Justice Department plans to release Mueller report on Thursday

Justice Department plans to release Mueller report on Thursday

The nearly 400-page report will include redactions. The Justice Department plans to release the Mueller report on the findings in the Trump-Russian investigation this Thursday, according to multiple news reports sourced to DOJ officials. Attorney General William Barr has said he will try to publicly release as much as he can of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump committed…

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Who will win Game of Thrones, explained by political science

Who will win Game of Thrones, explained by political science

Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere helped reveal who’s likely to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the season. Game of Thrones’ season eight premiere, “Winterfell,” was primarily set-up for the inevitable war to come. The episode showed us where things stood in Westeros after season seven, reunited some long-lost family members (Jon and Arya, aw), and set up some sources of tension between main characters like Sansa and Daenerys. Most fundamentally,…

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Tiger Woods won at the Masters, and so did Nike

Tiger Woods won at the Masters, and so did Nike

Nike celebrated Tiger Woods’s first Masters win since 2005 with a piano-backed slideshow of his “highs and lows.” Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters Tournament and first since 2005 on Sunday, in what even the stock market blog MarketWatch has called “one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of sports.” Woods has had a rough decade: an infidelity scandal in 2009 that led to a highly public car accident and careless driving charges,…

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Trump’s latest fundraising numbers show his campaign lapping the Democratic field

Trump’s latest fundraising numbers show his campaign lapping the Democratic field

Trump’s fundraising haul equaled the top two Democratic candidates — combined. President Donald Trump’s latest fundraising numbers indicate he will be a formidable opponent for whichever Democrat emerges from a crowded primary field to face him in next year’s general election. Trump raised $30.3 million in the first quarter of this year — a number roughly equal to the amount raised by the top two fundraising Democrats, Bernie Sanders ($18.2 million) and Kamala Harris ($12…

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This bot will do your homework for $9.95 a month. Does it actually work?

This bot will do your homework for $9.95 a month. Does it actually work?

According to one 10th-grade history teacher, it’s unlikely to get you an A. “EssayBot is the highly acclaimed online platform giving essay writing assistance to students and subject authors. As the program has been produced with the most sophisticated tools and technologies, it is extremely automated and individualized. This US-based corporation works with the only purpose to give honest and convincing aid to authors for creating superior volumes that will get rewards and praises.” That’s…

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The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out

The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out

That was quick. The flood of fiscal stimulus from the Republican tax cut bill is about to slow to a trickle. It’s been more than a year since the GOP passed its $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the White House and congressional leaders said would serve as a major boon to the economy, even promising it would pay for itself. (Most economists agree it won’t.) And now that it’s tax day, this…

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Boeing’s 737 Max problem goes far beyond branding. Someone should tell Trump.

Boeing’s 737 Max problem goes far beyond branding. Someone should tell Trump.

Trump, who ran a failed airline, is now offering advice to Boeing on the 737 Max scandal. President Donald Trump has some advice for Boeing on its 737 Max jets: rebrand. Trump on Monday morning fired off a tweet directed at Boeing, which has come under international scrutiny in the wake of two deadly crashes of its 737 Max 8 jets in a matter of months. The planes have since been grounded worldwide. “What do…

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Game of Thrones: the most satisfying reunions from the season 8 premiere

Game of Thrones: the most satisfying reunions from the season 8 premiere

From Arya’s smile to Bran’s cold stare, here are the highlights from an episode full of characters reuniting. Heading into “Winterfell,” the first episode Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, there were a number of character reunions we were hoping to see. Thankfully, the episode delivered nearly all the encounters we had on our list, many of them with exactly as much drama as we were looking for. But which “Winterfell” reunions were our…

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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. In the past six months, two airplanes have fallen out of the air and crashed shortly after takeoff. Both flights were operating the same plane: the Boeing 737 Max 8. In October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in Indonesia, killing 189 people. And last month, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, killing 157 people. At first, the story Boeing tried to tell was that…

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100 years of tax brackets, in one chart

100 years of tax brackets, in one chart

Republicans say we have too many now. But we used to have way more. The US currently has seven tax brackets — and some Republicans, including Donald Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan — have said that they believe that’s too many. It’s been a common talking point for Republicans in presidential elections. Along with Trump, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Rand Paul all expressed a desire to…

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