State Highlights: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts On U.S. Islands Lag Behind Those On Mainland, Report Says; Citing Opioid Epidemic Challenges, Maryland’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Resignation

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Prince Andrew booted from Buckingham Palace over Jeffrey Epstein scandal, report says

Prince Andrew has been ordered to move his private office out of Britain's Buckingham Palace, amid continuing fallout over his former friendship with the deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Elizabeth Warren’s tax proposals nearly amount to confiscation, Larry Summers says

The Democratic presidential candidate's tax proposals would have "catastrophic economic consequences" if implemented, the former treasury secretary says. Wealth SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your … Read more…

France’s finance minister says he’s glad that Donald Trump isn’t a member of the ECB’s board

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire voiced his appreciation that ultra-dovish views, like those expressed by President Donald Trump, weren't currently being represented on the board of the ECB. Top News & Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…

Biden says marijuana may be a ‘gateway drug.’ Like most of his generation, he’s not ready to legalize it.

Unlike many other Democratic presidential candidates, Biden has said he would only decriminalize the drug — but not legalize it. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Apple Card is just ‘another credit card with a few innovative features,’ Russian bank exec says

Sberbank's David Rafalovsky said he challenges anyone "to give me an example of great ground-breaking innovation in consumer banking." World News & Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

State Department Official Says He Overheard Trump Call About Ukraine ‘Investigations’

A diplomat told investigators in the impeachment inquiry he overheard the president’s call with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. Politics – U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

State Dept. Aide Says He Overheard Sondland Tell Trump Ukraine President Would Do ‘Anything’

Yara Nardi/Reuters A second witness in the impeachment inquiry has testified that President Trump was overheard inquiring about “investigations” in Ukraine in a phone conversation with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who reportedly reassured Trump that Ukrainian … Read more…

Trump denies witness tampering; State official says president asked about ‘investigation’ into Bidens

The president’s remarks came after he sent a disparaging tweet in the middle of testimony by former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. House investigators also planned to depose another witness later Friday. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Giuliani, through his lawyer, says no private meeting took place and that Parnas, his associate, has “delusions of grandeur.”

Among the many guests who had their pictures taken with President Donald Trump at the White House’s annual Hanukkah party last year were two Soviet-born businessmen from Florida, Lev  Parnas and Igor  Fruman.  CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Democratic billionaire Marc Lasry says stock market would fall 20%-30% if Warren wins presidency

Lasry is the latest major Wall Street investor to warn about the damage the stock market could sustain in the event of a Sen. Elizabeth Warren victory. Wealth SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Boeing received ‘unnecessary’ contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says

Boeing’s multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an “unnecessary” extension from NASA, a watchdog report said on Thursday, the latest management blunders in the agency’s program to restart domestic human spaceflight. Reuters: Science News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Singer Andrea Bocelli Says It’s ‘Absurd’ to Shun Opera Legend Domingo

(MIAMI) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it “absurd” that opera houses have canceled the star’s performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated. “I am still appalled at what happened … Read more…

Republican who helped lead Clinton impeachment says Trump-Ukraine call ‘troublesome’

Asa Hutchinson, governor of Arkansas, called the call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president “very troublesome” on “The Investigation” podcast. ABC News: Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of … Read more…

Ukraine expert who listened to Trump’s call says ‘there was no doubt’ the president was seeking investigations of political rivals

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney skipped a scheduled deposition on Capitol Hill in an impeachment inquiry that will include public hearings starting next week. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

Vitamin E acetate, a compound used in supplements, cosmetics and vaping products, was detected in 29 lung tissue samples from patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

WWE wrestling stars reportedly ‘held hostage’ at Saudi airport after row over cutting of live feed – 200 U.S. citizens were held for hours on the Tarmac. Sports Journalist Dave Meltzer says tensions grew when military police were sent to the airport.

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European markets climb after China says it has agreed with the US to cancel existing tariffs

European markets traded higher Thursday morning after China reportedly said the world's two largest economies had agreed to cancel additional tariffs imposed in their months-long trade war. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Phone records ‘irrefutable proof’ of sexual assault claim against Trump, lawyer says

Phone records provide “irrefutable proof” of sexual assault claims against President Donald Trump by former “The Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, her lawyer said. ABC News: Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the … Read more…

Livongo founder says tech workers want to work at mission-driven companies: ‘They come to us’

At CNBC's @Work conference, Livongo's executive chairman Glen Tullman said it's gotten easier for health-tech companies to recruit tech talent from Silicon Valley. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Wealthy Americans will receive billions in tax cuts if Obamacare is overturned, new report says

Overturning Obamacare would eliminate several taxes imposed on the rich to help pay for the law's expansion, a new analysis shows. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Maria Butina says she doesn’t think her Russian contact was close with Putin, her Twitter message…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Says We Need to Talk More Honestly About Slavery | Oprah’s Book Club | OWN

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