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Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc describes Trump rallies as ‘new found drug’

The Florida man who pleaded guilty to mailing explosive devices said in a letter to a federal judge that attending a rally for President Donald Trump “became like a new found drug.” Cesar Sayoc has admitted to sending pipe bombs to CNN, and various Democratic officials and donors. He pleaded guilty last month to 65…MORE

Trump’s stonewalling is a massive assault on accountability

Donald Trump’s stonewalling White House is mounting a multi-front assault on accountability, testing the notion that a president must answer to citizens for whom he holds a public trust. Trump has spent his entire presidency rebelling against rules that have largely constrained most of his predecessors. Many are not written in law but have been…MORE

US accuses pair of stealing GE secrets and passing them to China

The US government has alleged that a GE engineer and Chinese businessman stole tech secrets with the intention of passing them onto Beijing. The Justice Department in a release Tuesday night said it had charged former GE employee Zheng Xiaoqing and Chinese businessman Zhang Zhaoxi with economic espionage. The department said the pair had conspired…MORE

China could help push ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to a billion dollar weekend

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. We’re in the Endgame” now Frank Pallotta emails: I’ve been reporting on the box office for five years — and nothing compares to what I’m hearing about “Avengers: Endgame” this weekend. The Marvel film —…MORE

E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states

At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 of them have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. There have been no fatalities. The cases include…MORE

Olympian Aly Raisman is helping other sexual assault accusers in their fight for justice

Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Aly Raisman became a symbol of strength for survivors as she spoke out against her abuser Larry Nassar last year. Now she’s standing with women who accuse former USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct. Raisman joined dozens of Tyndall’s former patients Tuesday at the California state capitol. They’re rallying…MORE

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