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Has Congress Already Forgotten About the Deficit?

A sweeping tax bill under discussion would cost $700 billion to $800 billion over a decade, erasing revenue generated from recent fiscal deals.<p>You don’t hear much about the deficit anymore.<p>It was only a few years ago that trillion-dollar budget gaps and the ever-rising national debt were the …

Saudi Arabia Unveils 'Islamic Military Alliance' Against Terrorism

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism.<p>The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the coalition is being established because terrorism "should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made …

Middle East

Pete Rose refused to change, so MLB commissioner upheld lifetime ban

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred denied the request for reinstatement of all-time hits leader Pete Rose on Monday, increasing the likelihood that the player with more hits than any other in history will never reach the Hall of Fame.<p>Manfred’s decision, revealed to Rose only shortly before it was …

Domestic Violence

Inside the ISIS loot market — here's how much fighters can sell their 'war spoils' for

While Western governments have launched air strike campaigns on ISIS-claimed oil fields and refineries to stem the flow of funding, latest FT research shows that taxation and confiscation— basically looting — gives the terrorist group nearly the same amount of revenue as it gets from oil.<p>The FT …

Oil

At Las Vegas debate, Republican Cruz may have a Trump problem | Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Ted Cruz has avoided direct confrontations with Donald Trump throughout the New York billionaire’s long run as the Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination. That strategy will be put to the test at Tuesday night’s Republican debate.<p>Trump, who has seen Cruz …

Republicans

US sends missiles and drones to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda

<b>The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials have said.</b><p>They said that about 75 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles had been sent last week.<p>A shipment of unmanned ScanEagles surveillance drones is also expected next year.<p>Iraqi troops have recently …

Middle East

2 years later, scandal still taking a toll at Penn State

<b>State College, Pa.</b> -- The equipment is put away for the winter.<p>The stadium will be empty for months.<p>The Nittany Lions aren't going anywhere.<p>And Joe Paterno's statue is still nowhere in sight.<p>If you want to see what the NCAA's version of purgatory looks like, then come visit Happy Valley in the …