The best defense of Trump is still a damning indictment

The best defense of Trump is still a damning indictment

The Mueller report’s defense of Trump: exculpatory incompetence, misplaced rage. The most generous reading of Robert Mueller’s report, the one pushed by President Donald Trump’s own defenders, is, in fact, profoundly damning. Here’s how Attorney General William Barr explained the president’s actions: In assessing the president’s actions discussed in the report, it is important to bear in mind the context. President Trump faced an unprecedented situation, as he entered into office and sought to perform…

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HP’s first 15-inch Chromebook features a full-size keyboard and IPS touchscreen for $449

HP’s first 15-inch Chromebook features a full-size keyboard and IPS touchscreen for $449

Chromebooks continue to impress in the price-for-quality department, and the HP Chromebook 15 is no exception. The first ever 15-inch HP Chromebook (15.6 inches to be exact) comes not only with a full-sized keyboard and number pad, but also a blacklit IPS touchscreen and 64GB of base flash storage. That model starts at $449, and you can pay extra for double the eMMC storage and a faster Intel Core i5 processor, but the company isn’t…

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Why measles is back in the US

Why measles is back in the US

Too many US states allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Measles is back in the United States. This completely preventable disease was eradicated in 2000 but has made a comeback in the past decade. More people have gotten measles in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018. But the outbreaks aren’t occurring all over the US — they’re happening within specific groups of people. Anti-vaccination misinformation can lead…

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Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users

Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users

Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s Echo speaker and other Alexa devices. Billboard first broke the news about this free option earlier this week, and the tier went live today. This new version gives access to a selection of ad-supported top playlists and stations for free on compatible Alexa devices. Previously, the only ways to access Amazon’s…

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The Mueller report, explained

The Mueller report, explained

What the special counsel’s 448-page report reveals — and conceals. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report is a copiously detailed chronicle of shady conduct from Donald Trump and his associates, from the campaign through to the White House. Mueller makes clear that his investigation did not establish that there was a conspiracy between Trump associates and the Russian government to interfere with the election. And the special counsel doesn’t say one way or the other…

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3 winners and 3 losers from the Mueller report

3 winners and 3 losers from the Mueller report

Let’s do this. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Trump’s ties to Russia is out, after what felt like an eternity of waiting. Of course, the report is massive — 400 pages, roughly — and hard to get through quickly. So what do its findings ultimately mean for President Trump, his top aides, and all the other players in the long-running Russia saga? Well, we here at Vox have been combing through the report…

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7 times the Mueller report caught Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders lying to press

7 times the Mueller report caught Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders lying to press

From Comey to Trump Tower, the report documents — without even trying — how easily Trump’s press secretaries lie for him. Donald Trump lies all the time, and his administration officials often end up lying on this behalf. We know this. We’ve known this since the day after his inauguration, when then-press secretary Sean Spicer gave an angry press conference insisting that Trump had record crowds to watch him get sworn in. But it’s striking…

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It’s official: House Democrats will subpoena the full, unredacted Mueller report

It’s official: House Democrats will subpoena the full, unredacted Mueller report

William Barr promised members of Congress a less-redacted version of the Mueller report. One Democrat says it still hasn’t arrived. House Democrats want to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, and they don’t plan to settle for the redacted version released to Congress and the public by Attorney General William Barr. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Thursday he will issue a subpoena to get the Mueller report in its entirety. Nadler…

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