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  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Anonymous Author Writes Trump's Decision-Making Is Eroding Over Time

    President Donald Trump’s behavior can be so erratic that most top administration officials have pre-written resignation letters ready to submit, an anonymous author claiming to be a senior official in the Trump administration says in a book scheduled to be published this month, NBC News reported....
    To complicate matters, the president’s decision-making abilities are getting worse with time, according to excerpts...

  • Europe May 10, 2019

    Juul's ‘Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

    The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV commercials touting Juul as an alternative for middle-age smokers. “I don’t think anyone including myself thought that I could make the switch,” Carolyn says, sitting...

  • Governor Feb 9, 2019

    Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax of Sexual Assault

    A second woman has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, saying the two were students at Duke University when Fairfax allegedly raped her.

  • Governor Feb 9, 2019

    Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Tells Staff He Won't Resign Over Racist Photo

    A senior official in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration says the governor has told his top staff that he does not plan to resign over a racist photo despite intense pressure to step down.

  • NBC Jan 24, 2019

    Trump Admin Planning on Even Longer Shutdown

    The Trump administration wants to know what programs would be impacted if the government shutdown continues for weeks longer, a senior Office of Management Budget official has told NBC News. The administration has asked agency leaders to provide a list of programs that could be affected if the shutdown — already the longest in the U.S. history — goes on...

  • The Associated Press Dec 20, 2018

    US Miscalculated Benefits of Oil Train Brakes

    The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages that could be avoided by using electronic brakes,...

  • official Dec 18, 2018

    Egypt Announces Discovery of 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

    Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo, which is also home to the famed Step Pyramid. He said drawings on...

  • Donald Trump Oct 27, 2018

    ‘Hey Slime Scum': Man Accused of Sending Pipe Bombs Appears to Have Threatened Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez on Social Media

    The Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump across the nation this week appears to have sent threatening social media posts to Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

  • President Sep 9, 2018

    How Trump's Recent Troubles Parallel the Watergate Era: Analysis

    The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors — Bob Woodward is driving him crazy — so he tends his version of an enemies list, wondering aloud if he should rid himself of his attorney general or the special prosecutor or both. For...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Anonymous Official Cites Trump's ‘Amorality' in NY Times Op-Ed

    It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the cover of anonymity to avoid being fired. The Times agreed and posted the column titled “I...

  • reporter Jul 3, 2018

    Federal Employees Caught Watching Porn on the Job

    Federal government agencies are combatting voluminous and criminal pornography viewing by employees, an investigation by the News4 I-Team found.

  • CEO Jun 20, 2018

    Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

    The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy’s cries of “Papa! Papa!” for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what will happen to their children. Child welfare has always been a challenging profession; state and local agencies across America make difficult decisions every day to...

  • United States Jun 3, 2018

    Growing Number of Fatal Crashes Linked to Drug Use: Study

    A new study finds that a growing number of drivers involved in deadly accidents are testing positive for drugs, especially opioids and marijuana, NBC News reported. It is unclear, though, whether the drugs are actually the culprit in those crashes. The group that released the study, the Governors Highway Safety Association, cautions that it is difficult to fully understand the...

  • California Feb 8, 2018

    Pentagon Misconduct Complaints Increase; Fewer Found Guilty

    The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators. Overall, there were 803 complaints filed in the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30, compared to...

  • California Feb 8, 2018

    Pentagon Misconduct Complaints Increase; Fewer Found Guilty

    The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators. Overall, there were 803 complaints filed in the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30, compared to...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2017

    Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House

    Mike Dubke, the director of communications in Donald Trump’s White House, is set to leave after three months on the job, NBC News confirmed. A senior official told NBC News that the Republican media strategist submitted a letter of resignation. Dubke’s departure was first reported by Axios, which said he submitted the resignation May 18 and offered to stay on...

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2017

    US Stance Holding Up Nations' Pledges on Climate Change

    trong statements on the need to combat climate change have become staple fare at global summits — a problem, like terrorism, that all leaders traditionally agreed needs to be tackled even if they differed on the details. But the issue could become a stumbling block at a G-7 meeting of leading Western powers in Sicily this month, amid uncertainty over...

  • Donald Trump Apr 26, 2017

    Key Things to Know As Trump Tries to Change Tax Policy

    President Donald Trump plans to release a broad outline of his tax plan Wednesday, three days ahead of his 100th day in office. Trump has suggested his plan will include “maybe the biggest tax cut we’ve ever had.” He’ll seek a corporate tax rate reduction, but will abandon a so-called border adjustment tax included in a plan released by House...

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2017

    Thousands of Defects Found on Oil Train Routes

    When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold the tracks in place. The previous year, cracks in a track that went unrepaired caused a train hauling oil to come off the rails and explode along the James River...

  • Germany Mar 13, 2017

    Turkey-Netherlands Feud Simmers as Dutch Election Looms

    Tensions between Turkey and Western Europe simmered Monday, with Turkey’s foreign ministry formally protesting the treatment of a Turkish minister who was escorted out of the Netherlands over the weekend and what Turkey called a “disproportionate” use of force against demonstrators at a protest afterward. German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed in on the Netherlands’ side, NATO’s chief called for alliance...

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