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Senator Menendez's bribery case may hinge on `official acts' meaning

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The question of whether Robert Menendez will remain one of the most powerful Democrats in the U.S. Senate or go to prison could turn on whether favors he did for a large donor are deemed “official acts.” The trial, set to start Sept. 6, is expected to feature dry discussions...


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President Trump's list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. We have been tracking President Donald Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057. That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little...


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James Maguire, who ran Berkshire trading at NYSE, dies at 86

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. James Maguire, who won praise from Warren Buffett for efficiently matching buyers and sellers of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares as the company’s New York Stock Exchange floor specialist, has died. He was 86. He died on Aug. 21 at his home in Short Hills, New Jersey, according...


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How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car

DETROIT (AP) — A dangerous Takata air bag should have been recalled before going from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges. The Accord had been fixed up and sold in March of 2016 to the family of Karina...


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Deadly shooting ends friendships forged in neo-Nazi group

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates — though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division — never seemed destined for bloodshed. One was described as a former science nerd, serving in the Florida National Guard. Two others worked...


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Buddy the blind sea lion goes to Los Angeles Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He’s big and he’s loud. A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre (54-hectare) facility. The zoo said Monday the approximately 10-year-old sea lion is...


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Commuter train crash injures dozens, none critically

Train Accident

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a transit spokeswoman said. None of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries, said...


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The Energy 202: Eclipse tests growing power of renewable energy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Monday, Mother Nature, seemingly unprompted, provided a test of one of the more controversial ideas tossed around by the energy and environmental staff installed by President Donald Trump. Here’s their question: Do recent changes to way power is generated in the...


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10 Things to Know for Today

Trump Afghanistan

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘FIGHT TO WIN‘ Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, Trump recommits the U.S. to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, but declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to...


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Analysis: Anti-war conservatives decry Trump's Afghanistan surge

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump’s speech advocating a stepped-up military commitment in Afghanistan won him his first positive reviews from some Republicans in weeks - and a respite from the controversy over his handling of Charlottesville. “I think I heard a new Trump...


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