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  • 1

    WILL THEY OR WON’T THEY

    Trump: 120K-Troop Iran Plan Is Fake News. It’d Be Way More.

    “The New York Times” reported Monday that the White House was considering a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East.

    4 days ago
  • 2

    TARNISHED BRAND

    Trump Tower Condos Selling at More Than 20 Percent Losses

    Owners in president’s premier site sink, at a time when just 0.23 percent of homes sold in the city over the past two years have lost money.

    5 days ago
  • 3

    YOU RIG KEURIG

    This Keurig Coffee Maker is 33% Off on Amazon Today Only

    The programmable model comes with six K-Cup pods for you try in different customizable strengths.

    5 days ago
  • 4

    WHAT IS GOING ON?

    Senate Dem to Trump Admin: Tell Us What New Iran ‘Threat’ Is

    Menendez says Congress isn’t getting “any specifics about what these increased threats actually are and our strategy to confront them.”

    4 days ago
  • 5

    GET HIM OUT

    Allen West Calls for NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s Ouster

    The grassroots conservative favorite said the NRA chief’s actions have put West and other board members in ‘legal jeopardy.’

    5 days ago
  • 6

    FREEDOM

    Anthony Weiner Released From New York City Halfway House

    Disgraced ex congressman is free after serving a prison sentence for sending lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl.

    5 days ago
  • 7

    R.I.P.

    Tim Conway, Star of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ Dead at 85

    The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor was known for playing characters like the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball.

    4 days ago
  • 8

    HOLLY HELL

    Dealer Who Pulled Gun Out of Bible in Robbery Gets 23 Years

    The man pulled a gun on a stranger who had offered him water.

    5 days ago
  • 9

    IT’S ON

    Barr Taps U.S. Attorney to Investigate Russia Probe: Report

    John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, was reportedly assigned to look into the origins of investigation into Trump campaign’s ties.

    5 days ago
  • 10

    REVELATIONS

    NYPD Investigation Determined Officer Choked Eric Garner

    The revelation raises questions about why the NYPD never took action against Pantaleo.

    5 days ago

    CHEAT SHEET

    TOP 10 RIGHT NOW

    PUSHING BACK

    Russia Declares ‘Absolute Immunity’ in DNC’s Election Interference Lawsuit

    Vladimir Putin’s government on Friday filed its first formal response to the Democrats’ election interference lawsuit, asserting “sovereign immunity” from any action in U.S. courts. “The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has the honor to convey the enclosed Statement of Immunity by the Russian Federation as to the allegations … by the Democratic National Committee,” reads a letter received by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl, who’s overseeing the DNC’s lawsuit in New York.

    The letter is signed by Mikhail Vinogradov, the Russian ministry’s director of international law and cooperation, and includes a 12-page legal analysis arguing that international convention and the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act bar the courts from getting involved in diplomatic and political matters, including computer intrusions by another government’s military. “Indeed, the United States benefits significantly from the sovereign immunity that it enjoys (and U.S. officials enjoy) in foreign courts around the world with respect to the United States’ frequent acts of cyber intrusion and political interference,” reads the filing.  

    The DNC filed its lawsuit in April in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and amended it last month.  The complaint alleges racketeering, conspiracy, and other wrongdoing by dozens of individuals and organizations with a common interest in electing Donald Trump and defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, including the Russian government and the GRU—the Russian military intelligence agency behind the computer intrusions and resultant leaks that tentposted Russia’s 2016 election interference. The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensation for “all damages and losses” suffered by the DNC as a result of the intrusion and leak—a number that could easily climb into the millions.

    In its filing, Russia says that any “alleged ‘military attack,’” even online, is immune from the courts. “Significantly, neither the Executive nor the U.S. Congress has taken any steps to involve the Judicial Branch in their response” to the election interference, the filing claims, evidently overlooking Robert Mueller’s July indictment against 12 GRU officers who allegedly carried out the attacks.

    —Kevin Poulsen