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The Mueller Report Is Embarrassing for Trump. But It Doesn't Call Into Question His 2016 Win

The Mueller Report Is Embarrassing for Trump. But It Doesn't Call Into Question His 2016 WinQuantifying the impact of Russia's influence operation is extremely difficult

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:45:49 -0400
Macron's polls rise to highest level since yellow vest revolt as French approve his handling of Notre-Dame fire

Macron's polls rise to highest level since yellow vest revolt as French approve his handling of Notre-Dame fireEmmanuel Macrons approval ratings have risen to levels not seen since before the yellow vest revolt erupted last autumn with most French feeling he rose to the occasion over the Notre-Dame fire, a poll out on Friday suggests. President Macron's popularity plummeted last September following a tax rise on pensioners and a backlash over plans to raise fuel taxes. According to BVA, Mr Macron has clawed back three points in the past month and is now on 32 per cent with six out of ten French feeling he did a good job handling the Notre-Dame inferno. Mr Macron had been due to broadcast a key televised address on Monday night to address yellow vest concerns in the wake two months of debates around the country. Leaked details of the speech suggest he was going to announce tax cuts for poor households and a boost to small pensions, among other measures. Instead, he rushed to the famed Gothic building in central Paris and later promised to rebuild the cathedral within five years. A poll out yesterday suggested most of the measures Mr Macron was due to announce answered yellow vest demands, although the vast majority were angry at his refusal to instantly reinstate a wealth tax. Mr Macron is expected to detail the measures in person next week. The poll also found that 54 per cent of French think yellow vest protests should be put on hold in the name of national unity over Notre-Dame. Due to the fragility of the building and the risk of violence, police are to impose a protest ban on the area around the fire-stricken for Saturday's23rd consecutive gilets jaunes protest. Despite this, police fear fresh protests in the French capital on Saturdaywith the interior minister warning some people literally want to trash Paris. A number of high-profile gilets jaunes figures have called for action with some outraged that almost 1billion (865 million) was donated to rebuilding Notre-Dame while there was no such gesture for the poor. Yesterdaythe last artworks inside the cathedral were removed with art conservationists confirming none suffered major damage in the fire. In more good news, the 180,000 bees kept in hives on the monument that were thought to have perished in this week's fire were discovered alive.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:16:50 -0400
NY archbishop starts relief fund after Notre Dame fire

NY archbishop starts relief fund after Notre Dame fireThe archbishop of New York on Thursday said he has set up a fund to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral, meant to give New Yorkers a way to help. "Almost from the very first moments we heard the awful news that Notre-Dame was ablaze, New Yorkers of all faiths, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, reached out to me to express their sorrow at the devastation, and ask how they could help," Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop, said in a statement. Dolan said billionaire financier Kenneth Langone had phoned him and pledged help to France.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:15:36 -0400
At least 8 dead, dozens injured in Peru bus crash

At least 8 dead, dozens injured in Peru bus crashA bus carrying passengers from northwestern Peru to the capital crashed before dawn, killing at least eight people and injuring 45 others. (April 19)

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:49:12 -0400
The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Isn't Even Out Yet, and There's Already a Factory Trim Package for It

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Isn't Even Out Yet, and There's Already a Factory Trim Package for ItHey buddy, wanna buy a really nice Porsche Design watch? It comes with a car.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:42:00 -0400
'Britain's Notre-Dame' tells fiery tale of restored glory

'Britain's Notre-Dame' tells fiery tale of restored gloryThirty-five years ago it was York Minster in northern England that went up in flames. Chunks of timber soon came crashing down and John David, a stonemason, had to halt his rescue of the sacred treasures trapped inside one of Britain's most famous churches.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:58:47 -0400
Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blaze

Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blazePARIS (AP) Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents some 180,000 bees somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's ancient wooden roof.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:55:22 -0400
U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant laws

U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant lawsThe U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement, "We continue to prove in California that the rule of law not only stands for something but that people cannot act outside of it." Scores of Democrat-controlled cities and counties have adopted policies to limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, making them a target for President Donald Trump.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:14:29 -0400
Views of the Notre Dame Cathedral before, after, and during blaze

Views of the Notre Dame Cathedral before, after, and during blazeThe beloved landmark has been declared saved after suffering extensive damage

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:30:34 -0400
Despite Evidence, Robert Mueller Would Not Say Whether Trump Obstructed Justice. Here's Why

Despite Evidence, Robert Mueller Would Not Say Whether Trump Obstructed Justice. Here's WhySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller found significant evidence that Donald Trump may have obstructed justice, but he declined to charge him based on his view of

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:37:10 -0400
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