John Bolton Confirms U.S. Agreed To Pay North Korea $2 Million For Otto Warmbier

National security adviser John Bolton confirmed Sunday that a U.S. official signed a document in June 2017 agreeing to pay North Korea $2 million for the release of comatose American student Otto Warmbier. During an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Bolton said State Department envoy Joseph Yun, who was sent to retrieve Warmbier, had agreed […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Obliterates Box Office Records With $1.2 Billion Opening

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. “Avengers: Endgame” shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate. The “Avengers” finale far exceeded even its own […]

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Hammers Kellyanne Conway On Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday grilled senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway about President Donald Trump’s initial response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Conway, during a heated exchange with Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” defended Trump’s infamous “very fine people on both sides” comment he made […]

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Progressives Go Around DCCC To Help Primary Challengers Of House Democrats

WASHINGTON ― Progressive groups have been railing against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee over its new policy of cutting off business with vendors and consultants who work with candidates who are mounting primary challenges against incumbent House Democrats. They just gained a notable ally: Guy Cecil, the former head of the DCCC’s sister group, the […]

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How Melisandre Predicted That Insane ‘Game Of Thrones’ Plot Twist

ARYA SERIOUS?! Ahem. OK, we knew Arya was an incredibly intuitive and catlike assassin-slash-genius, but anyone watching Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones” can agree the final moments were bonkersville. In the best way possible. Spoilers ahead, obviously. To refresh your memory ― if this hasn’t already been seared into it ― Arya (Maisie Williams) […]

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Suspect Arrested After 7 Bodies, Including Young Girl’s, Found In Tennessee

April 28 (Reuters) ― A suspect in the killings of seven people in rural Tennessee was shot and captured by police after an hours-long manhunt triggered by the discovery of the bodies in two separate homes, authorities said on Sunday. Dozens of people gathered to commemorate the victims on Sunday evening at a Methodist church […]

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Joe Biden Gets Quick Endorsement From Firefighters Union

Just days after formally announcing his candidacy, former Vice President Joe Biden gained the backing of a major labor union in his run for president. The International Association of Fire Fighters announced Monday that it was throwing its weight behind Biden in the crowded Democratic field. The union’s president, Harold Schaitberger, said in a video […]

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Hundreds Of Workers Die From Overwork Following World’s Biggest Single-Day Elections

Hundreds of election workers have died of overwork and almost 2,000 have fallen ill following the world’s biggest single-day elections, held in Indonesia earlier this month. Indonesian officials said over the weekend that at least 272 election officers had died since the April 17 vote, mostly from fatigue-related illnesses caused by the long hours they […]

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The 2019 Election That Should Have Hedge Funds And Wall Street Worried

There’s a good chance you don’t know the name of your state auditor, or whether your state is one of the 24 that elects someone to that position. There’s an even better chance that you can’t name Kentucky’s auditor. But the Kentucky state auditor’s election this year will be among the most interesting and important […]

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Kevin McAleenan Says Family Separation Policy Was ‘Effective,’ But Laments Lost Public Trust

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the Trump administration’s controversial zero tolerance immigration policy was an “effective” initiative, but it ended after the public lost trust in the government.  In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, McAleenan was asked if he had any regrets about the policy, which separated thousands of families at the […]

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