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Paul Manafort trial: Prosecutors say evidence of crimes is 'overwhelming,' ask jury for guilty verdict

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In a final appeal to a federal court jury in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial, prosecutors cast the former Donald Trump campaign chairman as a serial “liar” in a years-long scheme to hide millions of dollars in 31 foreign bank…

Police: Incoming Penn State athlete killed in Philadelphia shooting

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Kristian Marche, a sprinter, was set to arrive at Penn State for the 2018-19 school year.

Pennsylvania priest recommended for Disney World job after sexual abuse allegations, grand jury report says

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Even after knowing of several child sexual abuse allegations against him, the Diocese still wrote a "positive" reference letter for his next job.

Smoke, carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifting all the way to the East Coast

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Smoke from the massive wildfires now scorching the Golden State is drifting across the U.S. and has been reported as far east as New England, NASA said. The smoke currently hangs about a mile above East Coast cities, too high above the…

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Omarosa says President Trump trying to 'silence' her with arbitration because he's afraid

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Omarosa Manigault Newman claims President Donald Trump is trying to silence her after his campaign filed an arbitration, claiming she violated a non-disclosure agreement.

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Jalen Ramsey: Josh Allen is 'trash' and Matt Ryan is 'overrated'

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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey offered his unfiltered opinions of Josh Allen, Matt Ryan and other quarterbacks in an interview with GQ.

Christine Hallquist became first transgender candidate for governor. But can she unseat the incumbent?

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Christine Hallquist is a step closer to being America's first transgender governor after the former utility executive won the Democratic nomination.

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Sarah Sanders sorry for false claim that Donald Trump created more jobs for blacks than Barack Obama

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Sanders had told reporters during a White House press briefing that President Donald Trump had created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama had during his entire presidency. But that was incorrect. She…

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Paul Manafort trial, 'Crazy Rich Asians' hits theaters: 5 things to know Wednesday

Closing arguments in Paul Manafort's trial scheduled to begin, "Crazy Rich Asians" hits theaters are more things to start your day.

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Women poised to make political history, and other takeaways from Tuesday primaries

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Tuesday's midterm primaries in four states teed up competitive races this fall while positioning several candidates to make history.

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These are the country's best-paying jobs, with salaries over $100,000

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Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting website, found that 13 of the 25 highest paying jobs in America are in tech, up from 11 in last year's report. Tech has the most jobs of any field in the top 25.

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Penn Jillette says he knows Trump tapes exist, because 'I was in the room'

Penn Jillette, the taller and louder half of magic duo Penn & Teller, says he was in room when Donald Trump said inappropriate things on "'Celebrity Apprentice" but won't be specific.

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Marlins players, coaches, even CEO Derek Jeter, required to learn Spanish, per report

CEO Derek Jeter on making Spanish lessons mandatory for players, coaches: 'Especially here in Miami, if you don't speak Spanish, you don't fit in.'

Omarosa says President Trump calls Betsy DeVos 'Ditzy DeVos'

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Omarosa Manigault Newman reveals in her new book "Unhinged" that Trump referred to Devos as "Ditzy DeVos".

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Judge in N.M. compound case threatened after ordering release of Muslim family

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Court officials say the New Mexico judge who ordered the release of a Muslim group accused of child abuse has received multiple threats

Feds win access to records seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

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Investigators for the Southern District of New York seized records in April when they executed search warrants at Michael Cohen's New York City home.

Paul Manafort bank and tax fraud trial moves to final arguments as defense lawyers rest

Lawyers for Paul Manafort told a federal judge that they would offer no witnesses in defense of the former Trump campaign chairman.

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Democrats have a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, poll finds

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A majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent feel good about socialism, according to a new poll.

'Men of God hid it all': Church protected more than 300 'predator priests' in Pa., grand jury says

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More than 300 "predator priests" in six Roman Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania were protected by church leaders more interested in safeguarding the church and the abusers than tending to their victims, says a scathing grand jury…

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'Men of God ... did nothing': Grand jury report rattles 6 Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses

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"Priests were raping little boys and girls," a report out of Pennsylvania says.

