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- Voting twice in Russia
17 people were photographed by Reuters apparently casting ballots at more than one polling station Sunday during Russia’s presidential election in the town of Ust-Djeguta, southern Russia.Many appeared to be state employees, and some showed up in groups and in mini buses bearing the names of state-provided services.Here are a few.
- What's behind Trump's charges about Andrew McCabe's wife?
President Trump hints there was something nefarious about the wife of Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI official, accepting a campaign contribution from the former Democratic governor of Virginia. What’s the real story?
- Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.
- From 'covfefe' to 'council,' Trump's trouble with spelling is 'unpresidented'
- Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump
Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
- Paul Ryan invites France’s Macron to address Congress next month
- Unfiltered: 'How can you hate me, when you don’t even know me?'
Daryl Davis is an accomplished R&B and blues musician, having played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King. Several hundred members have left the Klan as a result, and he has amassed roughly 40 robes and hoods from people who used to rank as high as Imperial Wizards and Grand Dragons in the Klan.
- Trump is furious and the White House is stunned over a damaging leak about his call with Putin
President Trump is reportedly furious over a leak to The Washington Post about how he ignored his national security advisers' warnings not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory. The report said Trump's briefing materials had included the warning, "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" in all caps, but that Trump did not heed it. He also didn't follow other pointers that said to condemn Russia for a recent nerve agent attack in the UK and Russia's election interference.
- Trump ignored advisers' warnings and congratulated Putin
- Senate to take another look at the 2001 ‘war on terror’ resolution
- Why aren't Western sanctions stopping Putin?
- White House defends Trump’s congratulations to Putin
- Unfiltered: A new Yahoo News interview series
- Mystery grows in Austin bombings as explosions continue
Authorities investigating the series of bombings in Austin this month have not ruled out the possibility that they are racially motivated hate crimes. But leaders for the local black community urge patience before jumping to any conclusions about the perpetrator’s motivations. “I am praying that it’s not a hate crime and that in this day and time we are getting beyond that in America,” said Rev. Sylvester Chase.
- Trump denounces Mueller's investigative team as 'hardened Democrats'
- Trump weighs in on Nevada Senate race, clearing the way for Heller. But will it be enough?
- Theresa May promised to 'take every step' against Russian assassins — two years before latest attack
The widow of a former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned to death at a London hotel in 2006 shared with Yahoo News a letter she received from May two years ago, after the British government concluded that Vladimir Putin was “probably” responsible for her husband’s murder.
- On gender, candidates in the Trump era negotiate a changed landscape
Voters and candidates are wrestling with gender issues in the wake of Trump’s victory. Some men are pushing the envelope on aggressive masculine posturing on the campaign trail, while women have to navigate a course between advancing feminine issues and projecting strength.
- Stormy Daniels, crowdfunding her legal fight with Trump, raises more than $130,000
Porn star Stormy Daniels launched a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to help cover the cost of her legal battle against President Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen. It has raised more than $130,000 in a little more than a day.
- States, including Florida, tackle a different threat to teens: pornography
- The Artifice of the Deal
Trump isn’t really a man of action. He’s a man of artifice. He talks and he talks and he talks, the world’s foremost expert on dominating a news cycle, knowing all along that by the time we realize none of it’s real, he’ll have ushered us along to whatever’s next.
- 'Something needs to happen': HS students demand action on gun laws
Students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2,000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on gun laws. The #NationalWalkoutDay was intended to pressure state and federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws to make it more difficult for minors and those with mental health issues to obtain firearms. The walkouts took place at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims.
- Democrats dissect Lamb's win with an eye to November's races
- Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacre
Students and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.
- Kids unite on National School Walkout calling for tighter gun control
Students across the country are coming together in a National School Walkout today in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The ENOUGH National School Walkout is taking place exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves throughout the United States. The walkouts are across the nation, from Maine to Maryland, from North Dakota to North Carolina, from the White House to Washington state, and even in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- If Trump meets Kim Jong Un, who will be his Kissinger?
Leading up to the potential summit, a big question is who will do the important work of coming up with an agreement with the North Koreans on the agenda, terms, expectations and protocols of a face-to-face meeting.
- As Trump visits border, Latino voters are watching and biding their time
Latino voters often don’t turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that won’t be the case this year — and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.
