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When court resumed about two hours after the scheduled start, the judge did not elaborate on exactly what the hearing was about, though he indicated it did concern some evidence. Mueller is seeking up to $3 million in damages. Proceedings have ended for the day at a civil trial involving a groping claim by Taylor Swift against a former Denver disc jockey.
  • Four People Charged With Leaking Classified Info, Concealing Contacts - Sessions

    Four People Charged With Leaking Classified Info, Concealing Contacts - Sessions

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    The assertion came a day after The Washington Post posted highly classified transcripts of Trumps conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Justice Department has warned some of the information being leaked has the potential to threaten national security. Dan Coates, the Director of National Intelligence, joined Sessions at the press conference, saying that his office is reviewing the procedure used to issue security ...
  • 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli is convicted at securities fraud trial

    'Pharma Bro' Shkreli is convicted at securities fraud trial

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    After almost five full days of jury deliberations, Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of three counts of securities and wire fraud. Shkreli faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Shkreli became globally infamous when, as CEO and founder of Turning Pharmaceuticals, he raised the price of a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis in AIDS and cancer patients from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet.
  • Australian PM had to repeatedly explain refugee deal to Trump during call

    Australian PM had to repeatedly explain refugee deal to Trump during call

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    Despite reported friction between the two men, both Trump and Turnbull have repeatedly insisted that their countries enjoy a strong relationship. The prime minister corrects him and asserts that the deal is "quite consistent" with the president's first executive order restricting travel for people from seven majority-Muslim nations, according to the Post .
  • Donald Trump's support plummets to historic new depths

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    For the most part, the president has retained the support of Republican voters, with 76% stating they approve of his performance. Trump's approval remains among the lowest of any modern president six months into his term, according to polling compiled on the site.
  • Homeland Security Relaxes Environmental Rules to Build Border Fence

    Homeland Security Relaxes Environmental Rules to Build Border Fence

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    The independent government agency tasked with auditing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday threw cold water on the Trump administration's plan to hire 15,000 new immigration and border agents. The waiver is set to be published in the Federal Register in the coming days, the DHS said. Laws meant to protect endangered species and habitat at the border by requiring environmental impact reports can be circumvented by a wavier issued by the department, it said.
  • United States grand jury impanelled for Russian Federation probe

    United States grand jury impanelled for Russian Federation probe

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    The special counsel's office did not return CBS News' request for comment. Mueller is investigating Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign or associates colluded with Moscow. Flynn was sacked by Trump after it came to light he had contact with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the contact.
  • The Dark Tower Review: The Rare Bad Movie That Should Be Longer

    The Dark Tower Review: The Rare Bad Movie That Should Be Longer

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    The tower creates light and order throughout the universe, but on the outside of this perimeter, there is chaos, darkness and really disgusting monsters. Elba is, as usual, a powerful force on the screen who deserves better. "Though far from the muddled train wreck we've been led to expect, this Tower lacks the world-constructing gravitas of either the Tolkien books that inspired King or the franchise-launching movies that Sony execs surely have in mind".
  • Transgender Community Protests Charlamagne Tha God Over Lil Duval's Joke

    Transgender Community Protests Charlamagne Tha God Over Lil Duval's Joke

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    Transgender rights activist and author Janet Mock was a recent guest on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club with hosts Charlamagne Tha God , Angela Yee , and DJ Envy where she discussed her latest book, Surpassing Certainty . "Just so we are all clear: On a black program that often advocates for the safety and lives of black people , its hosts laughed as their guest advocated for the murder of black trans women who are black people , too ", Mock, 34, wrote in Allure .
  • Trump, on Long Island, Vows an End to Gang Violence

    Trump, on Long Island, Vows an End to Gang Violence

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    They laughed when the president said that he didn't mind if they chose not to protect an arrestee's head when an officer is placing an arrestee into a police vehicle. It was the president's first speech on LI since he held campaign rallies in Bethpage and Patchogue past year. "I said please don't be too nice". "Police can not treat every community like an invading army, and encouraging violence by police is irresponsible and reprehensible", Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs at ...
  • 'Atomic Blonde' sits at the border of titillation and tedium

    'Atomic Blonde' sits at the border of titillation and tedium

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    Director David Leitch's " Atomic Blonde " strives to be a mysterious Reagan-age spy drama that has a 21st century feel because it has been infused with the aggressively excessive violence so pronounced in the world of graphic novels. She's the human representation of the film's cool, gray visual palate, which is only occasionally perked up by splashes of blue and pink neon. Making the task seemingly impossible is not only the fact that the dossier is in Berlin in November 1989, where ...
  • Andy Serkis's directorial debut to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

    Andy Serkis's directorial debut to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

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    Other films on the docket include Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller "Mother! " starring Jennifer Lawrence , and "I, Tonya ", starring Margot Robbie as ice skater Tonya Harding. Other highlights will be "Mary Shelley " by Saudi Arabia's first female director Haifaa Al Mansour, which stars Elle Fanning as the English author of the Gothic horror tale "Frankenstein", and Dee Rees' " Mudbound ", a story of racial tensions in the segregated American South.
  • Narrow vote keeps Republicans' effort to repeal Obamacare alive

    Narrow vote keeps Republicans' effort to repeal Obamacare alive

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    The US Senate voted to begin debate on how to repeal and, eventually, replace the healthcare reform implemented by former President Barack Obama , although it is still not known what the final form of the bill might be. "To every member of the Senate I say this: The American people have waited long enough". Murkowski responded that she was "comfortable" with her vote.
  • Bond is back: Daniel Craig comes back as 007

    Bond is back: Daniel Craig comes back as 007

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    The New York Times reported Monday that Daniel Craig , who has portrayed Bond in the last four films, will return for the new release. MGM said in a statement on Monday that "details regarding distribution, including global release dates, the film's cast and director, will be announced at a later date".
  • Rihanna, Cara Delevingne at star-studded Valerian premiere in London

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    He believes that the singer couldn't have been more "perfect" as a professional during the shoot. Join us from 6pm on Facebook to see if you can catch a glimpse of Cara Delevingne or Rihanna . "It's become a creative outlet, instead of me being used as a pawn". But after trying her hand at acting, the star said she felt like a weight had been lifted from her shoulders and that a return to modelling would be on her own terms.
  • Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

    Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

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    The Greek news agency ANA said that initial transactions for the five-year government bonds put the yield - the financing cost for the government or the rate of return for investors - at 4.875 percent. Earlier this month, eurozone finance ministers approved the latest €8.5 billion-euro disbursement from a third worldwide bailout, just in time for Athens to meet major debt repayments.