Jeff Sessions isn’t interested in returning to the Senate

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no interest in returning to the Senate, sources close to him told CBS News on Wednesday. Sessions, 70, previously served in the Senate before joining President Trump’s Cabinet, representing Alabama. Now, Roy Moore is the GOP nominee in the special election Senate race for that seat. Moore faces myriad sexual misconduct allegations involving a woman […]

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Security Council to vote on Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would extend for a year an international probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria’s six-year war. The United States and Russia, Syria’s ally, have put forward rival draft resolutions on renewing the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), tasked with investigating Syria’s toxic gas […]

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The real cost of setting up a smart home

So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home. You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right? No question, but it will cost you. Based on the costs of purchasing items, trying to install them […]

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Six Democrats Introduce Trump Impeachment Articles

A group of Democrats on Wednesday announced that they would be filing multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, marking the most significant push to remove the president from office. The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who first declared his intention to initiate the impeachment process following Trump’s controversial “both sides” remarks in response to […]

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Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits

Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump’s private businesses. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing taxpayers, but federal payroll records show the salaries of the government lawyers assigned to the cases range from about $133,000 to $185,000. The […]

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Sessions doesn’t recall talk with Carter Page

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he does not remember speaking to Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign about a trip that the former foreign policy campaign adviser took to Russia. Page told the House intelligence committee earlier this month that he had informed some members of the Trump campaign about the trip, including Sessions. He said he mentioned […]

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Hezbollah at the center of Lebanon’s current crisis

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is at the center of the recent crisis that has gripped Lebanon and rattled a region already rife with conflict. When Saudi-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri declared his resignation in a surprise announcement from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, he blamed Hezbollah for imposing itself on the country and doing the bidding of its main backer, […]

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China’s supercomputers past US

For years, China has claimed the top spot on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Now it dominates the overall list, too, pushing the United States into second place. For the first time, China has the most systems on the Top500 list, 202, up from 159 six months ago. The US dropped from 169 to 144. And in terms of […]

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White House not holding event for U.S. Nobel Prize recipients

U.S. recipients of Nobel Prizes for science and economics will not meet with President Trump or be feted at the White House when they visit Washington this week, a break with past administrations. Eight American scientists and academics were announced as winners of the prestigious prizes last month. Six of them are expected to attend a Nobel symposium at the Swedish Embassy […]

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GOP tax plans have makings of suburban revolt against Trump

After a suburban firestorm in last week’s elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan is now asking his Republican members from suburbia to put out the fire with gasoline In the House of Representatives, Republicans representing white-collar districts were understandably unnerved by a roaring backlash against President Donald Trump in last week’s elections, which carried Democrats to sweeping victories from northern Virginia […]

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