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Trump relies on campaign nostalgia — and Hillary bashing — to launch 2020 bid

President Donald Trump revived the greatest political show on Earth on Tuesday night. Swimming in nostalgia, Trump played all the old hits. He bashed Hillary Clinton, jabbed the “fake news,” invoked fear over immigrants and marveled at the glory over his shock election win. He partied like it was 2016. Holding forth from the pounding…MORE

Jury to begin deliberations in trial of alleged Nxivm sex cult leader

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of Keith Raniere, the founder of the “Nxivm” self-help company that prosecutors say housed a secret sex cult made up of “slaves” and “masters.” Raniere, 58, faces seven counts, including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and…MORE

Wednesday is 100 days without an on-camera White House press briefing

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Wednesday will be the 100th day without an on-camera White House press briefing. Up until now, the longest stretch without a briefing lasted 42 days. So this is really the worst kind of record. I’m…MORE

Here are the 9 Americans reported dead in the Dominican Republic in the past year

At least nine American citizens have died in the Dominican Republic over the past year, according to the US State Department, victims’ relatives and the resorts involved. Officials in the Dominican Republican or the US have not said the deaths are connected. Here’s everything we know about the nine people who have died — and…MORE

Richer countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds

People in high-income countries have the lowest confidence in vaccines, with about 20% of those in Europe either disagreeing or being unsure of whether vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey. The Wellcome Trust, a UK medical research charity, asked more than 140,000 people ages 15 and older in more than 140 countries…MORE

Hershey’s is giving its best candy bar a makeover

Hershey had a problem: It makes a critically acclaimed candy bar that few people have heard about. The Take5 bar, made of chocolate, caramel, peanuts, pretzels and peanut butter, is basically a candy-lover’s dream. It just topped the Los Angeles Times’ candy bar power rankings. Yet only 3% of US households purchased a Take5 bar…MORE

Why Trump might end up regretting the rate cut he wants so badly

President Donald Trump may get his wish for a rate cut. But if the Federal Reserve slashes its funds rate later this year, it won’t necessarily be the political gift he wants. Trump has repeatedly bashed chairman Jerome Powell — his pick to lead the US central bank — accusing the world’s most powerful central…MORE

Sandy Hook dad wins suit against massacre deniers

A parent of a slain student won a civil lawsuit against two deniers of a 2012 mass shooting who published a book called “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook.” Lenny Pozner had sued James Fetzer and Mike Palecek for defamation in November, documents show. The suit focused on claims, both in the book and in Fetzer’s…MORE


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