is our gain as the 15 pages of memos -- penned by Comey in the days leading up to and covering the early months of …

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The Apple iPad 9.7" Is Everything We've Been Waiting For

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm one of those people that held on to their original iPad for years, dreading the moment when an iOS update would force me to upgrade. And when that finally happened, I was one of those people that scoured the internet for the oldest, cheapest model that I could …

Apple Pencil

Inside Rex Tillerson’s Ouster

The last days of his brief and chaotic tenure as Secretary of State.<p>Rex Tillerson’s team was fighting again. “So, who’s going to go in with him?” Margaret Peterlin, his chief of staff, was saying. She looked me up and down with an expression that suggested she’d discovered a pest in the house. We …

Rex Tillerson

Comey: 'I didn't have confidence' in deputy AG Rosenstein

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet last May hinting there might be "tapes" of their conversations, former FBI director James Comey said he had a friend disclose details of his interactions with Trump in order to prompt a special counsel.<p>Comey told CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday …

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“Michael Cohen Is Going to Be Indicted”: Stormy Daniels’s Attorney Is Now Cooperating with the Feds

Michael Avenatti previews the next chapter of the Cohen paper trail—and why he’s still in the game to depose Donald Trump.<p>A little more than a week ago, <b>Michael Avenatti</b> was, indisputably, overexposed. A lantern-jawed soundbite-master, <b>Stormy Daniels’s</b> attorney had been on every possible cable …

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TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

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President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America. The fact that his first year as Commander …

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Republicans fear political risk in Senate races as House moves to extend tax cuts

Heading into a contentious campaign for control of Congress, Republicans are increasingly divided over how to bolster their signature legislative achievement — a $1.5 trillion tax cut — amid signs it is not the political gift they had expected it to be last year.<p>House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) …

Republicans

Haley sets a red line for Trump

The U.N. ambassador made crystal clear after initially being blamed for 'confusion' on Russia sanctions that she will not tolerate public humiliation quietly.<p>In the span of 24 hours, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has done what none of her colleagues in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet …

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Trump's "great man" play on North Korea

<b>President Trump</b> views the North Korean crisis as his “great man” of history moment.<p><b>The big picture:</b> He came into office thinking he could be the …

North Korea

Robert Mueller

Robert S. Mueller III doesn’t seek deferments. After a classmate died in Vietnam, this well-to-do Princeton athlete traded his lacrosse stick for a …

Robert Mueller

Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos

<i>ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos’ interviewed former FBI director James Comey for a special edition of “20/20” that aired on Sunday,</i> …

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Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Natural Gas

Trump’s easy campaign promises run into the difficulties of reality

An emboldened President Trump is discovering that the policies he once described as easy fixes for the nation are a lot more complicated in reality — creating backlash among allies, frustrating supporters and threatening the pocketbooks of many farming communities that helped get him elected.<p>Freed …

The highest point in every US state

When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes.<p>On one end of the spectrum, Alaska's Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level.<p>On the other end, you have Florida's Britton Hill, which tops out at just 345 feet above sea …

Sea Level

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

First Impressions Review: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC April 2018 Update

<i>Adobe Lightroom Classic CC just got a big update involving the way Profiles work</i><p>Today, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is receiving a pretty big update: …

Tutorials

Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 2018 entry-level iPad supports the Apple Pencil for art work and annotation, and adds a faster A10 processor. iOS continues to offer the best overall selection of free and paid apps on affordable tablets.<p><b>The Bad</b> Lacks the bigger, better screen, quad speakers and Smart Connector found …

IPad Pro

The best wireless headphones

Music is a necessity while I'm working. If it's not tunes from Spotify, there's at least a podcast chattering on in my ear. Of course, if you don't want to bother those around you with what you're listening to, you need a good set of headphones. The best options will also do a good job of blocking …

Consumer Tech

Omnisexual, gynosexual, demisexual: What’s behind the surge in sexual identities?

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and …

LGBTQI

What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

Donald Trump

1 sentence that explains the wacky and super dysfunctional world of Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a sentence in Olivia Nuzzi's terrific profile of Hope Hicks in New York magazine that tells you absolutely everything you need to know about not only President Donald Trump but also the group of people who orbit him.<p>It's this one:<p><i>"No matter how dead any of the eccentrics or maniacs</i> …

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Betsy DeVos on guns, school choice and why people don't like her

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a devout Christian grandmother from Michigan -- who has spent most of her life trying to improve the quality of …

Education

White House officials alarmed at education secretary's '60 Minutes' performance

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House officials were alarmed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' struggle to answer basic questions about the nation's schools and failure to defend the administration's newly proposed school safety measures during a tour of television interviews Sunday and Monday, according to two …

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Here are the key moments from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' tense '60 Minutes' interview

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat down for an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night — and it immediately set off a wave of …

Education

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

Despite Mueller’s Push, House Republicans Declare No Evidence of Collusion

WASHINGTON — Even as the special counsel expands his inquiry and pursues criminal charges against at least four Trump associates, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said on Monday that their investigation had found no evidence of collusion between Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and …

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House Republicans break with intelligence community on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee reached an opposite conclusion Monday from the intelligence community they oversee, announcing that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not trying to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.<p>The Republicans also said they found no evidence …

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The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

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