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Nunes Faces Pressure to Recuse Himself on Russia

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence

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U.S. Denies Loosening Civilian Casualty Rules

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties

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Paralyzed Man Was Able Move His Arm With His Brain

A new paper describes a breakthrough in restoring the ability of paralyzed people to move their limbs by commanding them with their brains. A man who tried it out said his arm feels the same as it did before he was paralyzed

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House Votes to Block Internet Privacy Rules

The House voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), speaks during the Institute of Directors (IoD) Annual Convention 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Sept. 27, 2016. Sturgeon said a second referendum on independence from the U.K. remains a possibility if Scotland can't stay in the European Union single market after Brexit.

Scottish Lawmakers Vote to Hold Independence Referendum

The Scottish parliament has voted to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in late 2018 or 2019. The news comes around two and a half years after Scotland voted no to independence in a referendum in 2014

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Wells Fargo Settles Fake Account Lawsuit

Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Ford: $1.2 Billion Investment in Michigan Plants

Ford Motor will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan plants, the automaker announced, hours after President Trump touted a "big announcement" from the company. Trump said Ford would make a "major investment" in three Michigan plants in a tweet

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'Carlos the Jackal' Gets a Third Life Sentence

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in prison for the third time. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already serving two life sentences

CHILE - 2013/12/13: Market scene with fresh fish for sale in the market hall in Angelmo, Puerto Montt in southern Chile. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

You May Be Able to Track Your Seafood Soon

Fishermen and chefs are working together to curb rampant fraud in the seafood industry by allowing people to track a fish from the moment it's caught until it lands at a restaurant or market

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Suspect Arrested in Colorado Mosque Vandalism

Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, who is suspected of vandalizing a mosque in Fort Collins, Colo. by throwing rocks through a glass door, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias