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In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

Breaking his silence, the former special counsel rebutted President Trump’s attacks on the Russia investigation and said Mr. Stone had been prosecuted “because he committed federal crimes.”

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In a rare move following Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence, Mueller addresses the case in a Washington Post op-ed

Former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a very rare move, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone and saying he is still a convicted felon and "rightly so" in light of President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone.

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Elizabeth Williamson

Coronavirus Fears Stem the Flow at Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas’s Oldest Bar

Nevada shut bars again after the virus surged. While restaurants remain open, customers find it’s not the same.

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Brooks Barnes

Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.

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Bryan Pietsch and Allyson Waller

Presidential Pardons and Commutations, From Whiskey Rebellion to Roger Stone

President Trump’s commutation of his friend Roger Stone’s prison term is part of a tradition of controversial pardons going back to George Washington.

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Sharon LaFraniere and Mark Mazzetti

Trump’s Clemency Came After Displays of Loyalty by Stone

The extraordinary decision to commute the prison sentence of an embattled adviser demonstrates how the president has managed to bend America’s legal machinery to his advantage.

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Spurs' Pop, 71, says bubble is safest place to be

Gregg Popovich, the current oldest coach in the NBA, says he doesn't think there is a safer place for him to be than the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.

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LeBron to forgo social justice message on jersey

Lakers star LeBron James says he will not have a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the league resumes July 30. Said James: "Just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal."

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Adam Rosenberg

Donald Trump finally wore a mask in public. Let's take the high road on this one.

Look. I don't like Donald Trump. There's evidence of that all over this very website. But I'm not going to razz him for finally putting on a damn mask.

Yes, the 45th president of the United States made his first public appearance in a protective mask on Saturday. It happened during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. I'm not sure if there was any fanfare around it or he just showed up. But there's a photo.

Image: ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

I'm...

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24 Brutally Funny Moms Whose Tweets Literally Made My Sides Hurt

"Good luck robbing my house. My security system is LEGOs on the floor."

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Kim Lyons

Cisco’s Webex videoconferencing software now lets you set virtual backgrounds

As it tries to catch up with the popular features offered by some of its younger competitors, Cisco’s Webex has unveiled virtual backgrounds for its videoconferences. Users can either apply a “blur” effect to mask their background or replace with one of Webex’s preset background images.

Zoom, the most popular videoconferencing app of the moment, and rivals Google Meet and Microsoft Teams all allow users to upload their own custom images for background displays.

Webex is one of the...

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Kim Lyons

Fitbit Charge 4 gets ‘smart wake’ alarm and dynamic GPS with latest software update

The latest software update to the Fitbit Charge 4 gives two big upgrades including dynamic GPS, and a “smart wake” option. First reported by 9to5Google, the new features are now rolling out to all users.

Dynamic GPS allows you to connect with the GPS in your phone if it’s in range, which may help with location accuracy and preserve the Fitbit’s battery life. If your phone isn’t close enough, the tracker will revert to its internal GPS, which can drain the battery more quickly.

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Governor of Florida says if Walmart can open, so can schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis supported schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic saying, "if we can do Walmart, we can do schools," but former governor of Florida, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), says he "doesn't get the analogy."

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Jess Joho

Aggro corgi defending her self-care routine is all of us in 2020

2020 has forced many of us to get real aggressive about our self-care practices. Nobody embodies that more than this corgi, seen snarling at anyone — from another dog to a full-grown horse — who dares try to interrupt her bath time.

Sure, this isn't textbook "good girl" behavior. But in this economy, who can afford to not viciously defend their R&R at all costs?  Read more...

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This TV Trivia Quiz Will Separate The Gen Z'ers From The Millennials

You either know it or you don't.

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Do You Prefer The Same Parts Of These Snack Mixes As Everyone Else?

Pretzels are the worst part of Munchies, don't @ me.

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