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Saddam Hussein wrote a romantic novel you can actually buy on Amazon

In 2000, Saddam Hussein published an allegorical romance novel called "Zabiba and the King." Not much is known about production of the book, but you can buy an English translation on Amazon. It gives a glimpse into Saddam's ideology,...Show More Summary

Trump just dealt a major blow to the fastest-growing job market in the US

President Donald Trump signed off on a new 30% tax on imported solar panels Tuesday. But most of the US jobs in the solar sector aren't in manufacturing, they're in installation. US companies say they're bracing for "meaningful job loss"...Show More Summary

KPMG confirms it will be investigated over the collapse of Carillion: 'We are standing by the work that we did'

KPMG will be investigated by the FRC for its role in the collapse of the giant infrastructure firm Carillion. "There is an investigation being conducted and we'll comply fully with that investigation, at this moment," Melanie Richards,...Show More Summary

Meet the Common Sense Coalition — the bipartisan group of senators who ended the government shutdown

When the federal government reopened on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's deal to put off immigration negotiations in favor of a short-term spending plan took center stage — but...Show More Summary

The Senate and the House couldn't be further apart on what they want an immigration bill to look like

Senate leaders reached a deal to take up an immigration bill that would address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security in order to reopen the government on Monday. Senate Republicans and Democrats want...Show More Summary

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Facebook should be regulated like the cigarette industry (CRM)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says some technology has addictive qualities and should be regulated. Benioff is the latest high profile tech executive to raise questions about the way some tech products have become intertwined in people's...Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer has reportedly yanked his offer to Trump to partially fund the border wall in exchange for DACA

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered to fund part of President Donald Trump's wall in exchange for DACA protections as part of the shutdown negotiations. Trump agreed to the outlines of the deal, Schumer claimed, before backing...Show More Summary

Melania Trump flaunted her life of expensive vacations and celebrity-packed galas on social media until the election — here's how much her life has changed

Melania Trump says she is hard at work as the first lady of the US. Prior to President Donald Trump's election, Melania Trump's schedule was dominated by socializing with celebrities and luxury vacations. Scrolling through Trump's social...Show More Summary

Warren to Trump nominee: 'It would be a mistake to put you on the Fed board'

Donald Trump's Fed board nominee, Marvin Goodfriend, got an earful from Democratic senators during his confirmation hearing. Senators Warren, Menendez pointed to Goodfriend's spotty forecasting record, including premature arguments for...Show More Summary

Tillerson blames Russia after reports emerge of Syrian regime using chemical weapons

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the Syrian regime may still be using chemical weapons. Reports emerged that 20 people were victims of an apparent chlorine gas attack on Monday.  The White Helmets, a Syrian rescue...Show More Summary

Theresa May is setting up a 'fake news' unit to tackle Russian propaganda

Theresa May is setting up a new "National Security Communications Unit." The anti-fake news unit will be tasked with "combating disinformation by state actors and others." May has previously accused Russia of waging a fake news war against...Show More Summary

Here's a look at what Trump's new income tax brackets mean for every type of taxpayer

US President Donald Trump signed Congressional Republicans' new tax code into law in December. Business Insider previously listed how single people in different occupations will fare when it comes to the tax bill. How much you pay in...Show More Summary

Trump tweets that John Kelly is doing a 'fantastic job' amid report that the relationship between them is 'past the point of no return'

President Donald Trump tweeted a message of confidence about his chief of staff, John Kelly, following reporting that the president is looking to replace his top aide. "Long hours and Fake reporting makes your job more difficult, but...Show More Summary

Mueller interviewed Jeff Sessions, making him the first Trump cabinet member to be questioned in the Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's office for several hours last week, according to The New York Times. This makes Sessions the first sitting cabinet member in President Donald Trump's administration...Show More Summary

At least one person dead, 5 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

At least one person died and more than five others were injured Tuesday morning after a shooting at a Marshall County High School in Kentucky. Police have secured the scene, but details are still developing. A shooter opened fire at a Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing at least one student and injuring five more, according to Gov. Show More Summary

Trump's potentially trillion-dollar infrastructure plan has reportedly leaked — here's what it says

President Donald Trump touted fixing America's crumbling infrastructure on the campaign trail. Axios apparently got a copy of his six-page infrastructure plan. President Donald Trump's potentially trillion-dollar infrastructure planShow More Summary

Trump thanks 'Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN' for reporting on him gloating about the shutdown victory

President Donald Trump thanked "Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN" for reporting on his victory over Democrats in recent government shutdown negotiations. Trump reportedly had little to do with the negotiations, but Democrats are widely...Show More Summary

Philip Hammond slaps down Boris Johnson's demand for £100 million a week for the NHS

Philip Hammond rebukes Boris Johnson's demand for more NHS money. "Mr Johnson is the foreign secretary," Hammond tells reporters in Brussels. Johnson set to demand an extra £5 billion a year for NHS in Cabinet meeting today. The foreign...Show More Summary

Garry Kasparov told us what it's like to live in fear of being assassinated by Putin

In 2007, a former KGB general warned that he believed former chess champion Garry Kasparov was next on a list of Putin critics to be assassinated. Putin is suspected of condoning the assassination of 14 people in the UK. Kasparov has lived in exile in New York since 2013. Show More Summary

A Michigan man is facing federal charges after threatening a mass shooting at CNN headquarters

A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening a mass shooting at CNN headquarters in Atlanta. An FBI investigation determined that the man made the call last week from a Detroit suburb, a local CBS affiliate in Atlanta reported. OnShow More Summary

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