Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mueller made the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy “look like a baby.” The President’s comparison between the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the trials of McCarthyism was one of a…

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GOP congressman appears on anti-Muslim radio show

(CNN)A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse fringe anti-Muslim comments. The segment following Mast’s appearance accused Muslim-American political candidates of committing “ballot box jihad.” “It’s also important for people to remember whether they like to hear it or not,”…

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Amsterdam’s history retold by objects buried in river silt

(CNN)Centuries of unwanted and lost items — from medieval shoes to modern cellphones — are helping to tell the story of Amsterdam’s urban history from a fresh perspective. Read: Ancient Mesopotamians may have sacrificed children to show power Jerzy Gawronski, Amsterdam’s head city architect, who led the project, believes most…

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Australia relaxes kangaroo protections as New South Wales battles drought

(CNN)Australia relaxed rules about shooting kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW) Wednesday as the state was declared “100% in drought” after months of little or no rain. “Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in and take whatever is left — this is…

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Rudy Giuliani has taken up arms in Donald Trump’s war on facts

(CNN)Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the current public face of President Donald Trump’s legal team, sat down for an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night. It was contentious — if generally friendly — and ended with this exchange: GIULIANI: Yes it is —…

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