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Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel White House
Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan Energy
Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic... Read More

Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’ National Security
Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’

WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”... Read More

NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding Environment
NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding
2019-03-21 23:34:41
by Dan McCue

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face the prospect of unprecedented major flooding over the next several weeks, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. The dire forecast is the focal point of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest spring... Read More

Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey Trade
Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey
2019-03-21 23:31:39
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration's various trade disputes have caused a slump in American whiskey sales abroad, the Distilled Spirits Council said on Thursday. In a new report the industry group said whiskey exports were robust in the first half of 2018,... Read More

US Mortgage Rates Fall Ahead of Spring Home Buying Season Economy
US Mortgage Rates Fall Ahead of Spring Home Buying Season
2019-03-21 23:29:26
by Dan McCue

Long-term fixed-rate mortgage rates fell to 4.28 percent this week, potentially giving consumers more incentive to commit to purchasing a home just as the spring home buying season gets under way, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The average rate on... Read More

Florida Vows to Fight After Judge Affirms Approval of Everglades Oil Project Environment
Florida Vows to Fight After Judge Affirms Approval of Everglades Oil Project
2019-03-21 23:26:57
by Dan McCue

State officials in Florida vowed to continue to fight the drilling of an exploratory oil well in the Everglades in the wake of a judge's ruling that the plan can go forward. “We’re disappointed in the court’s ruling, which goes... Read More

Now PM Theresa May Seeks Brexit Delay Till June United Kingdom
Now PM Theresa May Seeks Brexit Delay Till June

After nearly three years of intense debate and talks in London and Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday admitted that her commitment to deliver Brexit by the due date of March 29 will not happen, and sought an extension... Read More

Andrew Gillum’s New Mission: Register 1 Million New Voters and Beat Trump in 2020 2020 Elections
Andrew Gillum’s New Mission: Register 1 Million New Voters and Beat Trump in 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who narrowly lost his bid for Florida governor last year, said Wednesday he’s getting back in the political arena for 2020. His mission: Lead an effort to register and engage 1 million... Read More

FBI Joining Criminal Investigation Into Certification of Boeing 737 Max Transportation
FBI Joining Criminal Investigation Into Certification of Boeing 737 Max

SEATTLE — The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already being conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation agents, according to people familiar with the matter.... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias Supreme Court
Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the latest chapter in an extraordinary case involving a small-town white prosecutor who had repeatedly barred... Read More

As Washington Awaits Mueller’s Report, Here’s What We Know About the Investigation In The News
As Washington Awaits Mueller’s Report, Here’s What We Know About the Investigation

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III appears close to turning in his final report after a historic investigation that initially sought to determine if President Donald Trump or his advisers had illegal dealings with Russia during the 2016... Read More

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