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Reince Priebus interviewed by Robert Mueller’s team

Oct 13 2017 — — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team interviewed former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, his lawyer confirmed. “Mr. Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller’s team today,” William Burck, Priebus’ attorney, said in a statement to CBS News. “He was happy to answer all of their questions.” Mueller is investigating Russian election […]

Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Charlottesville rally

Oct 11 2017 — — A black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been charged with an alleged assault during that confrontation, police said Monday. DeAndre Harris, 20, was charged with unlawful wounding in the Aug. 12 rally that turned violent. Harris was seen bloodied in viral photos and a video after being […]

How Facebook ads helped elect Trump

Oct 7 2017 — — President Donald Trump talked on Twitter, but Facebook was the crucial tool that helped elect him, says the man who directed the digital aspects of the Trump campaign. Brad Parscale tells Lesley Stahl how he fine-tuned political ads posted on Facebook to directly reach voters with the exact messages they cared most about – infrastructure […]

Las Vegas sheriff says he believes gunman “had to have help at some point”

Oct 5 2017 — — Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that while there are no “concrete” examples of any accomplices, he believes that gunman Stephen Paddock “had to have help at some point” to kill 58 people and injure 489 others on Sunday. “Do you think this was all accomplished on his own?” Lombardo said to reporters on Wednesday. […]

LAPD clarifies it cannot confirm Tom Petty’s death

Oct 2 2017 — — Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is clinging to life in a Los Angeles hospital, according to TMZ. An earlier LAPD report which confirmed the singer’s death, and which CBS reported, has since been clarified.

Tillerson says Trump has “issued no red lines” on North Korea

Sep 30 2017 — — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that President Trump had “issued no red lines” when it came to North Korea, suggesting that an atmospheric test by the rogue state might not automatically trigger a military response from the U.S.. Tillerson’s remarks were made at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Beijing on Saturday evening. Tillerson was […]

Puerto Rico mayor pleads for help after Hurricane Maria: “People are dying”

Sep 26 2017 — — The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital pleaded on Tuesday for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cut red tape and start distributing food and water on the U.S. territory left devastated by Hurricane Maria. “We need to get our s— together because people are dying,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said on CBSN. “People […]

Oakland A’s player becomes first MLB player to kneel during national anthem

Sep 24 2017 — — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland’s dugout on Saturday before a game against the Texas Rangers, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment […]

LeBron James calls Trump a “bum” as athletes defend Stephen Curry

Sep 23 2017 — — LeBron James is defending Stephen Curry after President Trump said he withdrew the Golden State Warriors star’s invitation to the White House. In a Saturday morning tweet, the Cleveland Cavaliers star called the president a “bum” and reminded followers that Curry didn’t want to go to the White House to meet with Mr. Trump in […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Trump’s comments “divisive”

Sep 23 2017 — — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday responded to President Trump’s Friday night monologue attacking the NFL and players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, saying the president’s “divisive comments” reveal an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and contributions players make to their communities.

Breitbart’s Bannon declares war on the GOP

Sep 11 2017 — — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, during his brief tenure in the West Wing and his few months as CEO of President Trump’s campaign, earned many nicknames among his admirers and his ever-expanding list of enemies. He was the “great manipulator,” “Trump’s Svengali,” “the Grim Reaper,” “Propagandist-in-chief.”

Bannon to appear on CBS News’ “60 Minutes”

Sep 7 2017 — — Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, will appear on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday in his first television interview since leaving the White House and returning to Breitbart News. It’s the first in-depth interview Bannon has given on any platform since his departure from the White House last month. CBS News’ Charlie Rose […]

Federal judge blocks Texas’ tough “sanctuary cities” law

Aug 31 2017 — — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The law, known as Senate Bill 4, had been cheered […]