- Fired by Trump over Twitter, Tillerson doesn't thank him
Hours after President Trump announced his firing over Twitter, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday left the former real estate entrepreneur off the list of people he praised and thanked in a brief speech about his accomplishments and the future of his department. Tillerson, looking and sounding defeated as he delivered an eight-minute farewell, said he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, effective at the end of the day, and formally ending his own watch as the top U.S. diplomat at the end of the month. The former Exxon chief told reporters in the State Department briefing room that Trump had telephoned him from Air Force One a little after noon — some five hours after the president announced to the world that Tillerson was out, to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
- 7,000 pairs of shoes honor memory of children lost to gun violence
Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people.
Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to American children killed by gun violence.
Their aim, like the thousands of students across the country who plan to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday morning, was to put more pressure on state and federal lawmakers to tighten rules on gun ownership.
“There’s nobody in those shoes, it’s like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence,” said Mauser, 66, of Littleton, Colorado.
The memorial, organized by Avaaz, a U.S.-based civic organization, and the National School Walkout, organized by the activists behind the Women’s March in Washington, are part of a grass-roots movement that grew out of the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago.
“I think we’re in the middle of a cultural change in the United States. The majority of Americans want a change in gun laws, and a majority of gun owners want change,” said Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz.
Many of the proposals favored by gun control advocates, including a ban on assault-style weapons and the closing of loopholes on requiring background checks before gun purchases, are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association and its supporters.
The 7,000 pairs of donated footwear, arranged side by side in a trapezoid shape outside the Capitol, represent every person younger than 18 who has been killed by a firearm since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler were among shoe donors. (Reuters)
- For climate hawks, firing Tillerson is a case of 'be careful what you wish for'
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be replacing former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as President Trump's secretary of state. But Pompeo's ties to the Koch brothers have alarmed Americans concerned about international negotiations on climate change.
- Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel helped lead U.S. torture program
Haspel ran a secret prison in Thailand, the agency’s first overseas detention site, where accused terrorists were waterboarded. She later drafted the order to have videotapes of the torture destroyed.
- Trump fires Tillerson, taps CIA chief Pompeo for state
President Trump announced early Tuesday morning that he was dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump plans to name Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the CIA, to replace Pompeo.
- Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reports
According to “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia
The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.
- 'Black Panther' smashes past the $1 billion mark at the box office
Marvel's "Black Panther" film has broken a number of records. But none may be greater than surpassing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. In just four weeks, "Black Panther" has become the first movie to do what critics said wasn't possible — prove that black films can travel overseas and sell big.
- Red tape traps teenagers seeking refuge in U.S.
Like most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luis’s excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.
- Trump defends school safety plan that doesn't include raising age to buy guns
President Trump says that the White House's proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of last month's Parkland, Fla., massacre are "moving rapidly" — and that he will take a wait-and-see approach to increasing the minimum age to purchase certain firearms.
- Will Kim Jong Un give Trump a mulligan?
- Warren rejects DNA test idea to prove Native American ancestry: 'Nobody is going to take that part of me away'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., dismissed the idea of taking a commercially available DNA test to settle the controversy over whether or not she has Native American heritage. "I know who I am," she said.
- Trump defends legal team on Russia case: 'I am VERY happy with my lawyers'
- The Sam Nunberg exit interview: 'Now the game's over'
- Guns, Trump and steel: Next week's Pennsylvania special election a referendum on 2018's hot-button issues
- Spy poisoning has hallmarks of a Putin hit, says ex-CIA Moscow station chief
An ex-CIA Moscow station chief, in this week's podcast of "Skulduggery," says the poisoning of a Russian double agent in England has the signs of a hit by the Kremlin. Also, comic Randy Credico denies he alerted Roger Stone to WikiLeaks' dumping of Clinton emails.
- Stormy Daniels's lawyer says she can prove her Trump claims
- The cyberwar that never happened: How Obama backed down from a counterstrike against Russia
- 'Stand down': How the Obama team blew the response to Russian meddling
- Democrats push 'Medicare for All' bills, but not all in the party are onboard
- Women are coming for the top spot
March is Women’s History Month. What started as a single day in California in 1911 has evolved into a national commemoration spanning 31 days. Women’s History Month celebrates women’s determination to be dynamic each and every day of the year.
- Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began — at a Las Vegas nightclub
A party at a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub in 2013 greased the wheels for Trump's later cooperation with a Russian oligarch close to Putin, and yet another Trump Tower meeting comes to light: revelations in "Russian Roulette," a new book by investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn.
- Nationalist autocrats are on the march. Trump yawns.