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Mueller’s report is worse for Trump than Barr let on — but likely not as ruinous as Trump feared

It was May 17, 2017, and U.S. President Donald Trump slumped in his chair in the Oval Office. “Oh my God. This is terrible,” the president fumed, upon learning of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m f—-d.” So goes the account ...

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North Korea reportedly tests new guided tactical weapon

North Korea has test-fired a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country’s displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, observed the firing by the Academy of Defense Science of the unspecified weapon on ...

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‘The dilemma is the authenticity’: What it will take to rebuild Notre-Dame

This won’t be your typical renovation project. It’s not often that the restoration of a building whose origin dates back centuries has to be contemplated. But while officials at the site of Paris’s historic Notre-Dame Cathedral still are assessing the damage caused by Monday’s devastating fire, French President Emmanuel Macron is already touting a quick rebirth. “We have so much to reconstruct. So ...

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Notre-Dame smoulders as investigation into cathedral fire begins

Firefighters doused the smoldering ruins of Notre-Dame with water on Tuesday, the morning after a raging inferno swept through the gothic cathedral in the heart of Paris as investigators tried to establish what started the fire. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze — which consumed the roof and collapsed the eight-centuries-old cathedral’s spire — for more than eight hours before bringing it under ...

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Coping with Brexit ‘trauma’: Britons turn to meditation, therapy

On a recent afternoon, a group of Birmingham City University students and staff showed up in a classroom, not to earn course credits, but to improve mental well-being. They were about to embark on a session of meditation and discussion to explore their feelings surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. “It’s a bit of a funny concept,” psychology lecturer ...

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