Apple informed former White House counsel Don McGahn and wife that their records were sought by DOJ in 2018

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018, while McGahn was still the top lawyer representing the presidency, according to a person familiar. The New York Times first reported McGahn’s situation on Sunday. The … Read more

President Joe Biden suggests he has accomplished his G7 summit goal of restoring US leadership in the world

Queen Elizabeth II watches a military ceremony at Windsor Castle in England on June 12. Chris Jackson/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will welcome US President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden soon at Windsor Castle, her home outside London. Biden becomes the 12th sitting president to meet the Queen during her reign, joining … Read more

Temple Square to gradually reopen this summer

The Conference Center. | Courtesy Intellectual Reserve SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Temple Square in Salt Lake City will gradually reopen over the next few months after its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a brief summary of the phased reopening. More information … Read more

Tips and tricks for effectively growing potatoes in your garden

Potato plant | Lance Ellis, Living in the potato state and being surrounded by fields of potatoes, most people take this humble tuber for granted. Adding to their commonness, they are also inexpensive in the grocery store and ultimately, the good old spud just isn’t as respected as it should be — especially when … Read more

Heroes of laziness, a Hamas supporter and David Hasselhoff. The stars of Germany’s absurd Covid publicity campaign

Public awareness campaigns launched by governments are usually anodyne affairs. Not in Germany, where officials have managed to spark a number of controversies during the pandemic in their push to keep the public safe. From spending millions on videos deemed insensitive, commissioning an alleged Hamas supporter to promote the vaccine for the country’s Arabic-speaking population … Read more

Fact check: Breaking down Mitch McConnell’s spin on the John Lewis voting rights bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday where he stands on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a Democratic bill that aims to prevent states from implementing racially discriminatory voting laws. McConnell’s response, in which he expressed opposition to the bill, omitted a bunch of key context, got at least one fact wrong, … Read more

‘New York is back!’ The NYC Democratic mayoral primary captivates a reanimated city

When New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the stage at a rally for New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Saturday night, the congresswoman paused a beat and took in the scene. Before she made the case for Wiley as the progressive choice for Democrats in this sprawling, contentious, fraught and deeply consequential primary … Read more

Final day of the summit kicks off. Here’s the key things to know

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (L) greets US President Joe Biden before a bilateral meeting in Carbis bay, Cornwall on June 12. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images When former US President Donald Trump used his elbows at international summits, it was to throw them — on trade, on Russia and, once, they helped him remove the Montenegrin prime minister … Read more

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