Nancy Pelosi: Mueller report briefings to Congress should be unclassified

Nancy Pelosi: Mueller report briefings to Congress should be unclassified

Democrats hammer the need for transparency in disclosure of the Mueller report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants as much transparency as possible when it comes to disclosures of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Pelosi on Saturday told members of the Democratic caucus that she would reject holding classified briefings of the report. This would include briefings with the “Gang of Eight” — eight Democratic and Republican…

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The massive anti-Brexit protest march in the UK, in 19 photos

The massive anti-Brexit protest march in the UK, in 19 photos

Over a million protesters took to the streets of London Saturday to demand a second Brexit referendum. On Saturday, more than a million people took to the streets of London to demand a second Brexit referendum — what they’re calling a “people’s vote.” In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union. That incredibly close vote kicked off nearly two years of political and economic chaos in Britain…

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A rare solar storm may bring the Northern Lights south to the US

A rare solar storm may bring the Northern Lights south to the US

A solar flare may lead to a super-charged light show. Get ready: The Northern Lights might be taking a trip south this weekend. There’s a chance the aurora borealis light show will be on full-display for observers across Montana, Minnesota, Michigan and New York, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Geophysical Institute aurora forecast Saturday. Other regions further south may also get a glimpse of the color-filled spectacle, the institute found. Wyoming, Nebraska, and…

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Kurdish-led forces stomp out final ISIS stronghold in Syria

Kurdish-led forces stomp out final ISIS stronghold in Syria

But that doesn’t mean the group is gone for good. US-backed forces in Syria declared victory over ISIS on Saturday, drawing a nearly five-year campaign to defeat the terrorist group known for its extremism and violence to a close — kind of. Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab soldiers backed by the United States, say the “caliphate,” or the ISIS territory that once spanned from western Syria to eastern Iraq, has been…

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Why sexual assault victims stay silent example 1 million: Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross are defending Michael Jackson

Why sexual assault victims stay silent example 1 million: Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross are defending Michael Jackson

Streisand says Jackson’s sexual abuse of children “didn’t kill them.” Mega-stars Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross defended Michael Jackson this weekend against two men who claim the pop star sexually assaulted them as boys, events they describe in stark detail in a new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. Streisand says she “absolutely” believes the men featured in the HBO documentary, but she also points out that the abuse “didn’t kill them.” “[Jackson’s] sexual needs were his…

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The Mueller report: what we know and don’t know

The Mueller report: what we know and don’t know

The report is done. Here’s the latest information about it. Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed a report on his findings in the Trump-Russia investigation, the Justice Department announced Friday. So far, the report’s actual details have not leaked. But Justice Department officials have been disclosing some procedural information about what the report looks like, and when the public might get to see it. The latest is that Attorney General Bill Barr is reviewing the…

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East Pittsburgh police officer acquitted in shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose

East Pittsburgh police officer acquitted in shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose

The jury took fewer than four hours to deliberate. A white former police officer in Pennsylvania was acquitted on Friday for fatally shooting Antwon Rose II, an unarmed black teenager. Rose, 17, was shot in the back by then-East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld while fleeing from a traffic stop last June. Rose was sitting in the passenger seat of an unlicensed taxicab when Rosfeld pulled him and another teen, Zaijuan Hester, over. The car…

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7 films to watch after seeing Us

7 films to watch after seeing Us

Jordan Peele’s new movie is influenced by a wealth of earlier films, from Persona to Dead Again. Jordan Peele clearly has an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema, and his newest film, Us, exults in shouting out a huge range of movies — everything from Jaws and The Shining to The Goonies and even the lipstick scene from Black Narcissus. In fact, prior to the movie’s release, Peele revealed a list of films that he had asked…

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Mueller is done. Trump’s legal woes aren’t.

Mueller is done. Trump’s legal woes aren’t.

We don’t yet know what Mueller found, but here’s an overview of the president’s other legal jeopardy. No matter what special counsel Robert Mueller found, it won’t be the end of the president’s legal woes — because he, his business, and his family are in jeopardy from many other investigations and lawsuits. The Justice Department is digging into the Trump Organization’s role in hush money payments and the Trump inaugural committee’s finances. Congressional committees are…

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