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President Donald Trump
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Flynn Stops Sharing Info With Trump

Michael Flynn's lawyers have cut communications with President Trump's legal team regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with the probe

President Trump And First Lady Melania Hold National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

Trump's Thanksgiving Message

President Trump addressed the U.S. military in a special Thanksgiving message, thanking them for “having the tremendous courage to defend us and to defend freedom”


'Explosion' Detected Near Last Location of Argentine Sub

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue


Robert Mugabe Won't Face Prosecution, Zimbabwe Says

Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, as the country prepares to swear in new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's first new head of state in 37 years


These Are the Best Black Friday Deals

After browsing bargains from Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, J.C. Penney, Macy's, and the rest of the retail field, we've come up with a master list of the absolute best Black Friday deals


8 Rescued After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says a search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier


Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison

Joe Barton

Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Nude Photo Surfaces

Rep. Joe Barton has apologized after an anonymous user posted a nude photo of him on social media earlier this week. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," Barton said

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attends 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Elon Musk’s Just Won a $50 Million Bet

Elon Musk made a bet that he would be able to install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia within 100 days, or he would supply it for free. Musk had more than $50 million on the line

Sales Open On Black Friday

How Black Friday Mania Came to the U.K.

Before 2010, Black Friday didn’t exist in Britain. Now, the yearly retail sales bonanza is almost as ubiquitous in the U.K. as it is in the United States. And it shows little sign of slowing down

March Supporting Sexual Assault Victims Held In Los Angeles

U.N. Welcomes Flood of High-Profile Sex Abuse Cases

The U.N. women's agency hopes to capitalize on the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress, and boardrooms to put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world