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Joe Biden accused of kissing former Nevada lawmaker, an allegation he doesn't recall

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Joe Biden’s spokesman said Friday that the former vice president does not recall kissing Nevada political candidate Lucy Flores on the back of her head during a 2014 event.


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'Pitch up, pitch up': Final moments of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet before crash

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A pilot on the Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed three weeks ago was heard saying “pitch up, pitch up” just moments before the disaster, the Wall St Journal has reported.  The conversation happened when the plane was just 450ft (137m) off the ground as the aircraft begun to point downwards, according to the paper.  The plane's radio reportedly died moments after the comment was captured. All 157 people on board were killed when the Boeing 737 Max crashed.  The plane’s anti-stalling system, which sees its direction automatically righted if a sensor picks up the aircraft is tilting up too far, has been blamed for the disaster.  The investigation is on-going and no official cause for the crash has been made public.  Forensic experts work at the crash site of an Ethiopian airways operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft Credit: TONY KARUMBA / AFP The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that investigators have determined that the flight-control system on an Ethiopian Airlines jet…

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal for third time

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British MPs on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal for a third time, opening the way for a long delay to Brexit -- or a chaotic "no deal" withdrawal in two weeks. The pound slipped as lawmakers defied May's plea to end the deadlock that has plunged Britain into a deep political crisis, defeating her withdrawal agreement by 344 votes to 286. The EU has set a deadline of April 12 for a decision, with two likely options: Britain leaves with no deal at all, or agrees a lengthy extension to allow time for a new approach.


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What we learned from Barr's summary of the Mueller report

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What’s in the attorney general’s summary of the Trump-Russia investigation? And will the report be made public? Full four-page letter of Barr’s summaryFollow the latest US politics news William Barr sent his summary of the Muller report to Congress on Sunday Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Barr is still reviewing Muller’s report William Barr: Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and to summarize the principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation. Barr immediately makes clear that his letter will only be a summary of the top-line conclusions from Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation. At just four pages long, the letter makes no claim to outline the full substance of the special counsel’s findings, nor does it detail the evidence Mueller has amassed or the legal reasoning behind his decision making. Instead, we have the bare bones. Mueller had handed the full report to the…

Is This The Perfect Chevrolet Corvette C2 Restomod?

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The C2 generation of the 1960s Chevrolet Corvette has to be one of the most charismatic incarnations of America’s favorite sports car. This custom 1967 model heading to auction with Barrett-Jackson blends old and new together.


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Israel reopens Gaza crossings after week of hostilities

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Israeli authorities have reopened the two crossings with the Gaza Strip after days of hostilities in a sign that cease-fire talks may be advancing.

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Afghan official: vice president unhurt in Taliban ambush

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An Afghan official says that Afghanistan's vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, has escaped unharmed after Taliban ambushed his convoy while traveling form northern Balkh to neighboring Zawzjan province.

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Family says Pakistani journalist taken from home

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The family of a Pakistani journalist says he was forcibly taken by masked men in private and police vehicles and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours.

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American tourist visiting Australia beaten unconscious in what police describe as random attack

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An American tourist in Australia required emergency surgery last week after being beaten unconscious in a random attack, Australian media reported.    

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Polls open in Ukraine's presidential election

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Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential election that pits the incumbent against a popular comedian and a former prime minister.

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Turkish voters go to polls in critical municipal elections

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Voters in Turkey began casting ballots in Sunday's municipal elections, which are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation that straddles Europe and Asia.

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N. Korea calls for investigation into Madrid embassy attack

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North Korea says it wants an investigation into an attack on its embassy in Spain last month, calling it a "grave terrorist attack" and an act of extortion that violates international law.

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Proposed Hong Kong extradition law changes spark concerns

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Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China where they say they could be subject to torture and unfair prosecution.

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Philippine police kill 14 men rights groups say were farmers

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Philippine police say 14 suspected communist rebels have been killed after they opened fire during raids but rights groups countered the men were farmers and the latest victim of extrajudicial killings.

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Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze

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Police in Bangladesh's capital have arrested two of the owners of a commercial complex that caught fire last week, killing 26 people and injuring about 70.

