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Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

By Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin | Dec 13
President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he "never directed" his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to break the law. And he's insisting that he "did nothing wrong."

Watch: 'Morning Joe' Cohost Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for Using Gay Slur About Pompeo

Watch: 'Morning Joe' Cohost Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for Using Gay Slur About Pompeo

Dec 13
Mika Brzezinski, who cohosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" with husband Joe Scarborough, is apologizing this week after using a gay slur regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award at NYC Gala

Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award at NYC Gala

By Sabrina Caserta | Dec 13
Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.

As Protectors Abandon Trump, Investigation Draws Closer

As Protectors Abandon Trump, Investigation Draws Closer

By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker | Dec 13
President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, his longtime lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid, bringing a perilous investigation into his campaign one step closer to the Oval Office.

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

By Lisa Mascaro | Dec 13
Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president.

Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

By Susannah George | Dec 12
From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence

Judge Gives Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 3 Years in Prison

Judge Gives Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 3 Years in Prison

By Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays | Dec 12
Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.

Carbon Conscious: How One Man is Shrinking His Footprint

Carbon Conscious: How One Man is Shrinking His Footprint

By Frank Jordans and Daniel Niemann | Dec 12
Dirk Gratzel counts his carbon emissions. He's among a small but growing number of people looking for ways to cut their personal greenhouse gas emissions from levels that scientists say are unsustainable if global warming is to be curbed.

Watch: Former Officer Says CHP Stands for 'California Homophobic Patrol'

Watch: Former Officer Says CHP Stands for 'California Homophobic Patrol'

Dec 12
Jay Brome is a two-decade veteran of the California Highway Patrol, or CHP — but, according to the former officer, "[F]or me, CHP means something else: 'California Homophobic Patrol."

4 Journalists and a Newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

4 Journalists and a Newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

By David Bauder | Dec 12
Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world.

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