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Mueller is reportedly investigating Jared Kushner's efforts to seek foreign financing for his family's business

Mueller is reportedly investigating Jared Kushner's efforts to seek foreign financing for his family's business

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating contacts between White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and foreign investors during the transition period, CNN reported. In particular, Mueller is
'Their blood is on your hands': Parkland high school students hit back at Trump for blaming Democrats and the FBI for the shooting

'Their blood is on your hands': Parkland high school students hit back at Trump for blaming Democrats and the FBI for the shooting

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the site of a shooting on Wednesday that left 17 people dead, slammed President Donald Trump's response. Trump has suggested the FBI wasn't
Trump just signaled an openness to move on gun control after the Florida high-school shooting

Trump just signaled an openness to move on gun control after the Florida high-school shooting

President Donald Trump is open to supporting legislation on gun background checks, the White House said Monday. The president had spoken with Sen. John Cornyn about the legislation on Friday. Trump
Ivanka Trump is reportedly going to get a lavish, First Lady-style welcome at the Winter Olympics — in the hope she'll persuade Trump to visit North Korea

Ivanka Trump is reportedly going to get a lavish, First Lady-style welcome at the Winter Olympics — in the hope she'll persuade Trump to visit North Korea

South Korea plans to roll out the red carpet for Ivanka Trump when she visits the country next week, according to local media. The South Korean president plans to greet her in person, and accompany
Over 200 years ago, a US president served 2 cabinet posts at the same time

Over 200 years ago, a US president served 2 cabinet posts at the same time

• US President James Monroe was the only person to ever simultaneously fill two Cabinet positions. • He served as both Secretary of State and Secretary of War during the War of 1812. • His actions
20 US presidents who belonged to shadowy secret societies

20 US presidents who belonged to shadowy secret societies

• A good number of US presidents have belonged to secret societies over the years. • In fact, a whopping 14 presidents were Freemasons. • But others belonged to a range of secret societies, from
Theresa May announces plan to slash tuition fees as experts warn policy does not 'add up'

Theresa May announces plan to slash tuition fees as experts warn policy does not 'add up'

Theresa May announces plans to review the entire post-18 education system. The prime minister says English students face one of the world's most expensive systems and hints fees could be slashed for
Idaho is making a radical healthcare change that 'transparently violates federal law' — and it leaves Trump with a dilemma

Idaho is making a radical healthcare change that 'transparently violates federal law' — and it leaves Trump with a dilemma

Blue Cross of Idaho has announced health-insurance plans that do not conform with all rules of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The Trump administration could step in and enforce the ACA,
All of the US presidents, ranked from tallest to shortest in one animation

All of the US presidents, ranked from tallest to shortest in one animation

In January 2018, the "girther movement" erupted on Twitter. The conspiracy theory claims that Donald Trump's height and weight are not what he or his doctors say they are. According to his full
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: The 25 candidates for president in 2016

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: The 25 candidates for president in 2016

It seems like just yesterday that the US was in the midst of the wild and unpredictable 2016 presidential election cycle. The fight featured some of the biggest names in American politics as well as a
Tillerson pledged to keep up the 'maximum pressure' campaign on North Korea — but offered them a way out

Tillerson pledged to keep up the 'maximum pressure' campaign on North Korea — but offered them a way out

During an episode of "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Rex Tillerson hailed the US's North Korea strategy. The Trump administration has been pursuing a "maximum pressure" approach to Kim Jong Un's government
Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson

Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson

Foreign secretary pictured meeting Russian 'diplomat' suspected to be intelligence agent. Sergey Nalobin described Johnson as a "good friend." Johnson has also been pictured with another suspected
The head of a Eurozone central bank has been detained in an anti-corruption raid

The head of a Eurozone central bank has been detained in an anti-corruption raid

Latvia's central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics detained and questioned by anti-corruption police in the Baltic state. Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis confirmed that Rimsevics had been
The incredibly complex Italian election is just 2 weeks away — here’s a simplified version of what you need to know

The incredibly complex Italian election is just 2 weeks away — here’s a simplified version of what you need to know

Italy's 2018 general election is just over two weeks away. The country's electoral system is notoriously complex, and a coalition government is almost guaranteed. New electoral laws come into force
Mueller just got another flip, and a former Trump campaign aide will reportedly testify against Paul Manafort

Mueller just got another flip, and a former Trump campaign aide will reportedly testify against Paul Manafort

A former top Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, agreed to plead guilty to fraud-related charges in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. Gates agreed to testify against the
A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China

A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China

The news website Axios reported on Sunday that a Secret Service member tackled a Chinese security official during President Donald Trump's trip to China in November. The incident reportedly began when
Brazil is taking an 'extreme measure' to confront crime in Rio — the first time it's done so since the country's dictatorship fell

Brazil is taking an 'extreme measure' to confront crime in Rio — the first time it's done so since the country's dictatorship fell

Days after the end of Rio's Carnival, Brazil's government has sent in the military to take command of public security in the state. It's the first such intervention since the country's dictatorship
Actor Jim Carrey has emerged as an unlikely political artist and activist — and has attracted over 17 million Twitter followers

Actor Jim Carrey has emerged as an unlikely political artist and activist — and has attracted over 17 million Twitter followers

Actor Jim Carrey has withdrawn from the spotlight in recent years to focus on painting. However, his Twitter is on the rise, with 17 million followers. Carrey regularly posts politically inspired
20 incredible photos from one of the most legendary war photographers of all time, who was killed on assignment during the Arab Spring

20 incredible photos from one of the most legendary war photographers of all time, who was killed on assignment during the Arab Spring

Photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed while photographing the conflict in Libya in 2011. He was a renowned photojournalist who covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sierra Leone, Egypt
Mitch McConnell predicts Republicans will lose seats in the midterm elections

Mitch McConnell predicts Republicans will lose seats in the midterm elections

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he thought the GOP would lose seats in the 2018 midterm elections. He attributed Republicans' problems to large funding gaps and a rising tide of liberal