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Officials: There Won’t Be Coffee in a National Crisis

April 11, 2019 |

Pity the Swiss: If there’s a national emergency, they won’t be having coffee. Swiss officials decided last week that coffee will no longer be held in stockpiles in case of an epidemic, natural disaster, war, or other major crisis, USA Today reports. The government report concluded that while coffee might…
Newser

Historic Loss, Then Redemption: UVA Is National Champion

April 9, 2019 |

Last year, the University of Virginia became the only top seed to fall to a No. 16 in the history of the NCAA Tournament. This year, redemption. Virginia won the first men’s basketball championship in school history Monday night, getting a career-high 27 points from De’Andre Hunter and clutch play…
Newser

Trump has cited national security to justify tariffs. A new WTO ruling spells trouble

April 5, 2019 |

The World Trade Organization published its first ruling on national security Friday, setting a legal precedent that is likely to lead to a clash with the United States over tariffs.

The landmark ruling, on a dispute between Russia and Ukraine, both affirms the rights of nations to impose trade…


L.A. Times – Business

Here’s What Caused Fire That Destroyed Brazil’s National Museum

April 4, 2019 |

An air conditioning unit was the “primary cause” of a fire that destroyed Brazil’s National Museum and most of its 20 million artifacts, police experts said Thursday. The larger investigation into the Sept. 2 tragedy is still ongoing, but experts released their findings on the origin and location of the…
Newser

Did the National Enquirer get Jeff Bezos’ texts by paying $200,000 to his lover’s brother?

March 19, 2019 |

The National Enquirer’s publisher paid $ 200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his lover Lauren Sanchez, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid’s publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez,…


L.A. Times – Business

America urgently needs a national vaccine initiative

March 14, 2019 |

Vaccinations in the United States have saved millions of lives, increased life expectancy and saved trillions of dollars in societal costs. The science is clear –vaccines are safe, effective and the best protection we have against serious preventable diseases like measles.
FOX News

Here Are Your 5 New National Monuments

March 13, 2019 |

President Trump signed a bipartisan public lands bill Tuesday that will protect 1.3 million acres from California to Kentucky and establish five national monuments. But it’s the lack of action on ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations in a review of 27 national monuments that’s drawing attention. Trump acted quickly…
Newser

National Meatball Day with Dimaggio’s Trattoria

March 9, 2019 |

On National Meatball Day – we learn the secret to the best meatball! Dimaggio’s gives us the secret recipe along with the Scaramuccis who have been going to the restaurant for 30 years!
FOX News

‘National Emergency’ Tide Turns in the Senate

March 3, 2019 |

Opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border appear to have enough Senate votes to reject his move, now that Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he can’t go along with the White House, the AP reports. The House has voted to derail…
Newser

House Democrats Move to ‘Terminate’ National Emergency

February 21, 2019 |

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration President Trump has issued to help finance his border wall, reports the AP . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas circulated separate letters Wednesday to lawmakers seeking co-sponsors to his one-sentence resolution saying…
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