Giuliani Backtracks On Trump Answering Obstruction Questions

Watch Video As of early Friday, it’s unclear if President Donald Trump will answer any questions about obstruction of justice asked by the special counsel’s team. The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told the Associated Press Thursday that obstruction questions were a “no-go.” But after that interview, Giuliani told NBC News that questions about any efforts the president might have taken to block the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are “not ruled in or out.” The New York Times reported earlier this week that Robert Mueller recently offered to accept some written answers from President Trump. Mueller reportedly didn’t ask for answers to obstruction questions. Giuliani… Read More

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N.J. defense contractor accused of $7M fraud against U.S. military

The military parts were made in Turkey, not in the U.S. as the Paterson company claimed, according to a federal indictment A 42-year-old man who owns a defense contracting business in New Jersey allegedly defrauded a federal agency out of $7 million by misrepresenting where military parts were manufactured. Authorities are seeking Ferdi Murat Gul, a Turkish citizen who is thought to be in his home country, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey said in a statement. Gul is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, and one count of violating the act.… Read More

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The week’s best Android games to play after losing at Fortnite

Welcome to our new column, in which YouTuber NimbleThor brings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device, released over the past week. Whether you’re into casual time wasters or hardcore shooters, you’ll find something in here to exercise your thumbs with. Are your friends constantly beating you at Fortnite, or have you just grown tired of racking up countless last-man-standing wins? Not to worry, we’ve got just the thing: a roundup of new multiplayer mobile games launched this week to redeem yourself – or find yet another way to kick your friends’ butts… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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If democracy fails, Artificial Intelligence may help avoid a re-run of the 1930s

In a world where complexity is normal, AI could provide a more convincing narrative about how the world works than the stories that politicians tell us. There’s a tendency to think the era of fake news and cognitive dissonance was invented by Donald Trump, but the tendency to over-simplify and manipulate a confusing and interconnected web of seemingly random events is nothing new. In his ambitious two and a half hour documentary HyperNormalisation, the filmmaker Adam Curtis considers how the discourse that informs our political narrative – as he puts it: “the stories that politicians tell us about the world” – increasingly fail to resonate with the public and struggle… Read More

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Here comes the jobs report …

It’s jobs day in America. At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the August jobs report, and economists forecast it will show that employers added 190,000 nonfarm payrolls last month — an improvement from July. They forecast that the unemployment rate returned to an 18-year low of 3.8%, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Several other reports show that many employers are running out of skilled workers to hire. From job openings exceeding the number of positions available, to initial jobless claims at the lowest since 1969, the labor market is still largely in good shape. Even a measure of unemployment that captures discouraged workers, and… Read More

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