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2018 Was a Record Year for School Gun Violence - and it Wasn‘t Even Close

It already seemed obvious that 2018 was a particularly bad year for gun violence in schools. But data cited by advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise are truly staggering. According to research by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School there were 94 school shooting incidents in 2018, which is almost 60 percent higher than the previous record of 59 that had been set in 2006. The NPS database dates back to 1970 and documents any instance in which a gun is &

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How Does a Museum Security Guard Do His Job?

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Trump Blasts James Comey Over Testimony: ‘All Lies!‘

President Donald Trump started his Sunday with a little Twitter meltdown as he blasted former FBI Director James Comey, hours after a transcript of his closed-door testimony was released. The commander in chief specifically noted the ‘245 occasions‘ in which Comey ‘told House investigators he didn‘t know, didn‘t recall, or couldn‘t remember things when asked.‘ The president‘s conclusion? ‘All

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Rep. Schiff: Trump May ‘Face the Real Prospect of Jail Time‘

Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat from California who is likely to be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that President Trump could very well face jail time following the latest disclosure that laid out how prosecutors believe he orchestrated illegal payments during his presidential campaign. ‘There‘s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him,&ls

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Robert De Niro Returns to Saturday Night Live as Robert Mueller and It‘s Terrible

About three minutes into this week‘s Saturday Night Live cold open, all of the bad decisions the show has made during the Trump presidency slowly swung into perfect, awful alignment. Watch in horror as a once-in-a-lifetime harmonic convergence between the show‘s love of celebrity cameos, their weakness for reassuring their audience that everything will be okay, and their apparently difficult-to-read cue cards unleashes gravitational f

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Here‘s Everything Donald Trump Tweeted During Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘s 10 Days of Silent Meditation

On Saturday, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that he‘d celebrated his birthday by observing 10 days of silent Vipassana meditation in Myanmar:

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The Trailer for Brightburn Asks, ‘Are You Sure You Want to Adopt That Outer Space Baby You Found?‘

From Pharaoh‘s daughter to Ma and Pa Kent, our culture is jam-packed with myths and legends about abandoned infants taken in and raised by strangers who grow up to be extraordinary. The one thing these stories usually have in common is that the mystery baby turns out to be extraordinarily good, and almost always in ways that benefit the people who were kind enough to raise him or her-although in the Islamic tradition, the woman who finds Mo

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The Trailer for the Brightburn Asks, ‘Are You Sure You Want to Adopt That Outer Space Baby You Found?‘

From Pharaoh‘s daughter to Ma and Pa Kent, our culture is jam-packed with myths and legends about abandoned infants taken in and raised by strangers who grow up to be extraordinary. The one thing these stories usually have in common is that the mystery baby turns out to be extraordinarily good, and almost always in ways that benefit the people who were kind enough to raise him or her-although in the Islamic tradition, the woman who finds Mo

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Eight Takeaways From the Mueller and SDNY Filings Against Michael Cohen

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and from the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed significant documents Friday in the criminal cases of President Donald Trump‘s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In D.C, the court released a redacted submissionoutlining the grounds for Mueller‘s determination that Manafort had breached his plea ag

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Trump Gleefully Blames France Protests on Paris Climate Agreement

Police in France faced off against protesters on Saturday in what was the fourth weekend of ‘yellow vest‘ anti-government demonstrations. Thousands of police officers flooded the streets Saturday to try to prevent a repeat of the rioting and looting from last weekend. They made hundreds of ‘pre-emptive arrests‘ and fired tear gas and water cannons at the most extremist elements of the protests. Authorities said an estimate

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John Kelly Was Supposed to Bring Credibility to the White House. He Failed.

The only surprise about John Kelly‘s ouster as White House chief of staff, a move that President Trump announced on Saturday, is that it didn‘t happen eight-and-a-half months ago.

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Uber Makes Confidential Filing for IPO, Setting Up Race Against Lyft

Uber confidentially filed paperwork to go public on Thursday, sources told several news outlets late Friday. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news that officially begins the countdown for one of the most hotly anticipated and biggest stock market debuts in history. Uber filed the paperwork on Thursday, the same day as its smaller rival Lyft, setting the stage for a race to see who will be the first to get to the public markets

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The Reason Prosecutors Hammered Michael Cohen Despite His Cooperation With Robert Mueller

On Friday, federal prosecutors from both the U.S. Attorney‘s Office for the Southern District of New York and Robert Mueller‘s Special Counsel‘s Office filed pleadings making sentencing recommendations in the two cases to which former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty-tax, bank fraud, and election law violations in New York and one count of lying to Congress brought by Mueller. Taken together, these are remarkable do

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John Kelly Will Leave White House by End of the Year, Trump Says

It was already seen as a done deal but President Donald Trump made it official Saturday. John Kelly, the retired Marine general, will be leaving his job as chief of staff by the end of the year. It marks the biggest name in the broad White House shakeup following the Republican losses in the midterm elections. ‘John Kelly will be leaving-I don‘t know if I can say ‘retiring‘,‘ Trump told reporters Saturday. ‘But

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Trump Tweets ‘NO COLLUSION‘ Morning After Filings Detail Russia Contacts

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to imply there was nothing for him to worry about in court filings that more than ever clearly laid out his campaign‘s contacts with Russia and implicated the commander in chief to a federal crime. But the president pushed an alternate, all-caps version of reality Saturday morning: ‘AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over 30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!&

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Mapping the Mueller Investigation, and Mapping Native Lands

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And Now, James Comey

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George Conway Ridicules Trump for Saying Court Filing ‘Totally Clears the President‘

Shortly after federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York filed their sentencing memo for President Donald Trump‘s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, the commander in chief took to Twitter to share his interpretation of what the document meant for him. ‘Totally clears the President,‘ Trump wrote. ‘Thank you!‘

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The 35 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Home Cook

When you‘re trying to come up withgift ideas for someone who likes to cook, you want to find something that‘s both personal and practical. But finding agift for a home cookthat strikes that balance can be hard, especially if you‘re the kind of person whose fridge is filled with takeout containers. That‘s why we‘ve gathered 35 of the best gifts for every type of home cook on your list-from the newbie who just wants to

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Hannibal Buress and Marina Franklin Talk Consensual Sex, Chicago, and Stand-Up

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The Yellow Vests and Golden Passports Edition

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High Time for Impeachment?

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Federal Prosecutors Push for Harsh Sentence for Michael Cohen, Accuse Him of Holding Back Information

Federal prosecutors in New York are arguing that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who sat for hours of interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigators, should still get a ‘substantial‘ sentence of just a little less than four years in prison, according to a memo filed Friday to the U.S. district court in Manhattan.

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Finally, NYC Is Doing Right by Lyft and Uber Drivers

Did you ever wonder how much your Uber driver is making?Or how it is that so many drivers are always available whenever you need them? Well, New York City‘s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) had those same questions, and it commissioned a report to find out the answers. The results led them to take a bold and desperately needed step earlier this week, when New York City became the first city in the country to take action to protect worker

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