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News : Offbeat

The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules

Friday  00:05,   14 december 2018
nytimes

Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation... >>>

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending -WSJ

Friday  00:05,   14 december 2018
reuters

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The probe opened by the... >>>

Trump, the great 'builder,' is erecting a glorified picket fence instead of a wall

Thursday  23:55,   13 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

When President Trump last summer said to a stadium of supporters, “I’m a builder. That’s what I do. That’s probably what I do best,” I suspect they had in mind more impressive architecture than a wall, but that’s all they wanted anyway. Two years... >>>

This is why Americans are broke and fat

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
marketwatch

Research shows that eating out busts your budget, expands your... >>>

Oh craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate in tied race

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
nbcnews

Becky Linebaugh, an incumbent alderman in the small town of Hoxie, rolled a "six" to hold on to her seat for a third term, defeating challenger Cliff Farmer who came up short with a "four." The runoff was scheduled after none of three candidates for >>>

Fewer support impeaching Trump

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
cnn

With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President. Americans break against that idea, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Half, 50%, say they don't... >>>

Detroit pastor charged in murder of transgender woman

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
nydailynews

A Detroit pastor was charged this week in the shooting death of a 36-year-old transgender woman found dead on the street Friday. Albert Weathers, 46, was charged with open murder and use of a firearm after an investigation into the death of Kelly... >>>

How U.S.-China tensions could get a lot worse

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
politico

South China Sea is a flashpoint in military buildup as China asserts... >>>

Walker pens Facebook post defending lame-duck legislation undermining incoming Dem governor

Thursday  23:30,   13 december 2018
thehill

Outgoing Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took to Facebook on Tuesday to defend several controversial measures the GOP-held legislature passed last week that curb the power of the incoming Democratic governor. Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott... >>>

DOJ investigation turns up thousands of missing texts from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

Thursday  23:30,   13 december 2018
politico

The investigation stemmed from the inspector general’s review of actions taken by the FBI in the run-up to the 2016 presidential... >>>

At 12, He Lost His Best Friend. He Found a Way to Remember Him.

Thursday  23:30,   13 december 2018
nytimes

Kaleb and KJ were like brothers. When KJ died this year, Kaleb started raising... >>>

Trump was in the room during hush money discussions, NBC News confirms

Thursday  23:30,   13 december 2018
nbcnews

A source confirms to NBC News that the "other member of the campaign" present when Michael Cohen and David Pecker agreed to silence women was Donald... >>>

Senate Flexes Congress’ War Powers Authority, For First Time Ever

Thursday  23:15,   13 december 2018
rollcall

The Senate on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to cease its military involvement on behalf of Saudi Arabia in the Yemeni civil war. It marked the first time since the 1973 passage of the War Powers Act that the Senate has ordered the executive branch... >>>

Senate votes to condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for Khashoggi killing

Thursday  23:15,   13 december 2018
msn

Minutes earlier, the Senate approved a resolution to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen as lawmakers continue to express outrage and frustration with the president’s refusal to condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of... >>>

Red jacket, secret recording led to Cameo nightclub shooter's plea

Thursday  23:05,   13 december 2018
wlwt

After the Cameo nightclub shooter was sentenced to nearly two decades in prison, prosecutors are revealing how a red jacket and a secret recording led to the arrest and plea of the... >>>