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While acknowledging his personal attorney is representing him in Stormy Daniels case, the President said Cohen only did a 'tiny' fraction of his legal work  
President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is representing him in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President, while distancing himself from Cohen's decision to assert his Fifth Amendment rights in the matter.

Analysis: Trump's call to 'Fox and Friends' explains why we don't hear much from him  

Trump furious with his Justice Dept.  
President Trump attacked his Department of Justice again in an interview with Fox News.

Cohen to plead the Fifth in hush money case  
Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer reacts to Trump's Fox News interview  
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti reacts to President Trump's interview on Fox News.

As if the Waffle House hero hasn't done enough ...  
Just hours after he pried a rifle from a gunman who'd opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee, James Shaw Jr. launched a fundraiser to help the victims' families.

EPA officials are watching Pruitt, many hoping he bombs  

Lawmakers grilling Pruitt at 'highly charged' hearing today  
Scott Pruitt's controversial spending and travel decisions were raised right out at the gate at a congressional hearing Thursday, where the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency came before House members amid weeks of scandal.

VA secretary pick withdraws  
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn as President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, he said in a statement Thursday morning.

Trump blasts senator for Jackson withdrawal  
President Trump called in to Fox News' "Fox and Friends" and reacted to Dr. Ronny Jackson's withdrawal as the nominee for VA secretary.

Trump denies that he told Comey he didn't stay overnight in Moscow  
President Donald Trump denied on Thursday that he told former FBI Director James Comey that he didn't spend a night in Moscow, saying, "Of course I stayed there."

Heated exchange between Comey and Cooper  
Former FBI director James Comey defends his decision to share memos with the media as a "private citizen," at the CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper.

Opinion: Comey is the adult in the room  
James Comey's CNN Town Hall appearance at William & Mary University Wednesday shed little new light on his tense, private discussions with the President. Nor did it elicit definitive, explosive sound bites to suggest Trump might be compromised by the Russians.

Reporter to WH: We are not yes men  
American Urban Radio Network White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan discusses the challenges she faces in her role in asking questions the Trump administration may not like, and how the relationship has become contentious.

Macron thinks Trump will scrap Iran deal  
French President Emmanuel Macron said he believes US President Donald Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal next month "for domestic reasons," describing the US as "insane" for its constant global policy U-turns, according to reports.

Comey: I was held hostage by serial rapist  
Former FBI Director James Comey tells the story of being held hostage and held at gunpoint by a serial rapist when he was a teenager.

Suspect in Golden State Killer case was a recluse, neighbors say  
For decades, a masked gunman nicknamed the Golden State Killer roamed through communities in California, raping dozens of women in a campaign of terror that left 12 people dead.

A NFL owner has offered to buy London's Wembley Stadium  

Family faces fine to keep house painted like this  
The owners of a house painted to look like a Vincent Van Gogh painting have racked up thousands of dollars in fines.

No new 'Game of Thrones' book this year  

Reports: LaVar Ball pulls sons from European team  

Why Subway could close another 500 restaurants  

Couple's last words to one another:┬áLove you  
Michael Riordan, the husband of Southwest victim Jennifer Riordan, is speaking out a week after the death of his wife on Southwest flight 1380.

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history  
One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?

Prom proposal sparks racial tension  
Some students and school officials were outraged after a Florida high school student's prom proposal sign referenced "picking cotton."

Save up to $550 on 30+ vacation deals for Australia  

LeBron gets his version of MJ's 'The Shot'  

Hawks part ways with former Coach of the Year  

Westbrook's 45 help OKC force game 6  

Rockets eliminate Wolves in five games  

Ford's decision to drop most sedans makes sense. Here's why  

Company will drop all but 2 cars from its North American dealerships  

Profits hit by lower sales and higher costs  

Meghan Markle exits USA Network's 'Suits' with an 'I do'  
That's a wrap on Meghan Markle.

Kanye West criticizes Obama and praises Trump  
Kanye West remained defiant Wednesday amid mounting backlash from fans over the rapper's positive words about President Donald Trump, tweeting a picture of himself wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat with the caption, "we got love."

Why NRA supporters are blowing up their YETI coolers  
Find out why NRA supporters are destroying their YETI-branded items.

Medieval grave reveals rare 'coffin birth' and neurosurgery  
When the brick coffin of a young woman from medieval Italy was opened after its discovery in 2010, two peculiar things stood out to the researchers: There was a perfect hole in the frontal bone of her skull, and between her pelvis and legs, there was a series of smaller bones belonging to a baby.

How Richard Branson went from high-school dropout to billionaire entrepreneur  

The real reason Macron couldn't keep his hands off Trump  

Mick Mulvaney's cold slap of truth  
Bless your soul, Mick Mulvaney, for spelling out so clearly and succinctly the evil that drives Washington. As the former congressman and now interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explained to bankers on Tuesday, "We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress. If you're a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn't talk to you. If you're a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you." Yes, Mulvaney would also meet his constituents from back home, whom he insists were at the top of the hierarchy.

