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Drug Kingpin El Chapo Found Guilty On All Charges

NBC News reports: Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was found guilty on Tuesday of crimes spanning more than a quarter of a century, during which prosecutors said he smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the U.S. After a nearly three-monthlong trial and six days of deliberations, a New York jury found the alleged Sinaloa cartel leader …

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Hillary Mocks Trump For Stealing Her Campaign Slogan

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused the GOP and President Trump of copying her 2016 campaign slogan on Tuesday. Clinton quoted a Monday night post from the GOP’s official Twitter account that featured the words “we’re only getting stronger together” with Trump superimposed on the image. Trump said the line during his rally Monday night in …

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WH Plots To Divert Unspent Funds To Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trump’s border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency. Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who …

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SPAIN: Sedition Trial Begins For Catalonia Separatists

The Associated Press reports: In what is being billed as Spain’s “trial of the century,” a dozen politicians and activists face charges in the Supreme Court over their involvement in Catalonia’s push for independence in 2017. The trial, which started Tuesday, sees those in the dock facing charges including rebellion and sedition. The trial is expected to last at least …

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John Oliver: Don’t Expect Trump To Lose In 2020

Newsweek reports: British comedian John Oliver thinks President Donald Trump could be in for a second term, calling those who think America is halfway through his presidency optimistic. The comedian made the comments on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “We just passed the midterm point in Trump’s hopefully first and only term.” Colbert told Oliver. …

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Fairfax Accuser Also Accuses Former NBA Star Of Rape

CNN reports: Meredith Watson, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape, also says she was raped by former Duke University basketball player Corey Maggette, according to her attorney. Maggette, who went on to play 14 seasons in the NBA and is now a freelance basketball analyst on Fox Sports West, denied the allegation in a statement to …

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Flight Attendants Union To Strike If Shutdown Resumes

“Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the shutdown ended, assuming that the crisis had passed. But as your flight attendant, I need to tell you the truth: Everyone is less safe flying today than we were before the shutdown. There is bipartisan support to keep the government open with stable, long-term funding. Americans overwhelmingly support this solution. “But …

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Top Lawmakers Huddle To Avert Another Shutdown

NBC News reports: Negotiations over funding for border security were stalled as the week began, with top appropriators from both parties were expected to huddle Monday to try and overcome the latest sticking point ahead of the Friday night deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Top Democratic appropriators Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were expected to …

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MAGA Brother Of Bezos’ Mistress Is Source Of Texts

The Daily Beast reports: The brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, supplied the couple’s racy texts to the National Enquirer, multiple sources inside AMI, the tabloid’s parent company, told The Daily Beast. Another source who has been in extensive communication with senior leaders at AMI confirmed that Michael Sanchez first supplied Bezos’ texts to the Enquirer. As The Daily …

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Fox Host: I Haven’t Washed My Hands In Ten Years

Raw Story reports: Fox News host Pete Hegseth explained on Sunday that he doesn’t wash his hands because “germs are not a real thing.” “My 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off air. I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever.” “I inoculate myself,” he …

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Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Grammys Appearance

“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes …

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GOP Rep. Walter “Freedom Fries” Jones Dies At Age 76

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an Eastern North Carolina congressman who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones, like his father, served his district for nearly a quarter-century. His death was confirmed by his office. Jones, …

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Mick Mulvaney: Another Shutdown Is Still On The Table

The Washington Examiner reports:  “The president has to sign a piece of legislation in order to keep the government open. He cannot sign everything they put in front of him. There will be some things that simply we couldn’t agree to,” Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “So the government …

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Pecker’s Lawyer: This Wasn’t Extortion Or Blackmail

The Daily Beast reports: An attorney for the publisher of the National Enquirer says the person who leaked text messages between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez is “well known” to both of them. In an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, lawyer Elkan Abramowitz, who represents AMI chief executive David Pecker, also denied that a letter sent …

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Liz Cheney Backs Trump’s Racist Mocking Of Warren

The Hill reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday said it isn’t surprising President Trump would mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over her claims to Native American heritage, because she “has made herself a laughing stock.” “Look, Elizabeth Warren has made herself a laughing stock. I don’t think anybody should be surprised that that’s been the reaction to her,” Cheney …

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POLL: Virginians Split On Gov. Ralph Northam’s Fate

The Washington Post reports: Virginians are deadlocked over whether Gov. Ralph Northam (D) should step down after the emergence of a photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page depicting people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan garb, with African Americans saying by a wide margin that he should remain in office. The poll, conducted Wednesday through Friday, finds residents …

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SPAIN: Right Wingers Rally To Bring Down Socialist PM

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of Spaniards joined a right-wing rally in Madrid on Sunday to demand that Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez step down. Many in the crowd gathered in the capital’s Plaza de Colon, waving Spanish flags. They chanted slogans in favor of the nation’s security forces and for Sanchez to resign. The conservative opposition Popular Party and …

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Fairfax Calls For FBI Probe Into Assault Allegations

NPR reports: Virginia’s lieutenant governor showed no intention of resigning Saturday, the day after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax released a statement late Saturday requesting that “no one rush to judgment,” and called for an FBI investigation so that “due process will provide the fairness, justice and honesty that is …

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Northham: I Overreacted To First Reports On Yearbook

The Washington Post reports: Gov. Ralph Northam (D), amid continued calls for his resignation over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, sought to defend his determination to remain in office by promising to pursue racial reconciliation. “I overreacted,” he said, by putting out a statement taking blame for the picture. “If I had it to do over …

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rourke To Speak At Anti-Trump March Across The Street From Trump’s El Paso Cultist Rally

CBS News reports: Potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke will speak at a march Monday in his hometown of El Paso against President Trump’s proposed border wall, O’Rourke said Friday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and O’Rourke is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m., the same time Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally is set to start. …

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