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Bitcoin continues its rally, pokes above $11,000 level

A day after reaching the $10,000 mark for the first time in more than a year, the price bitcoin surged above $11,000 on Saturday.

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Democratic candidates staunchly defend abortion rights at South Carolina forum

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roi...

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Trump denies sexually assaulting New York advice columnist in mid-1990s

A New York-based advice columnist claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s, according to a first-person account published Friday by New York magazine.

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Trump sends Kim an ‘excellent’ letter, North Korea says

A government-controlled new agency says that President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter.

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Trump says military strike against Iran is still an option — or he can be ‘their best friend’

President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s still considering military action against Iran after it downed an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, saying the use of force is “always on the table until we get this solved.”

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MGM Resorts sues insurance company, alleging failure to pay legal costs from Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 4,000 people are seeking damages from MGM Resorts International related to the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left 58 people dead, the casino giant said in a lawsuit alleging its insurance company has failed ...

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Pioneer of Financial Futures Now Brings You Libor Alternative—And Futures To Match

Richard Sandor’s Libor alternative, Ameribor, is now the basis of futures contracts.

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S&P 500 gains aren’t large enough to prove the market is in a bubble

Believing all this talk about a stock market bubble can land you in real trouble.

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As tensions rise, Iranian hackers step up cyberattacks against U.S.

Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say.

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After Trump’s sweeping tax reform, more Americans owed the IRS money

The first year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a rude surprise for many workers.

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Why Airbnb launched vacation ‘Adventures’ — just don’t call them ‘tours’

Airbnb’s new ‘Adventures’ are more expensive than they seem.

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Wealthy parents spend up to $10,000 on SAT prep for their kids

One-on-one tutoring sessions from Princeton Review runs as high as $2,600 for 10 hours of private instruction.

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5 ways to enjoy a flexible work schedule — without making mortal enemies of your coworkers

In a tight labor market, more employers are offering paid time off and other benefits.

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Monopoly doesn’t use cash anymore — that may teach kids some bad financial lessons

In a world of digital payments, parents need to be deliberate in teaching their kids about money.

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Lawsuit alleges the government is illegally garnishing tax refunds of student-loan borrowers

The government is accused of unlawfully collecting on student loans held by defrauded borrowers.

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What finding ‘lost wallets’ tells us about human nature

Researchers planted 17,000 ‘lost wallets’ in 40 countries. Psychologists say the results provide a surprising insight into human nature.

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This father paid $400,000 to get his child into Georgetown, but his son said he didn’t know — should he have been expelled?

Where does the responsibility lie for those children embroiled in the college admissions scandal?

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I’m engaged to a ‘money monster’ who racks up parking tickets and credit-card debt

‘We have separate finances because I don’t trust her to act prudently financially.’

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra could be a ‘red line’ some people won’t cross

Some social-media users regard Mark Zuckerberg’s financial-services ambitions with skepticism.

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Is your boss a psychopath?

Leadership consultants talk about how to identify the ‘dark triad’ of psychopathic traits.

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Kim Jong Un Receives ‘Excellent’ Letter From Trump, North Korea State Media Says

President Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter containing “excellent content,” Pyongyang’s state media said, a sign the two sides are open to diplomacy even though nuclear talks remain gridlocked.

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U.S. Launched Cyberattacks on Iran

The U.S. covertly launched offensive cyber operations against an Iranian intelligence group’s computer systems on Thursday, the same day President Trump pulled back on using more traditional methods of military force.

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Trump Bucked Advisers on Proposed Iran Attack

President Trump bucked most of his top national-security advisers by abandoning retaliatory strikes in Iran. In private conversations, the president reveled in his judgment, certain about his decision to call off the attac...

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Democratic Candidates Unite in Support for Abortion Rights

Virtually every Democratic presidential candidate addressed a leading pro-abortion rights organization Saturday, pledging support for federal funding, even as the public remains divided on the issue.

Oregon Capitol Closed After Threats From Militia Groups

Law-enforcement officials closed the state Capitol following threats from militia groups that were made while a partisan showdown has halted all activity in the Oregon Senate.

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Trump Announces Two-Week Delay in Deportation Raids

President Trump said he was delaying for two weeks planned weekend federal immigration raids to see if Congress can “work out a solution” to asylum and other problems at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Former White House Official to Avoid Congressional Testimony for Now

A former senior White House official cited frequently in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has reached agreement with Democratic lawmakers to avoid testifying before Congress for now.

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Trump Middle East Peace Plan Calls for $50 Billion in Investment

The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan would marshal $50 billion in investments over 10 years for the Palestinian territories and some neighbors. The blueprint makes no mention of some of the most difficult issu...

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Trump Plans ‘Major’ Iran Sanctions

President Trump tweeted that he plans to impose “major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” following his decision to call off a military attack on the country.

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New Hampshire Motorcycle Crash Kills Seven

Motorcyclists from a club whose members include former U.S. Marines collided with a pickup truck on a rural highway, leaving seven people dead.

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U.N. Rights Official Takes Pulse of Venezuela Ahead of Key Report

The United Nations top human-rights official said she urged Venezuela’s leaders to release political prisoners and cease torture but also warned that international sanctions could aggravate a dire humanitarian crisis.

Stonewall Wasn’t the Start of the Gay Rights Struggle

In the mid-1960s, activist Frank Kameny led a campaign for equality that was rooted in American ideals.

David Plastow Steered Rolls-Royce to a Renaissance

David Plastow led Rolls-Royce as it emerged from bankruptcy in the 1970s and underwent a renaissance, launching three celebrated models: the Corniche, Camargue and Silver Spirit.

Trump to Nominate Mark Esper to Be Secretary of Defense

President Trump said Friday night he will formally nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next U.S. defense secretary in coming weeks, but federal rules dictate that Mr. Esper step aside temporarily while he prepares...

Rise in Requests for Different School Seats After Brooklyn District’s New Admission Lottery

In the wake of a new admissions lottery to boost diversity, more families in Brooklyn’s District 15 asked for a change in their middle school assignments for the fall.

U.S. Cities Prepare for Federal Immigration Raids

Several U.S. cities are preparing for federal immigration raids beginning Sunday morning as President Trump looked to follow through on plans to move enforcement actions beyond the southern border.

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It’s Not Too Late for Bayer to Heal

Shares of chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer have been laid low by legal liabilities from its deal for Monsanto, but the situation is likely to improve.

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Marijuana Ties Are Hurting More Filers in Bankruptcy Courts

The Justice Department is using bankruptcy courts to impose the federal marijuana ban in states that have legalized pot, preventing people who work in the cannabis industry from using bankruptcy to save their home or busin...

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Bitcoin Is Back Above $10,000 and Investors Say This Rally Is Different

Bitcoin rose over $10,000 for the first time in over a year, riding a new wave of optimism about the value and future of digital currencies.

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Hoboken Takes E-Scooters for a Spin, and Complaints Follow

In the first 24 hours of launch of pilot program in the city, local police received more than 1,500 complaints.

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