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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: What’s really behind the furious efforts by Democrats’ to spin the Trump dossier

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There’s no such thing as a coincidence in Washington, so why the sudden, furious effort by Democrats and the media to give cover to the Steele dossier? Continue reading

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{FD} Judge again backs Trump pick to lead consumer finance watchdog

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A federal judge on Wednesday sided with the Trump administration for a second time in a fight over the control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, denying a request for a preliminary injunction filed by an Obama-era official. Continue reading

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{FD} American workers are already benefiting from tax reform

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President Trump’s regulatory rollback is driving an economic surge few anticipated. Continue reading

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{FD} ******* might kill magazine in post-Hefner era

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The death of ******* founder Hugh Hefner is ushering in a new era for the adult-entertainment enterprise in more ways than one. Continue reading

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{FD} In final holiday push, UPS grabs its accountants to deliver packages

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Scrambling to deliver a crush of holiday shipments before Christmas, United Parcel Service Inc. is using hundreds of its accountants, marketers and other office staff to deliver packages at the last minute. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn resigns

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Rick Dearborn, one of President Trump’s top aides, will step down early next year to pursue private sector work, White House officials said, becoming the latest high-profile departure from the West Wing in recent weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Uber hacked and surveilled rivals, alleges ex-manager in letter

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In June 2016, Uber Technologies Inc. contractors trained by the Central Intelligence Agency allegedly spied on another firm’s executives and sent live video to then-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in the company’s “War Room.” Continue reading

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{FD} Deutsche Bank had flagged Manafort-related transactions

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Deutsche Bank AG earlier this year flagged around $30 million in potentially suspicious transactions as part of an internal investigation into its role as a conduit for money involving Paul Manafort or people and entities connected to him, according to… Continue reading

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{FD} Caterpillar unit cheated customers, tossed evidence into ocean: WSJ

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Ten thousand railcars a month roll into this sprawling port complex in Los Angeles County. While here, most are inspected by a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. CAT 1.82 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} An unfortunate memento of the total eclipse: Eye damage

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For millions of people last summer’s solar eclipse was a momentary spectacle, but for one New Yorker the sight of the moon crossing the sun is a vision that may never leave her view, burned as a crescent-shaped scar into her retina. Continue reading

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{FD} House Conservatives nearly derail tax bill in procedural vote

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Conservatives opposed to a two-week spending bill nearly derailed a key procedural vote Monday night enabling the House to begin negotiations with the Senate over the tax bill. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrats sat out the tax fight. It may prove to be an epic policy and political blunder

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There is very little to suggest Democrats benefit politically from sitting out this tax debate—beyond their saying so. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard faces DOJ probe over its affirmative-action policies

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The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of failing to cooperate with the probe, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journ… Continue reading

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{FD} Karl Rove: The GOP lost on Tuesday because voters wanted to send Trump a message

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The Republican defeat in New Jersey is unsurprising. Continue reading

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{FD} Bridgewater paid over $1 million to employee pushed out after relationship with Dalio’s protégé

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Bridgewater Associates paid a settlement to a woman who was pushed out after engaging in a consensual relationship with top executive Greg Jensen, and shortly after it heard from another female employee that Mr. Jensen had groped her buttocks, accordin… Continue reading

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{FD} iOS 11 glitch: Apple working on fix for iPhone autocorrect bug

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Ah, the A[?]rony. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC terror suspect Saipov a ‘mother’s boy’ who wanted to come home

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In a paradox worthy of a Russian novel, it may have been Sayfullo Saipov’s good fortune that sent him spinning into a deadly trajectory as a terrorist on a lower Manhattan bike path. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook: Up to 126 million people saw Russian-backed content

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Facebook Inc. estimates that about 126 million people may have seen content posted by Russian-backed accounts over more than two years that sought to disrupt American society, the social-media giant plans to tell congressional investigators Tuesday, ac… Continue reading

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{FD} US forces in Niger sought armed drone before deadly ambush

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U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort faces new money laundering probe

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The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is pursuing an investigation into possible money laundering by Paul Manafort, said three people familiar with the matter, adding to the federal and state probes concerning the former Trump campaign chairman. Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: Is Trump following in Palin’s footsteps?

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The president has been understandably confident in his supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Wall Street Journal reporter sentenced to prison by Turkish court

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A Turkish court sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison Tuesday, declaring her guilty of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support of a banned Kurdish separatist organization through one of her Journa… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian hackers stole NSA data on U.S. cyber defense

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Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home com… Continue reading

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{FD} US to curb Russian military flights over American territory

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U.S. officials are preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations. Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: Will Trump’s bracing clarity make things better or worse?

