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Trump, Russians and organized crime

Trump, Russians and organized crime

Donald Trump and his company turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases, government and legal documents and an interview with a former federal prosecutor.

Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon, say experts

Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon, say experts

Apple could create the software needed to unlock the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters in an afternoon, security experts estimate, but Tim Cook and other tech leaders warned such software’s danger far outweighs its public benefits.

Pope Francis considering trip to Cuba

Pope Francis considering trip to Cuba

Rev. Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Vatican, said no decision about the trip — which could form part of the pope’s itinerary when he visits the United States in the autumn— has been made, but that it was being discussed.

Voters approve of SkyRise Miami

Voters approve of SkyRise Miami

Seattle has the Space Needle. In St. Louis, they have the Gateway Arch. Is SkyRise Miami next?

Video appears to show Islamic State beheading U.S. journalist

Video appears to show Islamic State beheading U.S. journalist

The video, posted by the media arm of the Islamic State and titled “A Message to America,” says James Wright Foley was executed “in Iraq” as a result of President Obama’s decision to bomb Islamic State fighters battling Kurdish forces north of Baghdad.

Voices: Firsthand fear, awe on Ferguson’s tense streets

Voices: Firsthand fear, awe on Ferguson’s tense streets

I have encountered a form of civil disobedience that asks us all to question the state of policing in America.

Obama’s 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

Obama’s 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors.

Cuba economic reforms a signal for Obama

Cuba economic reforms a signal for Obama

Does the the Obama administration hear the pinging of Cuba’s economic reforms? The most recent sound came when its national assembly adopted a measure that moves the country closer to the mainstream of international business.

Bring my husband home

Bring my husband home

Four years ago was the beginning of a nightmare that continues with no end in sight. Alan Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities on Dec. 3, 2009, for his work on a U.S. government project in Cuba.

Pope Francis says he won’t judge gay priests

Pope Francis says he won’t judge gay priests

Pope Francis said Monday that he won’t “judge” gay priests, which Vatican analysts say may be the opening for a more conciliatory attitude toward gay members of the church.

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