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President Trump Departs The White House En Route To California
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Trump Goes After Mueller

President Donald Trump questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and raised doubts about whether Andrew McCable, a fired top FBI official kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump

"Cirque Du Soleil's Totem" Dress Rehearsal

Cirque du Soleil Artist Dies After Fall

A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling onstage during a show in Tampa, Fla. Yann Arnaud, a longtime aerialist for Cirque du Soleil, fell while performing the aerial straps number during the show VOLTA

Trump And Pence Host Irish Taoiseach For Annual Friends Of Ireland Luncheon

Trump's Opiod Plan Includes the Death Penalty

President Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law. Other penalties include reducing the amount of drugs needed to trigger mandatory minimum sentences

Black Panther

Black Panther Stays on Top of Box Office

Black Panther has become the first film since 2000's Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. According to studio estimates, it grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend

Tech And Media Elites Attend Allen And Company Annual Meetings In Idaho

Calls for Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Over 'Data Breach'

Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K. criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users

Multiple Fatalities Reported After Collapse Of Pedestrian Bridge In Miami

All 6 Victims Recovered in FIU Bridge Collapse

Police released the names of five victims discovered in the debris of the collapsed bridge at Florida International University. An additional victim's wife wrote about her husband's death on Facebook

Trump Lawyer on Mueller Probe: 'Just End It'

President Trump’s personal lawyer said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should shut down the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign. "Just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations"

Directly Above Shot Of Coffee On Yellow Background

No, Coffee and Tea Aren't Actually Dehydrating

When you want to quench your thirst, you probably don't reach for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. But despite what you've heard, coffee and caffeinated tea are not dehydrating, experts say

James Comey Before Senate Intelligence Committee

James Comey Fires Back at Trump Tweets

"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon," Comey wrote in response to Trump. "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not"