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Witness says he saw Navy SEAL on trial stab an ISIS prisoner

A serviceman who served in Iraq with a Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder testified Wednesday that the defendant twice stabbed an injured alleged ISIS fighter in the neck. Navy Special Operations Chief Craig Miller, a star witness in the military trial of Edward Gallagher, said he saw Gallagher kneel down next to the detainee…MORE

Lawmakers ‘ran out of time’ to legalize marijuana in New York

State leaders in New York failed to reach a consensus Wednesday on key details in the state’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana, flattening a final push from Democratic leaders hoping to pass an agreement this year. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the bill, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the legislation…MORE

NY Times publisher writes op-ed in Wall Street Journal to defend the free press

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are arch-rivals. The two papers compete for scoops, subscribers and advertisers on a minute-by-minute basis. So Journal readers may do a double-take when they see an op-ed from the publisher of The Times in Thursday’s Journal. The subject: President Trump’s increasingly extreme rhetorical attacks against the…MORE

Whitey Bulger’s longtime girlfriend moved out of prison to a halfway house

Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of late mobster and convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger, has been moved to community confinement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Wednesday. Greig, 68, was previously held at the Waseca federal correctional institution, a low-security prison, in Minnesota. She is now being held at a halfway house overseen by the…MORE

Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years. She was diagnosed in 1991, at the age of 10, but failed medication over two months resulted in her tumors spreading, leading to an amputation of her leg. After the surgery and six…MORE

Is KAG the new MAGA?

President Donald Trump was in his prime on Tuesday night. Speaking to thousands of MAGA-hatted supporters from the center of an arena in Orlando, Trump officially launched his reelection bid. He didn’t put forth any new policy proposals, but he vowed to keep on fighting and keep on winning, and to protect his supporters from the…MORE

All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained

With all of the ongoing battles between Capitol Hill, the White House and the Justice Department, it’s worth keeping in mind the different ways the administration and witnesses have sought to prevent or limit congressional testimony. White House counsel Pat Cippollone wrote Tuesday to House Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee that President Donald Trump’s…MORE

Senators press Trump nominee for UN ambassador on climate and her coal ties

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations hit headwinds Wednesday as senators questioned the impact of her family’s coal fortune on her ability to work on climate issues at the world body. Kelly Craft, the current US ambassador to Canada, acknowledged during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing…MORE

Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided not to include Saudi Arabia on the State Department’s list of countries that recruit child soldiers and overruled his own team of experts, who argued that there was sufficient evidence to do so, a source familiar with the issue told CNN. While the State Department is legally required to…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Thursday’s Dirt

Kristen Bell recently had to rush her 4 year-old daughter to the emergency room after she stuffed a jewel up her nose.  She said the girl shoved it ‘up to her brain’ but luckily snorted it on on the way to the hospital. ‘Avengers:  Endgame’ is being re-released next weekend with new footage after the…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Nothing is official yet but the cast of ‘Friends’ has allegedly been in secret negotiations with Warner Brothers about returning for a reunion.  The problem is they are all demanding insane salaries.  They are looking for $20 million each. Is this self-help?  Tony Robbins is being accused of punishing his followers by making them drink…