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Omarosa says 'hell no' when asked if she ever slept with President Trump

Omarosa says 'hell no' when asked if she ever slept with President Trump

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Omarosa Manigault Newman is adamant she's not one to sleep her way to the top — but others in the White House might be. The former White House staffer and "Apprentice" contestant was grilled by fellow "Celebrity Big Brother" housemate Brandi Glanville about having an intimate relationship with the President — a theory she quickly denied. "Hell no! Oh, my God. Brandi, that's horrible," Manigault Newman replied. "I'm not… There's somebody in the White House that's sleeping around with everybody, but she is not me… I've never had to do that," she explained, without revealing the staffer she was referencing.Omarosa says Trump White House is 'so bad' Glanville, of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," who also appeared on "The Apprentice," said she had heard...

What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook  WIREDTrump responds to Mueller indictment news  CNNTrump Official Calls Russian Meddling Charges Indisputable  BloombergInternet Research Agency Indictment - Department of Justice  Department of JusticeMueller's Indictment of 13 Russians Strikes Fear Into the Trump White House  Mother JonesFull coverage Source link
After Parkland school shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show in Miami

After Parkland school shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show in Miami

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MIAMI — Hundreds gathered at the fairgrounds here for a major gun show held just three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, less than 50 miles north. Many came to the 500-booth expo with a renewed desire to protect themselves. The event, sponsored by Florida Gun Shows, is within driving distance from Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed on Wednesday when former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire with AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Jorge Fernandez, a manager working the floor at the gun show says he’s expecting a large turnout of gun enthusiasts at the event, which runs through the weekend. "We don't want people going out to buy guns and using them to kill people," said Fernandez. "But we do need to realize that lawfully licen...
Florida Agency Investigated Nikolas Cruz After Violent Social Media Posts

Florida Agency Investigated Nikolas Cruz After Violent Social Media Posts

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AdvertisementPARKLAND, Fla. — A Florida social services agency conducted an in-home investigation of Nikolas Cruz after he exhibited troubling behavior nearly a year and a half before he shot and killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida, a state report shows.The agency, the Florida Department of Children and Families, had been alerted to posts on Snapchat of Mr. Cruz cutting his arms and expressing interest in buying a gun, according to the report. But after visiting and questioning Mr. Cruz at his home, the department determined he was at low risk of harming himself or others.The report is the latest indication that Mr. Cruz was repeatedly identified by local and federal agencies as a troubled young man with violent tendencies. The F.B.I. admitted on Friday that it h...

'No more BS': Pain turns political in Parkland after school shootings

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On a day when Parkland began burying its young dead, a dozen people stood on a street corner holding up "More Gun Control" signs as passing drivers honked and shouted in support."Look what we started," said Carlos Rodriguez, 50, who was on his way to work when he stopped to join the protest on Friday. "Look at all these people. One match started a whole forest fire."This most peaceful and orderly of places has been devastated by the most violent and chaotic of acts. And amid the horse trails, bike paths and gated communities of a city that prides itself on "country elegance," the response to a shooting Wednesday that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been a raw, growing and furious burst of activism and demand for change.Hundreds of people filled the terrace o...
At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against gun laws, NRA and Trump

At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against gun laws, NRA and Trump

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One by one, students and staff members who survived alleged gunman Nickolas Cruz’s deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stepped up to a podium Saturday and railed against the gun lobby and gun laws that enabled him to purchase an assault weapon. At times their voices broke with emotion or rage, but each person who addressed the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was united in their message: The shooting should never have happened. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez began her speech with a moment of silence for the 17 victims who were killed Wednesday. "All these people should be at home grieving," she said. “But instead we are up here, standing together, because if all our government and pres...
Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

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Below is a full transcript of her speech:We haven't already had a moment of silence in the House of Representatives, so I would like to have another one. Thank you.Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving. But instead we are up here standing together because if all our government and President can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see. Since the time of the Founding Fathers and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy. The guns have changed but our laws have not. We certainly do not understand why it should be harder to make plans with friends on weekends than to buy an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. In Florida, to bu...
Trump lashes out after Mueller indictment, downplays Russian plot

Trump lashes out after Mueller indictment, downplays Russian plot

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"The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong," President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The president blasted the “fake news” media and quoted a Facebook executive as he insisted the Kremlin did not collude with his campaign or influence the 2016 vote. By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM02/17/2018 02:47 PM ESTPresident Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at suggestions that Russia helped him win the presidency, reiterating that a new federal indictment showed no evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin and even invoking the words of a Facebook executive in his defense.In a series of afternoon tweets, Trump responded to special counsel Robert Mueller&rsqu...

Updates: Wintry mix and snow creates slick conditions this evening

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* Winter weather advisory from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, north and northwest suburbs *OverviewA fast-moving storm system will drop a mixture of snow, sleet and rain across the area through this evening. Some snow accumulation is possible, especially in colder areas north and west of the city, where slick conditions are most likely to develop, especially once it starts getting dark.We’ve got more details below and will be updating this forecast as the night progresses. This is a complicated and complex precipitation forecast that is bound to give us a surprise in some areas, so please check back.4:23 p.m. update: A wintry mix of rain and snow is coming down hard across the metro. Areas north and west of the city are seeing snow stick to roads. Temperatur...
Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still 'Points at the Kremlin'

Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still 'Points at the Kremlin'

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AdvertisementMOSCOW — Trolling political opponents has become so routine in Russia, such a part of the everyday landscape, that operations are typically performed without much effort to cover any tracks.So when Russian trolling techniques were exported to the United States as part of the effort to influence the 2016 presidential election, it seems to have been done with the same lack of discipline that characterizes the practice in Russia.That devil-may-care attitude helped make possible the identification and indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian companies, with the United States accusing them of trying to subvert the election, including efforts to bolster the candidacy of Donald J. Trump and undercut the campaign of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.Just because the operation ...