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Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit

(Worthy News) – The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two months. That…

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Pa. State Dept Threatened With Lawsuit For Stonewalling Noncitizen Election Records

(Worthy News) – An election integrity group is threatening to sue the Pennsylvania Department of State for allegedly stonewalling requests for records of noncitizens contained on the state’s voter rolls. Christian Adams, the president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group, said in testimony submitted before the Pennsylvania…

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Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ-Fusion conflicts

(Worthy News) – A top member of President Trump’s outside legal team called Tuesday for the appointment of a separate special prosecutor to look into potential conflicts of interest involving Justice Department and FBI officials. Jay Sekulow made the call following a Fox News report revealing that the wife of a DOJ official demoted for…

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Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID'd in 'attempted terrorist attack'

(Worthy News) – A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries — likely because the “attempted terrorist” detonated his “low tech device” prematurely. Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the “effectively low tech…

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Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

(Worthy News) – Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump. A Republican legislative push to establish…

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Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba

(Worthy News) – The U.S. embassy workers in Cuba who were initially thought to have been attacked by a “sonic weapon” have sustained damage to the white matter in their brains, scans reveal. And officials are increasingly skeptical that a sonic weapon was the cause, the Associated Press reported. The first symptoms of a possible…

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California inducts nation's first all-LGBT city council

(Worthy News) – The country’s first all-LGBT city council was sworn in this week in California, CBS Los Angeles reports. The history-making council’s newest members – Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California; and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual – were sworn in during Wednesday night’s…

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Protesters of Trump’s Jerusalem decision march in Chicago

(Worthy News) – Some 200 people protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took to the streets of Chicago. The protesters gathered Thursday evening, a day after the president’s announcement, at the city’s Federal Plaza in the downtown area called…

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Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

(Worthy News) – Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., raised more than a few eyebrows (and drew a few rolled eyes) when he suggested in November that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could intercept North Korean missiles headed for the United States. Hunter cited analysis from Los Alamos National Labs and other sources, according to Inside Defense.…

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