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  • NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data July 20, 2019
    A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.
  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison July 20, 2019
    Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.
  • American Airlines-Qantas joint venture wins final U.S. approval July 20, 2019
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday granted American Airlines Group Inc and Qantas Airways Ltd final approval to operate a joint venture after a prior effort was rejected in 2016.
  • Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies involvement in hush money talks: lawyer July 20, 2019
    An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump.
  • FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels July 19, 2019
    FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.
  • Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule' July 19, 2019
    Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, vowing the state would step in to fund most of those clinics itself.
  • Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide July 19, 2019
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.
  • U.S. Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: source July 19, 2019
    The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a condition of their proposed merger or face a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transaction, a source familiar with the deal said on […]
  • New York awards offshore wind contracts as governor signs climate bill July 19, 2019
    New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic July 19, 2019
    An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.