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Iran shot down a US drone and said it's 'ready for war' - but whether it had any right to rests on a murky technical distinction

Iran shot down a US drone and said it's 'ready for war' - but whether it had any right to rests on a murky technical distinction

4 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard shot down a US drone Thursday morning around the geopolitically important Strait of Hormuz. Iran says it took down the drone when it...
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'Glitch' In GOP Tax Law Comes Back To Bite Trump Megadonors

'Glitch' In GOP Tax Law Comes Back To Bite Trump Megadonors

22 minutes ago   |   The Huffington Post

Some Las Vegas casino magnates are asking Congress to fix an apparent flub in the tax law. Lawmakers are telling them to bargain with their workers first.
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Congress Demands Greater Oversight Over U.S. Olympic Committee

22 minutes ago   |   NPR

The U.S. Olympic Committee is dealing with renewed calls to revamp itself after sexual abuse scandals and that it hasn't done enough to protect young athletes. Congress is...
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Michael Bennet pushes sweeping plan to remake political system

Michael Bennet pushes sweeping plan to remake political system

1 hour ago   |   Politico

Sen. Michael Bennet sprang onto the national stage in January, when the usually low-key Colorado Democrat went viral shouting about the 35-day federal government shutdown and...
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House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines

10 hours ago   |   NY Times

The burst of productivity stood in stark contrast to the tenor of the wider negotiations, which are hung up over how much to increase domestic spending.
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Convicted felon, former Bronx lawmaker plans run for Congress

11 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Eric Stevenson, the former Bronx assemblyman who was convicted five years ago on bribery charges, is running for Congress. The unlikely contender announced his run for Rep...
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Sonny Perdue reverses Jobs Corps closures amid backlash from Congress

Sonny Perdue reverses Jobs Corps closures amid backlash from Congress

12 hours ago   |   Politico

The Trump administration, under heavy pressure from Congress, will withdraw plans to end a U.S. Forest Service program that trains underprivileged youth, spokespersons for the...
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Senators Reach Deal to Vote on Blocking Trump Administration's Saudi Arms Sale

12 hours ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Senate's Republican leadership to vote on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of...
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U.S. Congress-White House budget, debt limit talks sputter: congressional leaders

12 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal...
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Will humans really be back on the moon by 2024? A Q&A with space experts

Will humans really be back on the moon by 2024? A Q&A with space experts

13 hours ago   |   Politico

When Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this year that NASA would send humans back to the moon in 2024 - four years earlier than planned - the call evoked President...
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Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Gen. Hossein Salami said... Read more ...

Nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana, then driven, AAA research...

Nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana, then driven, AAA research estimates

In the past month, nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana , then gotten behind the wheel within an hour, a new AAA study estimates. Read more ...

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more ...

David Ortiz's lawyer slams affair claims, says former slugger has ‘no enemies'

David Ortiz's lawyer slams affair claims, says former slugger has ‘no enemies'

The lawyer for David Ortiz says the former Red Sox slugger “is innocent in what happened” to him in the Dominican Republic - and denied rumors that an extramarital affair... Read more ...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing 2-year-old son in stroller

“Our hearts are completely shattered," a family member said. Read more ...

Authorities: Syrian national arrested after making plans to attack...

Authorities: Syrian national arrested after making plans to attack Pittsburgh church

The man was planning an attack in the name of ISIS, authorities said. Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace

U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz. (Image credit: Handout/U.S. Naval Air... Read more ...

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants - a rule that the agency itself says could... Read more ...