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I’m not sure President Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly has been fairly judged or received. Continue reading

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{FD} Nina Shea: How to help Iraq’s religious minorities

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Today there are fewer than 250,000 Christians in Iraq, according to the State Department, down from as many as 1.4 million before the 2003 invasion. Continue reading

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{FD} US Navy says most 7th Fleet warships lacked proper certification

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The majority of ships operating in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers have been involved in fatal collisions since June, weren’t certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting, according to U.S. Navy records. Continue reading

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{FD} Exxon working toward restarting Baytown refinery, the second-largest in the US

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Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 0.31% said it is working toward restarting its Houston-area Baytown refinery—the nation’s second-largest oil refinery—after a shutdown due to Tropical Storm Harvey, but said another of its coastal Texas refineries remains closed. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump considers withdrawing from trade deal with South Korea amid tensions with North

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The Trump administration is weighing giving notice to South Korea of plans to withdraw from a five-year-old bilateral trade pact, with a decision arriving as soon as this coming week, according to people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

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{FD} Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas Paul Manafort’s spokesman

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the spokesman for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, demanding records related to his work for Manafort and seeking his testimony before a federal grand jury, according to a person familiar with … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration to set rules for military transgender ban

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The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, issuing a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to kick them out of the military. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS used eBay to funnel terror cash to US, feds say

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U.S. investigators uncovered a global financial network run by a senior Islamic State official that funneled money to an alleged ISIS operative in the U.S. through fake eBay transactions, according to a recently unsealed FBI affidavit. Continue reading

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{FD} US attorney subpoenas Kushner Cos. over investment-for-visa program

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Kushner Cos., the New York property development business owned by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, has been subpoenaed by New York federal prosecutors regarding its use of an investment-for-immigration program, according to peopl… Continue reading

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{FD} Attacks in Europe signal shift in terrorists’ tactics

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Two botched attacks in Europe in recent days signal that Islamist terror has reached a new phase, security officials say, one that is more disorganized and less sophisticated but risks spawning more assailants eager to kill with any means at hand. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea threat: EU seeking role in ending regime’s nuclear program

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The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort. Continue reading

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{FD} Can a single injection conquer PTSD? The army wants to find out

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The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to determine whether an anesthetic injection to the neck alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a treatment that, if proven effective, could be a big step toward easing an affliction affecting hundreds of thousands of troops who have returned from combat. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO weighs new counterterrorism post following Trump’s demands

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is considering appointing a senior official to oversee counterterrorism efforts, a move aimed at meeting one of President Donald Trump’s demands that the alliance focus more on terror threats. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s president stars in cheery videos amid chaos

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As antigovernment protests and deadly unrest shake the streets here, President Nicolás Maduro is presenting an image of a very different country in videos that show him strolling through bucolic settings, hip-hop dancing and swinging on a swing set with his wife. Continue reading

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{FD} China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

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China launched its second aircraft carrier—and the first one entirely home-built—taking another stride in its quest for a world-class navy that can protect Chinese economic and security interests far from its shores. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago mayor touts new requirement to graduate: Proof of a plan

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Chicago Public School students who want to graduate will have to show proof that they have a plan after high school—such as providing an offer letter for a job or acceptance into college or military service, under a plan expected to be approved next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Father, daughter accused in US visa fraud

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A father and daughter duo allegedly helped obtain visas for Chinese nationals, including people on that country’s “100 Most Wanted” fugitive list, by defrauding a U.S. program that awards visas to wealthy foreigners who invest in American projects, according to federal court documents unsealed Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Court says gay employees can sue under 1964 Civil Rights Act

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A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that a landmark civil rights law allows gay employees to sue their employers for discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. Continue reading

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{FD} London killer carried out dry run before Parliament attack

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Investigators have concluded that the 52-year-old man who killed four people in a car-and-knife attack near Parliament made a test run in the days before, two security officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} With Trump, police hope to deploy military gear banned under Obama

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Police groups helping to shape President Donald Trump’s law-and-order agenda have their eyes on big prizes: military equipment banned by the previous administration and tougher laws on violence against officers. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea tried to sell nuclear-weapon material

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North Korea attempted to sell a form of lithium metal, a key material for developing miniaturized nuclear weapons, to unidentified international buyers last year, according to United Nations investigators tracking dictator Kim Jong Un’s weapons-of-mass-destruction programs. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard Law to allow applicants to take GRE; reconsiders LSAT

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Harvard Law School will allow applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination test as part of a pilot program that could potentially challenge the Law School Admissions Test’s longstanding, national dominance over law-school admissions. Continue reading

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{FD} Samsung plans US expansion, would shift manufacturing from Mexico

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Initial capital investment is expected to be around $300 million Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea reportedly kills 5 senior officials with antiaircraft guns

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed at least five senior officials in the country’s Ministry of State Security using antiaircraft guns, the head of South Korea’s intelligence services told lawmakers on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 100 Christian families escape Sinai after chilling ISIS threat

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Egyptian Christians are fleeing the restive Sinai Peninsula, some with just the clothes on their backs, amid a series of killings and an explicit call by Islamic State for its followers to target the minority group. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptian Christians flee Sinai following chilling Islamic State threat

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Egyptian Christians are fleeing the restive Sinai Peninsula, some with just the clothes on their backs, amid a series of killings and an explicit call by Islamic State for its followers to target the minority group. Continue reading

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