Manafort Suspected of Serving as Back Channel to Russia, DOJ Says

Prosecutors defend Mueller’s actions in pursuing Manafort Judge weighing whether Mueller exceeded his authority Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure…

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Never felt more like singing the blues: Gibson guitar firm files for bankruptcy

The maker of a cherished rock mainstay is seeking bankruptcy protection after diversification led to devastating financial fall Gibson Brands, the makers of rocks favourite Les Paul, SG and Flying V guitars, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing a devastating financial fall after its investments in consumer electronic brands failed…

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Javid replaces Rudd as home secretary

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Home Secretary Sajid Javid: “We will do right by the Windrush generation.” Sajid Javid has promised to “do whatever it takes” to put right problems faced by the Windrush generation after he succeeded Amber Rudd as home secretary. Mr Javid said…

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Feds could be coming for California’s over-budget bullet train

close Video California bullet train cost hiked by billions of dollars New reports reveal California’s bullet train construction project is costing $2.8 billion more than anticipated. What’s happening now and what it could mean in the future. The biggest boondoggle in California history is now under the microscope of the…

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5 takeaways on Michelle Wolf’s hugely controversial speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner

(CNN)Comedian Michelle Wolf’s savage takedown of everyone from President Donald Trump to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to the media was — and will be — the talk of Saturday Night’s White House correspondents’ dinner in Washington. Wolf had zero interest in playing to the room Introducing the “Daily…

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Mnuchin Sees Solid Treasuries Demand After Record U.S. Borrowing

Treasury sees stage set for growth pickup over near term CBO sees U.S. budget deficit rising to $1 trillion by 2020 Source: U.S. Treasury Department, Bloomberg The Treasury’s debt-management plans were figures released earlier this month. Tax and spending measures approved by Congress and President Donald Trump are expected to…

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Corbyn wants proof Russia poisoned spy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Absolute evidence’ needed in Salisbury poisoning case Jeremy Corbyn wants to see “incontrovertible evidence” before blaming Russia for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury. The Labour leader said it was “clear” the nerve agent used was “very similar”…

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