Canada shows the world the right way to face evil  
When terror came to the streets of Toronto this week -- in one of the worst mass killings in this country's history -- it challenged the sepia-soaked image of Canada as "a peaceable kingdom."

Brexit chaos could bring down Theresa May  

Too often, workers speak loudest from the grave  
One morning five years ago, hundreds of apparel workers were hesitating to report to work inside the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh because workers had seen cracks the day before in several of the building's concrete pillars. But factory managers -- worried about production deadlines -- warned the workers that if they didn't report to work, they'd be docked a month's pay.

Sexual harassment blind spot you don't know about  
In the wake of #MeToo, we know that we are all protected by law from workplace discrimination, right?

'Schoolhouse Rock'' guy even cooler than you think  

Your best refinance rates for April 2018  

2 savings accounts pay 10x what your bank pays  

Results are in: Best travel credit cards of 2018  

In travel ban test, Supreme Court may not hold Trump's words against him  
For much of President Donald Trump's first year, lower court judges frustrated his efforts to impose a travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries, condemning it as discrimination based on nationality or religion and stitching their opinions with his anti-Muslim rhetoric.

After the hugs and kisses, Macron rips Trumpism  
Some bromance.

New Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani meets with special counsel Robert Mueller  
Rudy Giuliani, newly added to President Donald Trump's legal team, met this week with the special counsel to discuss the potential of an interview with Trump, two sources told CNN.

Delaware lawmakers pass Beau Biden Gun Violence Protection Act  
A Delaware gun control measure named for the late Beau Biden is headed to the governor's desk, after the state's General Assembly passed the legislation on Tuesday.

French President Macron and Rep. John Lewis visit MLK memorial  
French President Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, DC, Wednesday, accompanied by a guide intimately familiar with the history of civil rights in the US, Rep. John Lewis.

Advocates offer Facebook Live sex ed  
In one video, a bearded young man sits with an inflatable penis on a shelf behind him and talks frankly about sexually transmitted infections. In another, a young Muslim woman comfortably delves into steps and options to consider should viewers ever think they're pregnant. In a third, a teenager who goes by "they" and "them" pronouns offers insights into the topic of gender identity.

Curbing salt intake could add years to your life  
Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries.

The health benefits of adding color to your life  
Color permeates all aspects of our lives. It shapes how we perceive the world, it's an essential part of our cultural identity, and it benefits our health and mind.

Common drugs linked to dementia  
Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.

Where parents spend half their income on child care  
Finding the right child care can be a frustrating -- and expensive -- process for parents around the world, from New York to Nairobi.

'Avengers: Infinity War' delivers  
Marvel has set the hype bar high even by its standards with "Avengers: Infinity War," a massive assembly of practically every hero in its cinematic portfolio, representing the culmination of a decade's worth of groundwork. As sheer spectacle the movie amply delivers, hitting the ground running (and punching and leaping), in a gigantic enterprise that colorfully unfolds simultaneously on multiple fronts.

'Double Dare' is coming back  
After a brief flirtation with resurrection, Nickelodeon's "Double Dare" is back -- for real, this time.

Celebs celebrate Meek Mill's release  
Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday, and more than a few stars have been celebrating.

'The Handmaid's Tale' returns in searing new season  
"The Handmaid's Tale" won last year's best-drama Emmy, a breakthrough for streaming services in general, and Hulu in particular. So it's saying something that the second season initially improves on the first -- a richer, deeper dive into this dystopian world and the paths followed by key players in getting there.

ABC announce new 'Bachelor' spinoff  
From the team and network that brought you voyeuristic brain-melter "The Bachelor" comes another opportunity to witness a stranger's emotional car crash.

The world's best travel photos of 2018  
If inspiration is the first step in travel, the journey starts with these photos. Get an instant vacation by checking out 2018's best travel photos.

Burning nature of world's most popular booze  

Chichen Itza and more: Mayan ruins in Mexico  
Mexico is the North American nation with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites, thanks in large part to its rich history and well-preserved archaeological sites -- some of which are still being discovered and excavated to this day.

World's longest nonstop flight  
Singapore to New York, nonstop. Almost 20 hours in the air.

W. Kamau Bell: I was booted from a coffee shop for the color of my skin  
As a black man who was kicked out of a coffee shop in 2015, I had some thoughts when I heard about the two black men being kicked out and arrested for loitering in a Starbucks in Philadelphia recently. For the record, I wasn't kicked out of a Starbucks. I was kicked out of The Elmwood Cafe, an independently owned and operated coffee shop in Berkeley, California. While the right (alt and otherwise) would have you believe that Berkeley is the liberal utopia, those of us who live out here know that's not true -- at least we hope this isn't what a liberal utopia is.

Bell visits the house where MLK wrote "I Have a Dream"  
Kamau Bell visits the house where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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