Donald Trump, Hope Hicks discussed Stormy Daniels payment during campaign

Then-candidate Donald Trump and press secretary Hope Hicks allegedly discussed making hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels with his lawyer Michael Cohen amid the fallout from the “Access Hollywood” tape’s release, according to FBI affidavits unsealed Thursday. Trump, Hicks and Cohen were on a three-way call that lasted more than four minutes on Oct....
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U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases
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Tucker rips lack of coverage of DC mass shooting, claims media silent to help Biden campaign
The single biggest U.S. mass shooting of 2020 occurred over the weekend in Washington, but because the story didn't "help the Biden campaign," it went largely unreported on, Tucker Carlson said Monday.
Mount Rushmore is too small for Trump
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Mnuchin says new federal jobless aid will be available from states within 2 weeks
The White House on Monday initially did not provide a specific timeline for the aid, though the Treasury secretary suggested states could deliver within two weeks.
'Selling Sunset' star Chrishell Stause reacts to fans calling out her ex Justin Hartley
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Markus Golden says no hard feelings with Giants after ‘frustrating’ offseason
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Citing coronavirus, Trump administration weighs more restrictions on the US-Mexico border that could include citizens
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Bear breaks into pizza delivery driver’s car at night, doesn’t get any pizza
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Philadelphia public school teacher worries about 'conservative' parents listening in on virtual classes
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How 'The Tax Collector' topped the box office, when there's no official box office
Shia LaBeouf action thriller "The Tax Collector" grossed $309,694 in its opening weekend and cleared $1 million in VOD and digital sales. The success of the midrange film in a distressed marketplace demonstrates the theatrical bar in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mets fans should be terrified of what Brodie Van Wagenen might do next
The Mets took another hit Monday when Marcus Stroman announced he was opting out. Stroman cited a number of things that worried him — the obvious one being the game of chicken every ballplayer is playing on trying to avoid the virus, the immediate being the Mets’ upcoming trip to Miami, the geographic symbol of...
Anderson Cooper talks about books he is reading and writing
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Top Hollywood psychic Tammy Adams refutes accusations of million-dollar scam
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Trump argues Susan Rice has this ‘potential liability’ if Biden chooses her for VP
President Trump on Monday argued the U.S. government surveillance of people connected to his 2016 campaign during the Obama era could be a “potential liability” for former national security adviser Susan Rice if selected as Joe Biden’s running mate.
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Top California health official steps down
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Trump press briefing interrupted after shots fired near White House
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El Camino Real students make it through first day of online classes
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Sorry, Albany: ‘Shampoo assistants’ don’t need pricey ‘cosmetology’ schooling
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After years of protest, a top hospital ended intersex surgeries. For activists, it took a deep toll.
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Jimmy Lai Is Arrested in Hong Kong. Freedom Loses Again.
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In a second term, Trump could build on his foreign-policy successes
Democrats and their media allies like to paint Donald Trump as a foreign-policy catastrophe. Even some conservatives have joined the angry chorus. Neocon stalwart Eliot Cohen, for example, has attacked Trump’s policies as “deeply misguided” and a strategic disaster. The critics couldn’t be more wrong. The truth is, Trump has scored a series of foreign-policy...
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ACLU calls for dismantling of DHS after 'years of chaos and impunity'
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The 'law and order' Democrat that Biden should pick for VP
Dr. Sharon Wright Austin writes that when candidate Joe Biden selects a running mate, there's another qualified Black woman he would be remiss to overlook: Florida Representative Val Demings. With a background in law enforcement, Demmings brings a tough on crime record, and comes from a battleground state crucial for the Democratic party.
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