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Don McGahn Emerged as a Key Player in the Mueller Report


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:41:50 -0400

Don McGahn Emerged as a Key Player in the Mueller ReportMcGahn's decisions during the Mueller probe are just one reason why he is likely to be viewed in hindsight as one of the pivotal players of Trump's first term.



The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:41:53 -0400

The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris servicePARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):



Northern Irish Police: Journalist’s Murder Sign Of A ‘New Brand Of Terrorism’


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:38:32 -0400

Northern Irish Police: Journalist’s Murder Sign Of A ‘New Brand Of Terrorism’Northern Irish police said a “new brand of terrorism” was responsible for the death of a well-respected journalist who was killed last week as they announced the arrest of two teenagers in connection with the killing.Twenty-nine year-old journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee was fatally shot on Thursday while covering a clash between police and nationalist rioters in Londonerry. She was standing near police officers when rioters fired gunshots and threw petrol bombs at police. During a press conference on Saturday, police in Northern Ireland announced that they had arrested two men, 18 and 19 years old, under the country’s terrorism act in connection with McKee’s murder. They have been taken the two to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.On Friday, police blamed McKee’s murder on gunshot wounds fired indiscriminately, and released footage of a masked gunman firing during the riots. “What we are seeing is a new breed of terrorist coming through the ranks and that for me is a very worrying situation,” Police Service of Northern Ireland Superintendent Jason Murphy said.Violence has flared in Northern Ireland over the past several months as the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union has once again raised questions about the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s borders. Law enforcement on Friday blamed the killing on members of the New Irish Republican Army. The small group rejects the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, which put an end to the unrest of the period dubbed the Troubles and years of sectarian civil war between Irish nationalists and UK loyalists. According to the Associated Press, the group has also been blamed for a car bombing in Londonderry earlier this year, as well as several killings over the past several years. The group also claimed it sent mail bombs across the UK.McKee, an independent journalist whose work covering the conflict in Northern Ireland once earned her a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, was just weeks away from publishing her first book about young people who disappeared during the Troubles.Her death sparked an outpouring of grief from journalists and many local and international political figures. “This cannot stand,” her partner Sara Canning said during a vigil on Friday. “Lyra’s death must not be in vain because her life was a shining light in everyone else’s life, and her legacy will live on in the light that she’s left behind.”Read more at The Daily Beast.



Tiger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two together


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:26:37 -0400

Tiger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two togetherThe zoo keeper was alert and awake when she was rushed to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, city of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said by phone. The victim, the primary tiger keeper at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, was in the predator's outdoor habitat when she was attacked, zoo director Brendan Wiley said at a news conference. Somehow, the 7-year-old male tiger named Sanjiv entered the habitat, which is never supposed to happen when a person is present, Wiley said.



Kosovo repatriates 110 citizens from Syria


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:15:54 -0400

Kosovo repatriates 110 citizens from SyriaKosovo on Saturday repatriated 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers with their children having followed their partners who went to join jihadist groups in the war-torn country. The group also included four men suspected of having fought for the Islamic State group, who were charged upon arrival in Pristina with participating in a foreign conflict, chief prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi told reporters. Kosovo, whose population of 1.8 million is 90 percent Muslim, is one of the European countries with the proportionally biggest number of jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria.



Why the Mueller Report Shouldn't Be the Final Word on Trump, Russia and Obstruction of Justice


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:00:52 -0400

Why the Mueller Report Shouldn't Be the Final Word on Trump, Russia and Obstruction of JusticeThere is much that future investigations could still uncover



The 8 best deals and sales you can get online this Sunday


Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:32:53 -0400

The 8 best deals and sales you can get online this SundayWhat better way to relax and recharge than with some retail therapy?



UPDATE 1-Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:55:40 -0400

UPDATE 1-Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacreAddressing hundreds of people gathered at Saturday's service in a park next to the school, Dawn Anna, mother of slain student Lauren Townsend, spoke on behalf of all the families of the victims about their sense of loss. Patrick Ireland, whose fall out of a school library window into the arms of firefighters, which became one of the iconic images of the massacre, spoke of his long physical and emotional recovery. Betty Shoels, the aunt of murdered student Isaiah Shoels, said her 18-year-old nephew was a fun-loving athlete who was always smiling, despite feeling out of place as one of the school's few African-American students.



How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier


Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0400

How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier“No doubt he intends to act as a decoy at some point to lure away our screening destroyers. That accomplished, his comrades can approach Shinano unopposed. We must guard against any such ploy,” grumbled the thoughtful skipper.The first torpedo struck farthest aft. Over the next 30 seconds three more warheads detonated against the massive aircraft carrier’s hull, working their way forward. The explosions and instant flooding immediately killed scores of men, many asleep in their bunks.As tons of seawater cascaded into the wounded colossus, men below deck could see the extent of the damage, were seized with panic, and stampeded topside. The missiles had hit 10 feet below the water line, and on the bridge and upper levels the commander and his officers were not yet aware of how sorely they were hurt. Many had survived earlier torpedo attacks, and aboard less formidable vessels than this one. Even as their gargantuan ship began to list, they remained optimistic.“Expressing the Flavor of an Ancient Samurai”



Illinois police officer helps teenager land a job


Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:01:18 -0400

Illinois police officer helps teenager land a jobAn Illinois police officer pulled over a teenager for an expired tag, but instead of writing him a ticket, he took the teen to a job interview.