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College Application Website Goes Down as Deadline Looms

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Technical troubles that took the Common App portal offline for two hours Monday night were met with anxiety and mordant humor by students and college officials.

Exxon Will Pay $2.5 Million for Pollution at Gulf Coast Plants

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

In a settlement with the Justice Department and the E.P.A., the company also agreed to spend $300 million to upgrade technology at eight facilities.

The University of Michigan is considering allowing Richard Spencer to speak on campus

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The University of Michigan is considering a request to permit the white nationalist to speak on campus, and the University of Cincinnati is preparing for a speech

Russia investigation charges complicate Trump’s Asia trip, ability to sell tax cuts

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Aides insisted the twin challenges at home and abroad would not be undermined by the indictments, but the frustration of the president was evident Tuesday.

Mueller willing to use suspects’ lawyers against them

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Court filing shows the special counsel forced a lawyer to provide evidence against her client.

Kelly was brought to the White House to impose order. Now he’s stirring controversy.

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The chief of staff’s stumbles highlight some of the downsides of relying on military brass for civilian jobs.

Sam Clovis’s ties to Russia probe cooperator renews opposition to his USDA nomination

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

President Trump’s pick for the Agriculture Department’s chief scientist already was controversial: He is not a scientist.

Why Papadapoulos? Decoding Mueller’s First Legal Moves

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The New York Times journalists Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman analyze the indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, and the cooperation of George Papadopoulos with the investigation of Robert S. Mueller III.

Mueller schedules interview with Hope Hicks

Reddit | Tuesday October 31, 2017

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Republicans prepare plunge into perilous tax fight

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

GOP leaders have a once-in-a-generation chance to rewrite the tax code, but they risks dividing its caucus and angering voters — and yet again coming up empty.

To John F. Kelly: Read this before you utter another word about the Civil War

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

A lesson and reading material on the Civil War and African American history for the White House chief of staff -- and anybody else who doesn't really get it.

Senate Republicans pledge to let Mueller’s investigation proceed

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The agreement from various corners of the Senate GOP dimmed the likelihood that President Trump would try to undermine the special counsel’s investigation.

Trump’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s National Security Division pledges to cooperate on Russia probe

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

John Demers, a former Bush administration appointee, said he would be “loath” to jail reporters in leak investigations.

A girl with cerebral palsy is being held in immigration detention. The ACLU just sued for her release.

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

U.S. officials say they consider the undocumented 10-year-old, who has lived in Texas with her parents for years, an unaccompanied minor.

New York police say 'several' killed after vehicle drives onto Manhattan bike path, one person in custody

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Police said one person was in custody and they were not seeking any others.

University of Utah student shot and killed in ‘senseless, random act of violence,’ officials say

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The suspect, who was found after several hours of manhunt, is also a person of interest in a homicide in Colorado.

Republicans Push Their Tax Bill, Which is Still Secret

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Lobbyists searched for clues and Republican leaders pitched a tax bill that is due on Wednesday.