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Source: The Guradian

Flynn texted during inauguration to suggest Russia sanctions would end, Democrat says

Thursday 20:02 GMT

As Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on Capitol Hill in January, his incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, sitting a few yards away, texted a former business partner to say that a nuclear power project that would require lifting sanctions on Russia was “good to go”, a senior House Democrat said in a letter released on Wednesday. Quoting a confidential informant, Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House oversight and government reform committee, wrote that Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners, told the informant that Flynn would see that the sanctions on Moscow were “ripped up”.

Source: Common Domain

In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken says he'll resign amid allegations of sexual misdeeds

Sunday 22:44 GMT

Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign his Senate seat, falling to a whirlwind of sexual misconduct allegations like those that have enmeshed other politicians, business leaders and media figures across the country in recent months.

In a brief but emotional speech on the Senate floor, with 22 Democratic colleagues and one Republican looking on, Franken invoked the accusations that have swirled around President Trump and the Republican candidate in next week’s special election for an Alabama seat in the Senate, Roy Moore.

Source: Fox News

More Clinton ties on Mueller team: One deputy attended Clinton party, another rep'd top aide

Saturday 22:47 GMT

MUELLER DEPUTY PRAISED DOJ OFFICIAL AFTER SHE DEFIED TRUMP TRAVEL BAN ORDER: 'I AM SO PROUD' . A spokesman for the special counsel told Fox News on Friday Weissmann is still a member of Mueller's team.

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Mueller investigator Andrew Weissmann, a former partner at WilmerHale, attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party last November at the Javits Center in New York City.

Source: The Guradian

US believed it would 'undoubtedly win' war with North Korea in 1994 – but with huge casualties

Saturday 17:17 GMT

Declassified documents published on Friday show that the United States believed its military and South Korea’s forces would “undoubtedly win” a conflict on the divided Korean peninsula, during a 1994 standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

“An all-out war with North Korea, nuclear war, even if China and Russia did not enter,” Perry said, “could still entail casualties approximating those of World War I or even World War II.”

Source: The Guradian

Arthur C Clarke at 100: still the king of science fiction

Saturday 12:42 GMT

Born on 16 December 1917, Arthur C Clarke lived long enough to see the year he and Stanley Kubrick made cinematically famous with 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it seemed for a while as though he might see in his centenary too: he was physically active (he had a passion for scuba diving), non-smoking, teetotal and always interested in and curious about the world.

Knighted in 2000, he is properly speaking Sir Arthur; but for the huge affection many in SF fandom have for him, he could almost be King Arthur.

Source: New York Times

U.S. Faces Withering Criticism at U.N. Over Jerusalem Decree

Saturday 06:03 GMT

The United States faced blunt and sometimes withering criticism from friends and adversaries alike at the United Nations on Friday over President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and his plans to move the American Embassy to the highly contested holy city.

Critics have said that recognizing Israel’s claim to Jerusalem without acknowledging a Palestinian claim broke with international consensus and prejudged the outcome of any negotiations.

Source: The Guradian

Lindsey Vonn suffers Winter Olympics scare with back injury

Sunday 05:11 GMT

Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G race in extreme pain on Saturday and was treated by race doctors for an apparent back injury.

The injury came just days after she made headlines for speaking out against Donald Trump, telling CNN that she wants to “represent the people of the United States, not the president” and would turn down the invitation to the White House traditionally put forth to the entire US Olympic team after next year’s Winter Games. “I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,” Vonn said.

Source: The Guradian

I love my girlfriend, but I want to have a threesome

Sunday 10:49 GMT

My girlfriend has a good sense of humour and says it’s just the nature of my sexuality, the same way it would be if I was gay.

There’s nothing wrong with monogamy, but if you’re lusting for further stimulation and your girlfriend doesn’t want to partner you down that road it’s time to reconsider for both your sakes. Perhaps you’ve wound up with Samantha Bond’s Miss Moneypenny when Famke Janssen’s voracious Xenia Onatopp would be the better match.

Source: The Guradian

Laureates gather in Stockholm for 2017 Nobel prize ceremony

Saturday 12:42 GMT

The 2017 Nobel laureates will be presented with their awards by the King of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm on Sunday.

Kazuo Ishiguro, author of novels including The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, will collect his medal for the Nobel prize in literature and the American economist Richard Thaler, best known for “nudge” theory, will collect the prize in economics. Several of the winners of this year’s Nobel science laureates – all white men – addressed the lack of diversity among those being recognised.

Source: The Guradian

‘I never knew whether I’d take my two premature babies home’

Saturday 12:42 GMT

Their portraits were among those to feature in a recent photography exhibition developed with help from staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London that offered a window on to the lives of premature babies and their families on the neonatal unit at St George’s.

Surrounded by the sickest infants, in a place where not all stories have a happy ending and those that do involve “trauma, anxiety and setbacks”, Courtney has now spent 17 weeks with her babies in special care (St George’s was the third of four hospitals to which she and the babies have been admitted).

Source: CBS News

Guilty until Proven Innocent

Sunday 10:49 GMT

"I was nervous for him due to the fact I knew he was a very innocent man behind bars with very bad criminals," she said."I had suicide all over me … for a while," Roosevelt Glenn said in tears.

"Having gone through all the evidence … there's nothing to me that, outside of the coveralls that really indicates that they're guilty," said Max.

Source: CBS News

Could DNA unlock answers in questionable conviction case?

Sunday 10:49 GMT

She investigated the questionable convictions of Darryl Pinkins and Roosevelt Glenn for the episode, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent."

The cases of Darryl Pinkins and Roosevelt Glenn were the first wrongful convictions overturned by a new DNA technology, and "48 Hours" was there to witness it.

Source: Fox News

There's room for all God's creatures, right next to my mashed potatoes...

Saturday 19:07 GMT

The other night at Buzzy’s 8 Ball Tavern & Pool Room, home of the all-day Happy Hour, the big argument at the corner booth was; Is a bone-in ribeye steak really better, and hence worth the extra coin, than a boneless ribeye?

Because at Buzzy’s we respect everybody’s God given right to express themselves, we sat and listened as the non-meat eaters explained to the carnivores why beef, really meat in general, is bad for us, our environment, the planet and, of course, those really tasty animals.

Source: Common Domain

After 15 years in prison, father is freed because of questionable evidence in shaken baby case

Sunday 10:49 GMT

A man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.

Johnson's attorneys have filed a motion seeking to have any new charges dismissed at his next hearing on Jan. 19, based on a lack of evidence beyond the experts' medical testimony.

Source: Fox News

Taxpayers paid $220G to settle suit alleging sexual harassment by Democratic rep, report says

Sunday 05:11 GMT

The Treasury Department paid $220,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former congressional staffer alleging sexual harassment by Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., it was reported Friday.

Franks' resignation followed a claim by a former aide that the congressman repeatedly asked her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to do so.

Source: Common Domain

Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: NBC News

Where are the lower prices that Amazon promised at Whole Foods?

Thursday 20:02 GMT
Source: NBC News

Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds'

Saturday 13:36 GMT
Source: NBC News

Lauren Conrad on the 5 gifts she's giving this year

Saturday 17:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Visa Spent a Year Developing a ‘Signature Sound’

Friday 09:57 GMT
Source: The Week

What makes the human mind so special?

Sunday 10:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Deals Help Barnes & Noble Education Make the Grade

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump Jr. won't discuss talks with dad about Russia meeting, lawmaker says

Friday 00:37 GMT

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