Tuesday, Aug 14

At least 20 killed as section of highway bridge collapses in Genoa, northwestern Italy

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The Morandi bridge runs over homes, shopping centers, factories, a railway line and a river, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a "dog," triggering outrage

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday called former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog," drawing criticism for his use of incendiary language.

Omarosa releases tell-all book, Paul Manafort trial, Yosemite reopens: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Omarosa Maingault Newman's tell-all book, Paul Manafort trial, Yosemite reopens and more things to start your day.

By keeping hat on, Cowboys' Jerry Jones reveals big flaw in NFL attempt at anthem policy

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Jerry Jones refuses to comment on keeping his hat on for national anthem. It would be nice if the Dallas Cowboys owner would recognize his hypocrisy.

Monday, Aug 13

Omarosa: Whistleblower or 'wacky'?

Long day. Short List. Catch up quickly on all the news people are talking about from the Omarosa-Trump feud to the Anna Kendrick-Ryan Reynolds feud.

FBI fires Peter Strzok, agent who sent anti-Trump text messages

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Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his co-worker girlfriend, was fired, his lawyer said.

Omarosa reveals she also taped post-firing conversation with President Trump

Manigault Newman, whose tell-all book “Unhinged” is out Tuesday, shared a new recording during an interview on Monday’s episode of NBC’s “Today.” In the tape, which she says is from a conversation with President Trump that took place after…

Graceland chapel, Ronaldo in hospital, Paul Manafort trial: 5 things you need to know Monday

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An ICE agent and a former Trump adviser in court, Graceland's newest chapel and more of and the biggest news to start your day.

Sunday, Aug 12

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

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Far-right activists gather for "Unite the Right 2," Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, family of Seattle plane crash victim speaks, and more of the biggest news.

Omarosa tells NPR she heard tape of Trump using the N-word, contradicting her book

In her new book "Unhinged," former "Apprentice" contestant and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims she was let go by the White House because she was trying to prove there are tapes with President Trump using the N-word. She…

Family of Richard Russell, who stole airliner and crashed it, say they are 'stunned and heartbroken'

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The family of Richard Russell, who authorities say stole an airplane from a Seattle airport and died when he later crashed it, called him "a warm and compassionate man."

Who is Richard Russell? Man who stole commercial plane from a Washington airport identified

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The man who authorities say stole a commercial airliner in Washington state Friday was identified as Richard Russell, according to the Associated Press and The Seattle Times.

Saturday, Aug 11

'Insider threat': How did a Horizon Air worker manage a commercial aircraft heist?

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Officials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air detailed the man even had time to use a tractor to back the plane up and rotate it around so he could take off.

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording

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Trump acknowledged the grim anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. that turned deadly last year and is regarded as one of the worst weeks in his presidency.

'Just a broken guy': Suicidal plane crashes exceedingly rare

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The fatal crash of a Horizon Air plane near Seattle represented an exceedingly rare example of a pilot suicide, according to regulators

Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

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A San Francisco jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages Friday to a groundskeeper who got cancer after using Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers.

Friday, Aug 10

Paul Manafort trial: Bank fast-tracked loan as Trump chairman discussed cabinet posts for CEO

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A Chicago bank expedited $16 million in loans for Paul Manafort as the former Trump campaign chairman discussed cabinet posts with the bank's CEO.

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and daughter to turn around

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A federal judge ordered a plane carrying a mom and her daughter to turn around and head back to the U.S., hours after being whisked away by authorities before a court hearing.

Grisly find follows SWAT raid on New Mexico compound where 16 lived in buried RV, truck

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Neighbors say they had no idea 16 people were living in a buried RV and moving truck on remote New Mexico property where a boy's body was found.

Paul Manafort trial, 'BlacKkKlansman' and 3D-printed guns: 5 things you need to know Friday

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Paul Manafort trial, 'BlacKkKlansman,' 3D-printed guns and more things to start your day.