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How ‘Putin’s Cook’ Fed America’s Appetite for Disinformation

How ‘Putin’s Cook’ Fed America’s Appetite for Disinformation

In November 2013, three Russian political operatives flew from Moscow to New York. Over the next few days, the men toured Manhattan, took side trips to Washington and Detroit, drank vodka at a
North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says

North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un’s envoys earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but the North Koreans backed out, the Trump administration
Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted another guilty plea as prosecutors bear down on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates.
Is Corbyn Moving ‘Crab-Like’ Toward a Second Brexit Referendum?

Is Corbyn Moving ‘Crab-Like’ Toward a Second Brexit Referendum?

There are some in Jeremy Corbyn’s own Labour party who see him slowly shifting his position in favor of a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms

Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms

Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he again took up a rifle -- this time playing one of
Rwanda to Issue Mining Licenses to Boost Investment by a Fifth

Rwanda to Issue Mining Licenses to Boost Investment by a Fifth

Rwanda will issue 50 new licenses to mine metals including gold, tin and tantalum this year that may help boost investment in the East African nation by a fifth, the Rwanda Development Board said.
Mueller Describes Encrypted Talk in Russian, Deleted Emails

Mueller Describes Encrypted Talk in Russian, Deleted Emails

The lawyer who pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements gave no indication in court he’s cooperating with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

American Outdoor made the AR-15 used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The fund owned more than $500,000 of its stock.
Trump Says He Signed Memo to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

Trump Says He Signed Memo to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about signing a memorandum banning the use of "bump stocks" that allow semiautomatic rifles to be fired more rapidly. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Orders Ban of Rifle ‘Bump Stocks’ After Florida Shooting

Trump Orders Ban of Rifle ‘Bump Stocks’ After Florida Shooting

President Donald Trump ordered a ban on gun accessories known as “bump stocks” that allow semiautomatic rifles to be fired more rapidly, taking the administration’s first concrete measures in response
White House Acknowledges 2016 Russia Meddling But Denies Impact

White House Acknowledges 2016 Russia Meddling But Denies Impact

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged on Tuesday that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections but said the efforts didn’t play a role in President Donald Trump’s victory.
3M Settles Minnesota Lawsuit for $850 Million

3M Settles Minnesota Lawsuit for $850 Million

3M Co. has settled a lawsuit with Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson for $850 million, putting an end to eight years of litigation over a former Scotchgard ingredient that got into the state’s
Venezuela’s Main Opposition Parties to Boycott Presidential Vote

Venezuela’s Main Opposition Parties to Boycott Presidential Vote

Venezuela’s main opposition parties say they will shun this year’s presidential elections, claiming the vote has been rigged to guarantee a victory for President Nicolas Maduro.
Mueller Wins Fourth Guilty Plea as Ex-Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

Mueller Wins Fourth Guilty Plea as Ex-Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

A London-based lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to U.S. officials investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election about his contacts with Rick Gates, a former associate of onetime
May Under Pressure After Tory Hardliners Demand Clean Brexit

May Under Pressure After Tory Hardliners Demand Clean Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a potentially dangerous outcry from 62 members of her own party who are demanding a quick, clean break from the European Union, just as she tries to finalize her
Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner Stirs Firestorm With Ex-Fugitive Senate Pick

Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner Stirs Firestorm With Ex-Fugitive Senate Pick

Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stirred up a hornets’ nest of social media outrage by listing a one-time fugitive union leader as a possible Senate pick ahead of
Congress 'Cowardly and Crippled,' Califano Says

Congress 'Cowardly and Crippled,' Califano Says

Former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph Califano Jr. discusses his book "Our Damaged Democracy: We The People Must Act" with Bloomberg’s David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg
Mueller Puts Heat on Manafort, Charges Former Skadden Lawyer

Mueller Puts Heat on Manafort, Charges Former Skadden Lawyer

Berkeley Research Group Managing Director Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor, discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
AT&T Can't Get Evidence of White House Sway on Merger Suit

AT&T Can't Get Evidence of White House Sway on Merger Suit

AT&T Inc. lost its bid to uncover evidence the Trump administration may have influenced the government’s decision to challenge the company’s takeover of Time Warner Inc.
Ex-CFTC Counsel Is Likely Pick for Democratic Slot, Sources Say

Ex-CFTC Counsel Is Likely Pick for Democratic Slot, Sources Say

President Donald Trump is likely to name a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission official who played a key role in creating post-crisis rules to fill a Democratic slot at the U.S. derivatives