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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.

    3 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.’

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 days ago

    CHEAT SHEET

    TOP 10 RIGHT NOW

    RED ALERT

    Russia Tried to Hack U.K. Visa System Before Skripal Poisoning: Whistleblower

    Kacper Pempel/Reuters

    A Russian IT specialist told the investigative outlet Bellingcat Friday that throughout 2015 and 2016, he was manipulated by the Russian Security Service (FSB) into helping the government hack into the United Kingdom’s hyper-secure visa system. His trouble began, the man, identified only as “Vadim” told Bellingcat, when he tried to relocate his family from Mongolia to Moscow and faced a series of hurdles he claims were the work of the FSB. In 2016, a man from the FSB offered to resolve his immigration troubles if he provided the service with a “network map” and other information regarding his company, a contractor known as TLScontact that managed the U.K.’s visa system. That June, Vadim’s FSB handler also allegedly asked if it would be possible to secure visas for “a couple of guys who need to visit the UK.” “It’s important that their passports are accepted and approved directly by the consulate, without any review and background checks and without leaving any trace in the visa center,” the handler said, according to Vadim.

    In late June, Vadim added, he was told to create a “backdoor” that could potentially allow the FSB to monitor and intercept information that was sent between Russia and the U.K. He reportedly refused and sought asylum in the United States. It is unclear, BBC notes, if this alleged hacking is directly linked to the two Russian operatives suspected of traveling on legal visas to the U.K. to poison ex-spy Sergey Skripal. But Bellingcat notes that since the U.K.’s screening process is so thorough—and the men applied for the visas under fake identities—it’s likely that other factors were at play.