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Source: Global News

MAGA hat-wearing Kentucky teen sues Washington Post for $250 million, alleging ‘McCarthyism’

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Nick Sandmann, the “Make America Great Again” hat-toting 16-year-old from Kentucky seen in a series of January videos that showed him smiling among a crowd of his dancing, laughing peers as he was approached by an Indigenous drummer near the Lincoln Memorial, is suing the Washington Post. Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, is suing the newspaper for $250 million in damages, alleging that it engaged in a “modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies,” according to legal documents posted online by lawyers Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry.

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Source: The Guradian

Stephen Colbert: 'Americans have lost track of how unusual Trump's behavior is'

Friday 17:15 GMT

It has swirled into a resigned malaise because, as the Times put it: “Americans have lost track of how unusual his behavior is.”. “Please don’t do that,” Colbert pleaded.

Robert Mueller may wrap up his investigation into Russia’s role in the election this week, Stephen Colbert opened on Wednesday’s Late Show. Late-night hosts examined a trio of perils: obstruction of justice, climate change and big pharma’s role in the opioid crisis.

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Source: Fox News

Mueller probe 'near the end game' amid shakeup at DOJ, sources say

Thursday 20:55 GMT

Exiting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Mueller probe for 18 months until the recent confirmation of AG William Barr, had said privately he intended to remain in his role until the Mueller report was delivered to Congress.

The DOJ has not confirmed it is planning an announcement on the inquiry, and neither Mueller's team nor the DOJ responded to Fox News' request for comment.

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Source: Fox News

Trump’s policy toward Russia makes McCabe’s 'asset' question ‘harder to justify,’ columnist says

Friday 08:04 GMT

President Trump’s policy toward Russia since taking office appears to make it ‘harder to justify’ the comments that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made, questioning whether or not Trump is a “Russian asset,” Eli Lake, a columnist for Bloomberg said.

Lake, who appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said McCabe’s theory may not hold water because the Trump administration has had a consistent policy of opposing Russia. “President Trump has appointed Russia hawks at the highest levels of the government,” Lake said.

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Source: Fox News

Trump administration 'exploring every legal option' to reclaim money from defunct California high-speed rail project

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it is exploring "every legal option" to reclaim $2.5 billion in federal funds spent by California on its now-defunct high-speed rail project, and also that it intends to cancel $928 million in federal grants not yet paid for the project to link Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

According to a timeline created by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), California voters in 2008 "first approved $9.95 billion in bonds for a first in the nation, 800-mile high-speed rail project with an initial cost estimate of $35 billion, to be completed by 2020."

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Source: Fox News

Some MIT students and professors object to celebrating computer center named after onetime Trump adviser

Thursday 20:55 GMT

Some 20 students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are demanding the cancellation of a three-day celebration for a new computer center.

The students and professors are calling on the college to apologize for inviting former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to campus on Feb. 28 to speak during the event. In an opinion piece in an MIT student publication, they said: “In addition to his well-known role in prolonging the Vietnam War, Kissinger also orchestrated secret bombing campaigns in Cambodia and Laos.


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