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Fox News retracted a controversial story on DNC staffer Seth Rich — here's what's behind the controversy

The story of the murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich captured the conservative media zeitgeist anew this month, thanks in part to news coverage from a Washington, DC, Fox affiliate and heavy rotation on the Fox News...Show More Summary

Sadiq Kahn to boost armed officer numbers on London's streets as national terrorism threat level becomes 'critical'

Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level in Britain from "severe" to "critical," late Tuesday. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said military personnel will join additional police officers on the streets to safeguard London. A...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity backs off Seth Rich conspiracy 'at this time'

After days of spreading conspiracy theories about Seth Rich, a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer, Fox News host Sean Hannity offered an apparently conditional retraction on Tuesday night. Hannity said he would be not discuss...Show More Summary

Trump tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'great job' for drug war that killed thousands

President Donald Trump appeared to endorse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal campaign against suspected drug dealers, according to a transcript of an April phone conversation between the two. Trump praised Duterte for doing "an unbelievable job on the drug problem" in the Philippines, according to the transcript. Show More Summary

The Senate Intelligence Committee is turning up the heat on Michael Flynn

The Senate Intelligence Committee said it is issuing new subpoenas for documents from two Virginia-based business entities controlled by Michael Flynn. The move suggests the committee is turning up the heat on Flynn, who was forced to...Show More Summary

'There's no reason whatsoever' for it: The Trump administration's latest battle with ethics officials is 'extraordinary'

The chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush was baffled at the latest kerfuffle between the White House and the Office of Government Ethics. On Monday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's White House refused...Show More Summary

White House: Trump 'united the entire Muslim world in a way that it really hasn't been in many years' on his big trip

A senior White House official told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump united the Muslim world in a way that "really hasn't been" done in "many years." Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president. Show More Summary

Key 'Trumpcare' architect Tom MacArthur resigns from centrist caucus

Co-chairman of the moderate Republican caucus Tom MacArthur resigned from his leadership role on Tuesday, Politico reports. MacArthur, who represents New Jersey in the House of Representatives, engineered the amendment that allowed the...Show More Summary

The most presidential moments from Mark Zuckerberg's whirlwind tour of the US (so far) (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know that he's not running for president. In recent months, Facebook's CEO has dined with a family at their home in Ohio and been photographed working on an assembly line at a Ford factory, meeting with members of the military, and even feeding a calf. Show More Summary

The US Air Force makes it official: The A-10 will not be retired for the F-35

A US Air Force spokeswoman just confirmed a huge win for Congress and the infantry who have come to know and love the A-10 Warthog, telling Defense News that the beloved flying gun would not be retired. Once facing retirement in favor...Show More Summary

Michael Flynn is pleading the Fifth to decline a subpoena — here's what that means

On May 22, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had chosen to plead the Fifth Amendment in response to a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC). The subpoena called Flynn to supply any and all documents related...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity slams 'phony hypocrites' for attacking him after Fox News retracts Seth Rich story

Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed his critics as "hypocrites" after the network retracted a local affiliate's story on slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Fox 5 in Washington, DC had reported that private investigator...Show More Summary

UK prime minister raises terror threat level to 'critical,' warns further attacks could be 'imminent'

Prime Minister Theresa May said late Tuesday that the terror threat level in Britain has been increased from "severe" to "critical" after review by the independent organization the J oint Terrorism Analysis Center. The increased threat level means "not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent," May said. Show More Summary

Trump's proposed trillion-dollar cuts to Medicaid are a stunning reversal from one of his biggest campaign promises

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday included massive cuts to Medicaid, the government-run health program that provides insurance primarily to pregnant women, single parents, people with disabilities, andShow More Summary

Bush ethics lawyer on report Trump asked intel officials to defend him on Russia: 'This is the mistake that Nixon made'

The chief ethics lawyer for former President George W. Bush was troubled by The Washington Post's Monday report that President Donald Trump asked two of the top US intelligence officials in March to push back against an FBI investigation...Show More Summary

People can't stop talking about the weird body language between Donald Trump and Melania

During President Trump's first international trip, a couple of awkward moments happened between him and Melania. On two separate occasions, Trump appears to attempt to hold Melania's hand, only for her to smoothly deny. The internet's been busy trying to analyze the moments. Join the conversation about this story »

People can't stop talking about the weird body language between Donald Trump and Melania

The internet is heavily scrutinizing first lady Melania Trump's body language toward President Donald Trump during their first trip abroad since he took office in January. Over the last two days, Melania appeared to reject some of her...Show More Summary

Former CIA director: Here's why people should care about the Russia controversy

Former CIA director John Brennan reflected on the US's lengthy history as a nation Tuesday when asked why Americans should care about the Russia firestorm during congressional testimony. "So, not for my sake, but for America's sake: As someone who has devoted your entire life to public service, in your own words, please tell my constituents... Show More Summary

Trump's budget is facing massive blowback in Congress — and Republicans are some of the loudest complainers

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget plan released Tuesday faced near-universal pushback in Congress, as even members of his own party expressed skepticism over its provisions. Drastic cuts to programs, from agriculture to Medicaid,Show More Summary

Fox News retracted its controversial story on slain DNC staffer Seth Rich

Fox News has retracted a controversial story about slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, whom a local network affiliate had falsely accused of being in contact with WikiLeaks before his death. Fox 5 of DC reported that...Show More Summary

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