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Hot Pockets, mismatched chairs and a critical mission: Inside year one of the Mueller investigation:

Early each morning, special counsel Robert Mueller arrives wearing his signature uniform: a crisp white dress shirt, tie, slacks and dark baseball cap. Occasionally he accessorizes with a dark vest or sunglasses, depending on the weather.

A simple routine for the head of a very complicated investigation — one that is heavily scrutinized but nearly impossible to read.
As the Mueller probe hits its one-year anniversary, the special counsel’s team has brought charges against 22 people and companies, notched five guilty pleas and seen one person sentenced. While a number of those charges were related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, so far none of them has extended to potential collusion between the Russian government and Trump associates.

Children in abuse case shot with weapons and burned with hot water, prosecutors say:

The abuse suffered by siblings at the hands of their parents in a Northern California home included being waterboarded, bitten and burned with scalding water, prosecutors said in court papers.

The accusations were made in a motion filed Tuesday by the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in an attempt to increase the bail of the children’s mother, Ina Rogers, before her court appearance on Wednesday.
Rogers, 30, and the children’s father, Jonathan Allen, 29, face allegations of child neglect, torture and abuse involving their children after the children told investigators they had suffered puncture wounds, burns and bruising, as well as injuries consistent with being shot by pellet guns or BB guns.
In March, authorities searched the Fairfield home of the couple and their 10 children after taking one child, who was reported missing, back to the home. Fairfield police said they found disgusting conditions, including animal and human feces spread on the floor. The children range in age from 4 months to 12 years old.

This is what Meghan Markle’s high school teacher remembers most about her:

When Meghan Markle’s high school theology teacher heard about her engagement to Prince Harry she had one immediate thought.

“He is so lucky,” says Maria Pollia, a teacher at Immaculate Heart High School.
Pollia never forgot about Markle over the decades since she taught her. Which is what made her think the Royal family had snagged such a catch.
“I know Meghan. And I know that she is someone who is a very unique individual who has the depth, and the intelligence and the focus, but also the joy to be a wonderful companion for him and for them to be companions to each other in what is probably a very stressful way of life.”

What we know — and don’t know — about Melania Trump’s procedure:

President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday that first lady Melania Trump “is doing really well” and will leave the hospital in “2 or 3 days” following a procedure on Monday

Before her admission to the hospital, the first lady did not divulge the details of her medical condition, while her office declined to offer more details. Here’s what is known about her hospitalization.
Trump underwent an embolization procedure on Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition, according to a White House statement.
The first lady was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “Out of respect for patient privacy, Walter Reed Bethesda does not release information on any patient who receives care at our Medical Center,” spokeswoman Khadijah Givs said.

Nassar victims will receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award:

The athletes who spoke out against abuse by Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, will be awarded this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

“The strength and resolve these individuals have shown in speaking out has brought the darkness of sexual abuse into the light and inspired many others to speak up about their own experiences,” ESPN stated in a press release.

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