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James Comey Claims His Moment At Hearing:

Fired FBI Chief James Comey seizes center stage in a compelling national political drama Thursday as he delivers congressional testimony that has grave implications for the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Comey will appear before the Senate intelligence committee at 10 a.m. ET in one of the most eagerly awaited hearings in decades, and will publicly contradict aspects of Trump’s accounts of their private conversations.
His testimony represents a pivotal moment in the saga of Russian election hacking and alleged collusion by Trump aides that has cast a dark shadow over the opening months of the new administration.

Senators Try To Quiet Harris, But She Doesn’t Back Down:

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from California Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing, admonishing her and other Democrats to stop cutting off witnesses.

The move rankled some on Twitter who argued the North Carolina Republican was singling out Harris, one of three women on the intelligence panel, during Wednesday’s contentious hearing.
Harris was pressing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over whether he would sign a letter to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller full independence from the Justice Department in his probe, which would have the same effect as a letter issued for then-Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in the investigation into the 2003 leaking of then-covert CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity.

Wreckage Of Missing Myanmar Military Plane Found:

Wreckage and bodies from a Myanmar military flight that had gone missing Wednesday afternoon have been discovered in the Andaman Sea, the military has confirmed.

Aircraft parts and the remains of two adults and a child, along with life jackets and luggage were discovered at 8:18 a.m. Thursday local time (9:48 p.m. Wednesday ET), 14 miles west of Kyauk Ni Maw in Rakhine state, the statement said. The search operation is ongoing.
The plane, with 122 people on board, lost contact 29 minutes after taking off from the coastal town of Myeik. It was headed toward Yangon and part of a regularly scheduled military flight, a military spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.

Students Get Yearbooks With N-Word On The Cover:

Some middle schoolers are learning that history isn’t always meant to be celebrated after the N-word was inadvertently printed on the front cover of their yearbooks.

The racial slur appeared in an historical map chosen as a background image by book editors and staff at Black Mountain Middle School in San Diego.
“In using an historical map from the 1800’s of northern San Diego County, our staff and yearbook editors inadvertently used a background image for the cover of this year’s yearbook containing a highly offensive racial term,” principal Charan Kirpalani wrote in a letter to parents. “This was a reference to an area of San Diego County on Palomar Mountain which was once known as the home of a freed slave, and referred to with a very derogatory label.”

Jerry Seinfeld’s Cringe-Worthy Kesha Encounter:

Note to fans: don’t go in for a hug with Jerry Seinfeld.

Singer Kesha may have found that out the hard way on Monday night when the pair ran into each other on the red carpet.
The two were attending the David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter and Song when Kesha spotted Seinfeld, who was being interviewed by radio host Tommy McFly.
The singer is a fan and let the comic know.
“I’m Kesha, I love you so much,” she said. “Can I give you a hug?”
“No, thanks,” he said.

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