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FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

(Worthy News) – Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States,…

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George W. Bush's veiled shots at Trump open new front in Republican civil war

(Worthy News) – A fresh battle in the Republican civil war flared Thursday as former President George W. Bush took veiled shots at President Trump in a speech that warned against the rising tide of ethno-nationalism on the Right. Bush sounded the alarm about “nationalism distorted into nativism,” chiding that American identity “is not determined…

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Senate paves the way for tax reform by passing a budget

(Worthy News) – The Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution late Thursday that will serve as the vehicle for comprehensive tax reform, the Republican Party’s top legislative goal. The measure passed 51-49, setting the stage for what will likely be a GOP-only push for tax reform in the coming weeks. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was…

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IRS to crack down on Obamacare declarations next year

(Worthy News) – The Internal Revenue Service will not accept electronically filed tax returns for the upcoming filing season in which people fail to note whether they have health insurance, according to an agency announcement that is a reversal of informal policy under the Obama administration. Failure to note health insurance status could result in…

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Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm U.S. Job Market

(Worthy News) – Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. The larger-than-projected decrease in claims probably reflected difficulty adjusting for the Columbus Day holiday. At the same time, the report…

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Barrasso Seeks Documents Related to Russia Uranium Investigation

(Worthy News) – Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) is asking the Department of Justice for documents related to the FBI’s investigation into the Russia-Uranium One deal, which found evidence of Russian officials engaging in bribery, kickbacks, and millions of dollars flowing to the Clinton Foundation before the deal was approved by the U.S. government. Barrasso…

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vow to step up fight against Israel

(Worthy News) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened a “relentless fight” against Israel, a day after the US urged the international community to confront Tehran over its “destructive conduct” across the Middle East. “We will continue the relentless fight against the hegemonic system and Zionism more resolutely and powerfully than before and… will…

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New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades

(Worthy News) – A new scientific study has found “dramatic” and “alarming” declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world’s crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, published on Wednesday in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One has found that, in German nature reserves, flying insect populations…

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