Sessions’ testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing fresh questions about his Russian contacts during the election campaign and his role in the firing of James Comey, will be interrogated in a public hearing by former Senate colleagues on Tuesday. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions […]

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Top criminal law expert joins special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

One of the federal government’s top criminal law specialists is joining the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III centered on possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials.Justice Department deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court, is the department’s go-to lawyer on criminal justice cases and is highly […]

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Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Threatened as it is, the Earth’s climate will survive longer than Donald Trump’s presidency, Germany’s environment minister said Friday. The U.S. Constitution dictates no more than two terms, federal environmental minister Barbara Hendricks noted to reporters at a San Francisco news conference alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown. “So that’s eight years,” Hendricks said. “I think the climate is going to […]

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WhatsApp: What every parent should know

It started as an alternative to standard text messaging. Eight years later, WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging apps. The app boasts more than 1 billion users in 180 countries, offering a combination of text messaging with the ability to send everything from photos and videos to documents. There are other cool perks, too, such as the ability to […]

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Trump Repackages Obama Council as `New’ in Infrastructure Plan

The “new council” that President Donald Trump announced on Friday to streamline regulatory reviews for infrastructure projects isn’t actually new. After Trump’s speech at the Department of Transportation, the White House confirmed that he was referring to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, which was authorized by Congress in 2015 and implemented by President Barack Obama. But the panel hasn’t […]

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Government seeks dismissal of suit over Trump’s businesses

Justice Department lawyers sought the dismissal Friday of a lawsuit alleging that Republican President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.The government filed papers in Manhattan federal court saying none of the plaintiffs had suffered an injury that would give them standing to bring such a lawsuit. It also said the relief […]

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White House social media director violated Hatch Act with tweet targeting GOP congressman

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. violated a federal law that bars public officials from using their positions for political activity when he urged President Trump’s supporters to defeat a GOP congressman, the Office of Special Counsel has concluded. As a result, Scavino was issued a warning letter and advised that additional violations of the law could result […]

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