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James Comey hints at 2020 presidential run in arguably the worst political April Fool’s prank yet

James Comey hints at 2020 presidential run in arguably the worst political April Fool’s prank yetApril Fool's Day is possibly the worst time to believe anything you read on the Internet. Take, for example, former FBI Director James Comey a message he sent to his more than one million followers on Twitter. The former FBI director posted a photo to his account showing him standing with his back towards the camera on an open road, looking into the distance with his hands in his pockets and his feet planted over a yellow lane separating each side of the street. “I’m in,” he wrote. “We need someone in the middle.”The former official — who Donald Trump forced out of the FBI in a controversial move that sparked public outcry — then added the hashtag 2020, leading some to believe he was set to make a bold announcement about a political bid for the White House. Mr Comey has no reported intention of actually campaigning to become the next president of the United States, however. And by the sound of his tweet’s response, sitting out of the race is likely a smart decision on his part. Hours after the original picture was posted to his account, Mr Comey tweeted, “But could you imagine a president who used this website to make dad jokes rather than to hurl insults?”> I’m in. We need someone in the middle. 2020 pic.twitter.com/IGt69bEQz1> > — James Comey (@Comey) > > April 1, 2019“Happy AprilFools,” he continued, adding the hashtag VoteDem2020. “April Fools jokes are supposed to be funny, Mr Comey,” one user wrote. Another added: “Without a doubt, this is the worst thing that Comey has ever done.” Twitter users continued railing against Mr Comey throughout the day, pointing to a 2016 press conference in which he divulged details about the FBI’s findings into Hillary Clinton’s emails as alleged evidence of his political bias. Mr Comey, who detailed his career in the FBI and what it was like being removed by Mr Trump in the recent book A High Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, has been criticised for his handling of the probe by lawmakers and Americans on both sides of the aisle.



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Order a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition on April 4 and you could win $100,000

Order a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition on April 4 and you could win $  100,000On April 4, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition will be available for preorder, but you better move fast because only 4,190 units will be produced. This past weekend, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November will finally be available for purchase. Preordering, however, will only be open on Jeep 4×4 Day, April 4.



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Google goes big for April Fool's Day with pranks and games

Google goes big for April Fool's Day with pranks and gamesGoogle this weekend began announcing new products, application tools, and games far too absurd to be true but not too outrageous to be fun. To celebrate April Fool’s Day on Monday, Google brought Google Home users the ability to talk to tulips and Google Files users the ability to clean their phone screens from the inside out. Google announced on Monday that it had finally cracked the code on plant communication and can now translate Tulipish into various human languages.



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The Latest: House chair still wants Russia report by April 2

The Latest: House chair still wants Russia report by April 2WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):



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No-deal Brexit on April 12 is UK's most likely option right now: lawmaker Letwin

No-deal Brexit on April 12 is UK's most likely option right now: lawmaker LetwinA no-deal Brexit on April 12 is the most likely scenario right now for Britain, Conservative Party lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Thursday. “I think that at some point or other we either have to get a deal across the line or accept that we have to find an alternative if we want to avoid no deal on April 12, which I think at the moment is the most likely thing to happen,” Letwin, the architect of a series of votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, told BBC radio. If Britain wants to hold a referendum or an election it would need to delay Brexit by at least several months but it is unclear if parliament would vote for such a long extension, Letwin said.



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American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of April

American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of AprilThe decision comes as a result of the FAA's decision to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft.



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Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2

Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2Congressional Democrats intensified their demands on Monday to see the full results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump, Russia.



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India to hold mega-election from April 11 – May 19

India to hold mega-election from April 11 - May 19India announced Sunday a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. The poll will see right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi run for a second term against Rahul Gandhi of the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty to lead the world’s second-most populous nation. From April 11 to May 19 voters will elect 543 lawmakers to India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, which governs the Asian nation of 1.25 billion people from the capital New Delhi, the electoral commission said Sunday.



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Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April vote

Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April voteIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered an agreement Wednesday aimed at uniting ultra-right parties ahead of April elections, prompting accusations he was pandering to extremists. Netanyahu pushed for the deal to try to boost the number of seats held by right-wing parties after the April 9 elections, with an eye on his next coalition government should he win as expected. The agreement would see three parties on the far right run on a single electoral list instead of running separately: Jewish Home, National Union and Jewish Power.



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Netanyahu Coalition to Dissolve, Elections Called for April

Netanyahu Coalition to Dissolve, Elections Called for AprilCoalition faction leaders voted unanimously Monday to dissolve parliament and call early elections for April 9. Elections originally were scheduled for November 2019, but no Israeli coalition in the past 30 years has served out its term. Speculation has been rife for months that the current government would fall, too, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces multiple corruption allegations.



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