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‘A beautiful soul’: Mourners gather to remember 15-year-old victim of Texas shooting

‘A beautiful soul’: Mourners gather to remember 15-year-old victim of Texas shootingUpwards of 1,000 people gathered in Odessa to mourn15-year-old Leilah Eliana Hernandez, the youngest person to die in Saturday’s shooting rampage



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‘A good 100 kills would be nice.’ Another Florida man arrested for mass shooting threats

‘A good 100 kills would be nice.’ Another Florida man arrested for mass shooting threatsIn the weeks following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Florida has seen a fair share of mass shooting threats — from Walmarts to schools.



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Kushner: Mueller Probe Worse for U.S. Than ‘a Few Facebook Ads’ From Russia

Kushner: Mueller Probe Worse for U.S. Than ‘a Few Facebook Ads’ From RussiaJared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Trump, on Tuesday claimed that the Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been “way more harmful to our country” than any Russian meddling in the 2016 election.“I thought the whole thing was nonsense to be honest,” Kushner said of the two-year investigation, which concluded with the release of a 448-page report released last week. “It’s been very, very thoroughly investigated.”The findings, submitted to Congress by Attorney General William Barr, detailed Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in support of Trump, in addition to at least ten potential instances of obstruction of justice by the president.Despite the embarrassing—and potentially criminal—details plainly described in the report, Kushner said at the TIME 100 Summit in New York that he believes the investigation has “been just a big distraction for the country.” “You look at Russia did: buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent. It’s a terrible thing, but I think the investigations and all of the speculation that’s happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple Facebook ads,” Kushner continued. “If you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country.”Of course, Russia’s interference in the U.S. election wasn’t just “a couple Facebook ads,” as Kushner dismissively characterized it. The Mueller report described how Russia’s efforts to undermine the election “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort compared to previous operations.” And beyond using social-media platforms to sow discord, Russian operatives engaged in cyber-espionage.TIME senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett, who interviewed Kushner at the Tuesday event, said as much: “Well, it was a lot more than Facebook ads. There were Russian operatives organizing real events during the campaign, so it had a real-world impact on their social-media campaign.”“Not only that,” Bennett added, “but Russia was actively hacking and stealing documents that they then systematically released at certain key points during the campaign. One of the biggest things I think that doesn’t sit well with the public is: Why didn’t the trump campaign openly say ‘Russia, we don’t need your help. We don’t want your help. Please stop.’”Kushner replied: “The one thing the Mueller report was conclusive on is that there was no coordination or collusion with the Trump campaign [and Russia]. Everything the president’s been saying and I’ve been saying for two years has been fully authenticated.”The TIME 100 Summit, which showcases several of the magazine’s picks for its 2019 list of the most influential people in the world, will also feature an interview with Trump’s nemesis, Hillary Clinton, whose campaign emails were among those stolen by Russian operatives.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here



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Gambino murder sparks Mafia rumor mill: ‘A couple of guys got to get killed now’

Gambino murder sparks Mafia rumor mill: ‘A couple of guys got to get killed now’Gambino boss Frank Cali, killed Wednesday, was the first made man in the crime family to be whacked in decades.



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Trump signals he will declare national emergency over border wall, calling congress talks ‘a waste of time’

Trump signals he will declare national emergency over border wall, calling congress talks ‘a waste of time’Donald Trump has indicated he is likely to declare a national emergency when a federal government funding deal runs out later this month, dismissing talks with Democrats as “a waste of time”. The president said he had “set the stage” for action to sidestep congress to secure $ 5.7bn (£4.4bn) for a wall on the US-Mexico border, as the prospect of a second government shutdown looms. In a wide-ranging New York Times interview, Mr Trump also said he had received reassurances he was “not a target” of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and dismissed talk he may not seek re-election in 2020.



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Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’

Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’President Trump said he rates his job performance as president an A+. “I would – look, I hate to do it, but I will do it — I would give myself an A+. Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"



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SpaceX President Calls Elon Musk ‘A Brilliant Man,’ Despite Bizarre Behavior

SpaceX President Calls Elon Musk ‘A Brilliant Man,’ Despite Bizarre BehaviorThe president of SpaceX said Tuesday that Elon Musk, the company's founder and



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Why Stephen Hawking's ‘A Brief History of Time’ Catapulted Him to Celebrity

Why Stephen Hawking's ‘A Brief History of Time’ Catapulted Him to CelebrityWho wouldn't want to understand the universe?



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Black Girl Magic Is Written In The Pages Of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

Black Girl Magic Is Written In The Pages Of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’Fifty-six years after it’s publication, Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book A Wrinkle In Time came to the big screen under the direction of Ava DuVernay, the Oscar-nominated black woman filmmaker from Compton. DuVernay’s version of the classic story comes with many changes, the most obvious being that the main protagonist Meg looks a lot different than how many readers may have imagined her. DuVernay’s creation is a representation of multifaceted black girlhood where positive traits, like love, hope and determination exist alongside anger, stubbornness and impatience.



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Trump says political biases revealed in memo ‘a disgrace’

Trump says political biases revealed in memo ‘a disgrace’President Trump confirms he has declassified and sent to Congress a controversial GOP memo that alleges anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department.



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