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Noble Energy, Israel’s Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt

Investors in Israel’s natural-gas fields agreed Monday to supply an Egyptian company with gas valued at $15 billion, a deal that will build on growing ties between once-hostile neighbors. Source:: World News

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ECB Freezes All Payments by Latvia Bank Amid U.S. Probe

The ECB has frozen all payments by a Latvian bank, following accusations by the U.S. that the small bank laundered billions in illicit funds, including for companies connected to North Korea’s banned ballistic-missile program. Source:: World News

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Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the indictment detailing how Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue. Source:: World News

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EPA postpones Israel trip amid scrutiny of administrator’s travel

By Anthony Pucik United States Environmental Protection Agency (WASHINGTON) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has canceled a scheduled trip to Israel amid scrutiny over his high travel costs. Documents released last week showed that Administrator Scott Pruitt racked up nearly $200,000 in travel expenses for him and his staff, including some chartered flights and upgraded tickets to first or business class. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said Sunday that the agency decided to postpone a planned trip to Israel, though she did not give a specific reason. The Washington Post reported that Pruitt was scheduled to meet with …

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Pennsylvania’s new court-ordered congressional map dramatically straightens borders

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FACT CHECK: Feds say Trump tweet misstates how FBI works

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Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms

An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several years, most recently in December, federal investigators said. Source:: World News

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Trump linking Florida shooting to Russia investigation sparks backlash

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MLB imposes rule changes to enhance pace of play

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James Bay & “Stranger Things” actress share “Wild Love” in new video

By Andrea Dresdale Republic Records James Bay is out with the video to his new song “Wild Love,” co-starring Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things. A clip of the video premiered on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday morning, before the full visual dropped. The clip opens with a huge close-up of James’ face and then pulls back to show him standing alone while purple butterflies flutter around him. Then, he’s in a crowded club, where he locks eyes with Natalia and pushes his way through the crowd towards her. She comes towards him as well, mouthing the …

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Students hold ‘lie-in’ at White House to protest gun laws

By Michael Dobuski iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Students from the Washington, D.C. area held a protest outside the White House Monday to call for lawmakers to reform gun laws after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. last week. In the protest, organized by a group called Teens for Gun Reform, 17 students lay on the ground for three minutes in front of the White House to symbolize the 17 people killed last week and how long it reportedly took the shooter to buy an AR-15 rifle, according to a press release. Protesters held signs that read “Protect Kids, Not …

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Backlash after Trump fumes over Russia investigation, links it to Florida shooting

By Michael Dobuski iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump felt liberated Friday afternoon, sources close to him told ABC News, when the news broke that the special counsel probing interference in the 2016 presidential election unveiled a grand jury indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups accused of meddling “with U.S. elections and political processes.” “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!” the president tweeted as he boarded Air Force One in …

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Trump ‘supportive of efforts’ to update background check system after Florida shooting

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Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide state congressional map

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