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North Korea Pulled Out of Pence Meeting at Last Minute

4 hours 27 min ago
North Korea canceled a secretly planned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, a session that would have amounted to the highest-level visit between the U.S. and North Korea in years.

FBI Probes Tip-Line Operations After Florida Shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:31
The FBI is conducting an extensive review into operations at the bureau’s tip line after the agency failed to act on a specific and credible lead identifying dangers posed by a teenager who killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

AT&T Denied Access to Government Discussions on Time Warner Deal

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:12
A federal judge ruled AT&T isn’t entitled to details of the Trump administration’s internal discussions on the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner.

Pennsylvania Special Election Loses Its Punch as New Districts Loom

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:41
Whoever wins Pennsylvania’s congressional special election next month will likely find himself drawn out of the district by November when a new map from the state Supreme Court will be in effect

Ja Rule Leads Rally to Demand NYC Public-Housing Improvements

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:34
Rapper Ja Rule whipped up a rally at City Hall in Manhattan to support the 400,000 New Yorkers living in public housing.

New Jersey Governor Promises Measures to Prevent School Violence

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:04
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence, in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Yale's Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:26
Yale University’s all-male a cappella singing group, the Whiffenpoofs, have admitted a woman for the first time.

Louisville to Vacate 2013 Men's Basketball National Championship

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:20
The NCAA said that the University of Louisville has to vacate its wins from 2011 through 2015—including its 2013 national championship—as the result of rules violations and a scandal involving an escort.

Associate of Gates Pleads Guilty to Lying to Mueller Team

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:19
A lawyer accused of lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pleaded guilty, the latest sign that Mr. Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election is picking up speed.

Trump Takes Step to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:09
President Trump said Tuesday he is moving to impose new regulations that would ban devices that allow certain firearms to function as rapid-fire ‘machine guns.’

Trump Administration Looking at Bankruptcy Options for Student Debt

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:37
The Trump administration indicated it is considering allowing more Americans to erase student debt in bankruptcy.

Trump Administration's Deregulation Push Heads for Outer Space

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:34
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader deregulation initiatives.

Cybersecurity Task Force to Protect Elections Is Unveiled

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:27
The Justice Department announced a new cybersecurity task force aimed in part at combating threats to the integrity of U.S. elections, as pressure mounts for stronger countermeasures to deter foreign efforts targeting the vote.

Group Files Complaints Over Payments to Playboy Playmate Who Alleged Affair With Trump

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:22
A government-watchdog group filed complaints asking the FEC and Justice Department to investigate a $150,000 payment to a former Playboy centerfold model who sold her story of an alleged affair with President Donald Trump to the publisher of the National Enquirer.

Proposal Would Loosen Limits on Short-Term Health Plans

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:55
The Trump administration released a proposal that would allow for the proliferation of less-comprehensive, cheaper health plans restricted under the Affordable Care Act.

Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:23
Albertsons plans to buy the portion of Rite Aid that isn’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance as retailers of all stripes scramble to respond to a rapidly changing consumer shopping landscape.

NewYorkCoin Gains Traction in Cryptocurrency Circles

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:41
NewYorkCoin, created in 2014 and named for our fair city, is enjoying a surge of support among altcoin enthusiasts.

U.S. Pursues Saudi Nuclear Deal, Despite Proliferation Risk

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:13
The Trump administration is pursuing a deal to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia despite the kingdom’s refusal to accept the most stringent restrictions against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. officials say.

House Republicans Take First Step to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:35
House Republicans will begin a series of legislative hearings next week as the first step in an effort to pass bipartisan bills tackling the opioid crisis.

Students Ratcheting Up Anti-Gun Protests After School Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:39
High-school students are planning marches and school walkouts nationwide as their ranks grow on social media, galvanized by last week’s Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.

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