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A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers.<p>But the attorney general does not have a …

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A ‘dreamer’ claims he was secretly deported. The government claims it never happened.

Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez appeared to have a promising future in the United States.<p>He is now one of the first “dreamers” to be deported by President Trump, immigration advocates and lawyers say, violating the protected status that undocumented people brought to the United States as children have …

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing

High-Stakes Testing and ESSA<p>One of the biggest complaints about NCLB was the test-and-punish nature of the law -- the high-stakes consequences …

How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack

Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists. Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident. More than half of the ninety-four murders occurred last year, …

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

$100 BILLION FUND: There's more to investing in the US than betting on Trump

US stocks on the whole have been rallying since President Trump got elected.<p>Two weeks ago, the Dow hit the landmark number of 20,000 and last Friday financials rallied on the back of Trump's executive order to review both the Dodd-Frank and the fidiciary rule.<p>Analysts on the whole expect Trump's …

Interest rates are rising in the US, but in other places they're still below zero — here's what that means

It's only the second time in a decade. On Wednesday December 14, the Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percent to the range of 0.5% to 0.75%. That number doesn't affect most Americans directly. It's a target for the rate charged when banks lend money to each other …

Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

Report: Apple iPhone 8 to feature plastic, curved, OLED display

Apple’s new iPhone for next year is widely expected to be a radical departure from the existing aluminium and glass design. A report from the Korea Herald indicates that the new display in next year’s major new phone, currently dubbed iPhone 8 by the rumor mill, will be a plastic OLED panel that …

Mobile Technology

Russia says loss of Iran nuclear deal would be unforgivable - Interfax | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It would be unforgivable if a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme was lost, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.<p>The ministry also said it was disappointed by plans by the United States to extend its Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years.<p>Reporting …

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In 1993, a Russian Missile Sub (Armed with Nuclear Weapons) Smashed into an American Attack Submarine

One of the tropes in espionage movies is the scene where one spy shadows another until the mark suddenly disappears. Usually the tailing agent rushes …

Many on Wall Street are comparing Trump and Reagan — but it doesn't really make sense

In a number of research reports, Wall Street analysts have drawn the comparison between President-elect Donald Trump and former President Ronald Reagan.<p>Reagan enacted a large fiscal stimulus plan; Trump plans to do the same. Reagan cut taxes and advocated the idea as an economic boon; Trump's …

Trump administration could upend decades of U.S. policy on Israel and Palestinians

Here in the desert hills of the West Bank, near the Palestinians' principal city of Ramallah, a group of Orthodox Jews has built the town of Beit El, a place that most of the world considers an illegal settlement constructed on occupied Palestinian land.<p>For decades, U.S. policy has opposed such …

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'It seems like nobody is worried about anything right now': Why the Trump rally has run ahead of itself

2016 started with the worst first 28-day performance ever for the S&P 500 Index. These days — ever since the US presidential election — it is jumping from new high to new high.<p>"It is a little scary to see such optimism," said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives at Charles …

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Team: Built to Fail

WASHINGTON — With the announcement that he will nominate the Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, President-elect Donald J. Trump has rounded out a foreign policy team that is, to put it mildly, profoundly different from that of any of his six Republican predecessors …

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Russia accused of waging secret warfare against Britain using cyber attacks, espionage and fake news

Whitehall officials have for the first time acknowledged that Russia is waging a "campaign" of propaganda and unconventional warfare against Britain.<p>According to senior figures in Government, Moscow is to blame for concerted attempts to undermine the UK through fake espionage, misinformation, cyber …

Russia

The official GOP biography of Trump's pick for Treasury secretary leaves out his 17 years at Goldman Sachs

The official "Meet Steven Mnuchin" biography on the Republican Party's website leaves out the fact that Mnuchin worked at Goldman Sachs for 17 years.<p>Here's the key passage from the GOP website:<p>"President-elect Trump will nominate Steven Mnuchin to serve as the next Secretary of the Treasury and the …

Here's how the Fed's decision to raise interest rates could impact your life

The US central bank just raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in a year — to a target of 0.5% to 0.75% — and signaled that there are more increases to come.<p>That rate, called the Fed funds rate, serves as a benchmark for basically every interest rate on the planet: Government …

Why It Matters That Trump Isn't Taking the Russia Hack Seriously

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump isn’t taking Russia’s hack seriously. And that’s the biggest story of all</b><p>Out of all of the recent developments in the news about Russia’s …

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The $300 generic EpiPen is here

A $300 generic version of the EpiPen has officially launched.<p>Mylan said Friday that the authorized generic version of the company's branded pen would be at pharmacies by next week.<p>"Every day, escalating out-of-pocket costs impact a new patient population; however, this broader systemic issue will …

Hey, President Donald Trump: Do you know where your bombs are falling?

Donald Trump is set to see a never-ending, 15-year-old worldwide war<p>The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney …

Here's why bank stocks have rallied since Trump's win

Banks have been the biggest winners in the market's 'Trump rally' ever since the surprising election outcome last month.<p>While some market observers have warned of bank stocks getting too far ahead of themselves, there is general optimism that banks' fundamentals have vastly improved since the …

Fed May Struggle to Signal What Comes After December

When Federal Reserve officials meet next week, agreeing to raise short-term interest rates will be the easy part. The trickier task could be debating the likely path of interest rates in the months and years ahead.<p>Senior central bank officials, including Chairwoman Janet Yellen, have done nothing …

Economy

Donald Trump Sold All His Stockholdings in June, Transition Spokesman Says

President-elect had at least two brokerage accounts holding about 150 separate corporate stock, bond investments, May filing shows<p>President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stockholdings in June, a transition spokesman said, removing himself from positions in numerous U.S. companies.<p>The …

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Trump Says U.S. Should ‘Cancel Order’ for New Air Force One, Citing Costs

Aircraft maker is the latest company to come under scrutiny by the incoming commander-in-chief<p>By<p>Doug Cameron and<p>Doug Cameron<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@dougcameron<p>Doug.Cameron@dowjones.com<p>Damian Paletta<p>Damian Paletta<p>The Wall Street …

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The Economy's Hidden Problem: We're Out of Big Ideas

By all appearances, we’re in a golden age of innovation. Every month sees new advances in artificial intelligence, gene therapy, robotics and software apps. Research and development as a share of gross domestic product is near an all-time high. There are more scientists and engineers in the U.S. …

Innovation

Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.<p>3D-printed Samsung and …

U.S. Supreme Court

Citing high cost, Trump says Boeing’s contract to build Air Force One should be canceled

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday took aim at one of the preeminent symbols of presidential power, saying on Twitter that the amount the Pentagon plans to spend on a new Air Force One is far too much and the contract with Boeing should be killed.<p>“Cancel the order!” he tweeted.<p>Speaking to …

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