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Back to full list - ROBERT MUELLER - Robert S. Mueller III doesn't seek deferments. (Preet Bharara/TIME)

17 min 19 sec ago

Preet Bharara / TIME:
Back to full list  —  ROBERT MUELLER  —  Robert S. Mueller III doesn't seek deferments.  After a classmate died in Vietnam, this well-to-do Princeton athlete traded his lacrosse stick for a military rifle and volunteered for war.  He returned with a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a gunshot wound.

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen drops libel suit against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS over salacious dossier (Kevin Breuninger/CNBC)

17 min 19 sec ago

Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen drops libel suit against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS over salacious dossier  — President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, let go of a libel suit filed against BuzzFeed and intelligence-gathering firm Fusion GPS.  — Fusion GPS produced a salacious …

Sean Hannity - Sean Hannity has a remarkable impact between ... (Newt Gingrich/TIME)

22 min 17 sec ago

Newt Gingrich / TIME:
Sean Hannity  —  Sean Hannity has a remarkable impact between three hours of radio and an hour of TV every day.  His fans listen to him and learn from him.  One of his biggest fans is President Donald Trump, who routinely watches the TV show and talks with Sean as a fellow New Yorker.

Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn't Gas Syrians (Mehdi Hasan/The Intercept)

22 min 17 sec ago

Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn't Gas Syrians  —  Sorry to interrupt: I know you're very busy right now trying to convince yourselves, and the rest of us, that your hero couldn't possibly have used chemical weapons to kill up to 70 people in rebel-held Douma on April 7.

In 2010, Blake Farenthold beat a Texas Democrat who seemed invincible. Will a Republican face the same fate in 2018? (Abby Livingston/The Texas Tribune)

22 min 17 sec ago

Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
In 2010, Blake Farenthold beat a Texas Democrat who seemed invincible.  Will a Republican face the same fate in 2018?  —  Democrats took a shellacking during President Barack Obama's first midterm election in 2010, and U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz's loss was one of the biggest surprises.

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria (Associated Press)

27 min 19 sec ago

Associated Press:
FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years.  —  Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared in August 2012 while covering Syria's civil war.

The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History (Bloomberg)

32 min 19 sec ago

Bloomberg:
The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History  —  Coal, which fueled the world's biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.  —  The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came …

Leaked video shows Theranos employees playing the video game they created where you shoot ... (Kif Leswing/Business Insider)

37 min 9 sec ago

Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Leaked video shows Theranos employees playing the video game they created where you shoot at the reporter who exposed the startup's problems  — Theranos was once valued at $9 billion and backed by big names like venture capitalist Tim Draper, but the startup may be liquidated as soon as this summer, according to an investor email.

She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job. (Marwa Eltagouri/Washington Post)

42 min 18 sec ago

Marwa Eltagouri / Washington Post:
She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath.  It got her and a colonel removed from the job. … It's unclear why Master Sgt. Robin Brown, a public affairs officer with the Tennessee Air National Guard, recited her oath of re-enlistment last week using a dinosaur puppet.

VICTORY: Student detained for passing out political flyers settles lawsuit with Illinois college (FIRE)

47 min 16 sec ago

FIRE:
VICTORY: Student detained for passing out political flyers settles lawsuit with Illinois college  —  Student Ivette Salazar and Joliet Junior College agreed today to settle Salazar's First Amendment lawsuit against the Illinois college after she was detained for handing out political flyers.

Trump's EPA embraces an odd argument against tougher fuel standards: They will kill people (Evan Halper/Los Angeles Times)

47 min 16 sec ago

Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times:
Trump's EPA embraces an odd argument against tougher fuel standards: They will kill people … The Trump administration is embracing a curious — and some would say dated — argument as it builds its case to weaken federal rules championed by California that require cars and SUVs to average 55 miles per gallon by 2025.

Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes Cuba's president, Raúl Castro steps down (NBC News)

1 hour 2 min ago

NBC News:
Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes Cuba's president, Raúl Castro steps down  —  Cuba has a new president, and for the first time in over 40 years, his last name is not Castro.  —  Miguel Díaz-Canel officially became president on Thursday morning after Raúl Castro stepped …

If Rosenstein is fired, this may be the timeline used to rationalize it (Philip Bump/Washington Post)

1 hour 7 min ago

Philip Bump / Washington Post:
If Rosenstein is fired, this may be the timeline used to rationalize it … There are three possible explanations for the ongoing tension between congressional investigators and the Department of Justice.  —  The first is that the investigators, led by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) …

Results of #RedForEd teacher walkout vote to be announced Thursday (Ricardo Cano/Arizona Republic)

1 hour 7 min ago

Ricardo Cano / Arizona Republic:
Results of #RedForEd teacher walkout vote to be announced Thursday  —  Organizers with Arizona Educators United, the teacher-led grassroots group, will announce the results of the vote for a walkout Thursday night.  —  The walkout vote, which includes educators and school employees across the state …

Scott Pruitt - The Environmental Protection Agency ... (Christine Todd Whitman/TIME)

1 hour 12 min ago

Christine Todd Whitman / TIME:
Scott Pruitt  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has been instrumental in improving our nation's air, land and water quality.  From the inaugural Clean Air Act of 1970 to the Brownfields Program and Great Lakes cleanup, the EPA has established antipollution standards …

My mom's move to America showed strength. That was just the start. (Max Boot/Washington Post)

3 hours 17 min ago

Max Boot / Washington Post:
My mom's move to America showed strength.  That was just the start. … Amid a rancorous national debate on the future of immigration, America lost an immigrant recently.  She wasn't a symbol or statistic.  She was my mother.  Olga E. Kagan was the strongest woman I knew …

McKayla Maroney: Nassar Manipulated His Starving Victims With Food (Olivia Messer/The Daily Beast)

3 hours 32 min ago

Olivia Messer / The Daily Beast:
McKayla Maroney: Nassar Manipulated His Starving Victims With Food  —  Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney told NBC News' Savannah Guthrie that she “would've starved at the Olympics” if serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar had not brought her food.  In an excerpt of an interview set to air Sunday on Dateline …

Palantir Knows Everything About You (Bloomberg)

3 hours 32 min ago

Bloomberg:
Palantir Knows Everything About You  —  Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens.  The scary thing?  Palantir is desperate for new customers.  —  High above the Hudson River in downtown Jersey City, a former U.S. Secret Service agent named …

Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him (CNN)

3 hours 37 min ago

CNN:
Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him  —  Former Trump attorney warns Trump about Cohen  —  (CNN)Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump — who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples decades ago …

Senate allows babies in chamber despite concerns from older, male senators (Laurie Kellman/Associated Press)

3 hours 37 min ago

Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Senate allows babies in chamber despite concerns from older, male senators  —  Then-U.S. Sen.-elect.  Tammy Duckworth greets commuters outside the Millennium Park Metra Station in Chicago on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after she defeated Republican Mark Kirk.  —  The Senate has voted unanimously …

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