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France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate

Thursday, July 11, 2019

French officials have been frustrated that digital companies have been able to avoid taxes by establishing their European headquarters in countries that offer corporations low tax rates.

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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Handling Of Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Acosta is under scrutiny for the 2008 deal he oversaw when he was a U.S. attorney in Florida, now that prosecutors in New York have brought a new case in which Epstein could face 45 years in prison.

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Appeals Court Orders Dismissal Of Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The court ruled that the D.C. and Maryland attorneys general lacked the standing to bring the lawsuit. Another federal court is considering a separate case brought by Democratic members of Congress.

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The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico This Week

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

An emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen sold the bug with cheeky slogans like "It's ugly, but it gets you there."

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So You've Become A Rabid Fan Of Women's Soccer. Now What?

Monday, July 08, 2019

The crowd broke into chants of "Equal pay!" after the U.S. Women's National Team won the World Cup on Sunday in Lyon, France. Fans have a role to play in making that happen.

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Wealthy Financier Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

Monday, July 08, 2019

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced two counts against Epstein: one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking. He has pleaded not guilty.

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U.S. Faces The Netherlands In World Cup Final

Sunday, July 07, 2019

The Women's World Cup final is later Sunday. The U.S. is the defending champion and is going for its fourth trophy. The Dutch are playing in their first final.

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World Cup Final: It's The Juggernaut Vs. The New Kid As U.S. Takes On The Netherlands

Friday, July 05, 2019

For two soccer-crazed nations, just one question remains: Will the U.S. continue its march of greatness undaunted, or can the Dutch pull off an upset for the ages?

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It Was A Balmy 90 Degrees In Anchorage — For The First Time On Record

Friday, July 05, 2019

The Alaskan city just had its hottest and driest June ever, with average daily temperatures 5 degrees above normal. Crews are also battling wildfires across the state.

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One Woman's Quest To Get Back Her Vegetable Garden Results In New Florida Law

Thursday, July 04, 2019

A zoning ordinance threatened Hermine Ricketts with a $50 fine each day for the front-yard vegetable garden she had tended for years. So she pulled it up — and got a lawyer.

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U.S. Border Patrol, Mexican Authorities Search Rio Grande For Missing 2-Year-Old

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The search has been focused in an area near Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the girl's mother told agents that her daughter went missing while they tried to cross the river.

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After 6-Year Battle, Florida Couple Wins The Right To Plant Veggies In Front Yard

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

A 2013 zoning ordinance threatened Hermine Ricketts with a $50 fine each day for the garden she had tended for years. So she pulled it up — and got a lawyer.

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Women's World Cup: U.S. Faces England In Battle To Reach The Final

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Fresh from a win over France, the Americans are just one game away from Sunday's World Cup final. But a strong, confident England team wants to upset their plans.

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Oregon Legislature Votes To Essentially Ban Single-Family Zoning

Monday, July 01, 2019

The bill makes duplexes allowable in cities over 10,000 people, and quadplexes legal in the Portland metro area. It's part of a growing change to zoning policy amid a national housing crisis.

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Pro-Democracy Protests Fill Streets In Sudan, Calling For Civilian Control

Monday, July 01, 2019

The government said at least seven people were killed and 181 injured amid mass demonstrations Sunday. A military junta has held tightly to power since dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April.

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Toronto Removed Basketball Hoops From Parks Every Day. Then A Tweet Called It Out

Friday, June 28, 2019

For years, city workers removed the rims each evening from some Toronto parks in response to noise complaints from neighbors. Then a video made the basketball-mad city change its mind.

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Neo-Nazi Who Killed Charlottesville Protester Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Friday, June 28, 2019

James Fields rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in 2017, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many others. He pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crimes, avoiding the death penalty.

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World Cup's Video-Assisted Referee System Receives Praise, Criticism

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Women's World Cup in France has been attracting worldwide attention. The tournament has also been spurring controversy over how the referees are using video to review crucial plays.

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Women's World Cup: USA Takes On Sweden In A Game That Means Little — And Everything

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sweden dealt the U.S. a painful loss at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The U.S. squad has spent the past three years working on new strategies to win this time.

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U.S. Women To Take On Their Biggest Opponent Yet With Game Against Sweden

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The biggest test for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Women's World Cup comes Thursday when the U.S. takes on Sweden. It's been a busy week with many notable performances.

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