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Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to “do it right” during his Senate confirmation hearing and “take it to the appropriate conclusion,” while taking pointed swipes at what he called “mercenary critics,” politicians and the news media. “It’s not our job to…MORE

Warren and Sanders pounce as Biden enters the race

Joe Biden is in — and the knives are out. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts welcomed the former vice president to the 2020 Democratic primary on Thursday by reminding voters of their old clashes over the nation’s bankruptcy laws. “I got in that fight because (families) just didn’t have anyone and Joe Biden was on…MORE

John Havlicek, Celtics legend and eight-time NBA champ, dies at 79

Basketball Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA champion John Havlicek, one of the greatest Boston Celtics players of all time, has died at age 79, the team announced. Havlicek, 16th all-time on the NBA scoring list, was voted in 1996 to the league’s honor roll of top 50 players in the first 50 years of…MORE

‘Gotham’ finale leaps into the Dark Knight

The following contains spoilers about the “Gotham” series finale. “Gotham” was created with a Batman-shaped donut hole at its center — a Fox drama constructed around the city Bruce Wayne calls home, only years before he became the Dark Knight. So there was something intriguing but forced about the April 25 series finale, which jumped…MORE

Taylor Swift announces her new song ‘ME!’

We finally know Taylor Swift‘s big surprise. Swifties can stream the pop star’s new single “ME!” starting at midnight Eastern Time. For almost two weeks, Swift has been posting a new clue on her Instagram account every day with the caption: “4.26.” She even launched a countdown clock across her platforms teasing the big unveiling.…MORE

Trump’s acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program ‘f—-d up’

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program “f—-d up,” but made clear that he wasn’t referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was “awesome,” according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday. Shanahan’s comments were detailed…MORE

Measles quarantine issued at two California universities

A measles quarantine was ordered Thursday at two public universities in Los Angeles in an effort to try to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. The order was issued at UCLA and Cal State LA for students and staff exposed to a confirmed case of measles and who cannot prove they have been…MORE

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s Title X abortion ‘gag rule’

A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s abortion clinic referral restriction, according to a news release by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The revised regulations to the Title X family planning program prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from talking about abortion with patients or referring…MORE

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin found guilty after fooling banks and New York’s elite

A woman was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 from banks and friends while posing as a German heiress and scamming her way into New York society, the Manhattan District Attorney said. Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, was convicted Thursday of attempted grand larceny, three grand larceny counts and a misdemeanor charge…MORE

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