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Upstairs at home, with the TV on, Trump fumes over Russia indictments – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

President Trump woke before dawn on Monday and burrowed in at the White House residence to wait for the Russia bombshell he knew was coming. Separated from most of his West Wing staff — who fretted over why he was late getting to the Oval Office — Trump clicked on the television and spent the morning playing fuming media critic, legal analyst and crisis communications strategist, according to several people…

Google offers new findings on Russian disinformation across its products – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Just a day before tech’s big Russia-focused Congressional hearings begin, Google is out with a new report on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election across its platforms. “While we have found only limited activity on our services, we will continue to work to prevent all of it, because there is no amount of interference that is acceptable,” Google wrote in its latest blog post on…

Bowe Bergdahl offers tearful apology to soldiers who searched for him – CNN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Mueller blindsides Congress’ Russia investigators – Politico

Monday, October 30, 2017

“The president must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats are also concerned Trump will fire the special counsel after indictments of his former campaign aides. By ELANA SCHOR, KYLE CHENEY and ALI WATKINS 10/30/2017 11:58 AM EDT Updated 10/30/2017 04:42 PM EDT 2017-10-30T04:42-0400 The indictments of two former…

LGBT advocates celebrate as court blocks transgender troop ban – Politico

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Pentagon cannot enforce the administration’s ban on transgender troops serving in the military, according to a court decision that advocates called a “colossal victory.” | Getty Trump tweeted in July that transgender troops would no longer be able to serve in the military ‘in any capacity.’ By JACQUELINE KLIMAS 10/30/2017 01:08 PM EDT Updated 10/30/2017 04:46 PM EDT 2017-10-30T04:46-0400 Gay rights advocates celebrated a federal court decision Monday that…

US forces capture second Benghazi suspect in Libya – CNN

Monday, October 30, 2017

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‘House of Cards’ to end after Kevin Spacey scandal; is legal trouble next? – USA TODAY

Monday, October 30, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Kevin Spacey has been accused of making sexual advances on actor Anthony Rapp when he was a teenage boy in 1986. (Oct. 30) AP Anthony Rapp in October 2013 in New York, Kevin Spacey in March 2014 in Hollywood.(Photo: STEPHEN LOVEKIN, AFP/Getty Images) As Kevin Spacey faces a report of alleged sexual misconduct with a teenage boy, he’s simultaneously invited the wrath of the LBGTQ community for…

Bowe Bergdahl Takes The Stand, Offers Apology To Wounded Service Members – NPR

Monday, October 30, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Monday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sara D. Davis/Getty Images Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Monday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl took…

Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel – Washington Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials — former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime business partner Rick Gates and former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos — marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making a false statement to FBI investigators who…

Police: Overpass plunge that killed driver was a suicide attempt – Washington Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

An incident that left a driver dead when her vehicle was struck by a person who had plunged from an Interstate 66 overpass Saturday is being investigated as an attempted suicide, Virginia State Police said Sunday. Police said a 12-year-old boy jumped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on an SUV being driven by 22-year-old Marisa W. Harris, of Olney, Md., who died on the scene. The boy was…

House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon Calls Kevin Spacey Allegations ‘Deeply Troubling’ – PEOPLE.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon has responded to allegations that series star Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. In a statement released on Monday, Willimon called the allegations “troubling” but said he was unaware of any inappropriate behavior during his time on the Netflix drama. He exited the show at the end of its fourth season in 2016. “Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling. During…

Zach Miller undergoes emergency surgery in effort to save injured leg – ESPN

Monday, October 30, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night in an effort to save his injured left leg, league and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The surgery, performed in New Orleans after the Bears’ loss to the New Orleans Saints, was to repair a damaged artery in Miller’s leg, according to sources. Bears need TE Adam Shaheen to step…

Spain’s direct rule takes hold in Catalonia as secessionists accept elections – Reuters

Monday, October 30, 2017

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s direct rule over Catalonia took hold smoothly on Monday as employees ignored calls for civil disobedience to turn up for work, and secessionist parties agreed to stand in new elections, implying acceptance that the regional government was dissolved. Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont traveled to Belgium with several other members of his sacked administration, a senior member of Spain’s ruling People’s Party said. Spain’s state prosecutor,…

As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats – Washington Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats over the investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election intensified Sunday, with President Trump demanding to know why his campaign is under federal scrutiny while his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not. The president’s latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III surfaced on Twitter as his administration braced for the possibility that the first batch of charges…

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali – New York Times

Monday, October 30, 2017

No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative leave. The biggest unanswered question is why Sergeant Melgar was killed. “N.C.I.S. does not discuss…

3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into buggy – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

At least three children were killed and six others critically injured after a pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn buggy early Sunday in central Michigan, officials said. The crash took place around 8:34 a.m. in Sheridan, located about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, FOX 17 reported. Michigan State Police told FOX 17 the pickup was traveling eastward when it struck the buggy and “demolished it.” Nine people were riding…

NFL Week 8: Wilson, Watson electric, as Houston-Seattle play game of the year; most Texans kneel to protest owner – Washington Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

Most Texans players took a knee to protest owner Bob McNair’s comment calling them “inmates.” (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) Top story lines | Protest news | Injury newsFantasy football | ATS betting tips/Picks Just as players’ national anthem demonstrations were, for the most part, giving way to pure football matters, an NFL owner’s ugly comment raised the ire of his players, who, after an emotional weekend in which they considered their options, responded…

Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Trump Tries to Shift Focus as First Charges Reportedly Loom in Russia Case – New York Times

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The president was also reviving unproved allegations that Mrs. Clinton was part of a quid pro quo in which the Clinton Foundation received donations in exchange for her support as secretary of state for a business deal that gave Russia control over a large share of uranium production in the United States. Advertisement Continue reading the main story And he was returning to questions about Mrs. Clinton’s use of a…

The Latest: Spanish PM praises pro-union rally in Barcelona – Washington Post

Sunday, October 29, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 7 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced his support for a rally in Barcelona to protest the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence. Rajoy sent the message on Twitter: “Concord, peaceful coexistence and common sense, democracy and dialogue within the law.” Hundreds of thousands rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after the separatist majority…