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Supreme Court Justices Split Along Unexpected Lines In 3 Cases – NPR

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

Mohamed Morsy, ousted Egyptian president, dies in court – CNN

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts – The Washington Post

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

The Iran Crisis, Explained – The New York Times

A core objective of the 2015 nuclear deal — struck between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — was to keep Iran at least one year from being able to construct a nuclear bomb. (Iran insists that its nuclear program it has developed over several decades is for peaceful purposes.) But that timeline could shorten if Iran follows through on its most recent threats, which it…

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

Parkland shooting survivor says Harvard rescinded his admission over racial slurs he made two years ago – CNN

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

The Mueller Report: Excerpts and Analysis – The New York Times

POSTED AT 11:48 AM During the campaign, Paul Manafort discussed with a Russian associate a plan to let Russia control part of Ukraine. Vol. I, Pages 6-7: Both men believed the plan would require candidate Trump’s assent to succeed (were he to be elected president.) They also discussed the status of the Trump campaign and Manafort’s strategy for winning Democratic votes in Midwestern states. This suggests that Russia was trying…

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mueller report into Trump-Russia released – BBC News

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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rod Rosenstein looked deadpan as William Barr spoke. And Twitter took note – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Commentary: If Congress wants the unredacted Mueller report, here’s how to get it – Salt Lake Tribune

The attorney general and Rep. Douglas Collins of Georgia, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, have suggested that nearly everything about Starr’s report is irrelevant to current circumstances because Starr was an independent counsel operating under a different statutory scheme than did Mueller. As, of course, he was. But so what? The court’s express holding in response to the Starr motion was that its order applied to Rule…

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Billionaires raced to pledge money to rebuild Notre Dame. Then came the backlash. – The Washington Post

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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

What US airlines that fly the 737 MAX 8 are doing to keep passengers safe – CNN

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal: what’s in it, what gets cut, and what it means – Vox.com

President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled its third budget proposal Monday, cementing a vision for the United States that bolsters funding for defense and border walls, while severely cutting social programs for the nation’s poorest. The $4.7 trillion budget proposal, which encompasses everything from funding for food aid, education, and health care to national defense, seeks to slash $845 billion from Medicare — a program Trump notably promised to leave untouched…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Brexit is an ‘unmitigated disaster’ that has damaged UK investment, former Barclays chair says – CNBC

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Brexit Brexit has shattered the U.K.’s image as a place for investment, the former chairman of one of the country’s biggest banks said Monday. A second referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the EU may be inevitable, Gerald Grimstone, who served as chairman of Barclays, warned ahead of crucial Parliament votes this week on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. And he didn’t mince…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Algeria’s Bouteflika will not seek fifth term, delays elections – Aljazeera.com

Algeria‘s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has said he will not seek a fifth term as he announced the delay of the country’s presidential polls amid mass protests against his reelection bid.  In a message carried by the official APS news agency on Monday, the 82-year-old also said the elections would follow a national conference on political and constitutional reform to be carried out by the end of 2019. “There will…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for his misogynistic remarks – CNN

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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

House Judiciary Dems kill amendment for Rod Rosenstein subpoena – Washington Examiner

House Judiciary Committee Democrats rejected an amendment Thursday to prepare a subpoena for Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed and oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller. The amendment was proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., to be wrapped into a resolution to approve a tentative subpoena for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the event that Whitaker fails to answer the panel’s questions including those surrounding his conversations with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Princess Ubolratana Mahidol pictured in 2010 Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election. In a palace statement, he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Such a move would break with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Humanitarian Aid Is Blocked Amid Venezuelan Political Crisis – NPR

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’ – NBCNews.com

With filing season officially under way, a growing number of taxpayers are realizing that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might be a double-edged sword. The White House said in October 2017 that the average family “would get a $4,000 raise” when it was pushing for passage of the law. Now that the new filing season has begun, some taxpayers are finding out that the tax man giveth — but…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

U.S. officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico – NBCNews.com

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday. A CBP statement said he was wounded and taken to a hospital in Mexico. His condition and further details on the incident were not provided. CBP said it would release more information later Friday. Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told the Arizona…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019