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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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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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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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Challenge to California's prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule

(Worthy News) – A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead Thursday to activists seeking to overturn California’s 145-year ban on commercial sex. A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plainitiffs say the current law violates the right to…

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Trump’s former aides caught up in Russia election mess begin to fight back

(Worthy News) – Former campaign aides to President Trump have begun to fight back against what they consider libelous allegations in the Russia election saga. Instead of expensive legal actions, they are representing themselves in what might be considered unconventional actions through court, ethics and FBI complaints. The aim is to clear their names of…

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FDA approves revolutionary cancer gene therapy

(Worthy News) – U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc’s Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved the gene therapy, to be sold under the name Yescarta, to treat…

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Obamacare deal hits the skids in Senate

(Worthy News) – A bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare payments stalled in the Senate Wednesday after President Trump derided the payments as “bailouts,” but Republicans behind the package are trying to keep the deal alive. In addition to Trump, who tweeted that he opposes the agreement Wednesday morning, members of Senate leadership on Wednesday cast…

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84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says

(Worthy News) – The FBI rescued 84 children from the grips of a multi-state human trafficking ring and arrested 120 traffickers Wednesday, announcing the successful sting in a statement. Operation Cross Country XI focused the attention of law enforcement agencies on a single goal: taking out “pimps” who run human trafficking rings. “We at the…

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