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Donald Trump should be arrested over Michael Flynn’s talks with Russia, Michael Moore says

Donald Trump should be arrested over his former national security adviser’s potentially illegal discussions with Russia, Michael Moore has said.

General Mike Flynn resigned late on Monday night after it was revealed he had held conversations with senior Russian diplomats before he was appointed to the administration and before Mr Trump took office. It is illegal for private citizens to conduct diplomatic conversations on behalf of the US.

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Four key Republicans could vote against Puzder for labor secretary

Andrew Puzder, the fast-food executive whom President Trump nominated to be labor secretary, emerged Monday as Democrats’ last, best hope of defeating one of Trump’s Cabinet choices as four key Republicans are on the fence about his nomination.

The unenthusiastic reception from the Republican lawmakers comes after weeks of intense criticism from Democrats and liberal groups over workplace violations at Puzder’s restaurants Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., sexually suggestive ads featuring bikini-clad models eating burgers, and his opposition to wage regulations. Puzder has also been accused of domestic abuse — an accusation that was later recanted — and has acknowledged hiring an undocumented worker for his home.

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Lawmakers call for more inquiries after national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle reacted quickly after White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced his resignation late Monday, calling for more inquiries into Flynn’s dealings with Russia.

On his way to a Senate Armed Services Committee briefing, Sen. John McCain commented briefly on Flynn’s resignation, saying there are “lots of questions” the White House needs to answer about the episode.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange faces an uncertain future after Ecuador’s presidential election

The first rule of being a good houseguest is knowing not to overstay your welcome. But Julian Assange was never one for manners—or morals.

Since the Wikileaks founder was offered asylum by Ecuador president Rafael Correa in 2012, Assange has watched the world change dramatically from his tiny room at the country’s embassy in London. In no small part due to Wikileaks’ disruptive involvement in the US presidential election, Assange’s public image has suffered significantly during this tumultuous period, too.

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Sportscaster Sues ESPN for Wrongful Termination

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Sportscaster Sues ESPN for Wrongful Termination
Doug Adler used the term “guerrilla” to describe Venus Williams during the Australian Open. Some thought he said “gorilla.” The network fired him when it should have defended him.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Doug Adler, the tennis analyst fired by ESPN last month after his description of Venus Williams’ “guerrilla” style of play during the Australian Open was misinterpreted by some critics, sued the network today for wrongful termination. (more…)

CNN rejects Trump’s accusation that it cut off Sanders: ‘False’

CNN early Sunday rejected President Trump’s accusation that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was cut off during an interview for using the term “fake news” to describe the network.

“@realDonaldTrump False. Transcript from @ErinBurnett intvu w @SenSanders. He was not cut off. Those are the facts,” CNN’s public relations team tweeted.

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EU and others gear up for WTO challenge to US border tax

The EU and other US trading partners have begun laying the groundwork for a legal challenge to a US border tax proposal in a move that could trigger the biggest case in World Trade Organization history.

The preliminary moves come as Republicans in Congress are working to convince President Donald Trump to back a major shake-up of the US corporate tax system that would include a new “border adjustment” system. It would see US imports subject to tax and export revenues exempted.

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New York Times Reporter Reprimanded for “Hooker” Comment About Melania Trump

New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein apologized on Tuesday for saying in a private conversation that Melania Trump was a “hooker.”

“I want to take ownership of a mistake I made. Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady,” Bernstein wrote on Twitter.

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Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’; Al Franken says some Republicans are concerned about Trump’s temperament

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Sunday called President Donald Trump a “pathological liar,” while Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., reiterated that “a few” Republican senators are concerned about the president’s mental health.

The strong words from two high-profile senators came as Democrats attacked Trump’s travel ban and said that members of his administration should be investigated or have security clearances suspended for recent comments or conversations with Russian officials.

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UN Secretary General: Islamophobia leads to terrorism

On a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters that “Islamophobia” is fueling terrorism.

“One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches,” Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, according to a report from The Times of Israel.

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Philadelphia: Friends’ Central School suspends teachers over Palestinian speaker

Two Friends’ Central School teachers who supervised a club that invited a Palestinian speaker to the Wynnewood campus — an appearance the school canceled after some parents and students complained — were placed on administrative leave Monday morning.

English teacher Ariel Eure, 25, and history teacher Layla Helwa, 26, were called to an off-campus meeting with Craig Sellers, the head of school, and a human resources manager, and informed they were suspended indefinitely, said Mark D. Schwartz, a lawyer and former parent at the school who is representing the women.

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