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US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald...
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Chris Christie's Attack On New Jersey Health Insurer Could Benefit Kushner Family
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken up a crusade against his state’s largest health insurer in his final year in office, perplexing observers and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, according to an International Business Times report published by Raw Story. Christie’s campaign against Horizon...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Gets First Parliamentary Win After Austerity Vote
After a disastrous election result earlier this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government got their first parliamentary victory Wednesday after winning a vote on whether to maintain austerity measures, Agence FrancePresse reported. The bill was defeated by 323 votes to 308, displaying...
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Man Arrested For Destroying Arkansas Capitol Ten Commandments Monument
A man has been arrested for suspicion of driving his car into a newly installed Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas state Capitol grounds Wednesday, Reuters reported. "It was shattered into a lot of pieces.” – Chris Powell, Arkansas Secretary of State and Capitol Police spokesman The suspect,...
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Two Arizona Congressmen Want Pentagon Breakdown Of Trump's Travel Costs
Two Arizona House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to reveal how much U.S. President Donald Trump has spent on trips to his Florida estate and other properties he and his family own, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. Arizona Reps. Tom O'Halleran and Ruben Gallego were slated to...
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Astronomers Discovered Two Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other
For the first time, astronomers using radio waves, have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting each — a discovery that will introduce a new avenue in black hole studies, IFLScience reported.A team of astronomers used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to study galaxy 0402+379 – located 750...
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Private Equity Firm Buys Staples For $6.9 Billion
Office supply company Staples Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per share, or a deal valued at $6.9 billion, The Street reports. The sale comes a year after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, blocked Staples' proposed $6.3...
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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond Dies At 91
Michael Bond, the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, The Guardian reports. Bond, who published his first book, “A Bear Called Paddington,” about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958, died at home after a short illness. The...
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Israel attacks Syrian position after mortar lands in Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said it attacked a Syrian military position on Wednesday after a stray mortar shell from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. ......
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U.S. Announces New, Enhanced Aviation Security For Flights Entering U.S.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting U.S. Homeland Security officials will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States, but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as was originally feared by airlines and passenger groups. The...
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