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Trump added 5 names to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees

President Donald Trump has added five people to his shortlist of possible Supreme Court picks. It's unclear whether any vacancies on the nine-justice court are looming, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that Justice Anthony...Show More Summary

Kushner received emails from Sergei Millian — an alleged dossier source who was in touch with George Papadopoulos

Jared Kushner was copied on emails sent to the Trump campaign last year from Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman who was reportedly a key source in the explosive dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia. Millian told associates...Show More Summary

John McCain just gave a big boost to the GOP tax bill

Sen. John McCain expressed satisfaction with the Senate's use of regular order while trying to overhaul the tax code. The Republican tax plan is slated for a Senate vote in two weeks after lawmakers return from Thanksgiving break. Sen. Show More Summary

'Any Russians? Anybody been to Russia?': Jeff Sessions jokes to crowd during speech

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cracked a few jokes at his own expense. Sessions quipped to a crowd on Friday: "Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room? Before I get started here, any Russians?" Sessions has been criticized for not fully disclosing...Show More Summary

Manafort didn't just consult for Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine — he also helped them form a new party

After the 2014 revolution that forced out Russian-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort played a key role in reorganizing Yanukovych's pro-Russian party. The new...Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly invited her harshest critic onto her show and the meeting was hilariously awkward

Megyn Kelly invited one of her sharpest critics, a Jezebel writer, to her Friday morning NBC show. Kelly, who was being a good sport, hailed the writer, Bobby Finger, a "rockstar" as the two hugged awkwardly on live TV. One of NBC host...Show More Summary

The Trump administration's extreme vetting plan is being blasted as a 'digital Muslim ban'

Tech experts and rights groups are criticizing a plan from the Trump administration to develop software that would automate the vetting process immigrants undergo. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has sought contractors...Show More Summary

Gun owners are getting around legal restrictions by making their own 'ghost guns'

The gunman who killed five people in Northern California this week used what's called a 'ghost gun,' which he build at home. Ghost guns, which are unlicensed and unregistered, are becoming increasingly widespread as more criminals try...Show More Summary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: The difference between Al Franken and Trump is that 'Sen. Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't'

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said there was a major difference between the sexual-misconduct allegations against Democratic Sen. Al Franken and those against President Donald Trump: their responses. Franken...Show More Summary

Roy Moore's wife rails against The Washington Post and says her husband won't step aside from Senate race in impassioned defense

Kayla Moore, the wife of US Senate candidate Roy Moore, delivered an impassioned defense of her husband, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teen girls as young as 14 when he was in his 30s. Kayla argued that the accusations...Show More Summary

The US recorded civilians as ISIS members in what may be 'the least transparent war in recent American history'

The US military has drastically underreported the number of civilian casualties in its fight against ISIS. A recent investigation found the rate of civilian deaths in Iraq to be 31 times higher than what has been reported by US-led coalition...Show More Summary

Inside the offices of Jigsaw, an elite think tank created by Google where employees sample food from around the world and take naps in rooms named Narnia and Mordor

• Jigsaw is a tech incubator first established within Google that is now a part of Alphabet Inc. • Business Insider recently stopped by to check out their Chelsea office. • Perks and quirks of the office include uniquely-named nap pods...Show More Summary

Sitting state Supreme Court justice defends Al Franken by boasting of escapades with '50 very attractive females'

A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio just went off on Facebook, saying "it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males." He posted following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Democratic Sen. Al Franken of...Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Rev. Jesse Jackson has revealed in a letter that he has been seeking care for Parkinson's disease for the last two years. He says he has used the diagnosis to make "lifestyle changes" to slow the onset of further symptoms. Jackson was...Show More Summary

Former Trump adviser claims he planted fake viral story about Chris Christie fetching McDonald's for Trump

A former Trump campaign aide said he made up a viral story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fetching McDonald's for then-presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. When that story was first circulated in June 2016, Christie's team vehemently denied it. A viral story from 2016 about Republican New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary

EU mocks the 'English sense of humour' after Davis calls for Brexit compromise

The European Council president has mocked the "English sense of humour" after David Davis said it was the EU's turn to compromise on Brexit. Donald Tusk said "much more progress" was needed in negotiations. Brexit Secretary Davis had...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway says Trump didn't tweet about Roy Moore because the story is 8 days old

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the president's decision to tweet about sexual misconduct accusations made against Democratic Sen. Al Franken, while remaining neutral on allegations against embattled GOP Senate candidate...Show More Summary

The Clintons held the Democratic Party hostage for 2 decades — and the sudden revisionism is inconveniently late

Many liberals and Democrats have begun a reckoning in recent days of Bill Clinton's presidency and the Clintons' domination of Democratic politics for the past two decades. It would have been much more convenient for Democrats to have...Show More Summary

Vox Media's editorial employees are seeking to unionize

Vox Media staffers are seeking to unionize their newsrooms. Many digital media newsrooms have unionized in recent years, in hopes that a union can serve as a bulwark against industry turbulence. Editorial and video employees at the Vox...Show More Summary

Where you live could have an impact on whether you get diabetes

Black people are nearly twice as likely as white people to develop type 2 diabetes. A groundbreaking new study looks at the environmental factors that may be to blame. Exposure to toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause the disease,...Show More Summary

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