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News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

But the strategy has driven a wedge inside Mr. Trump’s political and legal teams. Some of Mr. Trump’s lawyers have argued that the president is better off not undermining Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director who served presidents of both parties and enjoys broad bipartisan respect in Washington. If the president has done nothing wrong, they argue, then allowing Mr. Mueller to come to that conclusion on his own would be the best way of finally dispensing with the suspicions of collusion with Russia during last year’s election. An exoneration…

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Trump speaks at commissioning of new aircraft carrier

President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military’s strength. “When it comes to battle, we don’t want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me,” Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier.  “American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world,” he added. “America’s might is second to none.” President Trump (C) is welcomed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk,…

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an…

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Bengals WR John Ross: I’m Down To Race Usain Bolt!!

Bengals WR John Ross I’m Down To Race Usain Bolt!! … For a Good Cause EXCLUSIVE The world’s fastest man is getting a challenge from the best 40-yard-dash sprinter in NFL combine history … ’cause Bengals rookie John Ross says he’s down to race Usain Bolt. We spoke with the ex-Washington star about going up against the 8-time Olympic gold medalist … and Ross says he’s open to facing off with Bolt after he gets his rookie season under his belt. Ross — who blew scouts away when he ran…

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Polish Parliament Approves Law Curtailing Courts’ Independence

Pressure was brought to bear on Mr. Duda from domestic critics and the European Union, which itself was under pressure — to follow through on threats to punish Poland if the legislation became law. All day and into the evening, Polish political figures and European leaders pleaded with Mr. Duda to reject the bills. Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council and a former prime minister of Poland from the opposition Civic Platform party, requested an “urgent meeting” with Mr. Duda to discuss the European Union’s objections to the…

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Bag With Moon Dust in It Fetches $1.8 Million From a Mystery Buyer

The bag has taken a circuitous route to its new owner. It was in NASA’s custody after it returned from its lunar mission, but was lent out to the Cosmosphere, a space museum in Kansas. Max Ary, who ran the museum, resigned in 2002. After that, it was discovered that the moon bag and some other artifacts had gone missing. The bag was found in Mr. Ary’s garage in 2003, and two years later, he was convicted of fraud, theft and money laundering. The bag should have been returned to…

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