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Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account.<p>Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the …

Middle East

Major Movements in Alpha

Sig predicted the rise of Alpha cards—including the commons and uncommons—a while back. While he's out of town, enjoy this reprisal of his article …

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business.<p>He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia …

Donald Trump

Your Complete Guide to DRIP Investing

Dividend reinvestment plans can be excellent tools for long-term investors, but here's what you need to know before enrolling.<p>A DRIP, or dividend …

Investing

Chained CPI Hits Social Security Through Taxation of Benefits

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Retirement

Israel vs. Iran: Who holds the advantage in an increasingly looming war?

As two of the Middle East’s military heavyweights edge closer to a shooting war, Israel boasts one of the world’s most effective militaries backed by …

Middle East

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

WASHINGTON — President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had …

North Korea

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Can Trump's Populist

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Why Buffett Keeps Buying Apple — The Motley Fool

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How Asia's Super Divers Evolved for a Life At Sea

Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.<p>The Bajau people of Southeast Asia are among the most accomplished divers in the world. In the summer of 2015, Melissa Ilardo got to see how good they are firsthand. She remembers diving …

Mount Everest

Pokémon Dev Shares Designs That Didn't Make It Into Original Games, Inspiring Fan Art

While the original 151 Pokémon are now world-famous, not every monster idea that Game Freak at the time made the cut. Earlier this week, we got a …

Pokémon

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse

Iran’s economy is already a mess, but it will likely get a lot worse.<p>The matter at hand is the decision earlier this month by the Trump administration not to certify the so-called nuclear deal, and that means Iran will soon be subject to harsh U.S. sanctions. Overall the result will be a squeezed …

South Asia

Phone-tracking firm had bug that let anyone track millions of Americans

The demo feature required people to have consent from those they were tracking. It took 15 minutes for one researcher to get around that.<p>It seems LocationSmart's phone-tracking feature isn't smart with security or privacy.<p>The cell phone tracking firm, which CNET sister site ZDNet discovered was …

Wireless

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

I’ve got a great idea for a start-up. Want to hear the pitch?<p>It’s called the 75 Cent Dollar Store. We’re going to sell dollar bills for 75 cents — no service charges, no hidden fees, just crisp $1 bills for the price of three quarters. It’ll be huge.<p>You’re probably thinking: Wait, won’t your store …

Profit

Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records

A law-enforcement official released the documents after finding that additional suspicious transactions did not appear in a government database.<p>Last week, several news outlets obtained financial records showing that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, had used a shell company to …

Corruption

Trump Orders Help For Chinese Phone-Maker After China Approves Money For Trump Project

Trump will profit from Indonesian resort project that will get $500 million in Chinese loans in a deal sealed days before before his tweet ordering help for ZTE.<p>WASHINGTON – A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will …

Donald Trump

MTGStocks

MTGStocks is a Magic the Gathering price tracker with price analysis and keeps track of your favorite cards to improve your MTG Finance.

Magic: The Gathering

Devastated by Trump’s win, Democrats count on Pennsylvania for a comeback

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Pennsylvania was President Trump’s proudest conquest in 2016, a state no Republican had won in a presidential election for nearly three decades and a victory he is still talking about.<p>But in both suburbs and rural areas this year, Democrats are mounting a comeback with …

Republicans

Tax cuts for typical Iowa family could yield $7 a paycheck

Most Iowans can expect to see savings from $2.8 billion in income tax cuts awaiting Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold's signature.<p>The tax cuts will funnel money …

Taxes

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — After the United States toppled Iraq’s dictatorship in 2003, Iran sent arms to militias and backed political parties there, bringing Iraq into its orbit.<p>After the Arab Spring uprisings early this decade battered the governments of Syria and Yemen, Iran deployed fighters and …

Sanctions against Europeans over Iran Deal is a horrible idea

The intimation by National Security Adviser John Bolton the U.S. would consider sanctions against European allies over the Iran Deal is not really …

Sanctions

White House Aide’s Plan to Stop Leaks: Spy on His Co-Workers

Ezra Cohen-Watnick ran intelligence for the National Security Council. There, he decided collecting his colleagues’ phone and email data was a good …

Surveillance

How California Could Bust Up the Two-Party System

California’s Republican Party is in crisis. Voters are leaving it in droves, its candidates haven’t won a statewide election in more than a decade and its lawmakers are likely to lose several important elections this year. Yet many of the party’s leaders and lawmakers seem unwilling to make the …

Political Science

Liberals, You’re Not as Smart as You Think

I know many liberals, and two of them really are my best friends. Liberals make good movies and television shows. Their idealism has been an inspiration for me and many others. Many liberals are very smart. But they are not as smart, or as persuasive, as they think.<p>And a backlash against liberals — …

Critical Thinking

Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush

George W. Bush received three standing ovations last week, the first for the mere mention of his name.<p>Bush was in town for the Atlantic Council’s annual fundraiser, where he received the Distinguished International Leadership Award from the influential think tank. More than 800 guests from 70 …

Political Science

Iran just overplayed its hand in Syria

The problem for Tehran is that it cannot risk a major conflict with Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to …

Middle East

In Syria, an accidental bulwark against Iran shows confusion of Trump policy

The fate of a remote U.S. military base in southern Syria captures the contradictions at the heart of President Trump’s Iran policy.<p>The tiny outpost at Tanf, surrounded by vast desert, was established during the battle against the Islamic State. But its purpose changed last year when Iranian-backed …

Middle East