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Editorial: The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow

As vital as military spending is, that doesn’t justify waste or robbing from other important programs.

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Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.

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UPDATE 3-Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

Dec 13 (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.

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Three men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents.

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UPDATE 2-Three men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

Dec 13 (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents.

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Three men to plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men have agreed to plead guilty to computer crimes related to the creation and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents.

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U.S. says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has caught one of the people involved in creating the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court papers.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Editorial: Fox News v. Robert Mueller

The propaganda machine has kicked into high gear, and has a single goal: convincing President Trump to fire the special counsel.

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U.S. judge orders special counsel to turn over evidence on Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday to turn over any potential evidence that could be material for when he sentences President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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BRIEF-Coda Octopus Group Names Michael Midgley Chief Financial Officer

* MIDGLEY WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMPANY'S WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY, CODA OCTOPUS COLMEK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.

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'Soup Nazi' company's former CFO pleads guilty to tax evasion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion, according to court records.

United States Economy nytimes.com

A Fed Rate Increase Is Expected. But What Comes Next?

The Federal Reserve has signaled its move this week. Investors, though, want to know whether the central bank will continue with its patient approach to rates.

Taj Mahal nytimes.com

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records

Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.

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Trump escalates his rhetoric following the plea deal reached by fired national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump's escalating assault on the "rigged" and "sick" institutions of the government that he leads may portend an ominous end game to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

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BRIEF-Westmoreland Resource Partners Appoints Michael Hutchinson As Interim Chief Executive Officer

* WESTMORELAND RESOURCE PARTNERS LP SAYS ON DEC 5, BOARD APPOINTED MICHAEL HUTCHINSON TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2kChp5Y Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pearson Plc Appoints Michael Lynton To Board Of Directors

* APPOINTS MICHAEL LYNTON, CHAIRMAN OF SNAPCHAT AND FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF SONY ENTERTAINMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

(Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

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U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

The value of a single Bitcoin has risen 1,500 percent this year. Traditional financial institutions and a dose of irrationality are fueling the boom.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Michael Slager, Officer Who Killed Walter Scott, Gets 20-Year Sentence

A federal judge announced the sentence nearly seven months after Michael T. Slager pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C.

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Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

(Reuters) - A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held captive in Somalia for 460 days and released only after her family paid a ransom, Canadian media reported on Wednesday.

Prison Guards and Corrections Officers nytimes.com

Editorial: Holding Prison Guards Accountable

New York State’s corrections officers are too often protected from punishment, even for brutal attacks on prisoners.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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Whistleblower: Flynn told colleague that Russia sanctions would be 'ripped up'

As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address, incoming-national security adviser Michael Flynn texted his former business colleague about a plan to join Russia and build nuclear reactors in the Middle East: The project was "good to go," he told them, according to a summary of a whistleblower's account provided by a lawmaker.

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Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would be ‘Ripped Up,’ Whistle-Blower Says

The whistle-blower said Mr. Flynn thought that ending the sanctions would allow a business project he was once involved with to move forward.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Does President Trump Want to Negotiate Middle East Peace?

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is almost certain to anger the Palestinians and most Arab nations.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Going National With Concealed Guns

Concealed-carry reciprocity is a threat to law and order.

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Dems hold up nomination over answer on Flynn and Russia

Democrats have placed a hold on the nomination of KT McFarland to be ambassador to Singapore until she answers their questions about her knowledge of communications between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a Democratic source told CNN.

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Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.

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Lawmaker comments on Flynn deputy's testimony

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to reports that former Trump transition official KT McFarland and incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed his communications with Russia during the presidential transition process.

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Flynn deputy contradicts herself in testimony

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy, KT McFarland, told a key Senate committee she "was not aware" of any communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador, an assertion that appears to contradict an unsealed court filing, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

Also: Why lie if you’ve done nothing wrong?

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ABC boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston chastised his staff over Brian Ross' major error in reporting on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Testimony of Flynn's deputy raises questions

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy told a key Senate committee she "was not aware" of any communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador -- an assertion that appears to contradict a court filing unsealed Friday, according to documents obtained by CNN.

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ABC News boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Yemen, Michael Flynn: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.

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WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence

The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.

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Trump's lawyer says President can't be guilty of obstructing justice under the Constitution

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd, claims the President cannot be guilty of obstructing justice, according to an interview with Axios.

