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Another key Trump campaign official is stonewalling the House Intelligence Committee amid the Trump-Russia investigation

  • Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, but refused to answer questions about events that took place during the campaign and his conversations with President Donald Trump since then.
  • Lewandowski is the latest official to stonewall the committee as it probes Russia’s election interference and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.
  • Lewandowski was present during a number of critical events that investigators are keenly focused on.

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Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan caught fire

Part of US President Donald Trump’s 58-story midtown Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower, caught fire Monday morning.

A New York City Fire Department representative said the fire was called in at 6:58 a.m. and that units were on the scene, according to CNN’s Kristen Holmes. NBC News reported that the fire appeared to be caused by an electrical issue.

No injuries have been reported, and the Associated Press reported that the fire was under control after more than 80 firefighters responded.

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8 of the most expensive real estate developments in American history

A rendering of Hudson Yards, a new neighborhood planned for Manhattan’s far west side.Related Companies

With an estimated cost of $20 billion , New York City’s Hudson Yards neighborhood is set to become the most expensive private real estate development in American history.

When construction is complete in 2024, it will include all types of buildings, from luxury condos to boutiques to offices.

Elsewhere in the US, there are several similar projects — some of which cost billions.

Take a look at a few below.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The City Center in Las Vegas (from left to right: Mandarin Oriental, The Crystals, Aria, the Veer Tower, and Vdara).Wikipedia Commons

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the City Center features 16.7 million-square-feet of casinos, high-end shops, hotels, and luxury condos.

Construction on the estimated $8.5 billion project (which includes five towers) started in 2006, and the development opened three years later.

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Breaking News : ‘El Chapo’ found dead in prison cell

Sept. 28 (UPI) — A federal magistrate recommended that accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman be allowed to have contact visits with his lawyer instead of being separated from them by a window.

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100-year-old crime boss beats the odds, is released from prison

Geriatric gangster John “Sonny’’ Franzese — the oldest guest of the federal prison system — is a free man at the age of 100.

The Colombo family underboss was rolled out of the Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts in a wheelchair Friday and headed to the home of his daughter in Brooklyn, Newsday reported.

At the age of 93, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for shaking down the Hustler and Penthouse strip clubs in Manhattan.

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USA Today: Trump Biz Linked To Russians With Alleged Ties To Organized Crime

President Donald Trump’s companies have been connected to “at least 10 former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering,” according to a report published Tuesday by USA Today.

Those connections came to light during a review of legal and government documents, court cases and an interview with a former federal prosecutor, per USA Today.

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Richard Branson: Donald Trump told me he wanted ‘to spend the rest of his life’ getting revenge

Billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson published a blog post on Friday recalling his first interaction with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in which Trump reportedly vowed to spend the rest of his life seeking revenge on five people who had refused to help him.

Branson said their encounter took place years ago, when Trump had invited him to a one-on-one lunch in his Manhattan apartment.

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