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Twitter Doubles Character Limit For All Users

USA Today reports: Our commander-in-chief is going to have a lot more room to tweet. Twitter announced Tuesday it will roll out a 280-character limit for single tweets after testing the option among a handful of users since September. The new character limit applies to languages where cramming is an issue, such as English. The change won’t apply to Chinese, ...

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Texas Mass Shooter Once Escaped From Mental Health Facility While Awaiting Military Court Martial

ABC affiliate WFAA reports: The gunman in the worst mass killing in Texas history escaped from a mental health institution in New Mexico, threatened his Air Force chain of command while facing military charges of domestic violence, and “had already been caught sneaking firearms onto” an air base, according to a 2012 El Paso Police Department report obtained by WFAA. ...

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Joe Biden: I Still Don’t Know About 2020 Bid

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: When asked whether he would run for president in “three short years,” former Vice President Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, made the sign of the cross over his heart and laughed. But he didn’t rule it out entirely. “Yes, I think I’m qualified, but that doesn’t mean I should be president or that I will ...

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Billionaire Robert Mercer Revealed To Have Funded Breitbart With War Chest Parked In Offshore Tax Haven

The Guardian reports: Leaked documents and newly obtained public filings show how the billionaire Mercer family built a $60m war chest for conservative causes inside their family foundation by using an offshore investment vehicle to avoid US tax. The offshore vehicle was part of a network of companies in the Atlantic tax haven of Bermuda led by Robert Mercer, the ...

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Secretary Wilbur Ross: Just Because I Hold Stake In A Company Run By Putin’s Family Doesn’t Make It Evil

The Guardian reports: Wilbur Ross denied on Monday that he had done anything wrong after revelations from the Paradise Papers that he has significant investments in a shipping company that does business with Vladmir Putin’s son-in-law and his sanctioned inner circle. “There is nothing wrong with it. The fact that it happens to be called a Russian company doesn’t mean ...

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Texas Police: Mass Shooter Was In Domestic Argument With Mother-In-Law, Sent Her Threatening Texts

The New York Daily News reports: Gunman Devin Kelley was embroiled in a “domestic situation” with his mother-in-law, who attended the Texas church where he killed 26 people before shooting himself, authorities said Monday. Kelley sent his estranged mother-in-law “threatening texts” sometime before he attacked the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public ...

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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Deal Falls Apart

Reuters reports: Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said over the weekend they have called off merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless company to rival market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own. The announcement marks the latest failed attempt to combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, as Sprint parent ...

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Leaked Docs Show Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Holds Undisclosed Stake In Company Run By Putin’s Family

NBC News reports: Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary in the Trump administration, shares business interests with Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, and he failed to clearly disclose those interests when he was being confirmed for his cabinet position. Ross — a billionaire industrialist — retains an interest in a shipping company, Navigator Holdings, that was partially owned by his former investment ...

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Preet Bharara: Paul Manafort Will Likely Flip On Trump

Raw Story reports: Appearing on CNN, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller hit former Trump campaign chair Paul Manfort with so many charges, that he is likely talking with his lawyers about flipping on President Donald Trump to get a favorable plea deal. “Investigators will make an approach, say ‘we have good evidence against you,’ ...

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Pelosi: Impeachment Shouldn’t Be A Priority [VIDEO]

Politico reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that even if Democrats were to retake control of the House in the 2018 elections, pushing for impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump would not be one of their legislative priorities. “It’s not someplace that I think we should go,” Pelosi, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said of whether ...

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Donna Brazile: I Never Said DNC Was “Rigged” And Those Who Want Me To Shut Up Can Go To Hell [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said she found “no evidence” that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary process was fixed, taking issue with the use of the word “rigged” by others. “I found no evidence, none, whatsoever,” Brazile told ABC’s “This Week.” “The only thing I found, which I said, I found the cancer, ...

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Trump Hires 70 Foreign Workers At Mar-A-Lago

America first! The Palm Beach Post reports: Like other Palm Beach County employers who staff their clubs with foreign workers, President Donald Trump is boosting the number of employees he’s bringing from overseas this winter. Trump won permission to hire 70 maids, cooks and servers at the Mar-a-Lago Club for the 2017-18 tourist season, according to newly released data from ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted By Neighbor

USA Today reports: Police say they’ve arrested a man who intentionally assaulted U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, causing a minor injury. Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, is charged with one count of fourth-degree assault and is being held in the Warren County Detention Center, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. Police responded to a report of an ...

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Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow Vows To Attempt To Stop Mueller If Probe Turns To Trump’s Personal Finances

Politico reports: The president’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, told POLITICO on Thursday he is primed to lodge formal objections with either Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the Russia investigation took a wide or unexpected detour into issues like an old Trump real-estate deal. “We’d view that as outside the scope of legitimate inquiry,” Sekulow said. “We’d raise ...

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The Simpsons Trolls Trump On Puerto Rico [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: The Simpsons‘ resident bartender Moe helped step up relief efforts for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria with a video that both raised money and trolled Donald Trump. In the minute-long video, Moe personally addressed San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who clashed with Trump in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane. Moe also subtly mocked Trump, who ...

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Trump’s Longtime Bodyguard Keith Schiller To Face House Intel Panel About 2013 Moscow #Pissgate Trip

The Washington Post reports: One of President Trump’s most trusted confidants, a security chief who served as his sounding board for nearly two decades, will face questions from congressional investigators next week about Trump’s 2013 trip to Moscow, according to people familiar with their plans. The excursion is at the center of some of the most salacious allegations in a ...

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Both Bushes Roast “Blowhard” Trump In New Book

CNN reports: Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: “He’s a blowhard.” And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.” Those stinging comments mark the first time the former presidents are speaking out about Trump in ...

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Carter Page Changes His Story On Russian Meetings

The New York Times reports: Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, met Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip he took to Moscow, according to testimony he gave on Thursday to the House Intelligence Committee. Shortly after the trip, Mr. Page sent an email to at least one Trump campaign aide describing insights he ...

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New Federal Climate Change Report Contradicts Trump Administration: It’s Real And Humans Are Causing It

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday detailing the growing threats of climate change. The report stands in stark contrast to the administration’s efforts to downplay humans’ role in global warming, withdraw from an international climate accord and reverse Obama-era policies aimed at curbing U.S. greenhouse-gas output. The White House did not seek to ...

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