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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: How Republicans could still win

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Last week was a week of gloomy midterm polls for the Republican Party, with a wave of results projecting a Democratic takeover of the House and maybe even the Senate. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Gives $10 Million to Super PAC in First Major Political Contribution

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are making their first major foray into politics with a $10 million contribution to a super PAC that aims to elect military veterans to Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: Bruce Ohr warned FBI that Steele had credibility problems. The bureau forged ahead anyway

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To believe most media descriptions of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, he is a nonentity, unworthy of the attention President Trump has given him. Continue reading

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{FD} Search for 18-foot python that escaped transfixes Poland

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The summer snake scare began with an act of oversharing. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump set to roll back restrictions on coal-burning power plants

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The Trump administration is escalating an effort to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry with a planned move next week to replace restrictive Obama-era climate policies with new rules designed to help coal-burning plants run harder and stay open longer. Continue reading

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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: What was Bruce Ohr doing?

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

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School has raised more than $450 million of its estimated $600 million needed to cover tuition in perpetuity Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas Gov. Colyer hires lawyer for contested GOP primary

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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer dug in for a legal fight over this past week’s Republican gubernatorial primary, hiring an outside lawyer for the vote-counting process with Secretary of State Kris Kobach leading the incumbent by less than a tenth of a percenta… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian stocks, ruble take hit on uncertainty over US sanctions

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Newly announced U.S. sanctions—and the potential for a second round of actions in 90 days—roiled Russia’s currency and blue-chip stocks as the country braced for further economic pain amid uncertainties over the Trump administration’s commitment to enf… Continue reading

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{FD} President Trump has a record that could help Republicans in 2018, only he’s too busy making noise to tout it

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If the Trump administration announces its largest deregulatory effort to date while the president is in the throes of a Twitter rampage, will anybody pay attention? Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy after criticism of activist arrests

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Saudi Arabia said it has expelled Canada’s ambassador in the kingdom and recalled its own envoy from the North American country after the government in Ottawa expressed concern over recent arrests of civil-society and women’s rights activists in the ki… Continue reading

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{FD} 911 emergency: Call centers can’t find workers

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Cities across the U.S. are struggling to find 911 dispatchers as a historically tight labor market makes it harder to fill a job that was already a tough sell. Continue reading

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{FD} What this Minnesota city can teach America about restoring political civility

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More than a decade ago, Duluth’s rancorous politics prompted a call for more civilized discourse that has endured to today. Continue reading

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{FD} Jason Riley: Barack Obama has done a 180 on identity politics — Democrats ought to listen to him

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For better or worse, Donald Trump is becoming a far more transformative president than many of his critics like to acknowledge. Continue reading

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{FD} Ivanka Trump’s fashion company is shutting down

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Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, is closing her namesake fashion brand, more than a year after she formally separated herself from the company and entered the White House as a senior adviser. Continue reading

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{FD} Las Vegas shooting victims speak out against MGM lawsuit against them

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Survivors of the Las Vegas massacre on Monday sounded off on the lawsuits filed against them by MGM Resorts International that seek to shield the company from liability in the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, admits egging on the FBI’s probe of Trump and Russia

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The Trump-Russia sleuthers have been back in the news, again giving Americans cause to doubt their claims of nonpartisanship. Continue reading

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{FD} Forget about aged steaks: Restaurateur lets oxen mature for up to 17 years

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This restaurateur lets his steers wander mountain meadows for years, figuring it’s the way to produce the tastiest steaks. Continue reading

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{FD} Google is fined $5 billion by EU in Android antitrust case

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The European Union plans to hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a record antitrust fine of €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) on Wednesday, according to an official familiar with the matter, a decision that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth … Continue reading

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{FD} Google to Be Fined $5 Billion by EU in Android Antitrust Case

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The European Union plans to hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a record antitrust fine of €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) on Wednesday, according to an official familiar with the matter, a decision that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth … Continue reading

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{FD} Inside Israel’s raid to seize nuclear documents in Iran

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Israeli agents covertly extracted documents detailing Iran’s nuclear program in a dramatic 6½-hour operation in Tehran in January, removing a trove of materials that included partial designs for a nuclear warhead, senior Israeli intelligence officials … Continue reading

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{FD} Russian agents’ indictment raises stakes ahead of Trump-Putin summit

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The federal indictment on Friday of 12 Russian intelligence agents accused of hacking Democratic and state election computers in 2016 moves the topic of Russian meddling in the presidential election higher on the agenda for the two nations ahead of Pre… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses Trump request to change court order on family detention

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A federal judge has refused the Trump administration’s request to change a longstanding federal court settlement so that officials could detain asylum-seeking families together during lengthy immigration proceedings. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey fires over 18,000 civil servants for alleged terror links

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Turkish authorities dismissed more than 18,000 state employees for alleged ties to terror groups on Sunday, a dramatic extension of mass purges launched after the 2016 failed military coup as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about begin a new term wit… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Playmate sues GOP donor Elliott Broidy over $1.6 million hush-money deal

