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Lindsey Graham Has An Ominous Message For James Comey

10:44 PM 03/24/2019 | Politics Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham sent a cryptic message to James Comey on Sunday, hinting at what might be in store for the former FBI director. It began with a photo Comey tweeted earlier in the day, captioned simply, …

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World

A sex scandal that broke Pollachi’s innocence

POLLACHI (COIMBATORE): Pollachi is a small town, some 45 km south of Coimbatore. It’s a place where nothing much happens. So when its residents learnt of a group of men that had been systematically targeting women, ensnaring them, sexually abusing them and then blackmailing them into silence, they were stunned. …

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Politics

AIPAC speakers make thinly veiled jabs at Ilhan Omar in wake of comments deemed anti-Semitic

Although not mentioned by name, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., clearly was on the minds of many speakers at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. Speaking at the conference on Sunday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland hit back at some of the most …

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World

Poorly-named ‘Sexual Harassment’ perfume pulled from shelves

It was an assault on more than the senses. A Russian perfume company is rebranding a fragrance called Sexual Harassment after the name caused a huge stink, Britain’s Independent reports. Nikolai Eremin, head of Nimere Parfums, apologized on Instagram and admitted that the name was in terrible taste. “I was …

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World

Rahane deserved better from selectors: Gavaskar

It wasn’t quite the explosive start for this year’s IPL at Chennai. The pitch was a slow turner where the batsmen got little chance to use the pace off the surface. That meant instead of the big sixes the batsmen were actually getting caught well inside the boundary as they …

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World

Insane video shows Viking Sky cruise ship thrown into chaos at sea

Wild photos and videos show the Viking Sky cruise ship tilting nearly 45 degrees in choppy waters, sending passengers and furniture sliding across rooms and tiles falling from the ceiling. The stricken cruise ship finally reached the Norwegian shore Sunday afternoon nearly 24 hours after it issued a mayday call …

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U.S

Florida man charged with sexual battery on underage girl he allegedly lured after claiming to be ‘Instagram famous’

Richard Brown, 25, allegedly lured an underage girl to his house by telling her he was “Instagram famous.” (Orange County Police) A man was charged with sexual battery after he allegedly hired a driver to transport an underage girl from Texas to his family’s home in Florida before holding her …

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World

Police union to use posters to show officers which politicians support wage hikes

The city’s largest police union has come up with a sure-fire way to make sure cops know which City Council members support a wage increase for them. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association plans to put up posters in every precinct, transit district and Housing patrol area this week to let its …

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World

Shares in Japan tumble as investors worry about the global economy

Shares in Japan sold off sharply on Monday morning as investors grappled with concerns over the global economy. The Nikkei 225 plunged more than 3 percent in morning trade, as shares of index heavyweights Softbank Group and Fanuc plummeted more than 4 percent each. The Topix index also fell more …

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World

Shares in Japan tumble as concerns over global economy weigh

Shares in Japan sold off sharply on Monday morning as investors grappled with concerns over the global economy. The Nikkei 225 plunged more than 3 percent in morning trade, as shares of index heavyweights Softbank Group and Fanuc plummeted more than 4 percent each. The Topix index also fell more …

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U.S

Jennifer Lawrence and Adele surprise crowd at gay bar

Patrons of the New York City gay bar Pieces were in for the surprise of their lives Friday night when superstars Jennifer Lawrence and Adele dropped by. Adele even took the stage at one point, but she wasn’t belting out “Hello.” The stars appear to have shocked customers at the …

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Opinion

How much of the Mueller report will the public see — and when?

March 24 at 10:06 PM What will the public see, and when will it see it? Those became the key questions Sunday after Attorney General William P. Barr released to members of Congress a brief summary of the conclusions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference …

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World

Girls are acing the AP computer science test in record numbers: DOE

When it comes to introducing more city girls to their inner techie, the Department of Education is starting to crack a complex code. Thanks to the DOE’s campaign to pivot more female students toward lucrative career paths in the sector, the number of girls who took an Advanced Placement computer-science …

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Opinion

Donna Brazile: What we really need to learn from the Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has now cleared President Trump and his campaign of any involvement in a conspiracy with Russia to win the presidential election, at least according to a summary of Mueller’s findings by Attorney General William Barr. This is good news not only for President Trump, but …

