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What we learned in week 1 of Paul Manafort’s trial

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The first of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s two trials began Tuesday, with prosecutors seeking to convince a jury that Manafort engaged in widespread bank fraud and tax evasion to maintain a lavish lifestyle financed by his political consulting work with pro-Russian officials in Ukraine.

Cities sue the Trump administration for undermining Obamacare

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President Donald Trump has made taking down the Affordable Care Act, a signature piece of legislation under the Obama administration, a key part of his presidential agenda ever since his days on the campaign trail. Now, a new lawsuit alleges his attempts to do so violate the U.S. Constitution.

What Trump’s grocery gaffe says about his relationship with money

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President Donald Trump has redefined what it means to make a political gaffe. He now has to say or do something truly bizarre for the moment to last past a day’s news cycle. A lot of errors big and small skate by. But Trump on Tuesday said something so goofy, it was ultimately revealing: He confessed he doesn’t know how grocery stores work.

EA says it didn’t edit Kaepernick’s name out of a song on a video game soundtrack on purpose

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Video game maker Electronic Arts said it didn’t intentionally edit Colin Kaepernick’s name out of a song on the soundtrack of its new game Madden NFL 19, calling the omission “an unfortunate mistake.”

Why Sichuan food simply doesn’t taste the same in the US

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If you’ve ever had a Sichuan dish — likely heavily flavored with Sichuan peppercorn — you’re very aware of the cuisine’s spicy and numbing qualities. But if you venture to China, the same dish will taste vastly different.