Twitter set off a firestorm after verifying a white nationalist. They just stripped it from him.

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) Twitter removed the blue “verification” check marks from a handful of prominent white nationalists and far-right conservatives and issued new guidelines after the uproar that followed its decision earlier this month to verify the organizer of the Charlottesville rally. The check marks are a visual cue that the company gives to prominent …

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Expanding the child tax credit is pro-growth

If Congress ultimately gets tax reform right, it will be both pro-growth and pro-family — generating economic growth, new jobs and higher wages for millions of Americans and providing tax relief to working and middle-income families.  The question is whether we have the economic sense and political savvy to recognize …

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Shepard Smith’s long history of infuriating Fox News viewers

Shepard Smith did it again. On his show Tuesday, the Fox News anchor spent five minutes systematically dismantling conservative conspiracy theories surrounding a uranium deal involving former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While several other outlets, including The Washington Post Fact Checker, have already debunked claims about the deal, some Republicans are calling for …

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

“This was a thumping epic triumph of branding and desire over connoisseurship and reality,” said Todd Levin, a New York art adviser. Photo The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Christie’s marketing campaign was perhaps unprecedented in the art world; it was the …

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‘Like Bond villains’: What happened when Steven Mnuchin and his wife posed with a sheet of money

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza’s signatures. Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did what just about anyone would do when presented with a newly minted sheet …

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PDP holds two parallel zonal meetings in Ibadan

By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—THE crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West continued unabated, yesterday, as both the Senator Buruji Kashamu faction and that of  Dr Eddy Olafeso held two parallel zonal meetings in Ibadan. The two factions of the party are both claiming authenticity. As for  Chief  …

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Charles Manson hospitalized in Bakersfield; severity of illness unclear

Authorities confirmed Wednesday that mass murderer Charles Manson is back in a Bakersfield hospital, though the severity of his condition is unclear. Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood confirms that Manson is at a local hospital but could not say more. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for the California Department of …

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Baltimore homicide detective in ‘grave condition’ after being shot in the head

A Baltimore homicide detective was shot in the head Wednesday afternoon while investigating a killing near a notoriously violent intersection in West Baltimore, police said — an attack that stunned officials and residents already beleaguered by the city’s unrelenting violence. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, speaking outside the Maryland Shock Trauma …

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Encomium for new N94m Osun school

Just days after inaugurating the state-of-the-art Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa, the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, unveiled the St. Augustine’s Government Elementary School, Ipetumodu, in Ife North Local Government Area of the state. It cost the state N94 million to build the school which has 10 classrooms, a …

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