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Demonstrators reported arrested, wounded in Nicaragua

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An opposition group says Nicaraguan police have arrested anti-government demonstrators and says three were wounded by gunfire just a day after official negotiators promised to release people detained in earlier protests.

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New dam collapse in Brazil; no casualties reported

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Brazil has suffered another mining dam collapse, though this time there are no reports of dead or missing.

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Brunei defends planned embrace of extreme Islamic laws

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Amid backlast from the global community and celebrities such as George Clooney, Brunei, a country in Southeast Asia

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Things That Are Working, and Things That Aren’t: Weekend Reads

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From themes like Brexit to the Mueller report and Medicare, and places like Japan, Kosovo and Gaza, our reporters looked deep into successes, failures and cases that still have a long way to go to be figured out. Joe Mayes, Irene Garcia Perez, and Aine Quinn tell the story of businesses that are now spending millions for naught. There’s also this piece from Alan Crawford that explains how Britain’s tortured relationship with Europe just got worse.One Week Into the Mueller Report Fight, Battle Lines Are DrawnWhile Attorney General William Barr determined that the findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into the 2016 election didn’t warrant an obstruction charge, there may still be plenty that the White House wants to keep secret and that Democrats want to see.


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'That's unacceptable': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stops person who insulted Republican

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shut down an audience member at an MSNBC town hall after someone called former Rep. Bob Inglis a "moron."


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Chance of UK 'no-deal' Brexit has risen 'sharply', says France

French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Friday the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal had risen "very sharply" following parliament's rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement for a third time. "France is well prepared (for no deal) and will accelerate its preparations for such a scenario," the Elysee said in a statement. It said it was now up to Britain to present an alternative plan in the coming days -- whether new elections, a second referendum, or a proposal for a customs union -- otherwise the country would leave the EU with no deal.


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The Latest: Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local):


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What's Next in Brexit? A Cliff-Edge and a Summit: Timeline

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May’s team says she’s going to keep fighting to get a deal done quickly enough to avoid a long extension that would require the U.K. to take part in European elections -- but it’s far from clear the EU will agree. April 1: Lawmakers to vote on alternatives to May’s Brexit deal. By now the U.K. has to decide if it’s holding European Parliament elections.


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Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash: WSJ

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Investigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia have reached a preliminary conclusion that a suspect anti-stall system activated shortly before it nose-dived to the ground, the WSJ reported Friday citing people familiar with the matter. The findings were based on flight recorder data and represented the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia last year, the Wall Street Journal said. US government experts have been analyzing details gathered by their Ethiopian counterparts for the past few days, the newspaper added, and the emerging consensus was relayed at a high-level briefing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday.


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Taipei's goes dark for Earth Hour

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Taiwan's tallest building joined cities around the world to mark Earth Hour by turning off its lights on Saturday in a call for global action on climate change. (March 30)


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Four killed as thousands protest at border, but Gaza-Israel truce holds

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Five rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, prompting Israeli tanks to respond by firing on Hamas military posts early Sunday, hours after a massive Palestinian protest along the border between Israel and Gaza. The rocket attack and Israeli response did not cause any casualties, according to the Israeli army and witnesses in Gaza.


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Investigators believe Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopian crash: Report

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In a preliminary finding, officials investigating the crash of an Ethiopian airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 believe that a flight control feature designed to prevent a stall was activated before the plane nose-dived and crashed, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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Trump blasts Russia probe, calls 2020 Democrats 'radical'

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Presenting himself as both vindicated and vindictive, a fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan rally that was part victory lap, part 2020 campaign push.


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Attorney General Barr says Mueller report to be released 'by mid-April'

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We are preparing the report for release,” Barr wrote.


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Trey Gowdy on Attorney General Barr's decision to release the Mueller report by mid-April

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Will a redacted report satisfy congressional Democrats? Reaction from Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy, former Republican congressman from South Carolina.


