New tension between Flynn and Mueller as Flynn’s sentencing approaches

New tension between Flynn and Mueller as Flynn’s sentencing approaches

Flynn’s lawyers implied he was railroaded. Mueller’s team says, not so. Days before National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is due to be sentenced for making false statements to the FBI, new filings in the case reveal some tension between special counsel Robert Mueller and his cooperating witness. Flynn’s filing, submitted Tuesday, contained details that seemed intended to imply some impropriety in how the FBI questioned him over his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The…

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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Mulvaney will succeed John Kelly in the role — for now. Mick Mulvaney will take over as acting White House chief of staff after John Kelly departs at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon. ….I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I…

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Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades

Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades

A Reuters report caused the stock to tank. Johnson & Johnson has long been the undisputed leader in baby product sales and has always tried to portray itself as a gentle, caring company. But a startling new report by Reuters suggests otherwise. The report indicates that small amounts of asbestos have been lurking in some of the company’s talc — the substance that makes baby powder powdery — going back to the 1970s. The company…

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Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in their baby powder for decades

Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in their baby powder for decades

A Reuters report caused the stock to tank. Johnson & Johnson has long been the undisputed leader in baby product sales and has always tried to portray itself as a gentle, caring company. But a startling new report by Reuters suggests otherwise. The report indicates that small amounts of asbestos have been lurking in some of the company’s talc — the substance that makes baby powder powdery — going back to the 1970s. The company…

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Google is selling the Home Hub and two Home Mini speakers for just $129

Google is selling the Home Hub and two Home Mini speakers for just $129

Google just launched an aggressive deal that might be all many people need to outfit their house or apartment with Google Assistant this holiday season. For a limited time, the company is selling a Home Hub smart display and two Home Mini smart speakers at a total price of $129. The Hub ordinarily retails for $149, with the speakers going for $49 each. Obviously both products have been discounted at times during the holiday season…

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World leaders are working out a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

World leaders are working out a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

The US sent a delegation to a climate conference to promote coal, but other countries are forging a surprisingly robust agreement. An agreement between 200 nations at a major international climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, is shaping up to be stronger than expected, even as scientists and activists push for yet more ambitious commitments to reduce emissions in the final days of the negotiations. The goal of the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to…

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Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner

Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend. What to watch The Indian Runner, Sean Penn’s 1991 debut as a writer…

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Prada pulled a collection of figurines that drew comparisons to anti-black caricatures

Prada pulled a collection of figurines that drew comparisons to anti-black caricatures

The company claimed it had “no intention” of being racist. Prada has announced that it is pulling a line of figurines that a shopper compared to historically racist imagery of African Americans. Chinyere Ezie, a staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, said on social media Thursday that she and a co-worker walked by the fashion brand’s Soho store and saw a display of figurines that reminded her of racist caricatures…

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