Sunday , 19 August 2018

The conservative DC legal group behind challenge to Mueller probe

The latest legal challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors. The National Legal and Policy Center is backing a subpoena fight launched by Andrew Miller, …

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official

It’s official for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. The two on Saturday announced on their respective Instagram accounts they are engaged. Each posted the same picture, a close-up of them gazing lovingly at each other, an engagement ring on Chopra’s finger. The two are in India with both of their families. “Taken … With all my heart and soul,” Chopra …

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Schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. While a government contractor …

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John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. “Highwood’s Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra” will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The ghost haunts Highwood House, a building on the Tanglewood property. Many people have reported encounters …

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Family feud: Partisanship creating political division between relatives

Political family feuds have spilled into the public realm recently with several relatives taking a stand against the political views of their family members. Most recently the uncle of Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump‘s former senior advisor, wrote a scathing op-ed on Politico of his nephew — writing that the advisor was an “immigration hypocrite.” David Glosser’s piece comes in …

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Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week’s bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party …

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Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump‘s critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. Trump has been fighting multiple lawsuits that argue that foreign representatives’ spending money at the Trump International Hotel is a violation of the U.S. …

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