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Danger in the Gulf: What the Attack on Saudi Arabian Oil Means for America

Danger in the Gulf: What the Attack on Saudi Arabian Oil Means for AmericaIt may be that U.S. military assets in the Persian Gulf region have gone from being an intimidating tool of American coercion to a strategic vulnerability.



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British lawmakers take control: What it means for Boris, Brexit and Britain

British lawmakers take control: What it means for Boris, Brexit and BritainThe House of Commons took the unprecedented step of usurping government control of Parliament — a dramatic move that raises more questions than it answers.



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Andrew Yang Wants Thorium Nuclear Power. Here's What That Means.

Andrew Yang Wants Thorium Nuclear Power. Here's What That Means.Why the Democratic candidate is backing an experimental technology to fight climate change.



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Epstein: How he died and what it means for his accusers

Epstein: How he died and what it means for his accusersFinancier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, officials said Saturday. Epstein was accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars in cash for massages and then sexually abusing them at various locations, including homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and New York from 2002 through 2005. WHO WAS JEFFREY EPSTEIN?



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So Much for Suez: What Britain's Tanker Crisis with Iran in the Gulf Really Means

So Much for Suez: What Britain's Tanker Crisis with Iran in the Gulf Really MeansLast week’s seizure of a British tanker in the Persian Gulf is nothing short of shocking.The Swedish-owned and British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero was intercepted en route to Saudi Arabia when it was attacked. The daring raid as captured, if not choreographed, by Iranian state television saw soldiers of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps rappel from helicopters to the deck, with fast attack ships running circles around the vessel.Yet the most interesting detail is that the British frigate HMS Montrose was in the Gulf, arriving “ten minutes too late” to prevent the attack. Moreover, the crew of the Montrose contacted the Iranians, warning them to stand down, words that were completely ignored by Iranian forces.So much for a robust deployment East of Suez.An Unprepared PowerIt appears that, in the short term, this crisis is the result of a convergence of factors spurred on by the unsolved national predicament that is Brexit.Functionally, Britain was leaderless as Iranian forces boarded the vessel. Prime Minister Theresa May was a lame-duck, unable to act as the Conservative Party elected a successor. Tuesday, they chose Boris Johnson as the next prime minister, but his first priority is Brexit, not Iran.



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Kamala Harris is surging. Here's what that means for her campaign

Kamala Harris is surging. Here's what that means for her campaignHarris' top contender status almost surely means more scrutiny and more attention including from President Donald Trump.



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Biden and school busing: Where he stood, what it means

Biden and school busing: Where he stood, what it meansThat Joe Biden, the man picked by America’s first black president as his number two, should now be suffering attacks over his record on race might seem surprising. Senator Kamala Harris, the only black woman in the Democratic presidential field, forcefully questioned Biden on his opposition in the 1970s to court-ordered busing programs aimed at integrating public schools. Harris noted, in a quavering voice, that as “a little girl in California” she was “part of the second class to integrate her public schools” in a busing program.



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Another critical software bug means the Boeing 737 Max still isn’t safe to fly

Another critical software bug means the Boeing 737 Max still isn’t safe to flyThe Boeing 737 Max saga continues with a new development that's not good news for Boeing. There's a new software issue that Boeing has to fix, which was discovered during recent FAA testing with the platform. There's no telling when the fix will be deployed, or when the 737 Max will be certified safe for flying again. As of right now, airlines have extended cancellations well into the summer and early fall.United Airlines announced on Wednesday that all 737 Max flights would be canceled until September 3rd, Gizmodo reports, while Southwest Airlines extended the cancellations through October 1st.The news comes as a result of the recent reports that said the FAA conducted new tests and discovered a critical safety issue with the plane's software that needs to be addressed. The new error is different from the one that contributed to the widely reported 737 Max crashes that resulted in the deaths of 346 people, and subsequently grounded all 737 Max flights.The FAA posted the following statement on the matter earlier this week:> The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft's prohibition order when we deem it is safe to do so. We continue to evaluate Boeing's software modification to the MCAS, and we are still developing necessary training requirements. We also are responding to recommendations received from the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB is an independent review panel we have asked to review our work regarding 737 Max return to service.> > On the most recent issue, the FAA's process is designed to discover and highlight potential risks. The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate.While the FAA hasn't explained what the new issue is, a report from The Washington Post on the same day said that the flight control computer could force the plane to dive 'in a dangerous, uncontrolled fashion," in certain circumstances. The FAA pilots who performed the tests were concerned they could not "quickly and easily follow the required recovery procedures," a person familiar with the matter said."Boeing agrees with the FAA's decision and request, and is working on the required software," the company told The Post in a statement, without explaining how long it would take to address the issue. If software changes don't fix the problem, hardware modifications will be needed.



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What the Mueller Probe Really Means

What the Mueller Probe Really MeansThe Mueller Report, despite the best efforts of the chief author and his partisan investigative staff, is a bone-crushing defeat for the president’s enemies. There is not a whit of evidence that any American collaborated with any Russian to alter the results of the 2016 presidential election, and there is extensive evidence that the Trump campaign was the subject of enticements to collaborate and rebuffed all of them at all levels. The laborious bulk of Mueller’s minute description of completely inconsequential twists and turns in his investigation leaves the reader in no doubt of his thoroughness, and in no doubt of the complete absence of any case that could be made for collusion, let alone cooperation in an actual crime of attempting to influence the election illegally. As there is clearly no excuse for the special counsel to have been established, Mueller devotes the second half of his report to an effort to scratch together a virtual justification for it, by leading the reader through another maze to imply that there might be a conceivable case against the president for obstruction of justice. He acknowledges that he does not have a clear idea of the president’s motives, and so cannot judge if there was a corrupt motive, but cannot exonerate him either.



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Free speech means I don't have to be nice to Devin Nunes on Twitter. So why's he suing me?

Free speech means I don't have to be nice to Devin Nunes on Twitter. So why's he suing me?I didn't act like Miss Congeniality toward a member of Congress. He's upset that I did my job, so now he's trying to stifle my free speech and yours.



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