Trump pardoning himself would likely lead to ‘immediate impeachment,’ Giuliani says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani argued on Sunday that the president has broad constitutional powers as it relates to the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign, including the authority to end the investigation or even pardon himself. But Giuliani he said that the president is unlikely to do either because both would be a path to impeachment. “You might want to say

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He ‘felt the Bern.’ Now he’s shaking up Russian politics.

WASHINGTON — An activist who worked on Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has set out to disrupt Russian politics by making it “as easy as an Uber ride” to stand against President Vladimir Putin. Vitali Shkliarov, 41, runs what he calls a “political incubator” that helps novice candidates run on independent tickets in local races. His mission is to challenge the Russian president and his allies the way that Silicon Valley upstarts

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‘Accidental Americans’ fight to stop double taxation

PARIS — Tom Wallis was born here and has spent his entire life in France, but it turns out that the 40-year-old entrepreneur from Grenoble owes tens of thousands of dollars in taxes to the United States. Wallis’ mother was French, but he holds U.S. citizenship through his American father. He had previously visited his father’s family in the U.S., but other than that he says he has no real connection to the country. But three years ago,

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Walden Pond, which inspired Thoreau, is being killed by urine

If Henry David Thoreau were alive today, he might re-title his most famous work “On Golden Pond.” And he would be pissed. That’s because Walden Pond, the once-pristine jewel that inspired the American naturalist and philosopher in the mid 1800s, has been befouled by generations of swimmers urinating in the water, according to a new study. So much so that it is wrecking the

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Teen with Down syndrome kicked off Alaska Airlines flight after vomiting

A woman says her family was booted off an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle this week because her teenage brother with Down syndrome vomited a small amount. The teen had just boarded flight 779 in St. Louis on Monday following an Easter weekend trip when flight attendants asked him and his parents to deplane, Meaghan Hess, a third-year law student and a staffer for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said in a written statement. “After

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In Puerto Rico, tourists help boost an ongoing recovery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The music blared from the lobby at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino — which was finally packed with tourists and not just emergency workers. For months, this hotel and others on the island catered to FEMA contractors and National Guard members. It was among the few that didn’t lose power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the hotel scrambled to maintain industrial backup generators as the island’s economy ground

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