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Manafort trial Day 10: Prosecution rests, Manafort defense starts Tuesday

Paul Manafort’s defense team, including Kevin Downing, center, Thomas Zehnle, right, and Richard Westling walk to federal court. Prosecutors in Manafort’s tax- [...]
With Just His Parrot, a Refugee Boy Starts a Hard New Life
For nearly two weeks after they settled in Nangarhar, Bilal’s father, Jamshed, would try to find work. But each day, he would return with nothing except new debt. One day, Jamshed broke down. “All these debts — they need repaying. [...]
Angela Merkel Starts Grooming Successors, and One Stands Out
Ms. Merkel, 63, on Sunday named some of the younger members of her party to take on minister posts in her next government, including Jens Spahn, 37, one of her fiercest critics on migration, and Julia Klöckner, 45; both are conservative [...]
Brazil Wavers on Environment, and Earth’s Largest Wetland Starts to Wither
Additionally, mapping data compiled by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics released earlier this month showed the country lost 9.5 percent of its forest land between 2000 and 2014. The expansion of agriculture into areas [...]
Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – With his lower lip quivering with emotion and a packed courtroom hanging on every word, a father recounted the final moments of a daughter’s life as they walked on a summer evening stroll on a San Francisco pier [...]
“Don’t be afraid!” Pope starts campaign to promote migrants
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis on Wednesday launched a two-year education campaign about the plight of migrants to counteract mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. and Europe, urging the world: “Don’t be afraid!” Francis [...]
China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch
By curtailing the trade, China, which has been criticized for not properly enforcing earlier sanctions, is obeying the intent of the latest sanctions resolution but harming its own businessmen. “I think it is very likely that [...]
Sheriff starts group to deal with overcrowded county jails
EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – An Indiana sheriff says state lawmakers must address the issue of overcrowded and understaffed county jails. The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/2snvnYg ) Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding [...]
Jason Chaffetz Starts Porn Vitamin Company, To Keep Porn Mormons Healthy And Strong
Would you like to buy an assortment of porn vitamins? We’ve all been wondering what Rep. Jason Chaffetz will be doing after he unceremoniously leaves Congress at the end of June. Will he go to Fox News? Will he go to jail? Will he just hang [...]

Trump starts dismantling his shadow Cabinet

The White House is quietly starting to pull the plug on its shadow Cabinet of Trump loyalists who had been dispatched to federal agencies to serve as the president’s eyes and ears. These White House-installed chaperones have often clashed [...]