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Suspect in Manhattan truck attack that killed 8 from Uzbekistan, sources say – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Trump resists mounting pressure from Bannon and others to fight Mueller – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Debate intensified in President Trump’s political circle on Tuesday over how aggressively to confront special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, dividing some of the president’s advisers and loyalists as the Russia investigation enters a new phase following charges against three former Trump campaign officials. Despite his growing frustration with an investigation he has roundly dismissed, Trump has been cooperating with Mueller and lately has resisted attacking him directly, at the…

Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at Riverside elementary school – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, school district officials said Tuesday. The district was notified about the situation just after 11:20 a.m., Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said. The door to a room is blocked with the male parent and a female teacher inside, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. It was not immediately clear which room the man…

John Kelly gets Civil War history wrong – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said. – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers have expressed concern…

Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they are saying – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at sunset on Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams…

Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. She was in Chicago where she promoted her book (“I have a great chapter about Russia”), thought about her Halloween costume (“I think I will maybe come as the president”) and quipped about…

South Korea and China move to normalize relations after THAAD dispute – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SEOUL — After a year of frosty diplomacy and economic pressure, South Korea and China announced Tuesday that they would put aside their differences out of a joint desire to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the two countries will resume normal relations. “The two sides attach great importance to the Korea-China relationship,” a statement from the ministry said. In its own coordinated statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said…

John Kelly, there is no compromise with slavery – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(CNN)Was the American Civil War caused by seditious traitors who decided the hill they would die on was the one defending the racist enslavement of human beings, or was it that a simple inability to compromise led an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state? According to White House chief of staff John Kelly, it’s the latter. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true :…

The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Want to understand what’s happening in Donald Trump’s Washington? James Hohmann has you covered with the smartest, most comprehensive daily tipsheet out there. Get it in your inbox.  THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence…

The first iPhone X reviews are here — and they’re super positive – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ooh, shiny. Hollis Johnson The first iPhone X reviews are in, and they’re highly positive. Reviewers have praised the £999/$999 phone’s camera and design. But there are some issues with how apps look on the new screen. It’s just a few days until the iPhone X goes on sale, and the first reviews are starting to pour in. And there’s good news for Apple, and potential buyers: They’re highly positive…

Spain awaits next move by ousted Catalan leader from Belgium – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont said on Tuesday he accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government after Madrid took control of the region to block its push for independence. Puigdemont, speaking at a news conference in Brussels, also said he was not seeking asylum in Belgium after Spain’s state prosecutor recommended charges for rebellion and sedition be brought against him. He would return to Catalonia…

Shares jump after China backs down from protesting South Korean companies over US missile defense deployment – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Seoul and Beijing have agreed to mend relations after the Chinese protested the deployment of US missile defenses in South Korea. South Korean shares are up as China seems to abandon its concerns that the missile defenses posed a threat to its national security. The move comes just weeks before President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit both countries. South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party raises his…

Kelly calls for probe into Clinton, DNC funding of Russian dossier – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE on Monday said that a special counsel should be appointed to investigate an Obama-era uranium sale and Democrats’ roles in funding a controversial opposition research dossier. In an interview on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Kelly said that Americans have a right to know what the U.S. government is doing “on any given day,” and an “objective” investigator is necessary to…

How conservative media reacted to the Mueller indictments – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The revelation Monday of charges against three former Trump campaign officials in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into possible Russian influence in American politics delivered a sharp jolt to the news cycle. Anticipation over the arrests had been high for days after news that the first charges in Mueller’s investigation were imminent had seeped out over the weekend. And the documents outlining allegations against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, business partner Rick…

One dead in University of Utah shooting as police hunt for suspect – New York Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Police are on the hunt for a suspected gunman after one person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah Monday night, police said. A victim was fatally shot in a vehicle at the gate of Red Butte Canyon, a research area on the east side of the school in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to police.  Police received reports of a man with…

John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee an ‘honorable man’ and says ‘lack of compromise’ caused the Civil War – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to the media during a daily briefing in October. (AP) White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Monday called Robert E. Lee was “an honorable man” and said that “the lack of an ability to compromise” led to the Civil War, once again thrusting himself into the public spotlight on an emotionally charged issue. The comments, made on the debut night of conservative media…

Facebook, Twitter, Google to Tell Congress How Russia Meddled – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Congress will put Facebook, Twitter and Google under a public microscope Tuesday about Russia’s use of their networks to meddle in the 2016 election, a day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation disclosed its first indictments and guilty plea. Senators want to know how the companies failed to keep Russians from exploiting their networks — buying 3,000 Facebook ads mostly with rubles — and using fake accounts to spread…

Eric Trump tells president’s supporters: ‘You know the truth’ – Washington Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

President Trump’s son made an appeal Monday to his father’s base to hold steady in their support, as the White House was rocked by criminal indictments in the special counsel’s Russia probe. Eric Trump told supporters “I know you know the truth” in a fundraising email sent out by the president’s re-election campaign. “There’s new opposition against my father and this Administration every day. The mainstream media continues to play…

Who’s who in the George Papadopoulos court documents – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Newly released court documents show that Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos communicated with several senior campaign officials about his outreach to the Russian government over a period of months. The recipients of Papadopoulos’s emails are not named in the filings, but The Washington Post has identified several individuals based on interviews and other documents. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty this month to lying to federal agents about his outreach to Russia….