Chinese-born scientist accused of stealing trade secrets from Coca-Cola

Shannon You, a Chinese-born scientist, has been accused by the Department of Justice of stealing almost $120 million worth of trade secrets last year from The Coca-Cola Company. A grand jury in the Eastern District of Tennessee on Tuesday charged Yoo with stealing bisphenoal-A-free (BPA) cans and chemical secrets from the beverage maker. The company is listed as “Employer #1” […]

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For defendants in special counsel crosshairs, path to justice starts in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s courtroom

When political showman Roger Stone flew from Florida to the nation’s capital last month to stand trial on charges of lying to federal investigators, he was directed to an increasingly familiar destination in the massive federal judicial complex in Washington: Courtroom 3, where Judge Amy Berman Jackson presides. Jackson has become a low-key but recurring fixture of the special counsel […]

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, other progressive Democrats oppose border security funding deal

A number of prominent progressive House Democrats said Thursday they will oppose the bipartisan government funding and border security deal over concerns about funding the Department of Homeland Security. The House was set to vote on the bill Thursday evening after a Senate vote in the afternoon. If President Donald Trump signs it before the Friday midnight deadline, the measure […]

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EPA chief Andrew Wheeler calls toxic chemicals in drinking water 'very important threat' as agency set to release new plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to launch a new nationwide plan to control toxic chemicals that contaminate Americans’ drinking water all over the country. EPA will announce a national action plan Thursday to regulate and clean up a class of chemicals used in everyday products like nonstick pans and carpets, as well as firefighting foam. The types of chemicals […]

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Republicans supportive but wary about Trump reprogramming funds for border wall

While top Republicans on Capitol Hill now say they support President Donald Trump using executive action to transfer funds to pay for his proposed border wall, just days ago some GOP senators opposed the idea and others are worried he’ll take money from projects important to them. If Trump signs the border security deal, which provides $1.375 billion for physical […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar in fiery exchange after Trump and GOP demand she be removed from a foreign policy committee

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, the freshman congresswoman President Donald Trump and other top Republicans say should be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her “anti-Semitic” comments, engaged in a fiery exchange Wednesday with a Trump administration official over U.S. policy in Central America. Omar, one the first Muslim women in Congress, first came under fire Sunday when […]

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'It just smells like something doesn’t make sense': Canadian crypto world questions CEO's death

The CEO of what has been noted as Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, whose death is mired in controversy and whose widow says went to his grave with the sole password to access hundreds of millions of dollars, may have wanted to exit his business before he died, another leading cryptocurrency executive said, adding to the mystery. Gerald Cotten was the […]

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Mold, lead paint, rats: Deteriorating conditions in private military housing, survey shows

Mold. Lead paint. Vermin. These are among the conditions described by the families of U.S. service members in a new survey released Tuesday about privatized military housing. On Wednesday, military families head to Capitol Hill to testify before senators about their experiences. The non-profit group Military Family Advisory Network fielded an online questionnaire from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6 for […]

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The Note: Democrats face challenges posed by own diversity

The TAKE with Rick Klein Democrats already have the most diverse field in presidential primary history – with more declarations pending. But some of the party’s own diversity of background and opinions are presenting candidates with their biggest challenges in the early phase of the 2020 campaign. Rather than training their fire on President Donald Trump, Democrats are caught in […]

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