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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions. In a statement published Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he would embark on a round of international diplomacy to try and save the deal. At the same time, the country would make preparations to restart its program of nuclear enrichment, he said. read more


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

President Trump, from prepared remarks, will make the case that Iran has continued to build its nuclear weapons program, a White House aide tells CNN. The Director of National Intelligence, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense have all said in last two months they are complying with the deal. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's presentation last week on Iran's nuclear program did not change that assessment. read more


Monday, April 23, 2018

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America saved a collective $3.59 billion in the most recent quarter thanks to the GOP tax law's changes. Prior to the tax cuts, the banks paid 28 to 31 percent of income each year to federal taxes; now the banks project that number to fall closer to 20 to 22 percent. read more


Travis Reinking, the suspect in the Nashville-area Waffle House shooting that left four people dead, was arrested Monday afternoon after a massive manhunt. He was carrying a backpack that contained a firearm, ammunition and a flashlight. Reinking, 29, owns at least four firearms, and he's had his guns taken away from him at least twice. read more


Friday, April 06, 2018

The Trump administration's first year of immigration policy has relied on claims that immigrants bring crime into America. President Trump's latest target is sanctuary cities. As of 2017, according to Gallup polls, almost half of Americans agreed that immigrants make crime worse. But is it true that immigration drives crime? Many studies have shown that it does not. According to data from the study, a large majority of the areas have many more immigrants today than they did in 1980 and fewer violent crimes. The Marshall Project extended the study's data up to 2016, showing that crime fell more often than it rose even as immigrant populations grew almost across the board. read more


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