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ABC News previously reported Rod Rosenstein would leave the Department of Justice in mid-March to ensure a smooth transition for his successor and accommodate the new AG. ABC
VOA VIEW: ABC is wrong again.
The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General said it had recently received a complaint that Shanahan "allegedly took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors, allegedly in violation of ethics rules." Shanahan worked for Boeing for 31 years, last serving as senior vice president of supply chain operations.
VOA VIEW: Liberals want to find anything wrong in the Trump administration.
The former White House communications director agreed to turn over documents requested by the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are doing their best to obstruct the administration..
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President Trump visited a tank factory on Wednesday, and once again criticized the late John McCain. Fellow Republicans have taken note and are not happy with his comments. Major Garrett reports. CBS
Jim Cramer explains why he thinks President Donald Trump plans to leave tariffs in place and why the Federal Reserve helped in his trade standoff with China. CNBC
Mark Gallogly, the co-founder of investment firm Centerbridge Partners, has signaled to friends that he's likely going to help Beto O'Rourke. CNBC
President Donald Trump looks -- and is acting -- rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency. CNN
VOA VIEW: A total waste of time and taxpayers money.
Several members of the Supreme Court expressed concern over allegations of racial bias in the jury selection system on Wednesday in a case concerning a Mississippi death row inmate who was tried six times for murder. CNN
VOA VIEW: Getting a good sample to choose from is the major problem.
Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. FOX News
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Fourteen men from central and South America were found crammed into an SUV that was pulled over last month on Interstate 64 in southern Illinois, authorities said Wednesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Yet, the Dems say there is no crises.
PM faces calls for resignation after blaming Commons for delay to UK’s exit from EUFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogTheresa May is facing a furious backlash from her own backbenchers and calls for her resignation after she blamed squabbling MPs for delaying Brexit.In a defiant statement on Wednesday night she told the British public: Guardian
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday and after their meeting, they held a press conference. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
In a fresh blow to the embattled government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a legislator quit his ruling Liberal Party to sit as an independent on Wednesday after defending a former minister at the center of a political scandal. Reuters
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Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Reuters
Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country’s border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured. UN News
VOA VIEW: Rules of engagement is clear and open for a nation that is open to hostility.
The growing use of 3D printers and rising number of 3D gun blueprints online could allow criminals easy access to untraceable weapons, experts say. UPI
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The Supreme Court heard arguments about racial discrimination in jury selection for a case that could reverse a conviction for a Mississippi man on death row. UPI
The Federal Reserve chose not to raise its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and said it doesn't plan to hike rates for the rest of the year. UPI
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Facebook changed because is was forced. Facebook announced Tuesday that it will block landlords and creditors from using a person's demographic data including a person’s zip code, gender and age, to target certain groups in online advertisements.
The announcement is part of a legal settlement with groups that promote fair housing laws. They complained in court last year that the social media giant enabled real estate brokers and landlords to exclude certain demographics when advertising. The federal government, under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, had filed its own complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits businesses from which prohibits the sale or rental of housing based on such factors as race or religion.
The company also was accused of allowing employers to discriminate against women by targeting job listings toward men only, specifically in traditionally male-dominated fields.