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February 16, 2020

The rare statement from over 1,100 officials condemning the attorney general comes after a tumultuous week at the Justice Department
More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. ... click to read more

Attorney general's actions spark outrage and unease
As the clash between Justice Department leaders and career prosecutors in the case of President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone spilled into public earlier this week, the leaders of the public-corruption unit in the Manhattan US attorney's office sat on a courtroom bench, watching with u... click to read more

Bash presses WH official: Why isn't Trump listening to Barr?
CNN's Dana Bash asks the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence Marc Short for his reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr's comments on President Trump's remarks on law enforcement matters. ... click to read more

Analysis: Is this Trump's Justice Department (or not)?
It was a tumultuous, confusing week for President Donald Trump and his Justice Department. ... click to read more

Cooper: Trump using Justice Dept. to reward friends
CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down some of President Donald Trump's latest behavior and says the president is using the US Department of Justice as a tool to reward his friends and, perhaps, punish his enemies. ... click to read more

Roger Stone makes another request for a new trial
Roger Stone on Friday appears to have asked again for a new trial, according to his court case's docket and an update from the judge. ... click to read more

WaPo: Feds advanced Giuliani investigation during impeachment
Federal prosecutors in New York have advanced their investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pursuing more documents and witness testimonies while the Justice Department simultaneously accepts information from the former New York mayor on Ukraine, according to Th... click to read more

Bernie Sanders is in a very weird position
Welcome to 2020! With just 6 days until the Nevada caucuses and 13 days until the South Carolina primary, the Democratic primary is in full swing. Every Sunday, I outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 ... click to read more

Pete Buttigieg responds to Rush Limbaugh's homophobic remarks
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded Sunday to Rush Limbaugh's recent homophobic remarks, saying he doesn't take "lectures on family values" from the conservative radio host and Medal of Freedom recipient. ... click to read more

Buttigieg: I'm not going to take lectures on family values
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responds to conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality. ... click to read more

Opinion: These people could make Trump's life miserable
In 2016, Donald Trump did his best to tarnish his opponent Hillary Clinton with an email "scandal" that amounted to nothing. In his 2020 reelection campaign, Trump's team has worked to conjure a similar cloud of controversy over Joe Biden's son Hunter, all without producing evidence of wrongdoing. ... click to read more

Fareed's Take: Sanders' magical thinking on climate
CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his take on why Bernie Sanders has an unrealistic approach to achieving deep cuts in carbon emissions. ... click to read more

Klobuchar again voices concern about potentially having Sanders as the nominee
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday doubled down on her position that Sen. Bernie Sanders, her self-described Democratic socialist rival, would hurt the party if he becomes the nominee. ... click to read more

Opinion: Conservatives see a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Trump
While it may be easy to dismiss a significant number of President Donald Trump's supporters as members of a worshipful cult of celebrity, underneath that storyline is a stark policy reality -- one that's inadequately understood and reported on. In Trump, politically conservative America has a once-... click to read more

Trump continues victory lap with tweet about striking at 'king'
President Donald Trump tweeted a passage from a New York Times article which quoted the line from essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, "when you strike at the king, you must kill him." ... click to read more

Opinion: The most radical 2020 candidate is not whom you may think
Make no mistake -- President Donald Trump is the most radical choice in the 2020 election. For all the talk about Democrats trying to figure out whether to nominate a "radical" candidate or a "moderate" one, it's, in fact, the Republican Party that has already made its choice to veer so far from th... click to read more

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 1,770 globally
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Cruise ship quarantine has been 'financially and emotionally devastating'
The US plan to evacuate Americans and their families from the Diamond Princess cruise ship appears, on its face, to be the case of a powerful government coming to the aide of its most vulnerable citizens. ... click to read more

This insect swarm may threaten millions
Massive locust swarms could threaten millions of people in Africa. UN officials blame the climate crisis for the unprecedented locust breeding that could create widespread famine. ... click to read more

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning
Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets -- but it's not because they're being shot. ... click to read more

