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I owe how much? Some Americans shocked by smaller refunds under new tax law

3 minutes ago   |   The Morning Call

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing - and occasionally frightening - for some Americans...
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‘We take action': Alberta is investing $3.7B to move oil by rail in leased cars

‘We take action': Alberta is investing $3.7B to move oil by rail in leased cars

3 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it's investing $3.7 billion to move the province's land-locked oil to market by rail. It says 4,400 leased railway cars will move up to...
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Knight Foundation Invests $300 Million In Local Journalism-'Essential' To Make Democracy Work

7 minutes ago   |   Fortune

As newsrooms across the country face massive layoffs staff and dwindling revenue , the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Tuesday that it will spend $300 million...
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It's Not About New Laws; It's about Implementing the Ones We Have

14 minutes ago   |   NSSF

The murders in Aurora, Illinois, reveal the inability or unwillingness of many in authority to ensure that our existing laws are working. The convicted felon who murdered five...
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‘We take action:' Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

22 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it's investing $3.7 billion to move the province's land-locked oil to market by rail. It says 4,400 leased railway cars will move up to...
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Is China taking social monitoring too far?

29 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera

Millions of people are punished for alleged bad behaviour under a government monitoring scheme in China.
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Scandal-Plagued USA Gymnastics Hires NBA Executive Li Li Leung as New CEO

31 minutes ago   |   Time   |   6 articles

Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of...
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Meghan Markle stepped out ahead of her reported baby shower in an all-black outfit with matching sunglasses

Meghan Markle stepped out ahead of her reported baby shower in an all-black outfit with matching sunglasses

32 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Meghan Markle was spotted outside The Mark hotel in New York City on Tuesday. The Duchess of Sussex wore a black coat with matching skinny jeans and sunglasses. Good Morning...
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Former President Obama spends Presidents Day at Ayesha Curry's San Francisco restaurant

32 minutes ago   |   ABC

Chef Mina shared a photo of the group saying, "No greater privilege than to cook for this man on Presidents Day. Thank you for the highest honor Barack Obama!"
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Trump and the “Deep State”

32 minutes ago   |   Foreign Affairs

One of the strangest aspects of the current era is that the president of the United States seems to have little interest in running the country's government. A political novice...
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Here's what Manny Machado can buy with his $300 million

Here's what Manny Machado can buy with his $300 million

Manny Machado is about to be a very rich man - one of the richest players in sports history after agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. The... Read more ...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court due to Instagram photo with apparent gun...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court due to Instagram photo with apparent gun crosshairs

A federal judge has ordered Trump confidant Roger Stone to appear in court to address an Instagram post featuring a photo of the judge with what appears to be the crosshairs of... Read more ...

Razor blades found on shopping buggies at Walmart with customer reporting...

Razor blades found on shopping buggies at Walmart with customer reporting being cut, North Carolina police say

Several razor blades were found on several shopping buggies, police said. Read more ...

Don Newcombe, star pitcher linked to Dodgers' Brooklyn past, dies at 92

Don Newcombe, star pitcher linked to Dodgers' Brooklyn past, dies at 92

Newcomb was the first MLB player to win the Rookie of the Year, MVP and Cy Young awards. Read more ...

Netflix cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'

Netflix cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher'

Netflix finally killed off the last of its Marvel shows. Read more ...

Vandals paint ' MeToo' on 'Unconditional Surrender' statue in Sarasota

Vandals paint ' MeToo' on 'Unconditional Surrender' statue in Sarasota

Police are investigating vandalism to the statue in Sarasota that depicts an iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II, just two days after the sailor... Read more ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced a second run for president. Read more ...

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85, French media report

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85, French media report

The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead, French news site Pure People reported on Tuesday. The German-born couturier and photographer reportedly died in hospital in... Read more ...

House Dems Probing Report Trump Officials Pushed Saudi Nuclear Sales

House Dems Probing Report Trump Officials Pushed Saudi Nuclear Sales

The effort flies in the face of objections from national security and ethics officials. Read more ...

Judge orders Roger Stone to explain crosshairs photo

Judge orders Roger Stone to explain crosshairs photo

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson was apparently not amused when Roger Stone posted her picture on Instagram with crosshairs next to her head. So on Tuesday, she ordered Stone... Read more ...