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Netflix accused of using footage of Lac-Megantic disaster in second drama

42 seconds ago   |   National Post

MONTREAL - A day after learning that a science-fiction show on Netflix used actual footage of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, the mayor of the Quebec town said she believes...
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Washington lieutenant governor skips speech over gun fears

34 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's lieutenant governor declined to preside at Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State speech Tuesday, saying he was concerned people might bring...
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Key moments from William Barr's confirmation hearing

54 minutes ago   |   The Morning Call   |   5 articles

William Barr's nomination as President Donald Trump's attorney general was in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Barr's past commentary on special counsel Robert...
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Snapchat's parent company is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is plummeting

Snapchat's parent company is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is plummeting

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Tim Stone, the CFO of Snapchat parent company Snap, is quitting. On Tuesday, the exec notified the beleaguered messaging app company of his intention to quit "to pursue other...
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States Hold Breath as Trump's Attorney General Nominee Says He Won't Prosecute Pot in Marijuana-Legal States

1 hour ago   |   Fortune

Marijuana companies operating legally according to state laws where the cultivation and sale of the drug is allowed will not face action by the Justice Department, nominee for...
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IRS recalling 46,000 workers to handle taxes

1 hour ago   |   National Post   |   4 articles

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown - nearly 60 per cent of its workforce - to handle tax...
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U.S. attorney general nominee will not target law-abiding marijuana businesses

2 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   5 articles

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday he disagreed with a decision by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse a policy...
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IRS releases revised shutdown plan for filing season

2 hours ago   |   Politico

The IRS plans to have a little more than half of its employees working if the partial government shutdown stretches into this year's tax-filing season. In a revised shutdown...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams 'far-right former governor' Scott Walker after he mischaracterizes her proposed tax hike on the superrich

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams 'far-right former governor' Scott Walker after he mischaracterizes her proposed tax hike on the superrich

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's simplification of her proposal to hike taxes on the super-rich in a tweet on Tuesday. Walker said he...
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Republicans spent two years resisting Trump's border wall. What changed?

2 hours ago   |   The Washington Post

Republicans seemed to know that Trump's campaign rally chant didn't translate to great policy.
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IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds - without pay

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers - nearly 60 percent of its workforce - from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay. Read more ...

Former MLB closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge, report says

Former MLB closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge, report says

John Wetteland was a three-time All-Star who won the 1996 World Series with the Yankees. Read more ...

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

A violent, interactive Netflix movie did not have permission to use the children's book publisher trademarked phrase "choose your own Adventure." Read more ...

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Rachel Zegler recently went viral for some powerhouse vocals. Read more ...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as shutdown continues

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard have not been paid during the government shutdown. Read more ...

Judge Blocks White House From Adding Census Question

Judge Blocks White House From Adding Census Question

A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. US District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that... Read more ...

‘They used him as a sex slave': 7 people arrested after missing Florida teen...

‘They used him as a sex slave': 7 people arrested after missing Florida teen found

The 15-year-old boy had been missing for nearly a year. Read more ...

El Chapo paid $100M bribe to ex-Mexican president: secretary

El Chapo paid $100M bribe to ex-Mexican president: secretary

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in 2012, his former secretary alleged in explosive testimony on... Read more ...

Trump says solution to government shutdown impasse 'so simple'

Trump says solution to government shutdown impasse 'so simple'

President Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix for the government shutdown and dug in for more combat, declaring he would "never ever back down." Read more ...

NOT REAL NEWS: False quote attributed to Clemson QB

NOT REAL NEWS: False quote attributed to Clemson QB

Posts circulating on social media Tuesday quoted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence after the team's visit to the White House as saying: "President Trump got all our favorite... Read more ...