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Shera Bechard is pressing charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents facing deportation are asked to decide whether children go too

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Immigrants separated from their children after being arrested for illegally entering the U.S. at the Mexica.n border are being asked to choose between being deported alone or with their children. Continue reading

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{FD} Billionaire behind LaCroix accused of improper touching by pilots

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Two pilots have filed lawsuits alleging sexual harassment by the billionaire behind LaCroix sparkling water, claiming 82-year-old Nick A. Caporella inappropriately touched them on multiple trips while they were flying with him in the cockpit of his bus… Continue reading

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{FD} California’s sweeping data-privacy bill signed into law

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California lawmakers gave consumers unprecedented protections for their data and imposed tough restrictions on the tech industry, potentially establishing a privacy template for the rest of the nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s Space Force decree followed frustration over Pentagon’s rejection of plan

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President Donald Trump’s call this week for a separate U.S. “space force” was the culmination of months of frustration over what he felt was a lack of Pentagon action on his initial suggestions about the topic, according to people familiar with the dec… Continue reading

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{FD} Title IX gender-discrimination cases get faster review under Trump, data show

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The Education Department under President Donald Trump has been closing Title IX gender-discrimination complaints against universities and colleges at a significantly faster clip than Obama officials, federal data show. Continue reading

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{FD} Major League Baseball sees a sharp drop in attendance

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League-wide attendance of 27,328 per game is down 6.6% from this time last year Continue reading

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{FD} Criminal charges filed against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

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Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and also defrauded doctors a… Continue reading

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{FD} After celebrity deaths, suicide hotline calls jump 25 percent

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline says calls have spiked since the apparent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade Continue reading

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{FD} US military killed nearly 500 civilians in 2017, Pentagon says

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The Pentagon said U.S. military operations in six countries killed almost 500 civilians in 2017, in an annual report that was released to the public for the first time on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti complicates Cohen probe

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A lawyer for former adult-film star Stephanie Clifford has frustrated efforts by federal prosecutors to obtain information about a hush-money deal involving President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, according to people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

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{FD} How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics

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Arguments over tweets, tension with owner Disney increased anxiety over the network’s future in era of cord-cutting. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump lawyers nearly reached deal for Mueller interview in January

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In January, Trump’s legal team and Mueller were zeroing in on the terms of a presidential interview. Continue reading

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{FD} Tim Tebow plugs away in minors, hoping for a shot at the big leagues

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The ex-football star is now playing Double-A ball for a New York Mets affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump orders Commerce Department to examine tariffs on auto imports

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The Trump administration is using national-security laws to consider imposing new tariffs on vehicle and auto-parts imports, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Disney considering welcoming back Pixar co-founder John Lasseter after allegations of unwanted touching: report

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Executives at Walt Disney Co. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Hi, it’s Amazon calling. Here’s what we don’t like in your city.’

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Amazon.com Inc. has made about 200 phone calls to cities the retail giant rejected for its second headquarters. Some of the cities say they are learning from the disappointing phone conversations and making changes. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Considering Kelly as Possible Candidate to Lead VA

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The search for a new Veterans Affairs chief is wide open, with President Donald Trump considering as potential nominees a former Republican congressman, a hospital executive and his White House chief of staff, John Kelly, people familiar with the matte… Continue reading

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{FD} Cohen would turn on Trump if charged, counselor warns Trump

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One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced w… Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD settles surveillance lawsuit with NJ Muslim groups

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The New York Police Department has reached a settlement with New Jersey Muslim groups who accused officers of illegal surveillance of mosques, student groups and businesses after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to court documents fil… Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: The wisdom of Oscar Hammerstein — What his example can teach us today

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Easter, Passover, spring break, holiday weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Apple faces multiple lawsuits over throttled iPhones

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Dozens of iPhone owners are taking Apple Inc. to court over the company’s disclosure that it slowed down old phones to preserve battery life, in what could become one of the biggest legal challenges to the smartphone since its 2007 debut. Continue reading

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{FD} Nickelodeon cuts ties with famed producer Dan Schneider

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While Dan Schneider is a well-regarded producer, he could be difficult to work with and was known for having a bad temper and being verbally abusive, people close to the network and his shows said. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S., China quietly look for trade solutions after days of threats

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China and the U.S. have quietly started negotiating to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets, after a week filled with harsh words from both sides over Washington’s threat to use tariffs to address trade imbalances people with knowledge of the matter … Continue reading

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{FD} This is why Trump never speaks ill of Putin

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Don’t rule out the possibility that the White House leak that set the media aflame in foolish suppositions this week came from Mr. Trump himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Democrats abandon Catholics

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A couple of events over the past few weeks brought to mind two towering people who had a tremendous effect on the Archdiocese of New York and the U.S. more broadly. Their witness is worth remembering, especially in this political moment. Continue reading

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