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Trump criticizes treatment of Flynn as unfair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was being treated unfairly, implicitly criticizing the U.S. special counsel's charges against him even though Flynn pleaded guilty.

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Trump says he feels 'very badly' for Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "very badly" for Michael Flynn after the former national security adviser pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador.

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Kremlin says Putin not influenced by ex-Trump official Flynn

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin had taken a decision to hold off responding to new U.S. sanctions last year independently and had not been influenced by former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Editorial: Hands Across the Water, Then a Slap in the Face

The ranting of the American president dashed the good cheer from a royal Anglo-American engagement.

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Analysis: Why Trump keeps telling us he's not worried about Flynn

President Donald Trump wants you to know one thing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the 2016 campaign: He's not worried about it. Not at all. Zero percent. Nada. Zilch.

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Lawyer says he wrote Trump's tweet about firing Flynn

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, confirmed to CNN on Sunday that he wrote a tweet for the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account about the firing of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Sen.: I believe Comey on Flynn

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says he believes former FBI Director James Comey's claim that President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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'SNL' takes on Flynn's guilty plea in 'A Christmas Carol'

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump -- along with some unwelcome ghosts from the President's past in the show's own rendition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning the President's response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee rebutted President Donald Trump on Sunday, questioning his response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and backing former FBI Director James Comey.

Federal Bureau of Investigation nytimes.com

Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says F.B.I. Is in ‘Tatters’

In an extraordinary attack on the top law enforcement body in his own government, Mr. Trump accused the F.B.I. and its career investigators of having a bias against him.

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Trump says never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday he never asked former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Television nytimes.com

‘Saturday Night Live’ Jabs at Trump, Michael Flynn and Matt Lauer

“Saturday Night Live” returned after a one-week absence and addressed a very busy news week.

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Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

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NYT: Emails show Flynn didn't work alone on Russia

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was in close touch with other members of the transition team before and after he spoke with the Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak about US sanctions against Russia, according to a report published Saturday.

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ABC suspends reporter over erroneous Flynn story

ABC News announced Saturday that it has suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay after Ross was forced to correct a bombshell on-air report about Michael Flynn.

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ABC News suspends top journalist over inaccurate Flynn reporting

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - ABC News said on Saturday it had suspended Brian Ross, its chief investigative correspondent, over an error in his reporting about former national security adviser Michael Flynn which sent U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields lower on Friday.

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The timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

CNN's Ana Cabrera explains the timeline of events from Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian ambassador in December 2016 until leaving his job in February 2017.

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Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, and that he had had to fire him because Flynn had lied to the FBI and the vice president.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

The president has called claims of unusual contacts with Russia a “hoax.” But emails show top aides closely tracked Michael T. Flynn’s fateful call to the Russian ambassador.

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Trump's initial explanation for firing Flynn

President Trump explains why he fired national security adviser Michael Flynn at a press conference on February 16, 2017.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn ‘Because He Lied’ to F.B.I.

President Trump’s tweet was the first time he had said the firing was not solely related to Mr. Flynn’s false statements to Vice President Mike Pence.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.

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Trump says Flynn's actions during presidential transition were lawful

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful and said that there was no collusion between his 2016 White House campaign and Russia.

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Is Trump worried about what Flynn might say? 'No, I'm not'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not worried about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.

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President Trump responds to questions about Flynn plea

President Trump spoke to reporters about the GOP tax bill and responded to questions about the recent Michael Flynn plea agreement. CNN's Michael Smerconish has more.

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Trump, asked about Flynn plea, says 'absolutely no collusion'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, in his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser Michael Flynn to lying to the FBI, said on Saturday there was "absolutely no collusion" between his campaign and Russia.

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Two Russian lawmakers dismiss Flynn's guilty plea

Two prominent Russian politicians dismissed news that Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, with one saying the former national security adviser is a scapegoat in an attack against President Donald Trump.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: A Historic Tax Heist

In which Republican donors pick your children’s pockets.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

White House Memo: Flynn’s Guilty Plea Looms Over a White House on the Verge of a Tax Cut Success

The plea raised uncomfortable questions about what the former national security adviser might be telling the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

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Cooper: Flynn's guilty plea contradicts White House

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at the White House's repeated past denials of any contact with Russia in light of Michael Flynn's recent guilty plea.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Editorial: Flynn Flipped. Who’s Next?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea raises obvious questions: What did President Trump know? And when did he know it?

