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Senate passes resolution to formally ‘commemorate the Armenian Genocide’

Senate passes resolution to formally ‘commemorate the Armenian Genocide’

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution formally recognizing the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 to 1923 as genocide, a move the Turkish government has long opposed. The resolution states, “it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance,” describing the genocide as “the killing…MORE

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars

House Democrats can now say they’ve taken action to lower drug costs. The chamber on Thursday passed a drug price bill backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi by a 230 to 192 vote. That’s as far as the legislation is likely to go, since both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Trump administration have said…MORE

Congress clinches sweeping spending deal, putting off shutdown threat

Congress clinches sweeping spending deal, putting off shutdown threat

Top congressional negotiators clinched a “deal in principle” to fund the US government, an agreement that comes a little more than a week before the deadline and likely takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table. The bipartisan foursome of the top appropriators reached the agreement after meeting in the Capitol on Thursday,…MORE

Police release 911 calls from shootout with men who stole UPS truck

Police release 911 calls from shootout with men who stole UPS truck

After a police chase in Florida ended in a shooting at a crowded intersection last week, leaving four people dead, authorities released audio of several 911 phone calls that depict the chaos and fear prevalent among the bystanders. Many of the calls came from people who found themselves in a police shootout when a hijacked…MORE

New York wants taxi drivers to be aware of pronouns and how to use them

New York wants taxi drivers to be aware of pronouns and how to use them

The New York City agency that regulates taxi drivers and for-hire vehicles on Wednesday sent out a guide on pronouns and how to use them, in an effort to help drivers be aware of the diverse passengers they may pick up on a daily basis. “Inclusive Language Tips” went out to more than 100,000 licensed…MORE

How Joe Biden got his groove back

How Joe Biden got his groove back

With less than two months before the first votes of the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden has re-emerged as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination. That simple statement, which is borne out in national and early state polling, seemed unimaginable as recently as two months ago as the former vice president looked to be…MORE

Why the Fed may need to slash rates to zero before the end of 2020

Why the Fed may need to slash rates to zero before the end of 2020

The Federal Reserve is strongly suggesting that interest rates are unlikely to budge much before the 2020 election. After three straight rate cuts, the US central bank on Wednesday said rates are at “appropriate” levels to keep the longest economic expansion in history humming. A wide majority of Fed officials anticipate holding rates steady until…MORE

Geminid meteor shower peaks Friday and Saturday

Geminid meteor shower peaks Friday and Saturday

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most active and dependable displays of the year, according to the American Meteor Society. This year, the shower will peak on the evening of December 13 and 14, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs. Unfortunately, the meteor…MORE

US tests missile previously banned under arms control treaty with Russia

US tests missile previously banned under arms control treaty with Russia

The US military tested Thursday a conventional missile that was previously banned by the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty that the Trump administration exited earlier this year, citing Russian violations. “The Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile at approximately 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, today, Dec. 12, 2019, from…MORE

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