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  1. The black history of Memorial Day has been nearly wiped from public memory — here’s the real story

    05.29 / 16:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Union General John Logan is often credited with founding Memorial Day. The commander-in-chief of a Union veterans’ organization called the Grand Army of the Republic, Logan issued a decree establishing what was then named “Decoration Day” on May 5, 1868, declaring it “designated for the purpose of s…
  2. Germany hits Trump with torrent of criticism for making the West ‘weaker’

    05.29 / 16:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Germany on Monday unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests. The sharp words from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel came after Trump concluded his first…
  3. Golf legend Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charges

    05.29 / 16:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Legendary golfer Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday morning on charges of driving while under the influence. Local news station WPTV reports that the 41-year-old Woods was taken into custody by police in Jupiter, Florida at 3 a.m. and charged with DUI. He was released from custody by police at…
  4. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

    05.29 / 15:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner…
  5. Special counsel off to a quick start in Russia probe — but don’t expect charges anytime soon

    05.29 / 15:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to oversee the Trump-Russia probe, has gotten off to a fast start — but his investigation will likely take years to complete. The former FBI director was tapped May 17 to lead the Department of Justice probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and he…
  6. MSNBC host stunned when spy catcher insists Jared Kushner is ‘absolutely’ a Russian agent

    05.29 / 15:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle reacted with shock on Monday when one of her guests insisted that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner should now be considered a Russian agent. Naveed Jamali, a former FBI double agent and author of the book How to Catch a Russian Spy, stunned Ruhle when he insisted that Kushner is “absolutely” a Russian …
  7. North Korea fires missile in latest provocation — and despite tough talk from Trump

    05.29 / 14:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    North Korea test-fired a missile Monday which fell provocatively close to its neighbour Japan, the latest in a series of launches that have heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions. It was the North’s 12th ballistic missile test this year — carried out in…
  8. ‘There is only one snowflake’: Kimmel writer hilariously mocks Trump after he blocked her on Twitter

    05.29 / 14:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Comedy writer Bess Kalb was apparently so ruthless with her jokes aimed at President Donald Trump late Sunday night that he blocked her on Twitter. The Emmy-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live” writer joined in a chorus of those poking at Trump‘s Sunday tweets about healthcare and tax…
  9. WATCH LIVE: Trump gives Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery

    05.29 / 14:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Watch live video…
  10. White supremacists turn to Norse mythology because they’re too racist to follow teachings of ‘mongrel’ Jesus

    05.29 / 14:25 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are turning to Norse mythology as the only pure religion for white people. Modern-day Odinists, who worship ancient Norse gods like Thor and Odin, believe the “mongrelized” teachings of the Jesus — a Jew — are too passive and weak,…
  11. Here is why the Belgian royal family is very upset with Burger King

    05.29 / 13:28 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    The Belgian royal family on Saturday rapped Burger King over an online advertising campaign suggesting a new “king” for the European nation. The offending advert, found on the whoistheking.be website in French and Dutch, asks users to pick between “King Philippe” on the left and “Burger King” on the right. Those who choose Philippe —…
  12. Russian oligarch offers to cooperate with US investigations into election meddling by Moscow

    05.29 / 13:28 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska on Monday said he was ready to cooperate with US congressional probes into election meddling by Moscow without immunity, insisting he has evidence against claims of Kremlin interference. The New York Times cited congressional sources on Friday saying that aluminium magnate Deripaska had requested immunity to cooperate with committees investigating alleged…
  13. State Department official: ‘Tacky’ Trump acted like a ‘drunk tourist’ during disastrous Europe t

    05.29 / 13:28 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe has been widely panned by foreign policy experts — and it seems that even officials in Trump’s own State Department aren’t happy about it. Speaking with the Daily Beast, one anonymous State Department official said that Trump behaved like a “drunk tourist” during his trip to Europe, in which he …
  14. Why a ‘lesbian’ writer rejected lesbianism

    05.29 / 13:28 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    “I’m not a lesbian, I just loved Thelma.” What did the modernist author Djuna Barnes mean by this? And why has this quote – in which the elderly Barnes managed to sound both closeted and confessional – become one of her best-known statements? Barnes’s refusal to turn her love for the silverpoint artist Thelma Wood […]…
  15. Popular Chinese lesbian dating app removed from internet and no one is sure why

    05.29 / 12:29 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan’s decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia. The app, Rela, set up in 2012, has around 5 million…
  16. Iran-Contra scandal shows why granting immunity to Mike Flynn and other Trump aides could be a disaster

    05.29 / 12:29 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    The Iran-Contra scandal offers a cautionary tale for how a Republican-majority Congress could stall the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. The special prosecutor in that investigation of Reagan administration officials asked lawmakers not to grant immunity to witnesses in…
  17. Here are 8 embarrassing things Trump did on his European tour

    05.29 / 12:29 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    For nine days, Donald Trump has been traveling across the Middle East and Europe, bringing every terrible stereotype about “ugly Americans” to vivid life. He labeled Germany (where he doesn’t have business interests) “very bad” after saying nary a critical word in Saudi Arabia (where he does have bu…
  18. Investigators search Ukrainian offices of Russia’s top internet search site Yandex

    05.29 / 12:29 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) raided the local offices of Russia’s top search site Yandex on Monday in an operation that SBU spokesman Olena Gitlyanska said was part of a treason investigation. Earlier in May, Ukraine imposed sanctions on Yandex and several other Russian…
  19. Here are 5 reasons anonymous White House officials say they can’t stand Jared Kushner

    05.29 / 12:29 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, is now a key figure in the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election — and now a slew of White House officials have rushed to the New York Times to anonymously trash him. In a new report …
  20. John McCain more worried about Russia than ISIS — but he’s ‘nervous’ about Trump’s ability to respond

    05.29 / 11:33 rawstory.com Rawstory.com - U.S.
    According to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Russia is a greater threat to the United States than ISIS. During a visit to Australia, the senior senator revealed to ABC he is anxious about President Donald Trump’s campaign contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He called the leader the…