Month: May 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator and said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting a former Illinois governor’s prison sentence, prompting critics to accuse him of subverting the rule of law. Trump announced on Twitter his decision to pardon pundit and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election spent $4.5 million between October last year and March 2018, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation of potential
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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday awarded a victory to Jay-Z in a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that the rapper sampled without permission from an Egyptian composer’s song for his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’.” FILE PHOTO: American rapper Jay-Z performs at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The 9th
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MADRID (Reuters) – Pedro Sanchez was almost certain to become Spain’s new Prime Minister after his socialist party on Thursday secured enough votes to topple Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote over a corruption case. Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez smiles during a motion of no confidence debate at Parliament in Madrid, Spain,
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WASHINGTON/ON AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a pardon to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to U.S. campaign finance law violations, and said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart. FILE PHOTO: Conservative commentator and best-selling author, Dinesh D’Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after
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LONDON (Reuters) – Matt LeBlanc, former star of 1990s U.S. hit comedy “Friends”, said on Thursday he will step down as co-host of the BBC motoring program “Top Gear” after the next series. Cast member Matt LeBlanc speaks at a panel for the television series “Man with a Plan” during the TCA CBS Summer Press
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LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Ed Sheeran picked up two prizes at Britain’s Ivor Novello awards on Thursday, scooping the prestigious Songwriter of the Year prize for a second time while grime star Stormzy won in the album category. FILE PHOTO: Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 21,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase in brain size that facilitated cognitive advances that helped define what it means to be human. FILE PHOTO: A doctor holds a human brain in a brain bank in the
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