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Watch: Reporter perfectly explains Roger Stone’s weird dealings with Julian Assange and a radio DJ

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 8:42pm

Roger’s Stone’s dealings with Julian Assange and a failed stand-up comedian who interviewed the Wikileaks founder is a lot to process. The notoriously shady Stone pretty much lies about everything, which means untangling his dealings a mess. But the Wall Street Journal‘s Shelby Hol...

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Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 8:28pm

Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. But Moscow quickly rejected the accusation, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukraini...

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North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 8:26pm

North Korea said Friday it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit between the two countries, a decision that has thrown the Korean Peninsula once more into uncertainty. US President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his planned June ...

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Watch: Jeffrey Toobin slams Trump for making up ‘fake problems’ on CNN

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 7:52pm

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper to talk about the “so-called” spy-issue. President Donald Trump, has coined the term “spy-gate” in an attempt to call out spies in his presidential campaign. “This so-called spy issue, first of all, ...

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Phoenix police on the hunt for suspect who yelled homophobic slurs at two men

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 7:32pm

Phoenix police are looking for a man who physically assaulted and yelled homophobic slurs at two men, Arizona Republican. On Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department released a video of the potential suspect. Sgt. Vince Lewis said that the two men were sitting in a common area when the suspect approa...

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This drugged driver broke down weeping for forgiveness in court — and then prosecutors played the jailhouse recordings

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 7:12pm

An Oregon man who wept as he begged the man he left blind and seriously injured for forgiveness during his sentencing was busted after prosecutors played jailhouse recordings in which he laughed at his victim, the Bend Bulletin reports. In 2016, Richard Rose went to a party where he took Xanax and c...

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Assange will soon be booted from Ecuadorian embassy in London: report

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:35pm

Julian Assange’s position in the Ecuadorian embassy is “in jeopardy,” reports CNN. A source said that his situation is “unusually bad.” If the Wikileaks founder leaves the embassy, it could open the gates for US investigators who have a number of things to discuss with ...

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White Minnesota student accused of brutal beating that left black teacher on life support released without bail

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:21pm

A white student who stands accused of brutally beating a black teacher’s assistant was released without bail on Wednesday, the Star-Tribune reports. Corey David Burfield, 18, of St. Paul , is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. He was allowed t...

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Virginia professor reveals how conservative Christians learn to misread the news by how they read the Bible

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:16pm

Francesca Tripodi, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Virginia released a study that analyses the relationship between how conservative Christians read the Bible and interpret the news. Similar to how people pick a Bible verse and take it out of context is the same way some people digest th...

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Oregon cop gets 150 days in jail after molesting a child and violating his bail

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:43pm

An Oregon man who had worked as a police officer until being busted for molesting a girl will go to jail for five months, reports The Oregonian. Former officer Daniel A. Kerbs plead guilty to first-degree online sexual corruption of a child and second-degree sexual abuse after admitting that he reac...

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Putin encourages Europeans to save Iran nuclear deal that Trump scrapped

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:43pm

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia appreciated efforts by Europe to save the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States and warned of “lamentable consequences” if it was not preserved. Putin made the comment in a news conference with French President Emmanuel Ma...

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Kirsten Powers on Trump’s classified briefing: ‘This seems utterly corrupt to me’

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:04pm

Donald Trump held a special briefing today, where he asked the FBI and intelligence officials to present classified information about the Russian investigation to members of congress so that his allies could go out and defend him. Democrats had to “muscle their way into” the meeting, whi...

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US bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:04pm

U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.  The bill, approved by the Senate Armed Services Committ...

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Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:54pm

Activists made a final push for votes Thursday on the eve of a historic referendum on Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion, which has divided the staunchly Catholic nation. Opinion polls suggest the result is too close to call after weeks of bitter campaigning, with those backing liberalis...

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Wall Street regulations need a facelift, not a minor Dodd-Frank makeover

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:21pm

Republicans finally managed to roll back some of the Wall Street regulations passed by Congress in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis after years of trying. While it wasn’t a full repeal as some had hoped, it’s the first legislative overhaul since the Dodd-Frank Act became law in 2010. This debat...

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Ohio man justifies murder by claiming he had “gay panic”

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:18pm

Robert Van Hook, 51, cried out for grace and mercy to the Ohio Parole Board after being sentenced to death row for killing a gay man in 1985, reported 10 TV News.  Hook said he had “homosexual panic” the moment he strangled and stabbed David Self. The two met at a bar in Cincinnati, Ohio...

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MSNBC analyst lays out the ‘genuinely sick thing’ about Trump’s Republican defenders

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:02pm

Is President Trump’s “witch hunt” argument winning? Don’t be so sure it’s not, points out MSNBC analyst John Heilemann. Trump’s historically bad approval ratings are up, and Heilemann thinks that trend can continue as long as Robert Mueller is remaining silent and...

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Roger Stone tapped failed stand-up comedian turned radio DJ for info from Assange: report

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 3:59pm

Roger Stone, the notorious GOP operative and Trump campaign advisor, tried to dig up damaging material about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, reports the Wall Street Journal. In emails obtained by the WSJ, Stone asked New York radio host Randy Credico, who’d just interviewed Assange, ...

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Ex-Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 3:29pm

Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday morning, the New York Times reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials. Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Weinstein, declined to comment on the rep...

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GOP congressional staffer calls Trump lawyer at FBI meeting ‘the craziest sh*t I have ever heard’

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 3:19pm

The classified meeting with the FBI for the Gang of 8 that took place Thursday did include President Donald Trump’s attorney Emmet Flood, but he was not present during the classified portion of the briefing, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper said that he spoke with a Republican cong...

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