Rosenstein Said to Tell Trump He's Not Target in Mueller Probe Hamodia

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn't a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to two people familiar…

National

John Bolton Tells Russia to Address Election Concerns, Chemical WeaponsHamodia

White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia’s ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in…

It’s (Another) Boy! Michigan Family With 13 Sons Gets No. 14Hamodia

There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday,…

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World

Pentagon: Syria Retains Limited Capability for Chemical AttackHamodia

The Pentagon said on Thursday, that while there were no signs that the Syrian government was preparing to launch a chemical weapons attack, President Bashar al-Assad still retained the ability…

Soros Foundations to Quit Hungary Amid Political HostilityHamodia

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations will close their office in Budapest and move their eastern European operations to Berlin, Austria’s Die Presse newspaper reported on Thursday. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor…

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Regional

Regional Briefs – April 19, 2018Hamodia

Long Island School Requires Students Use Clear Backpacks EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. – An East Rockaway school is requiring students to use clear backpacks as part of new safety measures in…

Christie Spends $85K on PortraitHamodia

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports that Australian…

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Politics

First Democrat Backs Pompeo, Making Confirmation as Secretary of State LikelyHamodia

Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Thursday that she would vote in favor of Republican President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, making it likely…

Senate Committee to Vote on Bill to Protect Mueller Next WeekHamodia

The leader of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday that the committee would vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian…

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Business

Tech Companies Help Pull U.S. Stocks Lower in Afternoon TradeHamodia

U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in afternoon-trading Thursday, placing the market on track for its first loss this week. Technology companies, makers of consumer products and health care stocks accounted…

Business – April 19, 2018Hamodia

Stocks End Modestly Higher as Earnings Come in; Oil Surges NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its third gain in as many…

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Health, Science & Technology

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid PrescriptionsHamodia

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in twenty-five years, and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions…

Defense Contract Pits Amazon Against the Rest of Big TechHamodia

A wide range of technology giants find themselves unified by a single concern: that Amazon has the inside track to win a huge winner-take-all government cloud-computing contract that could help…

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