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Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending

Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending

Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, purchased thousands of dollars in defense stock after successfully pushing the Trump administration for more Defense Department spending. According to his Senate financial disclosure report, Inhofe listed a purchase of $50,000-$100,000 in stock in US defense contractor Raytheon. Inhofe’s communications…MORE

Remains found in Long Island basement are homeowner’s father, police confirm

Remains found in Long Island basement are homeowner’s father, police confirm

Human remains discovered by a man digging below his basement in October have been identified as his missing father, who disappeared in 1961, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. “Now that we know he didn’t abandon us it makes us feel better,” the son, Michael Carroll, 57, said on Wednesday, adding “it was what…MORE

NFL commissioner defends handling of Kareem Hunt allegations

NFL commissioner defends handling of Kareem Hunt allegations

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday defended the league’s handling of misconduct allegations involving players off the field, including recent assault allegations against former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. Speaking to the media after the league’s annual winter meetings in Irving, Texas, Goodell said the league is doing an “extraordinary” job.…MORE

Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again — but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now. The longtime Democratic leader negotiated an agreement with a small group of Democrats who’ve been lobbying…MORE

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired with to infiltrate US political circles and the Russian official who directed her activities, as she prepares to make her guilty plea official on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The 30-year-old Russian national initially pleaded not…MORE

US warns Turkey not to attack Syria

US warns Turkey not to attack Syria

The US called on Turkey to not follow through on threats to attack US-backed forces in Syria Wednesday, an incursion the Pentagon warned could threaten US personnel and derail the fight against ISIS. “Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of…MORE

What happened in North Carolina wasn’t voter fraud. Voters were the victims.

What happened in North Carolina wasn’t voter fraud. Voters were the victims.

President Donald Trump and others have long claimed, without evidence, that there is widespread “voter fraud” in America. Some have pointed to the mounting evidence of fraud in North Carolina as proof that voter fraud is a real problem. Yet, I would argue that the situation in North Carolina proves nothing of the sort. There,…MORE

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