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Russia warns of direct clash with West over Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia said on Monday that U.S., British and French military support for Ukraine has pushed the world to the brink of a direct clash between the world's biggest nuclear powers that could end in catastrophe. President Vladimir Putin's 2022 invasion of Ukraine has touched off the worst breakdown in relations between Russia and the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, according to Russian and U.S. diplomats. Just two days after U.S. lawmakers approved billions of dollars in ...

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Witness in Trump's classified documents case asked FBI not to record interview

55 minutes ago A witness who spoke to federal investigators about Donald Trump was so afraid of repercussions for cooperating with the FBI that he asked agents not to record his voluntary interview. The FBI officials were speaking to the witness — whose name is redacted in documents — as part of their probe into how documents with classification markings ended up at the former president’s Palm Beach, Florida home long after the end of his term in office. According to a copy of an FD-302 — ...

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Donald Trump Will Be Forced to Listen to Secret Recording

Published Apr 22, 2024 at 1:42 PM EDT Donald Trump will be forced to hear an audio recording taken by his ex-attorney Michael Cohen ahead of the 2016 election during his hush money payment trial, prosecutors said. The second week of Trump's first criminal trial began on Monday, with the former president facing charges of falsifying business documents for allegedly making a hush money payment to adult-film actor Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 campaign. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bra ...

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Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he'd be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say

Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he’d be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say By Tierney Sneed and Holmes Lybrand, CNN Published 6:17 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2024 (CNN) — Donald Trump’s valet Walt Nauta was told that if he was charged with lying to the FBI, the former president would pardon him when he won a second term in 2024, according to notes from an interview with a witness in the federal classified documents investigation. … A redacted summary of t ...

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Chechen leader Kadyrov suffering from pancreatic necrosis, says Russian media outlet

The Russian socio-political newspaper Novaya Gazeta Europe has reported that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is seriously ill with pancreatic necrosis with no hope of recovery. Kadyrov is sick, and the Kremlin faces a serious problem: how to painlessly prepare Russia’s most troublesome region for a change of power that may occur very soon." In October, Kadyrov disappeared from the public eye, with anonymous Telegram channels reporting that the Chechen leader was in poor health, possibly du ...

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Biden Got Everything He Wanted from Congress

(Political Wire) Punchbowl News: “House Republicans came into the 118th Congress with big plans. They were going to cut taxes and spending, impeach President Joe Biden and members of his Cabinet and use their leverage to force Democrats to accept stringent new border security and immigration policies. In short, they were going to shake up Washington, with Biden as their main focus. That didn’t happen. Instead, Biden has gotten pretty much everything he’s asked for from this Congress without having to concede much in return. True, it’s taken a while as the dysfunctional House slowly churned its way through the past 15-plus months. Yet in the end, Biden has emerged as the big winner.”

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House Republicans Blame Right Wing for Lack of Border Wins

(Political Wire) “A growing number of House Republicans are accusing their conservative colleagues of enabling Democratic wins, especially after this weekend’s foreign aid votes,” Axios reports. “Multiple members believe they could have gotten concessions from Democrats on border policy in exchange for Ukraine funding, only to be blown up by backlash from conservatives.”

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Hakeem Jeffries emerges as Congress' shadow speaker

(Axios) Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) found himself in an unusual position for a minority leader last week: It was he, not the House speaker, who had the ultimate power to decide whether legislation came to the floor. Democrats got everything they wanted – a $95 billion foreign aid bill, the credit for passing it, and adversaries more divided than ever. In their telling, that total victory wasn't a sure thing. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a master legislative tactician, heaped praise on her successor: "He is fabulous. We're so proud of him."

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Peckerpalooza: Former Enquirer publisher is crucial to Trump's hush money trial -- here's why

(Alternet) With 12 jurors and six alternative jurors having been sworn in, opening statements in former President Donald Trump's hush money/falsifying business records trial are expected to begin on Monday, April 22. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. alleges that Trump falsified business records when hush money payments were made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election. The first witness in the case, according to NBC News, is likely to be former National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker.

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Climate change a health risk for 70% of world's workers, UN warns

11 min ago - Updated on: April 22, 2024 / 4:49 PM EDT More than 70% of workers around the world face climate change-related health risks, with more than 2.4 billion people likely to be exposed to excessive heat on the job, according to a report released Monday by ... (CBS News)

Columbia's President May Face a Censure Resolution

4 hrs ago - In February, Nemat Shafik, the president of Columbia University, told the school’s senate that she sensed a “low level of trust” in the administration. There was a feeling, Dr. Shafik said, that “the administration is the enemy,&# ... (NY Times)

FTC Blocks $8.5 Billion Deal Uniting Coach, Michael Kors

4 hrs ago - The Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued to block the merger of two premium handbag makers, saying the merger would give the combined firm too much power in the market for accessible luxury satchels. In blocking Tapestry’s $8.5 billion acquis ... (Wall Street Journal)

Vice President Harris announces final rules mandating minimum standards for nursing home staffing

