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April 5, 2019

U.S. HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIR SEEKS ANY MUELLER SUMMARIES ON TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE REPORT

(Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler called on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report that were prepared by Mueller’s team.

Nadler, a Democrat who is also demanding release of the full Mueller report to Congress, sent a letter to Barr citing media reports that Mueller’s team prepared their own summaries of the special counsel’s report.

Drug Lord’s Wife Opens Drive to Build ‘Chapo’ Fashion Brand

(AP) – The wife of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has launched an appeal to fashion designers to propose designs for a clothing line named after her husband.

Emma Coronel posted a message on her Instagram account saying “I invite clothing designers who are starting out and who want to join the project, to work with me.”

Coronel has dubbed the line “El Chapo Guzmán: JGL,” but has had trouble registering her husband’s name as a trademark.

It’s also a struggle to glamorize a man who fled through sewers in a dirty white tank-top T-shirt.

Poll: Support for NATO Eroding in US

Less than half of Americans support the 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization – an alliance designed to provide collective security against Russia – and backing has dropped among key Western nations as well, a new poll showed.

The YouGov survey, released on the 70th anniversary of the NATO treaty, showed 44% of Americans support the nation’s place in the agreement; 10% oppose NATO membership and 29% are unsure.

Authorities Reject Teenager’s Claim That He Is Illinois Boy Missing Since 2011

(AP) – DNA tests disproved a teenager’s claim of being an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago, the FBI said Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.

For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand when a teenager found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday identified himself as 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen and claimed he had just escaped from two men in the Cincinnati area who had held him captive for seven years.

Timmothy Pitzen was the name of a boy from Aurora, Illinois, who disappeared in 2011 around the time of his mother’s suicide, and there have been a multitude of false sightings and hoaxes over the years.

Chicago Elects Five Socialists Onto City Council

Five Democratic socialists have won seats on Chicago’s City Council this year, and a sixth is close to defeating another incumbent.

According to CBS Chicago, two candidates supported by the Democratic Socialists of America won seats in February’s elections. This week’s runoff saw three additional candidates win spots as aldermen.

A sixth candidate trails by just 40 votes as ballots continue to be counted.

The election of socialists to public office follows the victory by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in last November’s midterm elections. A 29-year-old former bartender, she now represents New York in the House. Her ideas, including the Green New Deal environmental legislation, have been mocked by conservatives as too radical and not realistic.

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