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Trump’s norm-breaking is leading to a constitutional fight:

Donald Trump won the White House by flouting political norms and is determined to break the mold of the presidency.

But his escalating battle with his own Justice Department and his refusal to accept the historic boundaries of executive power are leading the nation onto the most treacherous constitutional ground so far of his term.

Trump on Monday delivered his order for an inquiry into claims that the FBI infiltrated a “spy” into his campaign — first touted in conservative media — to the bureau’s director, Christopher Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an Oval Office meeting.
In a deft maneuver, Rosenstein may have defused Trump’s fury for now by asking the department’s inspector general to look into the President’s claim.
Netflix announces multi-year production deal with the Obamas:

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

The unique pact was announced on Monday. The first content from the Obamas will appear in 2019 at the earliest, according to a person involved in the deal

Netflix did not specify a timeline. But the company’s announcement of the deal said “the Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”

Sometimes the former president and first lady will be on camera as hosts or moderators, the source said on condition of anonymity. In other cases they will stay behind the scenes as producers.

Stacey Abrams stands out in a record year for women — she hopes to be the first black female govern:

The security guard refused to allow us inside.”

A young Stacey Abrams had traveled with her parents on a city bus to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion so she could be honored along with the state’s other top students.
It was a moment of immense pride for Abrams, the Avondale High School valedictorian, and for her parents, too, who had prioritized education for themselves and their six children despite their own poverty.
But as the African-American family approached the tall black gates that day in 1991, they were stopped by the security guard.
“I distinctly remember him looking at the MARTA bus, looking at my parents and making a decision. The security guard refused to allow us inside. He said it was a private event,” Abrams recalls.

Mario Batali’s company to cut all ties with him after allegations lead to police investigation:

Mario Batali’s own restaurant group has decided to end its partnership with him, after allegations of sexual misconduct against the celebrity chef led to a police investigation.

Women who worked at restaurants associated with Batali told CNN that inappropriate behavior was commonplace.
Anderson Cooper, reporting for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” first sat down with several of the women in a segment that aired on Sunday.
The NYPD confirmed to CNN that it “is investigating allegations raised in the ’60 Minutes’ report.”
One accuser told CNN that authorities questioned her in February, indicating that an investigation has been going on for months.

Stephen Curry’s Mom Sonya Told Him to Wash His Mouth with Soap for Profanity Use:

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry caught fire in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 126-85 blowout of the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, notching 18 points.

At one point following a layup, he turned to the crowd and yelled, “This is my f–king house!”

After the game, Curry told reporters that his mother, Sonya, wasn’t pleased with his language.

“She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back,” he said. “She was telling me how I need to wash my mouth out, saying to wash it out with soap. It’s a message I’ve heard before.”

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