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Trump Blocks Release of Russia Memo Drafted by Democrats

(From Reuters) President Donald Trump on Friday blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document that he allowed to be made public last week that claimed FBI and Justice Department bias against...

Israel Downs Iranian Drone and Strikes Syria, F-16 Crashes

(From AP News) The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets inside Syria, in its most significant engagement since...

Trump to Nominate Jim Carroll for “Drug Czar”

(From Politico) White House deputy chief of staff Jim Carroll will be nominated as President Donald Trump’s “drug czar,” in a move designed to shore up the administration’s response to the opioid crisis. Carroll, an attorney, would take the helm...

South Korea’s Leader Invited to North Korea

(From AP News) A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the...

Uber Settles with Waymo on Self-Driving Cars

(From BBC News) Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the self-driving company. As part of the agreement, Uber is giving a 0.34% Uber stake to Waymo, worth approximately $245m (£177m). Uber has...

Equifax Data Breach Put More Info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

(From CBS News) The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million...

Congress Votes to End Government Shutdown

(From Politico) After five and a half hours of a government shutdown, Congress passed a sweeping budget deal early Friday morning that will keep the doors open at federal agencies and lift stiff spending caps — giving Republicans another legislative...

Global Stocks Again follow Wall Street’s Plunge

(From CBS News) Global stock prices sank Friday after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Markets followed U.S. stocks down after the Dow, coming off a record high, entered a...

Egypt Begins Massive Security Operation Targeting Militants

(From AP News) Egypt began a massive security operation Friday involving land, sea and air forces in areas including the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the epicenter of an Islamic insurgency spearheaded by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group....