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INSIDE THE LAWSUIT LED BY CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS AGAINST TRUMP “More than 190 Democratic lawmakers sued President Donald Trump in federal court on Wednesday, saying he had accepted funds from foreign governments through his businesses without congressional consent in violation of the U.S. Constitution.” [Reuters]
AT LEAST 6 ARE DEAD AND OVER 50 INJURED IN LONDON APARTMENT FIRE The number of fatalities is expected to rise. The London fire commissioner said she had “never ever seen anything of this scale.” And residents described their terrifying escapes from the inferno. [HuffPost]
BREAKING DOWN ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS’ TESTIMONY Howard Fineman dissects “team Trump’s Russia counteroffensive.” Here’s why Sessions didn’t want to talk about executive privilege, what he said about his knowledge of Russian meddling, his pushback on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, and his explanation for why he wasn’t “stonewalling.” And take a look at the best tweets and photos from the hearing. [HuffPost]
TRAVIS KALANICK IS TAKING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM LEADING UBER After months of scrutiny into Uber’s culture. And an Uber board member resigned after making a sexist joke at the company’s meeting to discuss sexism in the workplace. [HuffPost]
TRUMP HAS GIVEN MATTIS AUTHORITY TO SET TROOP LEVELS IN AFGHANISTAN Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will have the authority to increase troop levels from the 8,400 currently stationed in Afghanistan. [Reuters]
NORTH KOREA HAS RELEASED UVA STUDENT OTTO WARMBIER The college student had been held in North Korea since January 2016. Warmbier is reportedly comatose. And three Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea. [HuffPost]
ICE DIRECTOR TO ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS: YOU NEED TO BE WORRIED “If you’re in this country illegally and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable.” [HuffPost]
HOW TRUMP’S WAR ON ISIS IS RAISING CIVILIAN CASUALTIES”’You can’t keep ’em on your side if you’re killing ’em,’ explained a retired four-star combat commander.” [HuffPost]
A GEORGIA MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY For two inmates who were being transported to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison when they reportedly killed two prison guards and escaped. [HuffPost]
KAMALA HARRIS WAS INTERRUPTED BY MALE COLLEAGUES, AGAIN This time during the Sessions hearing. [HuffPost]
HOLD OFF ON THOSE CHICKEN PATTIES Tyson is recalling 2.5 million pounds of breaded chicken over a suspected allergen. [HuffPost]
WHAT YOU CAN SAY TO FILL AWKWARD SILENCES That isn’t “I’m sorry.” [HuffPost]
QUEEN ELIZABETH WAS ROCKING THE FULL HAT AND BROACH LOOK When she traveled by train ― yes, the transportation plebeians like us use. And over in Sweden, Pippa Middleton was killing the wedding guest attire game. [Vanity Fair]
BEFORE YOU GO
The Senate will not be limiting press access following reports that journalists would have restricted access to Senators Tuesday morning.
Trump to mayor of sinking Chesapeake Bay island: Don’t worry about climate change.
A look at the cable wars during the Trump presidency.
Why incarceration rates are rising in rural America.
Trump’s called the House’s version of the health care bill “mean.”
Read Megyn Kelly’s defense of her Alex Jones interview.
Meet America’s new poet laureate.
Chelsea Clinton has no time for what you think about her “damaged heels.”
This shark attack victim says she refused to die after a shark bit off her arm.
What your favorite superheroes would look like with realistic bodies.
Since we’re only 32 days out, we just got some more “Game of Thrones” set photos.
How to support someone going through pregnancy loss.
This split screen video compares New York City now to the New York City of 80 years ago.
This is officially Emma Watson’s doppelgänger.
And happy Wednesday: Here are a bunch of Taiwanese police puppies.