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Flynn may be the bait, but he's no coffee boy

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Flynn's downfall means there is now no way for the President to cry 'witch hunt'

Michael Flynn's downfall Friday exacerbated grave legal and political risks that represent the most serious threat to any administration for at least 40 years, and could eventually imperil the Trump presidency itself.

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Michael Flynn, Tax Bill, Rex Tillerson: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Tapper: What was Michael Flynn trying to hide?

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation.

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Flynn pleads guilty to lying on Russia, cooperates with U.S. probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of President Donald Trump's inner circle before he took office in January.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Writers from across the political spectrum on Michael T. Flynn’s plea deal and what it means for the special counsel’s inquiry and the Trump administration.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to a Special Episode of ‘The Daily’ on Flynn’s Guilty Plea

What it tells us that federal prosecutors have a former senior member of the Trump White House on their side.

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Ex-U.S. NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency that an intelligence official said was later stolen from his home computer by Russian hackers.

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Trump's praise of Michael Flynn over the years

Donald Trump has continued to praise his former national security adviser even after he asked him to resign from the White House.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next?

The Flynn deal opens the door to charges against the president’s inner circle — and his family.

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Timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team" who directed Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador, and other countries, regarding the UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former National Security Agency employee who worked in its elite hacking unit pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Flynn pleads guilty on Russia; reportedly ready to testify on Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of President Donald Trump's inner circle before he took office in January.

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Exclusive: Mideast nuclear plan backers bragged of support of top Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Backers of a U.S.-Russian plan to build nuclear reactors across the Middle East bragged after the U.S. election they had backing from Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn for a project that required lifting sanctions on Russia, documents reviewed by Reuters show.

Classified Information and State Secrets nytimes.com

Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

Nghia H. Pho, a software developer for the intelligence agency, admitted taking secrets that Russian hackers then stole from his home computer.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

What Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Means in Mueller’s Russia Probe

President Trump’s former national security adviser admitted lying to the F.B.I. What is notable is what he was not charged with.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

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Comey goes biblical after Flynn plea

Shortly after former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador, former FBI Director James Comey shared a justice-minded verse from the Bible on Twitter and Instagram.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Documents Reveal New Details on What Trump Team Knew About Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador

The documents made public on Friday show that the transition team knew that Mr. Flynn was going to be discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.

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UPDATE 9-Oil pares gains after report on Flynn in Russia probe

* Former U.S. national security adviser charged with lying to FBI

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Flynn pleads guilty on Russia, reportedly ready to testify against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about Russia, and ABC News said he was prepared to testify that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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After Flynn plea, Comey goes biblical

Shortly after former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador, former FBI Director James Comey shared a justice-minded verse from the Bible on Twitter and Instagram.

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Wall Street hit by ABC report on Flynn

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday after ABC News reported former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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What Trump has said about Michael Flynn

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador. Flynn was a crucial member of Trump's presidential campaign and was even vetted as a vice presidential candidate.

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Flynn prepared to testify Trump directed him to contact Russians: ABC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News reported on Friday that former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians when he was a presidential candidate.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street hit by ABC report on Flynn

* ABC reports Flynn to say Trump told him to talk to Russians

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Toobin: Flynn's actions an insult to veterans

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's actions are an insult to veterans and his service does not excuse him.

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ABC report on Flynn rocks Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks sank on Friday after ABC News reported former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians during last year's presidential elections.

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US STOCKS-ABC report on Flynn rocks Wall Street

* ABC reports Flynn to say Trump told him to talk to Russians

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Analysis: Flynn's guilty plea is a massive problem for Trump

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's decision to plead guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI over conversations he had with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election is an absolutely massive moment in the ongoing special counsel probe being led by Robert Mueller -- and has potentially huge ramifications for President Donald Trump.

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Ex-Trump adviser Flynn charged with lying to FBI in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged with lying to the FBI, according to court documents released on Friday, in an escalation of an investigation into alleged ties to Russia that has cast a cloud over President Donald Trump's administration.

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See Flynn walk into court

President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn walks into his court hearing. Flynn is expected to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI.

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Source close to Trump downplays Flynn charge

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Michael Flynn Expected to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.

The guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser would be an indication that he is cooperating with the special counsel investigation.

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Flynn charged with lying to FBI, plea hearing set: special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, the U.S. special counsel's office charged in a court filing made public on Friday.

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Read the court filing charging Flynn

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia's ambassador. Read the court filing:

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Help Wanted: Top Diplomat

President Trump undermined Rex Tillerson’s success at the State Department, but that doesn’t mean his successor will do a better job.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Editorial: Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’

President Trump trusts Ms. Conway. Is that enough to get something done on the opioid addiction crisis?

