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White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN’s team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group’s last stronghold. Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that…MORE

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn’t see car imports as a national security threat, even though he has considered using national security justifications to slap tariffs on foreign automobiles and auto parts. “Well, no,” Trump said when Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo asked if auto imports threaten the United States. “What poses a national…MORE

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

New evidence has surfaced that Boeing told its commercial airline customers that the 737 MAX was fundamentally similar to previous versions of the workhorse jet, despite the addition of a stability system investigators are scrutinizing in probes of the Lion Air and Ethiopian crashes. The planes are so similar, the sales pitch went, that airlines…MORE

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

American taxpayers who fell short on paying their IOUs to Uncle Sam over the course of 2018 will be getting some more relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department announced Friday it would waive some penalties amid rising concerns among both Democrats and Republicans that changes from the 2017 tax law have left…MORE

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Beto O’Rourke’s habit of standing on things — especially counters — has become a point of public fascination, spawning memes and Twitter accounts in the early days of his campaign. But don’t worry. He asks first. It started on the former Texas congressman’s first morning as a presidential candidate, in Burlington, Iowa. Midway through his…MORE

Deputy US attorney who oversaw Cohen case to leave office

Deputy US attorney who oversaw Cohen case to leave office

Robert Khuzami, the deputy US attorney for the Southern District of New York who has overseen the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, is set to leave his post next month, the office announced Friday. Khuzami, whose family lives in Washington, DC, has been commuting weekly from his home and…MORE

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is down for a “Parks and Recreation” reboot. The cast of the hit show came together Thursday night at the PaleyFest to celebrate their 10th anniversary and that’s where Poehler revealed it’s simply a matter of when. “Mike Schur is currently working on about five shows,” Poehler told Variety. “Whenever Mike is ready,…MORE

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

The US State and Treasury departments on Friday sanctioned 14 individuals and 17 entities linked to SPND, Iran’s organization for defense, innovation and research. “Our maximum pressure campaign on #Iran continues with today’s sanctions on targets involved in the regime’s nuclear program, including former nuclear weapons scientists. We’ll be relentless in denying Iran the ability…MORE

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