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Mueller Report Refutes Buzzfeed Claim That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress
Mueller Report Refutes Buzzfeed Claim That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report contradicts a high-profile Buzzfeed News story that indicated Mueller's team had evidence President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.Cohen pled guilty to lying to Congress last year after it was revealed that he told lawmakers that conversations about the construction of a Moscow Trump Tower ended in January 2016, when they actually continued for months thereafter and involved Trump personally.A January 18 Buzzfeed story claimed that Cohen told the Mueller's team that Trump "personally instructed him" to mislead lawmakers "in order to obscure Trump's involvement" in the Moscow Trump Tower project.Buzzfeed touted Cohen's supposed...

As Notre-Dame money rolls in, some eyebrows raised over rush of funds
As Notre-Dame money rolls in, some eyebrows raised over rush of funds

Pledged donations from billionaires, companies and citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching 900 million euros.

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German
Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - All the 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Portugal's Madeira Island were German, Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed Thursday.

U.S. weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969; unemployment rolls shrink

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to more than a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained strength in the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 192,000 for the week ended April 13, the lowest level since September 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported.

'Pillars of Earth' author Follett mourns Notre-Dame

The author of what may be the world's most popular book about a cathedral told AFP that watching Notre-Dame being eaten up by flames made him feel like someone was dying. British writer Ken Follett's 1989 historical novel "The Pillars of the Earth" sold tens of millions of copies and spent 18 weeks atop The New York Times best sellers' list. Its story about the construction of a 12th-century cathedral in a fictional English town traces the same era as that in which Notre-Dame assumed its majestic place in the heart of Paris.

Howard Kurtz: Nancy Pelosi getting bruised for reining in left-wing Democrats
Howard Kurtz: Nancy Pelosi getting bruised for reining in left-wing Democrats

'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on how President Trump is using the furor over Ilhan Omar to bash Nancy Pelosi.

What does the IRGC terror designation mean for the future of US-Iran relations?
What does the IRGC terror designation mean for the future of US-Iran relations?

The White House declares Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, ratcheting up already tense relations between Tehran and Washington.

Nipsey Hussle: LA City Council to honor rapper, private burial service at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
Nipsey Hussle: LA City Council to honor rapper, private burial service at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its meeting on Friday in honor of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the rap persona Nipsey Hussle.

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China's Fighters Are Provoking America's Allies

How Beijing keeps testing Washington and its allies.

Latam critics of Venezuela
Latam critics of Venezuela's Maduro meet in Chile; try to launch regional bloc

Maduro was not among the leaders invited to meet in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday to discuss forming a new regional political group called "Prosur." Heads of state from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru will join the summit, with Chile and Colombia looking to sign countries up to the new political bloc after criticism over Unasur's lack of action on the Venezuela. Some leaders have criticized the organizers for leaving out Maduro and instead inviting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by many countries as the interim leader.

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