Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submits his resignation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submits his resignation

The man who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller is departing now that the investigation has wrapped up. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the Russia investigation, is now, finally and officially, stepping down. Rosenstein submitted his not exactly subtle resignation letter to the president on April 29, indicating that his official last day in office will be May 11. “We enforce the law without…

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Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell was less deadly than expected. Good.

Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell was less deadly than expected. Good.

The show’s lack of bloodlust in “The Long Night” was its most subversive plot turn yet. When Game of Thrones’ “The Long Night” wrapped up, ending the largest battle in the history of the series, I was shocked — shocked that the Battle of Winterfell was over, shocked that it had concluded with almost every character in the series’ main titles alive, shocked that the army of the dead was ultimately so easy to destroy….

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Here’s what we know so far about the Poway synagogue shooting

Here’s what we know so far about the Poway synagogue shooting

A gunman opened fire on a synagogue in California on the last day of Passover, killing one person and injuring three. On Saturday, the last day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, a man entered a synagogue in a suburb of San Diego and opened fire on the worshippers inside. He killed one person, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, who was present at the service to mourn her mother’s death, and injured three other people. Authorities have…

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Schumer, Pelosi, and Trump’s renewed push for a massive infrastructure deal, explained

Schumer, Pelosi, and Trump’s renewed push for a massive infrastructure deal, explained

Somehow it’s infrastructure week, again. President Donald Trump has declared it infrastructure week once again, but whether it produces anything more tangible than the countless infrastructure weeks before remains to be seen. Trump is scheduled to meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the White House Tuesday to discuss the nation’s crumbling bridges and roads. “This is a president who likes to build things. … This is a great…

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Senate Republican inaction in the wake of the Mueller report, explained

Senate Republican inaction in the wake of the Mueller report, explained

They’re done with investigations into Trump: “It’s over.” House Democrats may be torn up about how to target Trump in the wake of the Mueller report, but Senate Republicans are relatively united: They’re ready to put this whole thing behind them. While Democrats continue to argue over impeachment, Republicans are as determined as ever to shield the president from further scrutiny. As Vox’s Tara Golshan has written, they were prepared to defend the president even…

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Rent-to-own furniture is being rebranded for millennials

Rent-to-own furniture is being rebranded for millennials

Furniture rental startups tout their flexibility — but they’re a sign of how precarious millennial living can be. When I moved into my current apartment last summer, I had to figure out how to rearrange my furniture — mostly things I had bought off Craigslist or inherited from friends — to fit a completely new space. I had to toss a bunch of stuff that was either damaged beyond repair or just not going to…

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