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Mueller Did the Right Thing

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It seems that “13 hardened Democrats” or “angry Democrats” did not deliver a politically motivated, illegitimate hit job after all. Based on what we know so far, the special counsel’s office reported that it did not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This is a fabulous vindication of the integrity of the system.No one is noticing that. Instead, the Trump team is gorging on schadenfreude, and the anti-Trump team is choking on bile.It’s fair to say that those who spent hour upon cable-TV hour lovingly anticipating that President Trump would be frog-marched from the White House in handcuffs after the delivery of this report have egg on their faces. It isn’t clear which hurts more, the disappointment about being wrong or the worry about drooping ratings.But there’s plenty of egg to go around. Team Trump spent nearly two years denouncing the Mueller investigation as a “rigged witch hunt.” By one count, the president used the term “witch hunt” …

Pound Slides as Parliament Fails to End Brexit Impasse Once More

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The failure of May’s last-ditch effort to get her deal through Parliament leaves the U.K. with the choice between crashing out of the European Union without a deal in two weeks and seeking a long extension of its departure date. The British parliament will vote Monday on various alternatives to May’s agreement. Implied volatility on two-week pound-dollar options, which cover the current April 12 deadline for the U.K.’s exit, have surged to the highest level since the immediate aftermath of the 2016 Brexit referendum amid increased anxiety about a no-deal outcome.


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Gaza, Israel brace for mass border demos

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Palestinians in Gaza are expected to gather in huge numbers along the barrier separating them from Israel on Saturday, testing a fragile ceasefire only days after a major flareup. The demonstrations mark the first anniversary of deadly protests on the border with Israel. Days of negotiations have raised hopes that the bloodshed seen in previous mass protests, particularly those against the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem last May, can be avoided.


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Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Gets Shot Down Months After Missed Deadline

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The product was supposed to charge multiple devices at once — wirelessly


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AG William Barr plans to release Mueller report by mid-April. 'Everyone will soon be able to read it.'

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Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Friday he plans to release special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and the Trump campaign.


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Anger outside parliament as leave voters blame May for no Brexit

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Thousands of angry Brexit supporters gathered outside UK parliament on Friday after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to quit the bloc. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


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Trump: Pulitzers awarded to NYT, Washington Post should be revoked for 'fake' Russia coverage

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President Donald Trump called for the Pulitzer Board to revoke the prizes awarded to the New York Times and Washington Post.


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'Daddy won,' Alec Baldwin's Trump boasts in first 'SNL' since end of Mueller probe

“Saturday Night Live” built the cold open of its newest episode around the report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently submitted following his two-year-long Russia investigation.

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Israel reopens Gaza crossings after week of hostilities

Israeli authorities have reopened the two crossings with the Gaza Strip after days of hostilities in a sign that cease-fire talks may be advancing.

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Taco Bell manager gets three years probation for choking pregnant employee

A former manager at a Portland, Ore., Taco Bell restaurant received a sentence of three years probation Friday for choking a pregnant co-worker during an argument over a food order last year. 

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Afghan official: vice president unhurt in Taliban ambush

An Afghan official says that Afghanistan's vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, has escaped unharmed after Taliban ambushed his convoy while traveling form northern Balkh to neighboring Zawzjan province.

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Family says Pakistani journalist taken from home

The family of a Pakistani journalist says he was forcibly taken by masked men in private and police vehicles and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours.

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American tourist visiting Australia beaten unconscious in what police describe as random attack

An American tourist in Australia required emergency surgery last week after being beaten unconscious in a random attack, Australian media reported.    

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Polls open in Ukraine's presidential election

Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential election that pits the incumbent against a popular comedian and a former prime minister.

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Virginia shakes off Purdue 80-75 in OT to advance to NCAA Final Four

Virginia, the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed a year ago, survived overtime and Carsen Edwards' staggering 3-point show Saturday night to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

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NBA star Kristaps Porzingis reportedly accused of rape in New York

Former New York Knicks player Kristaps Porzingis has been accused of raping a woman in New York just hours after he suffered a career-stalling knee injury during a game last year, reports said Saturday.

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Turkish voters go to polls in critical municipal elections

Voters in Turkey began casting ballots in Sunday's municipal elections, which are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation that straddles Europe and Asia.

