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Former CIA director says it’s ‘implausible’ that Russians didn’t meddle in our election without American help

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 9:00pm
During a speech at Fordham Law School, former CIA director John Brennan told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he finds it “implausible” that Russia was able to do everything that they did without help from an American. It was recently revealed that the ads that ran on social media site...

Read Abraham Lincoln’s emotional letter consoling the family of a fallen soldier — sent days after his son died

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:43pm
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recalled a letter by President Abraham Lincoln that was sent to a grieving family of a soldier in the Civil War. Maddow was comparing it to the way President Donald Trump has behaved in the days following the deaths of the four soldiers in Niger. While the letter itself i...

'He hid in a cupboard - we just couldn't get him to school'

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:20pm
When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

Senate Judiciary Dem ups Trump obstruction ante: ‘This is not going to be another Saturday night massacre’

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:08pm
Senate Judiciary member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) made headlines on Wednesday for asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions a question that prompted him to decline offering a “blanket” promise to not jail journalists. But it was comments she made later, regarding the AG’s tenuous relationsh...

Congresswoman warns Niger ‘might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi’ — is she right?

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:07pm
“This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald …...

Philip Pullman: Rules of writing from man behind His Dark Materials

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:05pm
The author gives his tricks of the trade to the BBC ahead of the publication of La Belle Sauvage.

‘Come Out and Surrender’: Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS

World News (NY Times) - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:05pm
A New York Times photographer accompanied Kurdish fighters as they entered Raqqa, the Syrian city that had been a stronghold of the Islamic State.

Dare Not Linger: Mandela's book sequel launched in South Africa

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:00pm
The follow-up to the late South African president's celebrated memoir is launched in Johannesburg.

Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 8:00pm
Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK.

Former Trump Hotel Partner Charged in Brazil Olympic Bribery Case

World News (NY Times) - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:57pm
Prosecutors in Brazil say a wealthy businessman paid bribes to get the 2016 Games to Rio and was later rewarded through his stake in a would-be Trump hotel.

'Serious doubts' over whether FA bosses should continue as evidence is questioned

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:53pm
There are 'serious doubts' over whether FA bosses are fit to stay on after a "shambolic" performance at a hearing in parliament, MP Damian Collins says.

WATCH: Bernie Sanders goes up against Ted Cruz in 90-minute debate

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:48pm
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are going up against each other tonight during a CNN debate. The two men will be asked about the economy and the Republican tax plan for a total of 90 minutes. It begins at 9:00 p.m. EST and Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate. You can watch liv...

Universal credit: My five-year-old searched bins for food

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:48pm
Some people are left near-destitute due to flaws in the benefits system, the Victoria Derbyshire programme is told.

Letter 30: Live Journalism, with Song, History and Taylor Mac in Melbourne

World News (NY Times) - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:48pm
This week’s newsletter digs into discussion and events with The New York Times in Australia.

MSNBC panel wonders if Trump has ‘a dependency relationship with Russia’

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:37pm
President Donald Trump’s conduct was the subject Manhattan federal court as the Justice Department defended a lawsuit by the legal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The question being litigated is whether Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Const...

Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:36pm
An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others,...

12 tips on what to pack for a mental health hospital

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:34pm
Like Minds: What to pack if you’re going into a mental health unit.

Quebec Bars People in Face Coverings From Receiving Public Services

World News (NY Times) - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:28pm
Under a new law, women in face veils will not be able to use public transportation or work as public employees, including as teachers.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

BBC News - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:17pm
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Trump White House accidentally uses photo of Obama’s dog Bo to tout their tax proposal

The Raw Story - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 7:10pm
In an awkward tweet from the White House Twitter account touting their tax plan Wednesday, it appears they used a photo of the black and white portuguese water dog known as Bo Obama. “A streamlined tax code saves Americans time & money. The Unified Framework for Tax Reform promises to sim...
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