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Special Counsel Disputes BuzzFeed Report Alleging Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

The special counsel’s office issued a rare statement disputing a BuzzFeed report that said President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the president’s involvement in a real-estate deal with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Justice Department's Reversal on Online Gambling Tracked Memo From Adelson Lobbyists

The legal reasoning behind the Justice Department’s unusual reversal this week of an opinion that paved the way for online gambling hewed closely to arguments made by lobbyists for casino magnate and top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson.

Chicago Officer Sentenced to Nearly 7 Years for Laquan McDonald Death

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to six years, nine months in prison for the killing of Laquan McDonald. Mr. Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree homicide in October.

Trump Team Split on Border-Wall Strategy

President Trump is being pulled in opposite directions over his way out of the partial government shutdown. His re-election campaign on Friday planned to have “red faux bricks” sent to Democrats.

Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America

One in seven Americans drink from private wells, which are being polluted by contaminants from manure and fertilizer. The problem pits neighbor against neighbor in rural communities across the country.

Trump, Kim to Hold Second Nuclear Summit in February

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second time in February, the White House announced Friday following a series of meetings between U.S. and North Korean officials in Washington.

DNC Says Russia Tried to Hack Its Computers After Midterms

The Democratic National Committee said it was targeted by an unsuccessful cyberattack eight days after the 2018 midterm elections—and believes one of the Russian hacking groups that broke into its network during the 2016 presidential campaign was behind the attempted intrusion.

Pelosi Gives Up on Overseas Trip, Citing Security Concerns

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to fly overseas on a commercial jet after President Trump denied her the use of a military aircraft—but she canceled those plans, saying the White House had made the trip unsafe.

Trump Administration Sets Final Rules for New Business Tax Deduction

The Trump administration set final rules for a new deduction that will provide significant savings for many business owners, providing more clarity for real-estate owners and service-industry businesses.

Proposed ACA Rules Could Lift Costs for Millions of People

The Trump administration proposed changes that could raise health insurance costs for millions of Americans who get coverage on the job or receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

America's Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia

The death of Staff Sgt. Alex Conrad puts into sharp relief the cost of America’s long fight against the militant group. It is just one of a series of under-the-radar conflicts, in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, which have simmered since 9/11.

The Man Behind Billionaires' Row Battles to Sell the World's Tallest Condo

Extell’s Gary Barnett remade Manhattan’s skyline and spurred a supertall-tower boom with One57. In a faltering real-estate market, he’s hoping to sell the ultra-rich on Central Park Tower.
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