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Reporter: Here’s a Tape of Trump Conning Me in 1980s

April 21, 2018 |

Legend has it that Donald Trump used to pose as his own PR person back in the 1980s and ’90s and phone reporters to talk about how great Trump was. Now a former reporter for Forbes magazine is offering up a taped phone conversation he had with “John Barron” in…
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‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

April 21, 2018 |

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new book on Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election, and one anecdote in particular from it was getting attention on Friday. It’s from election night, when Chozick writes in Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling that…
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After Deadly Flight, Southwest Passengers Will Get $5K

April 21, 2018 |

Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $ 5,000 check, and a $ 1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion. Chairman Gary Kelly says in the letter that the money is to help cover any…
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His Epic Vacation Seemed Too Good to be True. It Was

April 21, 2018 |

The emails from Chris Smith to family and friends began in June 2010 with seemingly happy news: The 30-year-old wrote that he was flush with $ 1 million cash after selling out his half of an ad company to his partner and was embarking on an epic world journey by yacht…
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North Korea Makes Big Move on Nukes

April 20, 2018 |

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday local time, per the AP .The country says it’s making the move…
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Comey Investigated Over Possible Classified Breach

April 20, 2018 |

When James Comey gave four memos to a friend detailing his interactions with President Trump, he took pains to make sure they contained no classified information, the former FBI chief told Congress last year. However, the Justice Department is now investigating whether he was wrong about that, reports the Wall…
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Natalie Portman Causes Ruckus in Native Israel

April 20, 2018 |

Israeli-born Natalie Portman has set off a controversy in her native country with a decision to skip a prestigious award ceremony there for political reasons. Portman had been scheduled to travel to Israel in June to receive the Genesis Prize, which NBC News notes is known as the “Jewish Nobel….
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Dow Falls Again as Apple Losing Streak Continues

April 20, 2018 |

A slump in big technology stocks helped pull US indexes lower on Wall Street Friday, extending the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 201 points, or 0.8%, to 24,462, per the A P. The Nasdaq composite fell 91 points, or 1….
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They Were Veteran Crabbers. Then, Gone Like ‘Dust in the Wind’

April 20, 2018 |

In between Alaska and Russia, in the middle of the Bering Sea, lie the Pribilof Islands, which the fishing vessel Destination was navigating around in the early morning of Feb. 11, 2017. At some point, however, the boat vanished, along with its crabbing crew of six—a mystery Stephanie May…
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Renowned DJ Avicii Dead at 28

April 20, 2018 |

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. TMZ calls the 28-year-old, real name Tim Bergling, “one of the most famous DJs in the world.” Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that Avicii died in Muscat, Oman, though the circumstances were unclear. Avicii…
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