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John Oliver slams Donald Trump's border wall, says we should buy everyone a waffle iron instead

It was just last month that HBO's John Oliver slammed Donald Trump the presidential candidate and Donald Trump the man, suggesting that Americans begin referring to him by his ancestral name - "Drumpf" - to undo the spell he has cast over parts of the electorate.<p>"We cannot keep being blinded by the …

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Melania Trump masters the moment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived on the White House South Lawn Tuesday morning to formally welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, one thing was clear: The first lady commanded attention.<p>Without speaking a word, dressed in …

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Horrifying Details Emerge About Alleged Sex-Cult Recruiter Allison Mack at Bail Hearing

‘Slaves’ in the NXIVM cult were allegedly forced to starve themselves, not remove their pubic hair, not masturbate, and were directed by Mack to have …

Crime

Miss Universe 2013 Host Thomas Roberts Confirms: Trump Stayed Overnight in Moscow

The former NBC host won’t say if he has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>In a fateful private White House dinner early last year, …

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Between Trump and a devastated place

<b>(Getty/Robyn Beck)</b><p>Undocumented immigrants reel from hurricanes, fires, and the Trump administration<p>Justine Calma<p>April 25, 2018 8:00am (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Grist.<p>Seven months after Juan and Jonathan Leija were forced to evacuate their flooded homes during Hurricane Harvey, the …

Immigration

Health Groups Voice Concerns Over Short-Term Plan Proposal

Industry frets that premiums will rise, choice will go down<p>The health care industry is largely united in its opposition to the Trump administration’s …

Health Care

Trump Administration to End Temporary Protected Status for 9,000 Nepalis

The Trump administration will soon end temporary protected status (TPS) for around 9,000 Nepali immigrants, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. Those …

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How to Kick Your Caffeine Dependence for Good

An estimated 64% of Americans drink coffee every day, according to data from the National Coffee Association. In many ways, that’s a healthy habit: …

Coffee

Power Briefing: Trump and Macron ‘close to understanding each other’ on Iran

<b>WE HEAR …</b> That the rescissions package -- the budget cuts the White House and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are pushing -- has shrunk to less than $30 billion, and will not see the light of day until early May.<p><b>WHAT IS GOING ON??? … NYT’S NICK FANDOS:</b> “[Senators] have also received claims …

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Trump says North Korean leader Kim has been 'very honorable' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been "very honorable" and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearization deal by saying "it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time."<p>Trump …

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"Very good chance" of a U.S.-China trade deal: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States would likely reach a trade agreement with China and that officials from both sides would sit down for negotiations in a few days.<p>China has said it would welcome a visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, …

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'Stupid question': Trump dismisses talk of pardoning Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump reacted negatively Tuesday to a question about whether he'd seek to pardon Michael Cohen, his longtime associate and attorney whose home and office were raided by FBI agents earlier this month.<p>Asked by ABC’s Jon Karl whether he would consider a pardon for Cohen, the …

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Sessions Declines to Recuse Himself From Probe Into Trump Lawyer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael …

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President Trump Opens Door For VA Nominee To Drop Out, Says It's 'His Decision'

<b>Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET</b><p>Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, has been accused of creating a hostile work environment, drinking while on duty and improperly prescribing drugs to staff during his time as White House doctor to two administrations, …

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Trump rallies behind VA nominee after suggesting he drop out because of ‘ugly’ process

The White House rallied around Ronny L. Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president’s doctor was besieged by accusations that he improperly dispensed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became intoxicated on duty.<p>The administration’s decision to …

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Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the CIA director in the face of party pressure.<p>The Senate Foreign …

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Trump blasts Iran deal as 'insane' and 'ridiculous' as Macron looks on

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hours of intensive talks and elaborate displays of bonhomie between President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday failed to yield clarity on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has derided and Macron hopes to salvage.<p>More successful were …

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Ronny Jackson hearing postponed indefinitely as VA nomination hangs on by a thread

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Veterans Affairs Committee members are assessing allegations from whistleblowers that have told the panel about nominee Ronny Jackson's questionable behavior including excessive drinking and a "toxic" work environment under his leadership, according to two former White House medical …

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Former President George H.W. Bush is alert and talking, but remains in intensive care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President George H.W. Bush is awake, alert and talking after he was admitted to intensive care earlier this week, a family spokesman said Tuesday.<p>Bush, 93, was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, family …

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9 Best Google Calendar Tips to Use in 2018 | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

The physical calendar that hangs on your wall or the one that sits on your desk shows you date, months, and local holidays only. With the advent of …

Judge wants to hear from Cohen before ruling on Daniels case

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in California said Friday that he needed to hear from President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen directly before deciding whether to issue a stay in a civil lawsuit involving porn star Stormy Daniels.<p>Daniels wants to void a contract she signed days before the 2016 …

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Syria 'chemical' attack: Experts head to site, says Russia

<b>International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis.</b><p>The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items.<p>Last …

Middle East

North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

North Korea has dropped its demand that American troops be removed from South Korea as a condition for giving up its nuclear weapons, South Korea’s president said Thursday in presenting the idea to the United States.<p>President Moon Jae-in portrayed the proposal as a concession on the eve of talks …

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Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to U.S. attorney for consideration of criminal charges

The Justice Department inspector general referred his finding that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators to Washington’s top federal prosecutor, who will determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The …

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Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction

Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine.<p>There's no question humans find sex enjoyable. Some studies in rodents suggest that this might be similar in other mammals, but what about the rest of the animal kingdom?<p>…

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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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Avoid Eating Romaine Lettuce Again, Consumer Reports Says

A new outbreak of E. coli in 11 states has been linked by government investigators to bagged, chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. Consumer …

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One person is dead after engine fails on Southwest flight, forcing emergency landing

One person died and seven others were injured after an engine blew apart, sending shrapnel into the plane and forcing a Southwest Airlines flight to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday.<p>It was the first passenger fatality on a U.S. carrier since 2009, federal …

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