7 hrs ago - By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Apr. 22, 2024 at 12:51 PM CDT|Updated: 7 hours ago .................................. Vice President Kamala Harris announced the final rules on Monday before a trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she will talk to nursing home ... (wbay.com)

Trump hush money trial transcripts to be made public

7 hrs ago - New York Courts will be posting the transcripts of Donald Trump's historic hush money trial. Each day's transcripts will be posted online and publicly available before the end of the following business day, "to ensure broad and continuous public acce ... (New York Daily News)

Biden's Lead Grows In New Poll

8 hrs ago - A new poll released by Marist has demonstrated that President Biden's momentum is growing in the polls. The new poll, which observed 1,047 registered voters across America found that in a head-to-head with Donald Trump, President Biden leads by a 3% ... (Meidas Touch)

Trump Was Warned to Return Records to Archives, Unsealed Documents Say

8 hrs ago - April 22, 2024 Updated 6:55 p.m. ET In late November 2021, as officials at the National Archives were trying to persuade former President Donald J. Trump to return a trove of records he had taken from the White House when he left office, one of Mr. T ... (New York Times)

Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he'd be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say

9 hrs ago - Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he’d be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say By Tierney Sneed and Holmes Lybrand, CNN Published 6:17 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2024 (CNN) — Donald Trump’s valet Walt ... (CNN)

Jack Smith urges Mar-a-Lago judge not to make government cave to Trump's discovery demands, 'corrects' defense theories

9 hrs ago - Apr 22nd, 2024, 6:00 pm Special counsel Jack Smith on Monday implored the judge in charge of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents case not to force the government into complying with defense discovery motions. In January, attorn ... (Law & Crime)

Consumers may soon get access to a share of $8.8 billion in Inflation Reduction Act home energy rebates

9 hrs ago - Published Mon, Apr 22 2024 2:22 PM EDT Updated 3 Hours Ago Rebates tied to home energy efficiency and created by the Inflation Reduction Act may start flowing to many consumers within months. The federal government is issuing $8.8 billion for Home ... (CNBC)

FBI code name for Trump classified documents probe was 'Plasmic Echo,' court records show

10 hrs ago - Published 6:01 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2024 CNN — Plasmic Echo – a name that could conceivably work for 1970s rock band or could describe the supernatural goo left behind by the ghosts chased in the movie “Ghostbusters” – app ... (CNN Politics)

Ground beef potentially contaminated with E. coli, USDA warns

10 hrs ago - April 22, 2024, 3:40 PM A public health alert has been issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service for ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Raw ground beef produced by Greater Omah ... (ABC News/GMA)

Witness in Trump's classified documents case asked FBI not to record interview

11 hrs ago - 55 minutes ago A witness who spoke to federal investigators about Donald Trump was so afraid of repercussions for cooperating with the FBI that he asked agents not to record his voluntary interview. The FBI officials were speaking to the witness &#1 ... (UK Independent)

Donald Trump Will Be Forced to Listen to Secret Recording

11 hrs ago - Published Apr 22, 2024 at 1:42 PM EDT Donald Trump will be forced to hear an audio recording taken by his ex-attorney Michael Cohen ahead of the 2016 election during his hush money payment trial, prosecutors said. The second week of Trump's first cr ... (Newsweek)

Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale

12 hrs ago - By WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Updated 11:25 AM CDT, April 22, 2024 NEW YORK (AP) — Express Inc — once a trendsetter of casual office attire that has struggled to compete with the likes of Zara and H&M — has ... (AP)

Russia-linked hacking group claims to have targeted Indiana water plant

12 hrs ago - Published 4:08 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2024 CNN — Hackers targeted a wastewater treatment plant in Indiana on Friday evening, prompting plant managers to send maintenance personnel to investigate the suspicious activity, a local official told CN ... (CNN Politics)

Jan. 6 rioter with 'I heart TRUMP' hat and a Confederate flag gets prison for assaults on officers

12 hrs ago - April 22, 2024, 3:41 PM EDT WASHINGTON — A Jan. 6 defendant who brought a Confederate flag to the Capitol and wore an "I ❤️ TRUMP" beanie as he assaulted police officers with chemical spray, partially blinding two of them for hours ... (NBC News)

Art Deduction Scams Targeted in IRS Crackdown on Rich Tax Cheats

13 hrs ago - April 22, 2024, 4:35 AM EDT The next step in the IRS’s crackdown on wealthy tax cheats is going after inflated art valuations that produce outsized deductions. The IRS has added improper art write-offs to its annually updated “dirty dozen& ... (Bloomberg Law)

Chechen leader Kadyrov suffering from pancreatic necrosis, says Russian media outlet

13 hrs ago - The Russian socio-political newspaper Novaya Gazeta Europe has reported that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is seriously ill with pancreatic necrosis with no hope of recovery. Kadyrov is sick, and the Kremlin faces a serious problem: how to painlessl ... (Ukrainska Pravda)

Russia warns of direct clash with West over Ukraine

13 hrs ago - MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia said on Monday that U.S., British and French military support for Ukraine has pushed the world to the brink of a direct clash between the world's biggest nuclear powers that could end in catastrophe. President Vladimir Putin' ... (Reuters)

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