Former Equestrian Says She Sprayed Pig's Blood In Lover's Home As Revenge For Affair

Lizzie Purbrick, a former champion equestrian, admitted in a British court that she scrawled rude messages inside her lover's house in pig's blood as revenge for an affair. She said she discovered her partner, conservative member of Parliament David Prior, was sleeping with another woman. So in May, she let herself into his South London home, armed with the blood. Purbrick turned herself into police quickly, and confessed to the crime in court on Tuesday. She called the blood-spraying act ...

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Fed's Powell Says A Long Trade War Could Hurt U.S. Economy

A trade war with China, the European Union and other trading partners is casting some doubts about the U.S. economic future, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. And the longer it goes, the more potential harm it could cause, Powell told the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing about the Fed's monetary policy and the economy. He said the central bank expects the economy to remain strong, but trade could complicate the Fed's forecasts. "... it is difficult to predict the...

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That figure dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than a million dollars in their war chests.

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OK, we're going to turn now to NPR's Kelsey Snell, who has been following reaction on Capitol Hill. Hey, Kelsey.

KELSEY SNELL, BYLINE: Hi there.

As nonprofit advocacy groups plunge into a high-priced fight over confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, they will no longer have to identify their biggest donors to the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS announced the rules change Monday evening. Earlier that day, Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's cryptocurrency-financed effort to disrupt the 2016 presidential race, and the FBI arrested a Russian national who allegedly used the NRA to build ties among conservatives and Republicans.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a master of diplomatic verbosity and sardonic barbs, summed up the results of the Helsinki summit in just three exuberant words: "better than super."

After four years of getting short shrift by his American counterparts, Russian President Vladimir Putin was standing side by side with President Trump, who lavished him with the words of praise, respect and awe normally only heard on Russian state television.

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