Third runner dies after pickup hit members of a high school track and cross-country team
A third member of an Oklahoma high school track and cross-country team died Saturday, about a week after a pickup truck hit six team members who'd just started a practice run. ... click to read more

Child dies after contracting mold infection at hospital
An infant who developed a mold infection at Seattle Children's Hospital has died, becoming the seventh patient at the facility killed by the same infection since 2001. ... click to read more

'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen has died
'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen died on Friday in New York, according to her manager Josh Pultz. She was 86. ... click to read more

A lost purse from 1957 was discovered inside a wall of an Ohio school
The mystery of the contents of a purse found in the space between a locker and a wall in an Ohio middle school have been revealed. ... click to read more

A taxi driver saved an elderly woman from being scammed out of $25,000
A California cab driver knew something sounded fishy when his elderly passenger said she needed a ride to the bank to withdraw $25,000. ... click to read more

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctic glacier
An iceberg the size of Malta broke off the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica. The glacier has lost dramatic amounts of ice over the last 25 years as the region warms due to the climate crisis. ... click to read more

The price of wine is dropping fast
Let's raise our tumblers and toast to cheaper wine. ... click to read more

Former 'Love Island' host dead at 40
Caroline Flack, the former host of the hit British reality show "Love Island," has died, her family confirmed Saturday. ... click to read more

Implosion fails to take down entire building
A building is still partially standing in Dallas after a scheduled implosion failed the take down the entire tower. ... click to read more

City shuts down part of a park due to snake orgy
Things got quite sssspicy near Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida, this week. ... click to read more

These are the faces representing the young woman brutally killed and skinned in Mexico
Another march against femicide took to the streets this weekend, this time in solidarity with 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla, who was found brutally slain a week ago, her body skinned and missing some of its organs. ... click to read more

This father lost his wife during childbirth. Now he's taking action
Charles Johnston lost his wife Kira during what was supposed to be a routine Cesarian section. ... click to read more

Elton John announces he has pneumonia on tour
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Deer bolts through a supermarket in Indiana
As customers strolled the aisles of a Kroger supermarket in Indiana they were joined by an unexpected visitor. ... click to read more

School sends 6-year-old with ADHD to mental health facility
A 6-year-old girl in Florida was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility because she was "out of control" at school, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office incident report. ... click to read more

Med school accepts 364 new students -- by mistake
The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine sent 364 letters of acceptance in error Thursday to students looking for admission. ... click to read more

Trump takes lap around track to open Daytona 500
A portion of the presidential motorcade, including President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will take a lap around the speedway before the start of NASCAR's Daytona 500 on Sunday a source familiar with the event and a White House official confirms to CNN. They'll be riding the car known... click to read more

J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai were married on Saturday
J.J. Watt, NFL superstar for the Houston Texans, and professional soccer player Kealia Ohai were married in a tropical Bahamas wedding Saturday, according to People magazine. ... click to read more

Tony Fernandez, longtime Blue Jays shortstop, has died at 57
Tony Fernandez, a five-time Major League Baseball All-Star over 17 seasons, has died at 57, the Toronto Blue Jays tweeted on Sunday. ... click to read more

Aaron Gordon jumped over a man more than 7 feet tall and still lost the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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Obama: Kobe and Gianna's deaths especially heartbreaking
While speaking at the NBA All-Star Weekend, former President Barack Obama says the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were especially heartbreaking to him as a parent. ... click to read more

100+ Presidents Day deals to shop now
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Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is now available for $1,380
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Instant Pots, air fryers and more Presidents Day appliance deals
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The best credit cards for Delta flyers in 2020
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Hadaka Matsuri: Thousands gather for Japan's annual 'Naked Festival'
Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual "Naked Festival" in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan's Honshu island. ... click to read more

The truth about the woman accused of stealing a king
For many decades, Wallis Simpson has been seen as a temptress, the woman who pulled a king away from his duty and thrust his younger brother into a stressful role. ... click to read more

See house collapse in landslide
Hundreds of people in Jackson, Mississippi, are fleeing their homes as the swollen Pearl River nears historic flood levels. Also, a house collapsed and slide down a rain soaked bluff into the Tennessee River. ... click to read more

