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House Passes Three Bills To Advance 5G and Cyber Security in US
Posted on:Monday, January 13, 2020

A package of bills designed to give the United States an advantage over China in the race to employ 5G, the fastest wireless networks available, were passed by the House on Wednesday.

Record 158,803,000 Americans Employed; 1.85M Year-to-Year Increase
Posted on:Monday, January 13, 2020

'As we begin this new year, our economy is booming,' President Trump told a rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday night. 'Wages are soaring, workers are thriving, and America’s future has never looked brighter.'

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Democrats pass measure aimed at curbing Trump military authority in Iran
Posted on:Friday, January 10, 2020

House Democrats Thursday passed a resolution to curb President Trump’s authority to use military force against Iran.

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Continuous tremors across Puerto Rico see larger earthquakes, possibly more to come
Posted on:Friday, January 10, 2020

At least one person is dead and unknown damage sustained in Puerto Rico from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Tuesday, as President Trump devoted $5 billion in aid relief to the island.

U.S. private payrolls post largest gain in eight months
Posted on:Thursday, January 9, 2020

U.S. private payrolls increased by the most in eight months in December, pointing to sustained labor market strength though job gains last month were likely flattered by a seasonal quirk.

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Strongest Earthquake to Hit Puerto Rico Since 1918, Over 500 Earthquakes in Past 10 Days
Posted on:Thursday, January 9, 2020

More than half of Puerto Rico’s 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on the Caribbean island and raised fears more could collapse.

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House to vote Thursday to curb President's war powers
Posted on:Thursday, January 9, 2020

House Democrats emerged from a classified briefing Wednesday deeply skeptical of President Donald Trump’s decision to order the killing of a top Iranian leader and unconvinced that he posed an 'imminent' threat to United States forces.

US Trade Deficit Falls to Lowest Level in More Than 3 Years
Posted on:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in more than three years as U.S. exports rose while imports declined, putting the country on track to see the first annual decline in the trade deficit in six years.

'We're going to war, bro': Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne deploys to the Middle East
Posted on:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The 600 mostly young soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were headed for the Middle East, part of a group of some 3,500 U.S. paratroopers ordered to the region. Kuwait is the first stop for many. Their final destinations are classified.

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Iranian attack scrambles House war powers vote
Posted on:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Top House Democrats’ plans to push a measure limiting the Trump administration’s war-making powers are in flux following an Iranian missile attack Tuesday on U.S. bases inside Iraq.

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Planned Parenthood performs more abortions this year, but loses private funding
Posted on:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions in its most recent fiscal year, up from 12,915 the previous year, according to the 2018-2019 annual report it released over the weekend.

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Trump’s Appeals Court Nominee Introduces His Same-Sex Husband and Twin Baby Daughters
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

Then-Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Bumatay, whom President Donald Trump had nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Night Circuit, introduced his same-sex husband and their twin baby daughters when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing on Oct. 30, 2019.

Donald Trump launches evangelical coalition as he defends Iran decision
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

President Donald Trump launched his 'Evangelicals for Trump' coalition on Friday night as he defended the US killing of Iran's top military leader, Qasem Soleimani, in the face of strong criticism.

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More Than Third of US Healthcare Costs Go to Bureaucracy
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

U.S. insurers and providers spent more than $800 billion in 2017 on administration, or nearly $2,500 per person -- more than four times the per-capita administrative costs in Canada's single-payer system, a new study finds.

March against anti-Semitism in New York draws huge crowd
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

A solidarity march against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City saw over 25,000 attendees Sunday, as New York governor Andrew Cuomo promised to commit another $45 million to fight the epidemic.

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War powers act put forward by Pelosi to limit Trump against Iran
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a resolution this week to limit the war powers of President Trump should a conflict with Iran erupt.

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White House notifies Congress of Soleimani strike, fulfilling War Powers Act duties
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

The White House fulfilled its duties under the War Powers Act by sending Congress a notification of the airstrike that killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

Meth use up sixfold, fentanyl use quadrupled in U.S. in last 6 years
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates of use of methamphetamines and fentanyl, often used together in potentially lethal ways.

Machete-wielding assailant from Hanukkah attack Orthodox Jews indicted
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

The perpetrator of a Dec. 28th attack on a rabbi's Hanukkah party in New York was indicted on six counts of attempted murder Friday, up from the five counts he was charged with on the night of the incident.

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More than 200 members of Congress ask Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade in latest abortion case
Posted on:Friday, January 3, 2020

More than 200 members of Congress asked the Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, when it takes up a major abortion case this spring.

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