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The Pentagon is putting $1 billion toward the wall — and House Democrats can’t stop them

The Department of Defense has always asked Congress for permission to move money around. Until now.

A computer outage led to flight delays for some of the US’s biggest airlines

The outage affected American Airlines, JetBlue, and other major airlines.

Congress’s latest move to stop Trump’s national emergency just failed

The House did not have the votes to override Trump’s veto of a resolution aimed at terminating his national emergency.

Publishers are racing to turn the Mueller report into a book

It takes months to publish a book. Publishers want to turn the Mueller report around in 1 week.

Prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett

The Empire actor was accused of a hate crime hoax and filing a false police report. But the charges were suddenly dropped.

The Sackler family made their fortune in opioids — and museums are rejecting their donations

The family that owns Purdue Pharma makes huge donations to the art world. The art world is thinking twice about taking their money.

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Why NASA canceled the first all-female spacewalk

Now that Mueller’s conclusions are in, Senate Republicans are ready to turn back to Hillary Clinton

What’s in the Democratic plan to strengthen Obamacare — and what’s not

Florida passed a historic expansion of voting rights. Now Republicans want to hobble it.

Why you’re likely going to hear more about being “sober curious”

People are lining up to grow marijuana for research. Trump’s Justice Department won’t let them.

The best $5,929.10 I ever spent: moving back to the Midwest

This woman quit her job to live on the road. Now capturing life on the road is her job.

Ecuador legalized gangs. Murder rates plummeted.

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The Trump administration wants all of Obamacare overturned by the courts

Apple’s new streaming service is still mostly defined by what we don’t know

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The Mueller report renders thousands of T-shirts irrelevant

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Apple is launching a new credit card for iPhone owners

Thousands of Uber drivers are striking in Los Angeles

Robert Mueller and the collapse of American trust

House plans first-ever hearing on surprise medical bills

The progressive base is more pragmatic than you might think

Some conservatives say the end of the Mueller investigation is the start of new investigations — of Democrats

Michael Avenatti has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort $20 million from Nike