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Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, but Wants It to Be in Public’


Questions continue to swirl after FBI Director James Comey was unexpectedly fired by Donald Trump this week.

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In Tweet Storm, Trump Warns Comey, Suggests Ending Press Briefings


In a series of Twitter posts early Friday, the president appears to threaten the FBI director he fired and proposes to “cancel all future ‘press briefings’ ” to combat the “Fake Media.”

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FBI Chief James Comey Was Fired Days After Reportedly Seeking Resources for Russia Investigation


New reports indicate that Comey, removed by President Trump on Tuesday, was pursuing resources to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 election. Updated.

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South Korea’s Progressive New President Moon Jae-in Is Open to Talks in Pyongyang About Nukes


The just-elected Moon says he would “go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula” as North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un proceeds with a nuclear weapons program.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Criticized for Signing Pro-Israel Senate Letter


The Vermont senator (pictured, right) is facing criticism from progressives for his stance on Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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French Election: Macron Emerges Victorious; Analysts Weigh In (Live Blog)


Emmanuel Macron has been declared the next president of France, despite eleventh-hour twists leading up to Sunday’s runoff.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Blasts 18-Year Marijuana Prison Sentence


In a stinging dissent, Bernette Johnson calls her colleagues’ decision to uphold the verdict “outrageous” and “ridiculous.”

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Former Facebook Exec Claims the Tech Giant Can Influence Minds, Moods—and Elections


Targeted advertising is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the role Facebook soon will be able to play in the lives of users, and maybe even nonusers.

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Trump Executive Order Eases Political Restrictions on Religious Institutions


Numerous advocacy groups threatened legal action after the president signed the order early Thursday.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Benefits From Health Care Lobbyists After Dismissing a Single-Payer System


The California Democrat attended a fundraising event held by a big-pharma lobbying firm a week after constituents booed her stance on single-payer health care. (Pictured, a protester at a Feinstein event in February.)

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