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Rapper DMX pleads guilty to U.S. tax fraud charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rap artist and actor DMX pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to avoiding paying $1.7 million in taxes from 2000 to 2005 by shifting money among accounts belonging to managers and associates.

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Oklahoma ex-state-senator pleads guilty to hiring boy prostitute

(Reuters) - A former Oklahoma state senator who had campaigned as a champion of family values has pleaded guilty to hiring a 17-year-old boy prostitute "to engage in a commercial sex act," court papers filed on Thursday showed.

Thriller (Album) nytimes.com

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 35: A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Album

We look back at the impact of the performer’s classic album.

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Kushner met with special counsel about Flynn

Jared Kushner met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

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Grand jury testimony delayed amid signs of Flynn deal talks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions.

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Robert Mueller's team asked Trump's son-in-law about Michael Flynn, sources say

Jared Kushner met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

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U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to additional sexual conduct charges

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting girls under the guise of medical treatment, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said.

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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case pleads guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) - A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts pleaded guilty on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department said.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes.

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Fraternity members plead guilty, get probation in hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity chapter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

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Benghazi suspect acquitted of murder but guilty on terror charges

A US jury found Ahmed Abu Khatallah guilty on four of 18 charges on Tuesday related to his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Driver Held in Deadly Manhattan Terror Attack Pleads Not Guilty

The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, is accused of driving a truck down a crowded bike path, killing eight people and injuring 12 in the name of the Islamic State.

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Man charged in New York truck attack pleads not guilty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path in October pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other criminal charges.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

A system for settling sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers puts the burden on victims, and taxpayers.

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Flynn lawyers cut off talks with Trump team

Source: Lawyers for Michael Flynn stopped talking with Trump's legal team. Could it signal a big move in the Russia probe? CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

Search and Seizure nytimes.com

Editorial: Cops, Cellphones and Privacy at the Supreme Court

The justices have a good opportunity to bring the Fourth Amendment up-to-date in the digital age.

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Bharara: Likely that Flynn is discussing cooperating with Mueller

Former US attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday that it's likely President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is in discussions with special counsel Robert Mueller about cooperating with his investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Editorial: The Republican Tax on the Future

More debt, a growing trade deficit, factories moving overseas — that’s no way to make America great.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico

With little sign of progress, thousands of people are leaving for the mainland each day.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Editorial: When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage

Republicans couldn’t kill Obamacare. Their latest plan could be almost as damaging to people’s health.

For-Profit Schools nytimes.com

Editorial: Exploiting Veterans for Profit

And the Trump administration wants to make for-profit colleges even less accountable.

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Egypt, Michael Flynn, Argentina: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) - A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records.

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Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

Gender nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany Embraces a Third Gender. What’s Next?

The country has taken a big step forward, but its politicized gender wars could lead to a backlash.

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Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Europe Edition: Michael Flynn, Argentina, Myanmar: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

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Flynn's lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Civilian Casualties nytimes.com

Editorial: Telling the Truth About the Cost of War

As civilian casualties appear to rise, the American military is not acknowledging the extent of the problem.

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Flynn's lawyers split from Trump, signaling possible cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss the probe by a special counsel, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, are said to have terminated an information-sharing agreement with the president’s legal team.

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

It’s the one holiday that truly invites all comers.

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U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Molestation Charges

The former team doctor for the United States gymnastics team and Michigan State has been accused of molesting scores of girls, including three Olympic gold medalists.

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Former team USA doctor pleads guilty

Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor who is accused of sexually assaulting dozens women and girls, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a Michigan court on Wednesday.

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Editorial: Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together

Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Editorial Observer: Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

African-Americans have sound historical reasons for resenting “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Subways nytimes.com

Editorial: Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Here’s a hint: You probably voted for them.

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Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors announced.

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BRIEF-Michael Kors neames Francesca Leoni new Chief Brand Officer

* Michael Kors Holdings - ‍named Francesca Leoni as new Senior Vice President, Chief Brand Officer for Michael Kors brand​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Juvenile Delinquency nytimes.com

Editorial: Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Editorial: ‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’

That’s a heck of a way for the Trump administration to talk about the richest Americans.

Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) nytimes.com

Editorial: Why is New York Full of Empty Stores?

