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Senator to Pruitt: EPA meddling in health study ‘unconscionable’

Senate Democrats tore into Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, blasting the Environmental Protection Agency's meddling in a report on toxic chemicals as "unconscionable" and calling the EPA administrator's mounting ethics controversies an embarrassment to the agency.<p>"You’re trailing a string of ethical …

Donald Trump

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

EPA clamping down on public records requests related to Scott Pruitt

Pruitt's political appointees screen documents for nearly all FOIA requests.<p>Political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are …

Scott Pruitt

Santorum: Instead of calling for gun laws, kids should take CPR classes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active shooter scenarios.<p>"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve …

Guns

Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds

When Roger Severino tells his story, discrimination is at its heart.<p>"I did experience discrimination as a child. And that leaves a lasting impression," he tells me.<p>Severino directs the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. When I meet with him at his office in …

Rights & Freedoms

Farenthold weighs resigning from Congress

Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold is considering stepping down from Congress before the end of his term, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of private party conversations.<p>Farenthold already announced he would not seek re-election in his southeastern Texas district, after …

Sexual Harassment

The 64 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's untethered Pennsylvania speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania Saturday night on a rescue mission: State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) is fighting for his political life in a House special election on Tuesday and the President's visit was aimed at rallying the GOP base in a district he won by 20 points in …

Donald Trump

Interior spending $139K to upgrade doors in Zinke's office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan …

Hung Up

Jared Kushner May Soon Be Working at TGI Fridays—If They’ll Have Him

The First Son-in-Law is failing on multiple professional fronts.<p>When <b>Jared Kushner</b> and <b>Ivanka Trump</b> accepted jobs as senior advisers to the president (a.k.a. “Dad”), they allegedly saw the gigs as stepping stones that would one day lead to a scenario in which one of them was president. But if the …

Jared Kushner

Dumbed-Down Security Briefings Still Too Difficult for Trump to Read

When Donald Trump was elected president, it quickly became obvious that the traditional national-security briefing a person in his position receives …

Donald Trump

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

Business Strategy

Flat Earther reveals the real reason NASA is lying to us that the Earth is round

This week, The Flat Earth International Conference took place in North Carolina – attracting a swarm of people who genuinely believe the Earth is …

Flat Earth Society

Realistic AR drone simulator is fun today, could signal the start of much more [Video]

An augmented reality drone simulator powered by Apple’s ARKit allows users to fly a virtual quadrocopter wherever they are.<p>“ARKit is a game-changer,” says Taylor Moore, co-founder of CircleSquare Entertainment. “We were actually working very hard on a drone racing game – but dropped everything when …

Drones

Inside the $20 million plan to take drone racing mainstream

Everyone I speak to at the Drone Racing League World Championship Race is happy about how well things are going. The pilots? Happy. The crew? Happy. Nick Horbaczewski, CEO of the Drone Racing League (DRL), which this month raised $20 million in venture capital to turn what is a niche hobby into a …

Hear a buzz? Look up: Charlotte drone company is using them for more than just photos

When Brett Smith and Walter Lappert prepare to launch their customized drones for real estate developers and surveying work, they talk about …

Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home

Months of fog and mystery lift to reveal a vivid tableau in the heart of Trump’s family business.<p>The scandal with no name took an accelerating turn this week as the <i>New York Times</i> uncoiled three stunning stories about a June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower where Donald Trump’s kin and campaign brain …

Donald Trump

DJI Goggles Review | Watch This Before You Buy It!

America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about this cool dude named Jesus. Randy’s big opener, earlier in the ride, was to gesture at a homeless man panhandling by the side of the road …

Health Care

Automakers have asked the new science-denying head of the EPA not to protect the environment

Automakers have officially submitted a letter asking the new head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, to abdicate his responsibility for protecting the environment by loosening the fuel efficiency standards they agreed upon with the Obama administration in …

'A model for civilization': Putin's Russia has emerged as 'a beacon for nationalists' and the American alt-right

Whether Russia has played a direct role in awakening the American alt-right, whose resurgence as a crusade against establishment politics coincided with the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, is debatable.<p>But the extent to which the alt-right has found a natural ally in Russia's current …

Russia

Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo 2018 | The Silicon Valley Drone Show April 25th & 26th 2018

The Silicon Valley Drone Show<p><b>25, 26 April, 2018 – California</b><p>sUSB Expo is brought to you by sUAS News, the world’s leading unmanned aviation news …

Unmanned Aircraft

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>US oil prices top $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014<p>'GMA' Deals and Steals on …

Wall Street