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California would increase fuel taxes under $52 billion road repair plan

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California would increase gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades to fund an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state’s sagging infrastructure under a deal announced Wednesday. … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon LWB

At Ford, the name Transit is a trunk from which many branches grow. It’s the core calling card for its multisize, multifunction vans. Transit Connect is the designation for the smaller series, of which there also are multiple versions separated … Continue reading

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Completely insane architects are planning to hang a skyscraper from an asteroid

Words like “insane,” “crazy,” and “nuts” get thrown around a lot — I use them more than my fair share, if I’m being honest — but a New York design group just revealed plans for a new type of skyscraper that … Continue reading

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Tesla Is Almost Worth As Much As Ford, And It's Been Around For A Fraction Of The Time

Ford was around for 100 years before Tesla came on the auto scene, and Ford was being publicly traded for 54 years before Tesla went public, yet the two companies are worth almost the same, reports BuzzFeed. Wednesday afternoon Ford … Continue reading

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911 Call Released in 'Make My Day' Home Invasion Killings

A harrowing ordeal played out for 911 dispatchers as a caller revealed he had shot three teens after a home invasion in Oklahoma quickly turned fatal. The three teens were shot by the 23-year-son of the homeowners in the town of … Continue reading

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U.S. Generals Warn of More Civilian Casualties, As ISIS Wages Desperate Fight in Mosul

The close-quarter fighting between Iraqi forces and militants using human shields and booby-trapped houses to slow their advance is making it harder to avoid endangering more civilians, a top U.S. military commander said Wednesday. “I believe that as we move … Continue reading

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Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her Taxes

An Argentine college junior was targeted by supporters of President Trump after taking to social media to dispel the myth that undocumented immigrants leech off the country. Belen Sisa, 23, who attends Arizona State University, posted her IRS 1040 to Facebook and … Continue reading

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Amazon sets mass layoffs at Quidsi products unit after losses

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc plans mass layoffs at its money-losing parenting products subsidiary Quidsi as part of a business restructuring, the company said in a document filed with the state of New Jersey on Wednesday. The e-commerce … Continue reading

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US senator warns of Russian interference in French election

Washington (AFP) – The head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee warned Wednesday that Russia is interfering in the French election just as it did in the US presidential campaign last year. Senator Richard Burr, who has access to some … Continue reading

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Senate Investigators: ‘We Will Get the Facts on Trump’s Russia Ties’

With the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election collapsing amid partisan rancor, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence panel appeared shoulder-to-shoulder on Wednesday to pledge that their probe will avoid partisan infighting and focus on … Continue reading

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