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Israel Makes Rare Move After Syria Airstrikes

January 21, 2019 |

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in…
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Newsom on why paying for the healthcare of immigrants in the country illegally makes sense

January 21, 2019 |

California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, wants it understood that he’s not declaring war on Big Pharma, all appearances to the contrary notwithstanding.

Yes, he wants to give Medi-Cal more power to negotiate drug prices and, yes, he wants to make those prices significantly lower.

But Newsom was…


L.A. Times – Business

Buddhist Poker Player Makes Enlightened Move

January 18, 2019 |

Buddha wasn’t talking about high-stakes poker when he said “Develop the mind of equilibrium,” but it’s advice that seems to be working out pretty well for Scott Wellenbach. The 67-year-old Canadian, who converted to Buddhism as a young man, won $ 671,240 at a poker tournament in the Bahamas Wednesday…
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WeWork’s CEO Makes Millions as Landlord to WeWork

January 17, 2019 |

The CEO of WeWork has made millions by leasing multiple properties in which he has an ownership stake back to WeWork, one of the country’s most valuable startups.
WSJ.com: US Business

Rapper Missy Elliott Makes History

January 13, 2019 |

Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine, the AP reports. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall,…
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Pentagon Makes Surprise Announcement on Syria

January 11, 2019 |

The first US troops have begun to leave Syria. The Pentagon is providing few details, however, except to say the US-led coalition had “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal.” Coalition spokesman Col. Sean Ryan declined to provide numbers or timetables regarding the approximately 2,000 US troops in the…
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Tearful Andy Murray Makes Big Announcement

January 11, 2019 |

Andy Murray is still hoping to make it to one more Wimbledon tournament before his problematic hip forces him into retirement. For now, he’s only committing to the Australian Open. In an emotional news conference Friday, when a tearful Murray had to leave the room shortly after his first attempt…
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Trump Makes His Case for a Border Wall

January 9, 2019 |

President Trump in a prime-time address said a wall along the southern border is key to national security, as he called for lawmakers to fund it and end a partial government shutdown.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Uber Driver Who Shot 8 Makes Surprise Guilty Plea

January 8, 2019 |

A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial. Jason Dalton’s surprise move came about three years after the shootings, which occurred over the course of a few…
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Regina King Makes ‘50% Women’ Pledge

January 7, 2019 |

Sunday night’s Golden Globes opened with a dig at Hollywood sexism , and when Regina King won her award for best supporting actress in a motion picture, she issued a challenge. “Time’s Up, times two,” King said, per Deadline . “In the next two years, everything that I produce, I am making…
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