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Intel Inspector General isn’t sharing details of whistleblower complaint

Intel Inspector General isn’t sharing details of whistleblower complaint

The inspector general for the intelligence community has been unwilling so far to share details of the controversial whistleblower complaint that is at the center of a dispute between the director of national intelligence and Congress, as he answers questions behind closed doors in an ongoing intelligence committee hearing on Thursday, according to multiple sources.…MORE

5 key questions about the DNI whistleblower mystery

5 key questions about the DNI whistleblower mystery

The news that a whistleblower within the intelligence community filed a complaint about communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader shook an already-shaky political Washington on Wednesday night. While the whistleblower complaint had been an open secret inside the beltway for days, the Washington Post’s new reporting that it was tied directly to…MORE

The number of vaping-related illnesses increased to 530, CDC says

The number of vaping-related illnesses increased to 530, CDC says

There have been 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung injuries related to e-cigarettes as of September 17, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. That’s 150 more than was reported on September 11. Still, health officials said they haven’t found a definitive cause or a clear connection between cases, and they…MORE

America’s CEOs have a new spokesman. He’s from Walmart

America’s CEOs have a new spokesman. He’s from Walmart

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday was named the incoming chairman of Business Roundtable, the prominent group of 192 chief executives representing corporate America’s interests in Washington. McMillon, a Walmart lifer who became the company’s chief executive in 2014, will serve a two-year term as Business Roundtable’s leader beginning in January. McMillon will take over…MORE

Trump threatens to use EPA to punish San Francisco over city’s homelessness problem

Trump threatens to use EPA to punish San Francisco over city’s homelessness problem

President Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated his political fight with California by threatening to have the Environmental Protection Agency pursue action against San Francisco for its homelessness problem. “It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump said of homelessness to reporters aboard Air Force One, according to a pool report.…MORE

Jerry has become a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center says

Jerry has become a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center says

Jerry has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. The storm is the 10th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and follows Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Imelda, the remnants of which are causing flooding in southeastern Texas on Thursday. Hurricane Jerry had maximum sustained winds…MORE

Trump says he’s moving ‘very slowly’ on gun control to get it right

Trump says he’s moving ‘very slowly’ on gun control to get it right

President Donald Trump shut down speculation that the administration is moving forward on a legislative package related to guns, telling Fox News that his administration is purposefully “moving very slowly” on talks because they “want to make sure it’s right.” The President was asked by Fox News in an interview that aired Thursday whether he…MORE

This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like

This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like

We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like. The previously recovered bone fragments include a pinky bone, teeth and a jawbone. Denisovans also left…MORE

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