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James Comey, George Conway, respond to Barr letter

CLOSE Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to attorney general William Barr. Wochit, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – It was the nation's first look at what special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded after investigating the president for...

Keeping Up with Amy Hempel

I have not stopped thinking about the title story of Amy Hempel’s new collection, “Sing to It” (Scribner). Is it a short story, really? Or a poem? Here it is, entire:At the end, he said, No metaphors! Nothing is like anything else. Except he said to me before he...

The Refugee and the Thief

Manu fled Egypt a little bit at a time. First, he flew to Cyprus, because he knew a travel agent who helped him get a visa. Manu spent a few days in Larnaca, and he got a tattoo in Nicosia, and then he returned to Cairo. The next stop...

Second Parkland survivor in a week takes own life

CLOSE Police say this was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student to claim their own life within a week. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story. Buzz60A student at the Florida high school where a gunman's rampage killed 17 people last year was...

Thai election throws up surprise split between opposition and pro-junta parties | World news

Thailand has proved to be more politically polarised than ever, after the first election in eight years ended in a neck and neck race between the pro-military party and the opposition pro-democracy party. Going to the polls for the first time since the military took power in a coup in...