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Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to get his father to nudge Australia to nominate Julian Assange as US ambassador. The revelation came about when The Atlantic published Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and Trump Jr. Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to get his father, then-President-elect Donald Trump, to suggest that Australia nominate Julian Assange as its US ambassador, The Atlantic reported Monday as a part of an expose on the Twitter direct messages sent between Wikileaks and Trump Jr. On December 16, Wikileaks wrote to Trump Jr. that encouraging his father to do so... [Read More]
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In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with then President-elect Donald Trump in Bedminster, N.J. Kobach said in a deposition unsealed Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 that he had discussed with the commission of election integrity a requirement that…... [Read More]
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2017 was quite a year. From politics to entertainment to technological innovations to natural phenomena, these photos helped tell the world's stories over the course of the year. Some capture festive celebrations around the world, while others document the horrific aftermath of tropical storms and acts of terrorism. Some provide a glimpse into an individual's personal struggles, and some speak to issues on a national and international scale. All of the images, though, are raw and impactful. Here are the 50 most powerful photos of 2017, presented in chronological order.US President Barack Obama wipes away tears... [Read More]
A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump is dismissing questions about Trump's tweeting, asking why a network news anchor would care."Why take it up? Why take up 'SNL'? No president does that. Why waste time? Why distract?" CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Kellyanne Conway Monday morning. [Read More]
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New York has been usurped as America's premiere gastronomic destination, at least in terms of the Michelin Guide's celebrated three-star ranking.The Guide's 2018 edition saw celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten suffer the indignity of being downgraded from three to two stars, leaving the US cultural and financial capital with just five three-star restaurants.And San Francisco? It has seven.Seventy-two New York restaurants were awarded stars by the celebrated culinary guide, down from 77 in 2016. Michelin said several previously ranked restaurants had been dropped from the list because they had since closed.But most notable was the loss of three-star status for... [Read More]
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Nearly a year after Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) was photographed with then-President-elect Donald Trump holding an apparent proposal to weaken a key voter law, court documents have been made public in which Kobach discusses the details of that proposal and what he discussed with Trump. Kobach, according to excerpts of a depositions in an ACLU lawsuit unsealed Thursday, said the proposal referred to a "yet uncreated amendment" to the National Voting Registration Act (NVRA) and that it was a "conceptual statement." Read More →... [Read More]
Last December, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son pledged to invest $50B in the U.S. after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. And in August, SoftBank invested $4.4B in WeWork, a fast-growing start-up that provides shared work spaces to both individual members and companies like Micros... [Read More]
The night of Nov. 8, 2016, I was glued to my television, watching one of the greatest dramas of our lifetime come to its thrilling finale. As President-elect Donald Trump approached the podium, people... [Read More]
Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, introduces Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, not pictured, at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Sessions will warn at his confirmation hearing Tuesday of a "dangerous trend" in violent crime and vow to better defend police while tackling accusations that he'll gut civil rights, as he seeks to become President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images ROCKPORT, Maine — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she's staying out of the Maine governor's race... [Read More]
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President-elect Donald Trump's campaign appealed to manual workers. [Read More]
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As voting rights advocates had long suspected, a document Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was photographed holding while meeting then President-elect Donald Trump included a proposal to weaken the National Voter Registration Act, which has been an obstacle in Kobach's quest to implement a proof-of-citizenship requirement for registering to vote. The document became public Thursday as part of an ACLU lawsuit against Kobach challenging the proof-of-citizenship requirement he's tried to implement in Kansas. Read More →... [Read More]
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A federal judge is unsealing two documents in a voting-rights lawsuit prepared by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, including one he took into a meeting last year with then-President-elect Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson's ruling Thursday came in a months-long battle between Kobach and the American Civil Liberties... [Read More]
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A young woman holds up a sign protesting President-elect Donald Trump at a rally of about 30 people on North Street in Nacogdoches on Saturday. The next day, protesters returned to the site, where they were splashed with water from a nearby fire hydrant by passing cars. [Read More]
Drug companies launched an ad and publicity extravaganza this year right after President-elect Donald Trump said they "are getting away with murder" on sky-high pill prices. More than it has in years,... [Read More]
FILE PHOTO: Representative Tom Price (R-GA), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of health and human services, arrives to meet with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley in Grassley's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo... [Read More]
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And a 20-30% chance of a conventional one. Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis spent 37 years in the military, including four years as the supreme allied commander of NATO. Hillary Clinton vetted him as a possible running mate. President-elect Donald Trump considered naming him secretary of state. He is a serious man, and about as far from an armchair pundit as it's possible to be. And that's precisely what makes his assessment of the escalating standoff with North Korea so jarring. Stavridis believes there's at least a 10 percent chance of a nuclear war between the US... [Read More]
Isay it is time for us to come together as one united people," President-elect Donald Trump declared immediately after winning the election. "For those who have chosen not to support... [Read More]
I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," President-elect Donald Trump declared immediately after winning the election. "For those who have chosen not to... [Read More]
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Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts. Reporting to the council, envoy Nickolay Mladenov accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government of using provocative rhetoric to shore up the drive for new settlements. From June to September, new construction was mostly in east Jerusalem, with plans for some 2,300 new housing units -- a 30 percent increase from last year, he said. "Israel's illegal settlement activities have continued at a high rate, a... [Read More]
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