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Business

Oil prices drop almost 1 percent on concerns of a looming recession

Oil prices dropped by almost 1 percent on Monday, with concerns recession could be looming outweighing supply disruptions from OPEC’s production cutbacks and from U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $66.56 per barrel at 0410 GMT, down 47 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their …

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Business

Oil prices fall as markets brace for potential US recession

Oil prices dropped on Monday as concerns of a sharp economic slowdown outweighed supply disruptions from OPEC’s production cutbacks and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $66.52 per barrel at 0102 GMT, down 51 cents, or 0.8 percent, from their last close. U.S. West …

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World

Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’

Trumpworld spent Sunday doing the unthinkable: using Robert Mueller to dunk on Democrats. There was a collective sigh of relief among Trump loyalists—and a very public victory lap—in the hours after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, which found no evidence of …

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Politics

Rep. Doug Collins on Mueller report summary: ‘Where’s the apology, Mr. Schiff?’

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee challenged House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to apologize for repeatedly claiming that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials after Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation had found no …

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World

Tishman Speyer’s secret purchase paves way for expanded Bella Abzug Park

Tishman Speyer, which plans a massive new building across from the Javits Center on Eleventh Avenue, is set to deliver a gift to the city — and receive a gift in return. The developer last week quietly bought 527 W. 36th St., a two-story auto repair building, for $20.14 million, …

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Politics

Pelosi, Schumer, other top Dems question impartiality of Barr letter about Mueller report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a blistering statement Sunday that Attorney General William Barr is “not a neutral observer,” urging the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report after Barr penned a letter summarizing Mueller’s findings. Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., said …

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World

Jets celebrate the ‘good news’ with Rob Gronkowski retirement

PHOENIX — The Jets may want to throw a retirement party for Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots tight end tortured Gang Green through the years, scoring nine touchdowns against them. The only team he scored more against was the Bills (12). So Jets fans will be happy to see Gronkowski in …

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World

Barr Clears Trump of Obstruction After Mueller Demurs

WASHINGTON — Over the 22 months of their inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators examined countless documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, including some of the highest-ranking lawyers and aides in the White House, to determine whether President Trump obstructed justice. But in the end, the special counsel reached no …

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Politics

Nadler blasts Barr for making Mueller probe decision in under 2 days

Trump reacts to Mueller report Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, slammed Attorney General William Barr for determining there was insufficient evidence to prove President Trump committed obstruction of justice only two days after receiving special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, which was submitted Friday. …

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Lifestyle

Jelly Belly creator introduces CBD-infused jelly beans

An assortment of Jelly Belly candy beans. The creator of Jelly Belly has started a new company selling CBD-infused jelly beans. (iStock, File) The Jelly Belly candy bean creator is starting a new line of jelly beans that include the marijuana extract cannabidiol (CBD), to the delight of consumers of marijuana …

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World

The Rangers are finally seeing the other Pavel Buchnevich

This is starting to look like the player David Quinn and the Rangers envisioned Pavel Buchnevich could become. Or this at least had to be the prodded results the Rangers coach was hoping for when he made the Russian winger a healthy scratch multiple times early this season and once …

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World

Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — Democrats hoped to put their wrenching intraparty debate over anti-Semitism to rest when they passed a catchall antibigotry resolution in the House this month, but Senate Republicans, eager to court American Jews outraged by the rise of anti-Semitism, have other plans. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the …

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Politics

Democrats have questions on Mueller’s obstruction of justice findings

Democrats on Capitol Hill are preparing to bring Attorney General William Barr in front of Congress to testify about the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election, as they continue to push for the full …

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Tech

A long-term fund with $370 billion under management shares some investing ‘themes’

Canada’s national pension fund invests for the long-term, its CEO told CNBC on Sunday, and he named trends that are helping to guide its decision-making. “We’re trying to go deep on certain areas where we see long-term trends and try to identify the best parts of those themes to invest …

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World

Pence declares ‘Today is a great day for America’ after release of Mueller findings

Vice President Mike Pence has declared Sunday “a great day for America” following the release of the Russia probe results. “After two years of investigation, and reckless accusations by many Democrats and members of the media, the Special Counsel has confirmed what President Trump said along; there was no collusion …

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World

Trump Declares Victory, and a War on His Enemies

WASHINGTON — President Trump was in the private quarters of his Palm Beach, Fla., club on Sunday afternoon when two White House lawyers briefed him on the details of Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary of the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, just back from a round of golf, expressed …

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