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As the Trump administration fills board seats, critics see an alarming attempt to remake governmentFor the Trump administration, appointing board members may be an effective and little-noticed means of weakening a federal apparatus it fundamentally distrusts. His board appointments, many of which may outlast his presidency, could serve an internal Republican resistance to a future Democratic administration. 

1/15/2020 4:00:17 AM

US Marine Corps could soon take out enemy ships with Navy missilesThe Marine Corps could soon be getting the Navy’s new Naval Strike Missile for use as a shore battery, according to the Navy’s acquisitions chief.

1/16/2020 8:04:24 AM

FBI arrests 3 alleged neo-Nazis who were armed and anticipating a race warThe arrests come ahead of a big gun-rights rally in Virginia, where the governor has warned that there are "credible threats" of malicious activity.

1/16/2020 1:03:59 PM

Bureaucracy to brutality: New evidence reveals IS hierarchyDocuments compiled by a U.S.-based Syrian rights group reveal how Islamic State militants used one of their most powerful bureaucratic bodies to regulate daily life and impose and execute penalties. The Washington-based Syria Justice and Accountability Center said Thursday that the evidence — documents produced by IS itself — could help identify individuals responsible for atrocities during the militants' four-year reign of terror and lead to criminal prosecutions. The 24-page report, called “Judge, Jury and Executioner,” is based on dozens of documents obtained by SJAC from inside Syria and collected by a local activist from abandoned IS offices in Raqqa province, where the militants also had their self-declared capital in a city that carries the same name.

1/16/2020 1:13:28 PM

'Kill shot that took them out': Video reportedly shows 2nd Iranian missile hitting passenger jetSurveillance video circulating on social media appears to show two Iranian missiles slamming into a Ukrainian jet that crashed, killing 176.

1/15/2020 2:58:39 PM

Ted Cruz Pitches ‘Witness Reciprocity’ for Impeachment TrialSenator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Tuesday pitched the idea of "witness reciprocity" for the Senate impeachment trial during a meeting with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other top Senate Republicans.The idea would allow Republicans and Democrats to summon an equal number of witnesses to testify. For example, if the Democrats subpoena testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton, Republicans would be allowed to summon Hunter Biden in return."We’ll be dealing with the witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. And I think it’s certainly appropriate to point out that both sides would want to call witnesses if they wanted to hear from them," McConnell commented to reporters. "So if you get to that issue, I can’t imagine that only the witnesses our Democratic colleagues want to call will be called."McConnell originally sought to dismiss the articles of impeachment without calling witnesses, angering Democrats who wanted to hear from Bolton before the Senate vote on impeachment. However, several Republican Senators have objected to the notion of dismissing charges before hearing from witnesses."Our members generally are not interested in the motion to dismiss," Senator Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) told reporters on Monday. "They think both sides need to be heard," and President Trump "deserves an opportunity to get a fair hearing, make his case and I think that’s ultimately what will happen."Bolton, who was present at key moments in the Trump administration's actions regarding Ukraine, had previously indicated he wanted a decision from federal court regarding whether it was appropriate for him to testify. However, in early January the former adviser released a statement saying he would testify if subpoenaed by the Senate.

1/15/2020 8:11:18 AM

Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threatSoon the dog's handler discovered and confiscated a ham sandwich in the purse of a passenger who had flown on a China Eastern Airlines flight from Shanghai. China has lost millions of pigs in outbreaks of the disease, pushing its pork prices to record highs, forcing purchases of costly imports and roiling global meat markets. Bettie is among an expanded team of specially trained beagles at U.S. airports, part of a larger effort to protect the nation's $23 billion pork industry from a disease that has decimated China's hog herd, the world's largest.

1/16/2020 6:05:53 AM

Five things to know in the case of Huawei's MengHearings into whether a Huawei executive can be extradited to the United States will begin on January 20 in Vancouver, in a case with potential repercussions for ties between the US, China and Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in the Canadian city on a US warrant in late 2018. Founded by former People's Liberation Army (PLA) engineer Ren in 1987, Huawei has grown into one of the world's biggest technology firms.

1/16/2020 8:08:09 PM

Trump threatened UK with 25% car tariffs unless it agreed to accuse Iran of breaking nuclear dealDonald Trump threatened the UK with a 25 per cent tariff on its cars unless the British government officially accused Iran of breaking the 2015 nuclear deal, it has been reported.The secret threat last week, first reported by The Washington Post, which cited unnamed European officials, would have seen the tariff imposed on all European automobile imports to the US unless Britain, France and Germany agreed to the ultimatum.

1/16/2020 7:42:13 AM

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1/16/2020 1:12:07 PM

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1/16/2020 8:15:47 AM

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1/16/2020 8:00:00 AM

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1/16/2020 7:00:00 AM

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1/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

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1/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

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1/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

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