All these dead spaces hurt, and neighborhoods have a right to protect themselves.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mugabe Won’t Say What Zimbabwe Longs to Hear: I Quit

It’s good that the army has taken power, but whoever takes over must heed the cheering crowds who want an end to corruption and brutality.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.

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Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: The da Vinci Lode

The sale of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” for almost a half-billion dollars says more about grotesque financial inequality than about art.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud

Republicans have made clear where their values lie. Well-heeled campaign funders matter. Middle-class families don’t.

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BRIEF-‍James Flynn​ reports 5.92 pct passive stake in Intersect ENT

* ‍James Flynn​ reports 5.92 percent passive stake in Intersect ENT as of Nov 6 - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2jwmJXW) Further company coverage:

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Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients.

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Billionaire founder of Insys to plead not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug.

Famine nytimes.com

Editorial: Saudis Try to Starve Yemen Into Submission

Impeding humanitarian assistance and using famine as a weapon are war crimes, and the world is finally taking notice.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.

sportsNews reuters.com

Two NCAA basketball coaches plead not guilty to bribery, fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two college basketball coaches on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to fraud charges filed in New York federal court after a two-year probe of claims that promising players were bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by apparel maker Adidas AG.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: President Trump’s Thing for Thugs

The degree to which he grovels before some of the world’s most unsavory leaders hurts U.S. credibility and influence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Mitch McConnell Believes the Women. Good for Him.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for real change, but the Senate majority leader has set a good example by accepting the word of Roy Moore’s accusers.

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Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Luxury in a Turbulent World: What’s Next?

The question, always a driving force in fashion, has become even more meaningful in today’s unpredictable environment.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Gun Carnage in the Nation, Groundhog Day in the Capitol

After predictable reactions to the latest killings, the National Rifle Association has its way, again.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: The Right Way to Cut Corporate Taxes

Here’s why the Republican tax plans are such a boondoggle.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Choking on Air in New Delhi

Once again, it is hard to breathe in India’s capital. The culprits are farmers and a stingy government.

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Moore: I'm not "guilty of sexual misconduct"

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore reiterated his denials Saturday against allegations of sexual misconduct.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Editorial: The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

The answer to the opioids crisis surely isn’t to pay Big Pharma to sell more pills.

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Flynn lawyer denies reports of quid pro quo plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn on Friday labeled as "outrageous" and "false" media reports suggesting his client may have been involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars.

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Lawyers for former Trump aide Flynn call allegations outrageous, false

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys representing Mike Flynn, a former aide to President Donald Trump, said on Friday a Wall Street Journal report about their client that included allegations "ranging from kidnapping to bribery" was "outrageous" and "false."

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BRIEF-BIG ROCK BREWERY APPOINTS​ ‍MICHAEL KOHUT AS NEW CHAIR OF BOARD

* NEW CHAIR NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT BIG ROCK BREWERY INC.

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WSJ: Mueller probes Flynn role in plot to deliver cleric to Turkey

Former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn and his son are alleged to have been offered as much as $15 million to forcibly remove from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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BRIEF-SunCoke Energy elects Michael G. Rippey as CEO

* SunCoke Energy, Inc. Elects Michael G. Rippey as chief executive officer and president; Frederick A. Henderson to retire

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

Editorial: Nothing to Cheer About in New York City Elections

The mayor won with the votes of only 16 percent of the electorate. An unopposed prosecutor got surprising opposition. And fewer women will hold office.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Puerto Rico’s Second-Class Treatment on Food Aid

A 35-year-old budget cap has denied the island the more generous and swifter relief that storm victims this year in Texas and Florida received.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Ex-SBM executives plead guilty in U.S. to Petrobras bribe charges

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Two former executives at Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV have pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that they participated in a scheme to bribe officials at three foreign state-run oil companies, including Brazil's Petrobras.

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REFILE-Ex-SBM executives plead guilty in U.S. to Petrobras bribe charges

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Two former executives at Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV have pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that they participated in a scheme to bribe officials at three foreign state-run oil companies, including Brazil's Petrobras.

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Florida lawyer pleads guilty in insider trading case

(Reuters) - A Florida lawyer accused by U.S. prosecutors of engaging in a nearly $1 million insider trading scheme using information he improperly obtained from his law firm’s databases pleaded guilty on Thursday, prosecutors said.

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Rand Paul's accused attacker pleads not guilty to assault

(Reuters) - The man accused of tackling U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and breaking his ribs as he was mowing his lawn pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor assault charge, a court official said.