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Phone Subsidy for Poor Could Expand to Include Broadband

FCC plan aims to bridge income divide when it comes to getting access to the Internet<p>By<p>John D. McKinnon<p>John D. McKinnon<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@johndmckinnon<p>John.McKinnon@wsj.com<p>Federal officials Tuesday released a draft plan to expand a $9.25-a-month phone subsidy for low-income people to …

Net Neutrality

Cuba to Obama: Enjoy Your Visit This Month, But Mind Your Business

Official newspaper warns the regime won't be 'pressured on our internal affairs'<p>Two weeks ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, Havana has a message for him: We’ll treat you well while you’re here, but don’t push it. “The president will be welcomed by the Government of Cuba and …

Cuba

Police Search for Gunmen in Slaying of Six Near Pittsburgh

Officials say ambush-style attack targeted backyard cookout Wednesday evening<p>PITTSBURGH—Police continued to search Thursday for two gunmen and a motive to explain why they opened fire at a backyard cookout the previous night, brutally killing six people and injuring three in a carefully planned …

Cook Out

4 Fun Compact Cameras With Special Powers

Your smartphone camera may be convenient. But it can’t pull off the photographic feats these compact point-and-shoot cameras can<p>By<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nateog<p>nateog<p>Google+<p><b>THE BEST CAMERA</b> is the one you have on you. The old adage still holds …

Cameras

Netanyahu’s Office Ties Canceled Obama Meeting to Unresolved U.S.-Israel Aid

Explanation differs from one offered days ago<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Thursday that he canceled a trip to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington later this month partly because of unresolved questions over an increase in U.S. military aid to Israel, offering a …

Israel

Farewell to Nancy Reagan, a Friend and Patriot

She was both steely and mystical—and there would have been no him without her.<p>The door has closed forever, said a friend, on a particular part of the past. Or to be more precise, first-person access to the Reagan era through one of its two most important figures has now, with the death of Nancy …

Roads

U.S. Prosecutors Again Blast Apple in San Bernardino iPhone Dispute

Court filing says company is using ‘false’ rhetoric in resisting court order to help open iPhone<p>The Justice Department harshly criticized Apple Inc. Thursday for allegedly helping the Chinese government access customer phone data while refusing to aid U.S. agents in the probe of last year’s …

U.S. Department of Justice

Low Oil Prices Force Russian Defense Cuts, Top Military Business Boss Says

Procurement will fall by 10% this year even as Russia displays its military might in Syria<p>MOSCOW—Russian defense procurement will drop by about 10% this year as low oil and gas prices drain income from the state budget, according to the powerful head of the conglomerate that controls the key pieces …

Oil

Supreme Court voids Alabama ruling against lesbian adoption

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Alabama's top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother's adoption of her partner's children.<p>The justices threw out a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court in a dispute between two women whose long-term relationship ended bitterly.<p>Before their …

New video questions Trump's stance on gay marriage

A new video released by a conservative LGBT group tries to cast Donald Trump as inconsistent on gay marriage, calling on the Republican front-runner to clarify his stance amid broader claims from Trump’s opponents that his positions on key issues are difficult to nail down.<p>The video, released by …

Israel's Netanyahu cancels US visit, catching White House off guard

The Obama administration said Monday that it was "surprised" to learn that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had canceled a planned visit to Washington later this month, and denied an Israeli media report that claimed the White House was unable to arrange a meeting between President Obama …

Israel

Iran threatens to walk away from nuke deal after missile test

Iran on Tuesday again threatened to walk away from the nuclear agreement reached last year with global powers, hours after the country breached international agreements by test-firing ballistic missiles.<p>Iran’s most recent ballistic missile test, which violates current U.N. Security Council …

Obama takes heat for skipping Nancy Reagan's funeral for festival

President Obama once again is facing criticism for planning to skip the funeral of a prominent conservative figure, with the president expected to attend a festival over the services Friday for former first lady Nancy Reagan.<p>Michelle Obama plans to attend the funeral in Simi Valley, California, but …

Trump dominates GOP race in Florida

Less than a week until the first winner-take-all Republican primaries, Donald Trump is trouncing Marco Rubio on his home turf, according to a new Fox News poll.<p>In the race for the Republican nomination, Trump receives 43 percent among Florida likely GOP primary voters. Rubio is a distant second …

Trump train still rolling as detractors desperately try to slow him down

What does it take to stop this guy?<p>That has got to be the lament within the wreckage of the Republican establishment after Donald Trump won Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii after enduring nearly two weeks of political carpet-bombing.<p>There was criticism by everyone from Romney to Ryan, harsh …

Failed ObamaCare co-ops have not repaid $1.2B in federal loans, docs say

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> The dozen failed ObamaCare cooperatives have not repaid any of the $1.2 billion in federal loans they received and still owe more than $1 billion in additional liabilities, according to recent financial statements cited Thursday at a congressional hearing.<p>“We shouldn’t hold our breath on …

GOP senators caught in middle of 2016 chaos – and under pressure to take sides

Lunch used to be a “thing” for lawmakers in Washington.<p>You could cab downtown to The Palm for a “power” lunch of steak au poivre and fried onions. Slide out the side door of the Dirksen Senate Office Building and across the parking lot to the legendary Monocle for braised lamb chops.<p>But sometimes, …