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DOD Secretary Mattis And Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Dunford Brief Press On ISIL
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Senators Debate Health Care Bill On Capitol Hill

Bipartisan Governors Blast 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal

A bipartisan group of 10 governors have penned a letter to Senate leaders blasting the Republican-led "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. The move would get rid of just a few aspects of Obamacare, including the individual mandate and certain taxes

AG Jeff Sessions Announces Int'l Cybercrime Enforcement Action At Justice

How Jeff Sessions Could Crack Down on Legal Pot

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an outspoken critic of recreational marijuana, and he has the power to hobble cannabis sales in states where it's legal. But for now, business owners and advocates say they don't think he'll actually do it

Amazon CEO Bezos Introduces Smartphone to Take on Apple, Samsung

Jeff Bezos Just Became the Richest Person in the World

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than $90 billion, Bezos surpassed fellow Seattle resident and Microsoft founder Bill Gates when shares for Amazon surged. He now has about $500 million more than Gates

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Scaramucci: Tweet Was Not a Threat Against Priebus

Anthony Scaramucci clarified a tweeted he posted Wednesday night, and later deleted, about his leaked financial information. Scaramucci added that he and President Donald Trump "have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are"

Israel's restrictions on Al Aqsa

Israel Removes Security Devices at Jerusalem Holy Site

Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in the streets

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U.S. Slaps Fresh Sanctions on 13 Venezuelan Officials

The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration, in an effort to pressure the president into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution

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Mahershala Ali Set to Star in True Detective

The Academy Award-winner closed a deal to star in HBO's third season of the crime anthology series True Detective, the network's president of programming said at a Television Critics Associations' presentation

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Trump Announces $10 Billion Factory in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump said that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs. The factory will produce liquid-crystal display panels that are used in televisions and computer screens