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Supreme Court Hearing Case About Online Sales Tax Collection

Supreme Court Hearing Case About Online Sales Tax Collection

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet.The case on Tuesday focuses on
StoryCorps: A Family Man

StoryCorps: A Family Man

Samuel Black tells the story of his father, who worked long hours in the boiler room of a school, but still had time to teach his children right from wrong, sometimes with just a look.
Russia Dismisses Rare Joint US-British Warning on Russian Hackers

Russia Dismisses Rare Joint US-British Warning on Russian Hackers

Russia has rejected allegations from the United States and Britain that Russian-backed hackers are escalating cyberattacks on American and British companies, government operations and
China Responds to Trump Currency Manipulation Charges

China Responds to Trump Currency Manipulation Charges

China has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's charges China and Russia are manipulating the value of their currencies.Monday, Trump tweeted, "Russia and China are playing the Currency
US Senator Sanders Introducing Bill Targeting Opioid Manufacturers

US Senator Sanders Introducing Bill Targeting Opioid Manufacturers

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would fine opioid drug manufacturers for deceptive marketing and implement the harshest penalties yet on drugmakers found responsible
US Supreme Court Restricts Deportations of Immigrant Felons

US Supreme Court Restricts Deportations of Immigrant Felons

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that an immigration statute requiring the deportation of noncitizens who commit felonies is unlawfully vague in a decision that could limit the Trump
Republican Congressman Dent to Resign Next Month

Republican Congressman Dent to Resign Next Month

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, a leader of a moderate group of Republicans and a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he would resign from Congress next month."After discussions
Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament's media committee, citing British authorities' investigation into his former company's alleged misuse of
Niger May Have Arrested Militant With Ties to US Ambush

Niger May Have Arrested Militant With Ties to US Ambush

Niger's military has detained a suspect who it believes could be the militant leader who was being pursued when an ambush left four American soldiers dead in October, the American ambassador said
Trump Backs Seoul Effort to End Korean War

Trump Backs Seoul Effort to End Korean War

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Seoul's efforts to try to negotiate with Pyongyang to end the Korean War. "They do have my blessing to end the war," Trump told reporters as he sat next
Starbucks Closing All Company-owned Stores for Anti-bias Training

Starbucks Closing All Company-owned Stores for Anti-bias Training

Starbucks said Tuesday it will close all of its more than 8,000 company-owned U.S. stores on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias in an attempt to prevent more acts of discrimination.The
Lawyer: El Chapo's Mental Health Deteriorating

Lawyer: El Chapo's Mental Health Deteriorating

Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said
1 Dead After Southwest Jet Apparently Blows Engine in Flight

1 Dead After Southwest Jet Apparently Blows Engine in Flight

A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others,

Online Tax Filers Will Get Extension After IRS Payment Website Outage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file their tax returns after the page for paying their tax bills using their bank accounts
US Official Warns of 'Unintended Consequences' of EU Data Privacy Law

US Official Warns of 'Unintended Consequences' of EU Data Privacy Law

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have "unintended consequences" that harm the United
White House Adviser Apologizes for Saying Haley Confused

White House Adviser Apologizes for Saying Haley Confused

The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at Age 92

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at Age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.
IRS Website Crashes as US Tax Deadline Looms

IRS Website Crashes as US Tax Deadline Looms

Americans who waited until the last day to file their federal taxes faced a major hurdle hours before the midnight deadline. The Internal Revenue Service website's "Direct Pay" page, which allows
Trump Formally Nominates Gina Haspel to Be Next CIA Director

Trump Formally Nominates Gina Haspel to Be Next CIA Director

President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Tuesday that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency.Trump tweeted last month that he had selected Haspel to replace Mike
McConnell Halts Bill to Protect Special Counsel

McConnell Halts Bill to Protect Special Counsel

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is