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Amazon Pulls Plug on NYC Campus

(From UPI) Retail giant Amazon said Thursday it’s given up plans to open a second headquarters campus in New York City — canceling a major project that was hailed by leaders and promised to add billions to the city economy....

Senate Votes to Confirm William Barr as New Attorney General

(From The Hill) The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall. More than 50 senators voted for Barr’s nomination, giving him...

US Judge Rules Paul Manafort Breached Plea Deal

(From Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday. ....

Mars Rover Declared Dead after 15 Years of Scientific Exploration

(From UPI) Opportunity’s 15-year scientific mission is officially done, and so is the Martian rover. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory declared the spacecraft dead after their latest attempt to revive the rover failed. . . . For the last...

Pence Rebukes Europe on Iran Sanctions

(From The Guardian) US vice-president Mike Pence has sharply rebuked Washington’s European allies over their efforts to shield their businesses from US sanctions on Iran, as transatlantic tensions over US foreign policy were laid bare at a conference in Warsaw....

Former Air Force Counterspy Charged with Espionage for Iran

(From The Washington Free Beacon) Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, the former counterspy and an intelligence contractor, is believed to be living in Iran and was indicted Feb. 8 on espionage and conspiracy charges, federal law enforcement officials announced on Wednesday....

Court Denies Bid to Toss Southwest Religious Discrimination Suit

(From The Washington Free Beacon) Former Southwest Airlines flight attendant Charlene Carter’s lawsuit against her employer and union for violating her religious liberty will continue after a federal judge rejected motions to dismiss the case. Carter, a veteran flight attendant,...

House Passes Measure to End US Involvement in Yemen

(From NBC News) The House on Wednesday passed a measure aimed at withdrawing all U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-backed war in Yemen, the latest in a series of rebukes by Congress to President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. The...

FEMA Head Brock Long to Resign

(From The Hill) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long announced Wednesday he is leaving his post. . . . Peter Gaynor, the agency’s deputy administrator, will serve as acting chief until President Trump nominates a replacement and that...

Labor Unions Fear Democrats’ Green New Deal Poses Job Threat

(From Reuters) Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren’t careful....