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After Trump Ultimatum, It’s Showdown Time

March 24, 2017 |

Friday promises to be a dramatic day on Capitol Hill, with a House vote that could mark the beginning of the end for ObamaCare—or for President Trump’s relationship with congressional Republicans. After a vote was called off Thursday, the president issued an ultimatum to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door…
Newser

Foreigners Allowed to Buy US Radio Stations for First Time

March 23, 2017 |

An Australian couple now based in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of US radio stations. The FCC recently approved a request by Richard and Sharon Burns through their company Frontier Media to…
Newser

TMZ

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Suffers Most Epic Fail, Maybe of All Time (VIDEO)

March 22, 2017 |

A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant named Kevin went down in game show history Tuesday night by flubbing a puzzle with just one blatantly OBVIOUS letter to go. Hilarious brain fart, Kev. Get your mind out of the gutter, and one more thing:…

TMZ.com

Teen Murdered After Being Fined for Wasting Police Time

March 20, 2017 |

A British teenager accused of wasting police time with a complaint about her ex-boyfriend was murdered by the same man less than six months later, prosecutors say. Shana Grice, 19, was found dead with her throat cut in her Brighton home in August last year, the Independent reports. In March,…
Newser

Feds Seek More Time to Prove Trump Wiretap Claim

March 14, 2017 |

The Justice Department has asked for more time to grant the House Intelligence Committee’s request for proof of President Trump’s extraordinary claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor . A department spokeswoman said they need time “to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine…
Newser

RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in two years, and it’s closing 200 stores

March 9, 2017 |

Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years.

The Fort Worth-based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday.

The company says it’s closing about 200 stores and evaluating options on the remaining 1,300.


L.A. Times – Business

India’s Water Is Being Stolen One Grain of Sand at a Time

March 5, 2017 |

India’s urban areas are growing at an astounding rate. That development requires an immense amount of concrete, which in turn requires an equally immense amount of sand to manufacture. Enter India’s “sand mafia.” The New York Times takes a deep look at the wide net of people who profit from…
Newser

The German Right Believes It’s Time to Discard Country’s Historical Guilt

March 3, 2017 |

As part of the nationalist tide sweeping Europe, the AfD party is pushing to change how the country views its Nazi past, upending decades of consensus. In part born out of opposition to the European Union, the growth of nationalism, which can also be seen in France, the U.K. and the Netherlands, is particularly sensitive in Germany.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe