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Rudy Giuliani keeps moving the bar on the Mueller investigation

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In a Monday morning media blitz, Rudy Giuliani continued to move the goal post on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had any involvement in it, saying collusion is not a crime.

Here’s who got duped in the latest Who Is America? — and what they said about it


The third episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s satirical cringefest Who Is America?aired Sunday on Showtime. In true Cohen fashion, it featured four segments in which Cohen, deep in character, exposed his interview subjects’ worst impulses or humiliated himself. Or both.

Paul Manafort’s first trial begins this week: Here’s what to expect

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s first of two trials begins Tuesday. Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team will tell a jury in Alexandria, Virginia, that Manafort illegally laundered more than $30 million in money earned as a political consultant for pro-Russian officials in Ukraine, and hid that money from the IRS.

Guardians of the Galaxy cast share letter supporting James Gunn: “His apology is from the heart”

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The cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy films has come out in full support of director James Gunn, who was recently fired by Disney over offensive jokes he made on Twitter years ago. On Monday, cast member Zoe Saldana shared an open letter from the cast, expressing their “love, support and gratitude” for Gunn, as well as their hope to work with him again in the future.

In Oakland’s most exciting restaurants, incredible food and social activism go hand in hand

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In 1966, Oakland, California, became the birthplace of one of the most influential activist organizations in U.S. history — the Black Panthers. They rallied against police brutality and food insecurity, making the city a locus for social justice.

Half a century later, the spirit of activism is flourishing in Oakland’s dining culture.