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Missing Navy Pilot Remains Found After Death Valley Jet Crash

The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot who had been missing after his F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed in California’s Death Valley on Wednesday were confirmed Thursday. The pilot’s fate was not immediately certain after the single-seat fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning and injured seven park visitors from France with burns and lacerations, Reuters reported. A day later, however, the ...

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US Indicts Chinese Billionaire for Allegedly Evading $1.8 Billion Of Tariffs

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a Chinese billionaire Wednesday for allegedly evading $1.8 billion in tariffs. Liu Zhongtian, billionaire and former president of Asia’s largest aluminum extrusion company — China Zhongwang Holdings Limited — was indicted with other co-defendants for allegedly lying to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to avoid paying $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed ...

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The Senate Confirmed 13 Conservative Trump Judges

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The Senate confirmed 13 judges chosen by President Donald Trump between Tuesday and Wednesday while America had its eyes on the Democratic primary debates. Though Senate Republicans had initially planned to confirm 19 Trump judges before leaving Washington, D.C., for August recess, they successfully confirmed four nominees Tuesday and nine Wednesday, bringing the total to 13. Speaking of the judiciary: ...

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Ratings For Round 2, Night 1 Of The Democratic Debates Are In

Viewership for CNN’s first night of the second round of Democratic primary debates in Detroit on Tuesday was lower than the first round of debates starting June 26. Tuesday’s debate averaged 8.2 million viewers, while the average for the first Democratic debate round’s first night was 15.3 million in total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Comparatively, the first Republican ...

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Hawley Seeks To Ban Certain Social Media Features In Effort To Curb ‘Addiction’

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Monday that would ban autoplay and endless scrolling on social media in an effort to curb what he called addiction. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would also require social media companies to restrict users to 30 minutes per day unless the user manually changes the time limit. The legislation would ...

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Hacker Steals Data Of Over 100 Million Capital One Credit Card Users And Applicants

A software engineer is in custody for the suspected hacking of the data of at least 100 million Capital One credit care users and applicants, according to federal prosecutors Monday. The 33-year-old Seattle woman, Paige Thompson, stole 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers and over a million Canadian social insurance numbers spanning from 2005 applications to 2019 applications, ...

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All 62 Freshmen House Democrats Have Raised More Than Their Republican Opponents: Report

All 62 freshman House Democrats have reportedly raised significantly more than their top Republican opponents ahead of the 2020 election so far. Additionally, all 31 Democrats from districts where President Donald Trump won in 2016 and all 39 Democrats who won previously Republican-held seats in 2018 have raised more than their Republican opponents. And in almost every case, the difference ...

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DOJ May Investigate Three College Students Who Posed With Guns In Front Of Emmett Till Memorial

The Justice Department is investigating a photo of three University of Mississippi students holding rifles while standing next to a civil rights memorial. The memorial commemorates Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was tortured, killed and thrown into a river after being accused of flirting with a white woman in 1955. Dr. Davis Houck of Florida State University told The ...

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Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Making Efforts In Washington DC To Break Up Big Tech

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who left the social media company in 2007, is making moves in Washington to regulate big tech. “I hope that my speaking out provides cover to a lot of other folks, whether former employees or current ones, to express ambivalence or concern about what’s going on,” Hughes told The Washington Post on Thursday. “And I think ...

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Witch Hunt Continues: House Narrowly Votes To Subpoena Ivanka Trump’s White House Communications

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The House voted 23-to-16 to pass a resolution Thursday to subpoena first daughter Ivanka Trump’s White House work communications through her personal email and phone. The resolution authorizes House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to subpoena “records relating to the Committee’s investigation into the use of non-official electronic messaging accounts by non-career officials at the White House.” As advisor to ...

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Schiff ‘Not Convinced’ On Impeachment: 2020 Is ‘The Only Way’ To Remove Trump From Office

Adam Schiff is “not convinced” Democrats should follow through with impeachment proceedings. He told CNN that the only way Trump will be removed from office is if he is “voted out” in 2020. Schiff has spoken positively of the possibility of impeachment in the past, first blaming Trump for colluding with Russians and then for obstructing justice. House Intelligence Committee ...

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