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Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is in plea discussions with federal prosecutors, according to a person familiar with the matter

By Washington Post Staff<p>The negotiations follow a months-long grand jury investigation into Cohen’s business dealings, including millions in loans he took out against his taxi business, as well as a hush-money payment that Cohen arranged to an adult-film actress who claimed to have had a tryst with …

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A New Method For Having Lucid Dreams Has Been Discovered by Scientists

Would you try it?<p>They're incredible. Amazing. Magical. But perhaps the most fantastic thing about lucid dreams – in which the dreamer becomes aware …

Consciousness

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.<p>The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the …

Russian Government

Giuliani tries to explain what he meant by ‘truth isn’t truth’

President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani on Monday sought to clarify his head-scratching assertion over the weekend that “truth isn’t truth,” writing in a morning tweet that he was referring to instances where two people make contradictory statements.<p>“My statement was not meant as a …

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The Eight Best Marketing Podcasts

“If you want to up your marketing game, you need to do everything in your capacity to understand trending strategies,” says social marketing expert Rachel Pisani. “Podcasts are fantastic resources to gain further insight and optimize your social media content.”<p>But which podcasts? That is the …

Marketing

Amid rising bilateral tensions, shots fired at U.S. Embassy in Turkey, but no injuries

ISTANBUL — When gunmen opened fire on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara just before sunrise Monday, they struck a fortified guard booth but caused no injuries or other harm.<p>The shooting in the Turkish capital, however, posed a different kind of danger: threatening to aggravate a bitter feud between Turkey …

South Asia

Cohen could be charged by end of August

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, people familiar with the matter tell CNN.<p>The US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York has been investigating …

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Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to …

Pope Francis

Best things to do in Chicago with kids

Best things to do in Chicago with kids<p>1<p>Photograph: Brenna Hernandez<p>Attractions, Zoo and aquariums<p>Shedd Aquarium<p>Museum Campus<p><b>What is it?</b> One of the …

Museums

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse.<p>It became very clear this month that neither the Trump White House nor its allies on Capitol Hill want you to know that the federal budget is already …

Economics

Economists Say Trump's Tariffs Are Unfavorable for U.S. Growth

Business economists are sounding some sour notes about Trump administration policies, from trade to immigration to the budget, while expecting the …

Economics

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.<p>The position was outlined in a memo …

Trump Administration

Ronda Rousey wins Raw women’s title over Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam

Rousey was literally never in danger.<p>Ronda Rousey is the WWE Raw Women’s Champion, winning the belt in a match against Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam on Sunday.<p>The match started with Bliss running away from Rousey, backing into the ropes to get protection from the referee. While engaged with the …

Ronda Rousey

Netflix Gets Rid Of All User Reviews As Promised

If you are wondering what to watch on Netflix, forget looking for reviews on the platform to see if you might like a title. The streaming service is …

Gear & Gadgets

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

SEOUL, South Korea — Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven’t seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.<p>The weeklong event at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort …

North Korea

There’s a pizza museum opening in the South Loop

You can find a museum dedicated to just about anything these days—sex, surgery, buttons, money—but until now, there hasn't been an institution that …

Museums

Disney Is Set to Lose $1 Billion From Its Stake in Hulu

Losses at Hulu are on track to double year over year, and Disney will soon have a 60% stake.<p><b>Walt Disney</b> (NYSE:DIS) will own a 60% stake in Hulu after …

Hulu

The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

The news that New York University will offer free tuition to all its medical school students, in the hope of encouraging more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, offered hope to those wishing to pursue a career in the field.<p>However, becoming a doctor remains one of the most challenging …

Health Care

Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team

President Trump’s lawyers do not know just how much the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, told the special counsel’s investigators during months of interviews, a lapse that has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially …

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8 experts on why the Paul Manafort jury doesn’t have a verdict yet — and what it might mean

“You could speculate that there’s some dynamic involving a holdout, but the better fit with the facts is that they’re just moving through methodically.”<p>If it feels like the jury in Paul Manafort’s trial is taking forever to reach a verdict, actually, it’s not. This is how long you’d expect them to …

Paul Manafort

Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Calls Former Colleagues Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson ‘Prostitutes’

‘The polite word is prostitutes, so we’ll just leave it that,’ Ralph Peters said when he was asked about Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.<p>“As a a …

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Speechwriter who attended conference with white nationalists in 2016 leaves White House

<b>(CNN) —</b> A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House.<p>CNN's KFile reached out to the White House last week about Darren Beattie, a policy aide and speechwriter, who was listed as speaking at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club …

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Upcoming Chromecast refresh will have Bluetooth and improved Wi-Fi reception

The second-generation Chromecast, which is still the current model, was released in 2015. There hasn't been much of a need for hardware refreshes, …

Wi-Fi

The Top 5 Sexiest Female Cosplayers To Follow On Instagram

As cosplaying becomes more popular around the world, the top cosplayers have achieved a level of fame for their skill, and as is often the case, …

Georgia voting rights activists move to block a plan to close two-thirds of polling places in a majority black county

Voting rights activists in Georgia say they will launch a petition drive in an effort to collect enough signatures of registered voters to block a proposal to close more than two-thirds of polling precincts in a predominantly black county ahead of this fall’s general election.<p>The plan to shutter …

Rights & Freedoms

Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad on sale from $300 in new back to school promo

Best Buy is currently taking <b>$29 off</b> Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPads with Wi-Fi. The deals start at <b>$299.99 shipped</b> for both the 32GB and 128GB configurations. With the school year upon us, this is a great time to cash in on this offer. Apple’s latest iPad also supports Apple Pencil, which is perfect …

Apple Pencil

Trudeau tells heckler her “racism has no place” in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a woman who heckled him about illegal immigrants at a recent rally in Quebec that her "racism has no place" in Canada. The exchange was caught on video, and is now making the rounds online.<p>“I want to know when you are going to refund the $146 million we paid for …

Canada

Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding, setting off alarm bells across Europe

Wedding invitations can be tricky at the best of times, but getting hitched while holding high office carries with it an extra burden.<p>Attention in such cases is usually focused on whether leaving the wrong guest off the list could set off a diplomatic incident. Yet Austria's foreign minister, Karin …

Europe

Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President.<p>Hayden made …

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