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Pope Defrocks Cardinal For Sexual Abuse Of Minors

The Guardian reports: A former Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal has been dismissed from the priesthood after the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors in a sign of an increasingly hardline stance taken by the church. Theodore McCarrick, 88, one of the prominent figures in the church, was defrocked just days before an unprecedented global summit of bishops …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix fame have released the lastest music video from their side project Superfruit. The musical duo enlisted Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon to star in a video for their cover of When in Rome’s “The Promise.” The video opens with Grassi and Hoying sitting on the bleachers outside an ice-skating rink, …

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Mueller Recommends Up To 24 Years For Manafort

USA Today reports: Russia special counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge on Friday to send former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to prison for between 20 and 24 years for his conviction on multiple financial fraud charges. Prosecutors also urged a federal judge in Virginia to move forward with the sentencing, which could amount to a life term for …

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WH Denies Trump Aide Knew About Undocumented Workers At Trump Golf Resort He Managed For Years

The New York Daily News reports: White House social media czar Dan Scavino didn’t know undocumented immigrants worked at President Trump’s Westchester County golf course even though he managed the upscale club, an administration official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, flatly denied Scavino had any clue that at least 30 immigrants without proper work papers …

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New Mueller Filing Connects Roger Stone To Wikileaks

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing that search warrants have uncovered communications that connect longtime GOP operative Roger Stone to “Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1,” which is widely believed to be WikiLeaks. Mueller made the disclosure in a filing Friday arguing that Stone’s case is properly related to the one involving Russian military …

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New Jersey AG Subpoenas Trump Inaugural Records

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which issued …

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SPAIN: Beleaguered Socialist PM Calls New Election

Reuters reports: With his left-wing coalition government fractured over Catalonia’s drive for independence, Spain’s Socialist prime minister was forced Friday to call for a new general election in April. A new election likely will result in a far-right political party taking seats in Spain’s parliament for the first time since the nation’s transition to democracy after the Franco dictatorship ended …

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Coulter: The Only Emergency Is That Trump Is An Idiot

The Hill reports: Ann Coulter fired back at President Trump on Friday, stating that “the only national emergency is that our president is an idiot” in a radio interview on Friday afternoon. Coulter was responding to Trump’s comment earlier on Friday calling out the conservative firebrand as being “off the reservation.” He made the remark during a press conference at …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Interviewed By Mueller Team

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday. “The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” Sanders said in response to a question from CNN. The interview is one …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Factory Near Chicago, Multiple Victims Reported, Gunman Is Apprehended

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: An active shooting situation has been reported at the Henry Pratt Company in southwest suburban Aurora in Kane County. The Henry Pratt company is located in the 400 block of South Highland Avenue. The shooting was confirmed by Kane County Sheriff. At approximately 2:20 p.m., several SWAT officers were visible outside the Henry Pratt building and …

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