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Firm beind $1.2 billion bailout of the Kushners is heavily invested in China

In April, the firm cited "unforeseen political events" in Asia as a key risk to its business prospects.<p>The Canadian investment firm bailing out a …

Jared Kushner

FDA Publicly Shames Drug Companies That Block Generic Meds

Today the Food and Drug Administration published a list of pharmaceutical companies accused of bogging down the development of generic drugs. The …

Pharma

You've been getting British vs. American English all wrong

It's official, then: Meghan Markle, speaker of Standard American English, is now wed to Prince Harry, speaker of what he might call Grandma's English.<p>…

Linguistics

Seven-year-old boy shoots himself in the head after finding a loaded gun under his hoverboard

On Wednesday afternoon, police officers were dispatched to a Plymouth, Minneapolis home, after receiving a call about an individual suffering head …

Guns

Bering Sea ice is "at record low levels for this time of year"

Arctic sea ice is low, with the Bering Sea’s ice extent “the lowest recorded since at least 1979,” according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center …

Global Warming

Report: Eli Manning won't face NFL discipline for memorabilia fraud case

Former Ole Miss and current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reportedly won’t face discipline from the NFL following the settlement of a …

NFL

NJ School Issues Ridiculous Apology To Black Students for Reference on Prom Tickets

On Friday, the local high school in my New Jersey neighborhood– Cherry Hill East– issued an apology for not being sensitive enough, and honestly, it …

Black Students

Just how British are Britain's royals?

<i>Family affairs can be complicated, and the British royal family is no exception. Mo Rocca has been examining their genealogy:</i><p>Now that Meghan Markle …

Royal Family

People Are Making Fake Facebook Profiles of the Santa Fe Shooter to Fit Their Political Narratives

People are rushing to push the shooter into the opposite political camp.<p>There’s a script we follow after a mass shooting. In the hours after the event, we rush to the internet to find out as much we can about what’s going. Who are the victims? Who was the shooter? What were their motivations? We …

Santa Fe

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Fact-Checks Ari Fleischer on Claims of Mueller Probe Bias

<b>Kellyanne Conway</b>‘s husband <b>George</b> defended the Mueller probe against an accusation of bias from former White House Press Secretary <b>Ari Fleischer</b>.<p>George …

Donald Trump

Trump asks DOJ to investigate whether FBI surveilled his campaign

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight …

Donald Trump

This CEO Took A Pay Cut To Give Employees $70,000 A Year. Now He’s Battling Amazon.

Tech entrepreneur Dan Price is working to curb the dangers of "unbridled capitalism."<p>Three years ago, Dan Price became famous overnight for putting his money where his mouth was.<p>The then 31-year-old tech entrepreneur made headlines worldwide by announcing he was slashing his own $1.1 million pay …

Domestic Violence

Two trends propping up economic growth in Britain have suddenly reversed as more consumers realise the damage from Brexit is permanent, not transient

British consumers have stopped taking on more debt and started saving their money again, in a sudden reversal of two trends that propped up economic growth in Britain over the last year. If the trend continues — and Credit Suisse analysts Neville Hill and Sonali Punhani told clients recently they …

Economics

With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser of President Trump, complained of partisan behavior by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Sunday, but also speculated that he could be under investigation by Mueller for a crime unrelated to coordinating with Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Ritalin

The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also cited a "culture of violence."<p>Just two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, the National Rifle Association’s incoming president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin …

Guns

Looks Like Only Insta Accounts Followed by Santa Fe Shooter Were Trump and Gun Pages

<b>"Fascination with guns. It's definitely something to look into."</b><p>​<p><b>What:</b>Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis​ followed only firearms fan …

Guns

Houston police chief: Vote out politicians only "offering prayers" after shootings

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo slammed elected officials for inaction on the state and federal level in response to repeated shootings at schools …

Guns

FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was the subject of a viral video last week after he was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers.<p>It might be news to him that nothing in the Constitution or any federal law supports his comment that …

Language Learning

Santa Fe, Texas, shooting underscores how Americans no longer feel safe

"I’ve always kind of felt like eventually, it was going to happen here, too,” a student at Santa Fe high school said after the shooting.<p>Soon after Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly killed 10 people three rooms away from where she sat in her class at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, 17-year-old …

Santa Fe

U.S., China putting trade war 'on hold,' Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says

"Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework," Mnuchin said Sunday.<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury …

Economy

54 students are in the National Geographic Bee finals. Just 4 are girls.

"I want to show that we are just as capable," said one of the four girls competing in the geography contest.<p>When Gayatri Kaimal, a seventh-grader from Tucson, Arizona, competes in the National Geographic Bee finals this weekend, she’ll be one of the only four girls on stage.<p>Fifty-four …

Title IX

Amid the chaos in Santa Fe, teachers' yells sent students scrambling for safety

"We weren't taking it really seriously until they started yelling at us," one student said of a fire alarm that turned out to be a mass shooting.<p>SANTA FE, Texas — Yolanda Cadriel had thought it was a normal drill when the fire alarm went off in her first-period class at Santa Fe High School Friday …

Santa Fe

Bernie Sanders lashes out at Congress over gun control after Santa Fe, Texas, shooting

The Vermont senator said legislators will need to stand up to the NRA to get something done.<p>WASHINGTON — An exasperated Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday blasted Congress after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, killed 10 students and teachers two days earlier. The Vermont senator blamed lawmakers …

Guns

NCIS: New Orleans Showrunner Exits in Wake of Misconduct Investigation

<i>NCIS: New Orleans</i> exec producer/showrunner Brad Kern — who had been accused of creating a hostile work environment on the CBS procedural — is …

New Orleans

Press Association

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‘The media has got to stop creating more of these monsters’: NRA’s Dana Loesh blames TV coverage for school shootings

Having lost the battle to avoid talking about gun control in the wake of mass shootings by forever claiming it’s too soon, the right wing has …

Guns

Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer, says Oxford study

Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, concludes the first robust research analysis to examine the …

Cancer

Voice of America Reporter Suspended For Racist Posts Still Getting Taxpayer Money As Lengthy ‘Investigation’ Drags On

<b>Josh Fatzick</b> was put on investigative leave six months ago after a <i>Mediaite</i> report revealed him to be an alt-right Reddit troll who posted racist, …

Alt-Right

This Week in God, 5.19.18

First up from the God Machine this week is a bold claim from Vice President Mike Pence about the role of faith in modern American life.<p>In general, …

Donald Trump

Florida man facing federal charges after punching deaf pregnant woman and her service dog during airline freakout

A woman 20-months pregnant was punched in the stomach on board a Frontier Arlines flight as she traveled with her husband and two daughters to a …

Crime