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Federal court swats Roger Stone associate’s last-ditch attempt to invalidate the Mueller investigation

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On Monday, the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected a request by a former associate of President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign adviser Roger Stone to challenge special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.

Andrew Miller, who refused to testify before Mueller’s grand jury, argued in a lawsuit that Mueller’s appointment, laid out by special counsel regulations, is unconstitutional because Mueller was not appointed by the president or confirmed by the Senate. The court implied that the matter is no longer relevant, given that Mueller’s investigation is now concluded.

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“Upon consideration of appellant’s petition for panel rehearing, which contains a suggestion of mootness, filed April 15, 2019, it is ordered that the petition be denied,” stated the court ruling.

Stone, who repeatedly bragged about having a backchannel to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, was indicted by Mueller’s team on charges of obstruction, witness tampering, and false statements. His trial is scheduled to take place in November.


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US hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

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Oil prices made their biggest jump since the Gulf War on Monday after President Donald Trump warned that the US was "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran.

It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production by half and led both the kingdom and the United States to announce they may tap their strategic reserves.

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Trump tweeted.

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US ‘lies’ slammed after Mike Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks without proof

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations.

“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.

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Why are college students so stressed out? It’s not because they’re ‘snowflakes’

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Across the country, college classes are well underway, the excitement of the start of the year is waning and student stress is on the rise. Frantic calls home and panicked visits to student health services will start to dramatically increase. And before long, parents and observers will start wondering what is wrong with these kids. Why can’t they handle the pressures of college and just pull it together?

College student stress is nothing new. Anxieties over homesickness, social pressures, challenging course loads and more have been a common feature of the U.S. college experience for decades. But, without question, student stress levels and psychological distress are measurably worse than before. According to a national study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, major depression among young adults (18-25) rose 63 percent between 2009 and 2017. They also report that the rate of young adults with suicidal thoughts or other suicide-related outcomes increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017.

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