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Officials: New Info Indicates Sessions Has Been ‘Misleading’

July 22, 2017 |

Jeff Sessions has insisted his meetings with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign had nothing to do with the campaign—but the ambassador is saying otherwise. Sergey Kislyak told his superiors that during two conversations with Sessions, who was a senator at the time and also serving as…
Newser

3 Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

July 20, 2017 |

A report last year warned that match-fixing was a problem in tennis. But at Wimbledon? The sport’s independent watchdog group said Wednesday that three matches during this year’s event seemed a little fishy and are being investigated, reports USA Today . The Tennis Integrity Unit didn’t name names, but it said…
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8th Attendee of Trump Jr. Meeting Has Been ID’d

July 18, 2017 |

The eighth—and potentially final—attendee of a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising information harmful to Hillary Clinton has been identified as Ike Kaveladze, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 52-year-old was born in the republic of Georgia under the Soviet Union and…
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Two VIP Billionaires Teamed Up to Run Luxury Hotels. It’s Been a Slog

July 17, 2017 |

Bill Gates and Prince al-Waleed bought Four Seasons for $ 3.8 billion near a market peak, feuded over matters large and small, then made up. Inside a rare partnership of giants.
WSJ.com: US Business

Trump’s polices were expected to hit the travel industry hard. That hasn’t exactly been the case

July 8, 2017 |

Only a month after Donald Trump took over the presidency, travel executives predicted his call for a ban on travel from several largely Muslim countries and his promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would make international travelers feel unwelcome in the United States.

But new data…


L.A. Times – Business

‘AK-47 Bandit’ May Have Finally Been Caught, Thanks to Call With Mom

June 29, 2017 |

Richard Gathercole was arrested June 20 after he allegedly tried to shoot a Kansas state trooper who was attempting to pull him over due to an obscured vehicle registration. But thanks to a phone call with his mother from jail, authorities now believe Gathercole is also responsible for more—much…
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Expert: ‘Democracy has been suspended’ in Venezuela

June 28, 2017 |

CNN’s Jim Sciutto speaks with Phil Gunson, a senior analyst for International Crisis Group, about human rights abuses in Venezuela.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Clock Trapped in Wall Has Been Beeping for 13 Years

June 19, 2017 |

A homeowner outside Pittsburgh, Penn., has a rather jolting daily reminder of a construction mistake he made nearly 13 years ago. CBS Pittsburgh reports that Jerry Lynn of Ross Township accidentally dropped an alarm clock between the walls during a home improvement project in the fall of 2004. Though it’s…
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