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Scaramucci Ripped Trump Many Times on Twitter

Earlier Friday, New York financier and entrepreneur Anthony Scaramucci was appointed the new White House communications director. Much like the early days of Sean Spicer -- may he rest in peace -- folks, us included, were quick to follow and note Scaramucci's Twitter presence. Show More Summary

Contest Winner Disqualified for Supporting Trump

Gypsy Freeman was declared the winner of an Instagram contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty. When Freeman was announced as the winner, curious Instagrammers went to her page and found a pro-Trump post from Election Day last year. That...Show More Summary

Scaramucci: Trump Still Rejects US Intel on Russia

Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. Show More Summary

NBC Launches News Show on Snapchat

Comcast Corp's NBC News is launching a twice-per-day news show on Snapchat, the company said on Wednesday, as part of its push to attract younger viewers who tend to watch TV on mobile devices.... Broadcast news outlets like NBC News face an aging audience. Show More Summary

Felon Named 'Fellony' Charged with Felonies

Fellony Hudson, a 22-year-old man from Salem, Oregon, is accused of felony kidnapping, felony eluding, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and nearly a handful of misdemeanors after being pursued by police across state lines. According to his criminal record, he has been convicted of at least four felonies in Washington. Show More Summary

Bike Path Will Run from Maine to Florida

As lawmakers grapple with how to fix the country's crumbling roads, bridges, and dams, local governments are quietly at work on the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile, mostly car-free bike path through 15 states. That path, once complete,...Show More Summary

Jane Austen on British 10-Pound Note

Two hundred years to the day after Jane Austen died, a new 10-pound note featuring an image of one of England's most revered authors has been unveiled -- right where she was buried.... Apart from Queen Elizabeth II, whose portrait is...Show More Summary

Al Gore Calls for Single-Payer Health Care

Al Gore called for single-payer health care on Tuesday, one day after a revolt by GOP senators dashed Republican hopes of passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. Speaking at an event to promote his new climate change documentary, the former...Show More Summary

Starbucks, King of Corporate Claptrap

After being called out by Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway for producing so much meaningless corporate jargon, Starbucks company executive Simon Redfern embraced the accusation in his response: "The challenge is -- we just don't see the issue. Show More Summary

Vatican Forbids Gluten-Free Communion Wafers

Candida Moss, Daily Beast: The Catholic Church this week gave people who are gluten-free another chance to do their favorite thing -- talk about being gluten-free. That's because news surfaced that the Roman Catholic Church does not allow gluten-free communion wafers to be used as part of the sacrament of communion.... Show More Summary

When To Trust A Story with Unnamed Sources

FiveThirtyEight: The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing and all sides in the dispute are leaking information that favors their points of view. Show More Summary

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions

Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday, defying the White House's argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. Show More Summary

Teens Mocked, Filmed Drowning Man

A group of teens in Cocoa, Florida who allegedly laughed, taunted and filmed a drowning man with a disability will face criminal charges, police said Friday. Cocoa Police Chief Michael Cantaloupe made the announcement during a Friday afternoon press conference.... Show More Summary

Former CBO Heads: Stop Bad-Mouthing the Agency

The former heads of the Congressional Budget Office wrote lawmakers Friday and implored them to stop bad-mouthing the agency over its estimates of Republicans' proposals to repeal and replace Obamacare. "We write to express our strong...Show More Summary

Kushner Failed to Disclose 70 More Assets

Jared Kushner failed to disclose dozens of financial holdings that he was required to declare when he joined the White House as an adviser to President Trump, his father-in-law, according to a revised form released Friday. Kushner'sShow More Summary

NASA Shares Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films

Matt Novak, Gizmodo: NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. And I'd advise you to stop reading if you want to get any work done today. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. Show More Summary

Home Alone Dad John Heard Dies

Actor John Heard, best known for playing Macaulay Culkin's dad in the Home Alone movies, has died at 72. The coroner's office in Santa Clara County, Calif., confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety on Saturday morning. Show More Summary

Sessions Discussed Trump Campaign with Russia

Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. Show More Summary

Trump: I Have 'Complete Power to Pardon'

A combative President Trump, reflecting growing pressure from the FBI's investigation of possible Russian ties to the campaign, issued a tweetstorm on Saturday claiming a president has the "complete power to pardon."... The 10-tweet blasts over a two-hour period began at 6:33 a.m. Show More Summary

People: Donald Trump Jr. 'Miserable'

A friend of the Trump brothers tells People they hate their role as First Sons: "Eric and Don, they never wanted this." Adds a source in their circle: "Don can't do any deals, because he'll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable."... Show More Summary

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