Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami. During Tuesday’s visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure of the Belgorod nuclear submarine at the Sevmash plant in […]

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IRS fails to meet congressional deadline for Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday failed to meet a congressional deadline for turning over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a court battle between Congress and the administration. The outcome, which was widely expected, could prompt House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard […]

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Osundairo Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys, Mark Geragos And Tina Glandian, For Defamation

Ola and Abel Osundairo, the brothers who were involved in the alleged hoax attack on Jussie Smollett, are suing two of the “Empire” actor’s attorneys for defamation, accusing Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian of falsely accusing them of an actual hate crime. Last month, Cook County prosecutors dropped disorderly conduct charges against Smollett, who had […]

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Acting DHS chief: Family separations ‘not worth it’ from enforcement perspective

Acting Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan said separating migrant families at the U.S. southern border is “not on the table,” and the policy was “not worth it” from an enforcement perspective. In his first network interview as acting DHS secretary to broadcast, McAleenan told NBC News’ Lester Holt on Tuesday, “We’re not pursuing that approach.” […]

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Ex-Trump official defies subpoena, Dems weigh contempt vote

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the White House is in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to ignore a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances . Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said he is consulting with other lawmakers and […]

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Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

COLOMBO April 21 (Reuters) – Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past 200, police and local media said. “Altogether we have information of 207 […]

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Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president

The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III details abundant evidence against President Trump, finding 10 episodes of potential obstruction but ultimately concluding it was not Mueller’s role to determine whether the commander in chief broke the law. “The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would […]

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