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Mnuchin says he was personally involved in securing nearly $4 million for 9/11 first responders health program

Mnuchin says he was personally involved in securing nearly $4 million for 9/11 first responders health program

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was “personally engaged” in the move to refund nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting health effects from the attack and ensuing cleanup efforts. The reimbursement, which the Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Monday, appears to resolve an…MORE

Breonna Taylor grand jurors say there was an ‘uproar’ when they realized officers wouldn’t be charged with her death

Breonna Taylor grand jurors say there was an ‘uproar’ when they realized officers wouldn’t be charged with her death

Two grand jurors who heard the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office presentation of the Breonna Taylor case say prosecutors were dismissive of their questions and that there was an “uproar” when jurors realized Louisville police officers wouldn’t be charged with Taylor’s death. The grand jurors — who are choosing to remain anonymous, citing security concerns —…MORE

Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation

Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation

Jerry Falwell Jr., who resigned as president of Liberty University in August after a sex scandal and other controversies, is now suing the evangelical school for defamation and breach of contract. The suit was filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court for Lynchburg, the Virginia city that Liberty calls home. Falwell Jr. is attempting to seal…MORE

NASA spacecraft safely seals up asteroid sample to return to Earth

Pieces of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu are ready to return to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully stowed the sample collector head, which is full of surface material gathered from Bennu on October 20, in the sample return capsule on Wednesday. This will prevent any more of the sample from leaking into space. The mission team…MORE

Amazon had a blowout quarter as people flocked to online shopping

Amazon had a blowout quarter as people flocked to online shopping

Amazon’s sales and profit soared in the latest quarter as shoppers turned to the online giant to deliver goods to their homes in the pandemic. Amazon said Thursday that during the three months ending September 30 its sales grew 37% compared to the same period last year, to $96.1 billion, and profit increased 197% to…MORE

Trump administration pushes allies to pressure China over its nuclear program

The Trump administration is working to pressure NATO allies to collectively crackdown on China’s nuclear program as it looks to limit Beijing’s growing influence in the global arms race. In a meeting with NATO allies last week President Donald Trump’s top envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingslea urged allies to impose stricter arms control regulations…MORE

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