'Sonic the Hedgehog' races to best opening ever for a video game film
"Sonic the Hedgehog" eluded mixed reviews, production delays and a set of bad teeth to race to the top of the box office this weekend. ... click to read more

The BBC is nearly 100 years old. Will it survive the next decade?
Britain's public service broadcaster has been at the heart of media in the United Kingdom and many parts of the world for the best part of a century. Now it's facing a brutal fight for survival. ... click to read more

This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos
Clearview AI's cofounder Hoan Ton-That claims his company has scraped billions of photos from the internet, including popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — all to help law enforcement solve crimes. But what does that mean for your privacy? ... click to read more

Boeing's got bigger problems than the 737 Max
Fixing the 737 Max and getting it back in the air is crucial for Boeing. But it's not the only major challenge facing the embattled aircraft maker. Boeing also needs to focus on its next generation of passenger planes. ... click to read more

Nearly everything you thought you knew about George Washington is wrong
Throughout American history, George Washington has been renowned for being first and much more: his boyhood moral rectitude, for example, and for his body parts -- real and fictional. Whether about his wooden teeth (fictional) or his sculpted thighs (true story), the narratives we learn and continu... click to read more

Trump's twisted 'winning streak'
This is what President Donald Trump's "winning streak" looks like. ... click to read more

A troubling question behind Rush Limbaugh's words
This week lawmakers in Iowa are debating whether a teacher can say "Pete Buttigieg is gay" in the classroom without first notifying parents. ... click to read more

Are Dems willing to let Bloomberg buy the election?
Michael Bloomberg has wanted to be President of the United States for a long time. He toyed with the idea both in 2008 and 2016. But as a shrewd data-driven political leader, Bloomberg must have had a difficult time seeing a path to winning the Democratic nomination. That is, until now. ... click to read more

Sam Donaldson: Bloomberg can defeat Trump
For 52 years, I was a reporter in Washington, covering every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. I did my best to report on both Democratic and Republican administrations honestly and fairly. ... click to read more

Russia learned this lesson from the 2008 election. Have our presidential candidates?
On the night of Barack Obama's election as president, as the results pointed toward a history-defining win for the junior senator from Illinois, former US Secretary of Education Bill Bennett remarked on what his victory would mean for American race relations. ... click to read more

Refi rates at 2.994% APR (15 yr). Do you qualify?
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9 cards charging 0% interest until 2021
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Apple's $7 trillion bet
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Caught between roadblocks, they were sitting ducks for Boko Haram massacre
Fatima Babagana hoped to become a top broadcaster in Nigeria. The 19-year-old had started a political science degree after a diploma in mass communications. She told everyone she was passionate about becoming a journalist. ... click to read more

Fan says she was told to remove rainbow flag during Israel Folau's debut match
Israel Folau's debut for rugby league side Catalans Dragons sparked controversy after a visiting fan claimed she was asked to remove a rainbow flag during the match. ... click to read more

Analyst: Zelensky was trying to address a PR problem
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd outlined why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly rejected President Donald Trump's claim that Ukraine is corrupt during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. ... click to read more

Crash-filled Mexico E-Prix won by Jaguar's dominant Mitch Evans
Taking a risk paid off for Mitch Evans as the Jaguar driver secured victory in an action-packed Mexico E-Prix with a fearless overtake at the first corner. ... click to read more

Police found more than 1,400 marijuana plants inside a building in Northern California
A man was arrested in West Point, California, after authorities discovered 440 pounds of illegal marijuana inside a building, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office said. ... click to read more

Pearl River is nearing historic flood levels as Mississippi residents flee their homes
Hundreds of people in Mississippi's capital have fled their homes as authorities fear the swollen Pearl River will soon unleash catastrophic flooding. ... click to read more

The daughter of former US diplomat John Negroponte is accused of stabbing a man to death
The daughter of former United States diplomat John Negroponte has been arrested and charged with murder, police said. ... click to read more

Student redraws US map. Her goal? To drive us mad
Some people just want to watch the world burn. But only a mad few decide to light the blaze themselves. ... click to read more




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