Trump’s use of a personal cellphone means Russia could have intel about Ukraine calls

President Donald Trump, shown here taking phone calls from children as he participates in tracking Santa Claus’ movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on Christmas Eve 2018, is under scrutiny for using far less secure phone lines to talk with Rudy Giuliani. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Russia might have listened in on the president’s calls with Rudy Giuliani — calls that could have been about Ukraine. President Donald Trump has spoken regularly…

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Could this be Trump’s orange makeup?

President Donald Trump attends the 97th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. | Paul Morigi/Getty Images A long, confusing beauty mystery. This week, The Washington Post published a story about the experience of undocumented workers employed by the Trump Organization, both before and during his run for the presidency. It’s full of anecdotes of hypocrisy and raises important questions about immigration and underpaid labor. But buried many paragraphs into the narrative is a section detailing…

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Hundreds of wacky, obsolete laws still exist. Why don’t more states remove them?

Christina Animashaun/Vox Historical statues about runaway pigs, pinball machines and obscene bumper stickers are still occasionally enforced. Here’s why they stay on the books. Welcome to Laboratories of Democracy, a series for Vox’s The Highlight, where we examine local policies and their impacts. The policy: Create commissions that sleuth out obsolete laws that could cause harm Where: California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington Since: 1934 The problem: Laura…

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