President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was sentenced to 47 months in prison by a federal judge in his financial fraud case on Thursday — considerably less than the federal sentencing guidelines.
The political operative had faced between 19 to 24 years behind bars for the charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
But before announcing his decision, Judge T.S. Ellis called that range "excessive," and said Manafort "has lived an otherwise blameless life."
The Department of Homeland Security and Congress are investigating whether U.S. border agents have been targeting journalists for questioning. The move comes after NBC News and KNSD reported that Customs and Border Protection had compiled a list of reporters, lawyers and analysts to be questioned in the San Diego border area.
Tom Seaver, the right-hander who led the "Miracle Mets" to one of the most improbable championships in American sports history in 1969, has been diagnosed with dementia. His family said he is retiring from public life.
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