Headlines on 2019-02-20

  • The FBI reportedly had a backup plan to preserve evidence gathered in the Russia probe

    REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey was fired, when the FBI began investigating whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice and whether he might be, wittingly or not, in league with the Russians. The goal was to ensure that the information collected...

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  • Hints From Heloise: A terrific vegetable-beef soup

    The easy recipe is a reader favorite.

  • Obama has no plans to endorse a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 primary, report says

    Neither former President Barack Obama nor former First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to endorse a candidate during the 2020 Democratic primary, according to The New York Times. Privately, however, Obama is meeting with declared or potential candidates, offering candid advice — and according to a Politico report, he has been since 2018. Potential candidate Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman representing El Paso and former Senate candidate, gave a window into his meeting with Obama in a...

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  • The FBI and US Postal Service are reportedly investigating threatening letter sent to Jussie Smollett

    Associated Press/Richard Shotwell The FBI is working with the US Postal Service to look into whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was involved in the threatening letter sent to him in January, sources told ABC News. On January 22, a letter containing racist and homophobic threats and a white powder that was determined to be aspirin was addressed to Smollett at the Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where "Empire" is filmed. Smollett says he was attacked by two individuals on January 29. The openly...

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  • Is NeverTrump Extinct?

    William Weld has offered a glimmer of hope to disillusioned conservatives. But many Republicans once opposed to Trump are jumping on the president’s 2020 bandwagon.

  • Clemson coach Brad Brownell recaps loss to FSU

    Tigers dropped third straight game