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The Latest: World cities turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

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The Latest on Earth Hour (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Top tourist sites in coal-reliant Poland are turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. in solidarity with global Earth Hour action calling for better climate protections.

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At least two killed in Gaza as thousands of Palestinians demonstrate near Israeli border

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Tens of thousands of Palestinians are protesting near the border of Israel to signify how they will not be leaving the area amidst clashes with the Israeli military.

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Final moments of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max revealed: Pilot recorded saying 'pitch up, pitch up'

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed three weeks ago after one pilot said to the other, “pitch up, pitch up,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Man rushes car carrying Moroccan king during motorcade with Pope Francis

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Guards intercepted a man after he charged at the Moroccan king’s vehicle during the Pope’s visit to Rabat, the capital of the North African country.

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Estonian populist party lists chairman for EU election

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A far-right Estonian populist party now in talks to form a government in the small Baltic nation has listed its chairman as the party's top candidate in the European Union parliament election in May.

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Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for US border

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The "mother of all caravans" expected to depart from Central America looks more like the baby of all caravans.

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Venezuela's rival factions rally as power struggle persists

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Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and the man he is trying to oust, President Nicolas Maduro, are holding rival demonstrations.

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Mueller report on Trump and Russia to be made public by mid-April: Barr

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"Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own," Barr wrote in the letter to the top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees. On March 22, Mueller completed his 22-month probe and Barr on Sunday sent a four-page letter to Congress that outlined the main findings. Barr told lawmakers that the investigation did not establish that members of the election campaign of President Donald Trump conspired with Russia.


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Autopsy: Migrant child who died in US custody had infection

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HOUSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of a bacterial infection while detained by the U.S. Border Patrol, according to an autopsy released Friday, in a case that drew worldwide attention to the plight of migrant families at the southern U.S. border.


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Venezuelans Take to the Streets After Another Round of Blackouts

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“We will continue to hit the streets,” Juan Guaido, head of the National Assembly recognized as interim president by some 50 nations, told protesters Saturday in San Antonio de Los Altos. Unlike other protests since January, Guaido did not call for huge rallies in the capital of Caracas but rather urged Venezuelans to protest at key locations or in their own neighborhoods. “My food is rotting and my appliances are going haywire,¨ said Yolanda Bellorin, a retired lawyer protesting among her neighbors in Caracas’ Colinas de la California neighborhood.


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Pope issues new child abuse legislation for Vatican City

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Pope Francis issued stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees on Friday, as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests. The legislation requires officials and employees in the Vatican City State as well the Roman Curia, the central administration of the Catholic Church, to immediately report any abuse against minors and vulnerable people or face fines or a prison sentence. Francis said in a letter released with his "motu proprio" decree that it was the duty of everyone "to generously welcome children and vulnerable persons, and to create a safe environment for them".


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Corporations are endangering Americans. Trump doesn't care

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From Boeing to Monsanto and beyond: this week has revealed the tip of the iceberg of regulatory neglect ‘Trump and his appointees have unambiguously signaled to corporations they can now do as they please.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Why didn’t Boeing do it right? Why isn’t Facebook protecting user passwords? Why is Phillip Morris allowed to promote vaping? Why hasn’t Wells Fargo reformed itself? Why hasn’t Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) recalled its Roundup weedkiller? Answer: corporate greed coupled with inept and corrupt regulators. These are just a few of the examples in the news these days of corporate harms inflicted on innocent people. To be sure, some began before the Trump administration. But Trump and his appointees have unambiguously signaled to corporations they can now do as they please. Boeing wanted to get its 737 Max 8 out quickly because airlines want to pack in more passengers at lower fuel costs (hence the “max”). But neither Boeing nor the airlines sh…

Joe Biden accused of kissing former Nevada lawmaker, an allegation he doesn't recall

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Joe Biden’s spokesman said Friday that the former vice president does not recall kissing Nevada political candidate Lucy Flores on the back of her head during a 2014 event.


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The Stuff of Saturn's Rings Actually Coats Its Tiny Ravioli Moons

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A new analysis of the ringed planet's inner moons shines a light on their origins.


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