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News Wrap: Sessions insists he didn’t lie about Russian contacts to Senate

HARI SREENIVASAN: Sessions has recused himself from the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's election meddling.President Trump had new criticism today for former FBI Director James Comey over the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe. He complained again that Comey decided to clear Clinton before she was even interviewed. That's based on newly released draft statements by Comey

Escaping Harvey Weinstein was a ‘cat-and-mouse game,’ says Katherine Kendall

HARI SREENIVASAN: Let's turn to the continuing fallout and reaction to the Harvey Weinstein story.Yesterday, Weinstein resigned from the board of his production company following numerous revelations of sexual harassment and several allegations of assault.More than three dozen women have said Weinstein harassed them. While Weinstein has admitted to behaving inappropriately, he has said he

WATCH: NFL commissioner says players ‘should stand for the national anthem’

NFL players will be encouraged to stand for the national anthem at the start of the football games, the league’s chief told reporters today. After two days of meeting with owners of each NFL team, representatives for the players’ union and players themselves, the NFL has reiterated its decision to keep its existing policy of

Column: For black athletes, wealth doesn’t equal freedom

In America, there’s a significant kind of public insistence that one’s “freedom” is fundamentally tied to one’s wealth. Much of the country views America through an aspirational and transformative lens, a colorblind and bias-free utopia, wherein wealth conveys equality and acts as a panacea for social and racial ills. Once an individual achieves massive financial

Twitter chat: How the gun control debate mirrors larger issues of partisanship in America

What would it take to turn Texas, a Republican stronghold, into a blue state? According to data from SurveyMonkey, just remove all the gun owners from the Lone Star State and it would have gone to Hillary Clinton in 2016. You can do the same thing in liberal California. Remove all the non-gun owners and

How Many American Cities Are Preparing For The Arrival of Self-Driving Cars? Not Many.

Only about 6 percent of the country’s biggest cities are planning for or thinking about autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans, according to the National League of Cities. What’s even more surprising is that only 3 percent of these cities’ transit plans are even taking into account the impact of ride-hailing companies like

Oakland Startup, The History Project, Raises $2M To Build Digital Time Capsules of Family, Personal Histories

After years of working in mobile advertising, founder Niles Lichtenstein discovered a box of records from his late father. That compelled him to start putting together memories and online histories earlier, by documenting his mother’s life history and how he first met his wife. That developed into an interactive timeline where he collected songs from

A global experiment in Roam co-living

Update: I decided to leave this company and am no longer affiliated with Roam Co-Living. I’m moving into a columnist role at TechCrunch and onto some new projects. One is called Roam Co-Living. It adaptively reuses space for communal living and location independent workers in other parts of the U.S. and world, starting in Miami and Indonesia. Although this work

Jaime Clay

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