Washington Post

EPA: Fiat Chrysler software enabled emissions cheating
Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of installing software that enables certain diesel trucks to emit far more pollutants than emissions laws allow. The company denied those accusations, saying its software meets …
EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissionsReuters
Op-Ed: Fiat emissions scandal just the latest from an industry skilled at ‘deception and trickery’CNBC
Another Emissions Scandal? EPA Says 2014–2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram Diesels Violate Clean Air ActCar and Driver (blog)
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CNN

DOJ unveils police reforms in Baltimore
CNN
(CNN) Nearly two years after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody led to protests, Baltimore and the US Justice Department agreed to terms Thursday on sweeping police reforms that include cameras in all police transport vans. The 227-page consent …
Justice Department and Baltimore Agree on Plan to Reform PolicingWall Street Journal
Judge James K. Bredar, assigned to oversee Baltimore consent decree, is former public defenderBaltimore Sun
Loretta Lynch: Baltimore Police commit to reforms, oversightsWashington Times
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CNN

What the last 48 hours told us about Trump’s next 4 years
CNN
(CNN) President-elect Donald Trump went nose-to-nose Wednesday with a press corps itching to cross-examine him after more than five months at arm’s length, while his top nominees faced off with senators during a strategic crush of confirmation hearings.
Trump’s Cabinet nominees keep contradicting himWashington Post
Trump’s past comments haunt his nomineesPolitico
Ambitious Democrats Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet HearingsNBCNews.com
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Ars Technica

HTC shatters expectations with all-glass, AI-infused U Ultra and U Play
Ars Technica
In the post-smartphone world—where the market is saturated, sales are down, and a mere £100/$150 can buy a perfectly pleasant device—just what does the premium smartphone maker do? Does it go down the path of Huawei and OnePlus, offering …
HTC’s new Hail Mary: Two U phones with novel ideasBGR
HTC outs an always listening, dual-screen smartphone with its own AI assistantTechCrunch
Hands On With the HTC U Ultra, U PlayPC Magazine
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NBCNews.com

US Military Bombed Afghan Homes in ‘Self-Defense’ Against Taliban
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American forces called in airstrikes on civilian homes in Afghanistan after an operation to capture Taliban leaders spiraled out of control into a bloody firefight, a U.S. military report found Thursday. November’s incident resulted in the deaths of 33
US Forces Acted in Self-Defense in Afghan Battle, Probe FindsWall Street Journal
Probe identifies 33 civilian deaths in US-Afghan raid on TalibanMilitary Times
US military says battle with Taliban killed 33 civilians in AfghanistanWashington Post
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CNBC

US weekly jobless claims total 247000 vs 255000 estimate
CNBC
A job seeker speaks with an Academy Roofing Inc. representative at the Adams County Workforce and Business Center job fair in Brighton, Colorado. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and the …
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 247000U.S. News & World Report
US Jobless Claims Rise Modestly to Start YearWall Street Journal
Jobless claims climb 10000 to 247000 in first week of 2017MarketWatch
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Reuters

VW shareholders question bonuses in wake of US diesel deal
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is seen at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo – RTX2YF74. VW shareholders question bonuses in wake of U.S….X. By Edward Taylor and Simon Jessop | FRANKFURT/ …
In VW case, US takes aim at employees, not just corporationMyrtle Beach Sun News
6 Volkswagen Executives Charged as Company Pleads Guilty in Emissions CaseNew York Times
Dieselgate: 13 VW Managers Indicted Around The World, Big Guys UnbotheredForbes
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NBCNews.com

Senate Approves First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare in Late-Night Session
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The U.S. Senate took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after a marathon voting session that started Wednesday evening and extended into early Thursday. The vote does not repeal President Obama’s signature achievement, but it …
Republicans take first step in drive to repeal, replace ObamaCareFox News
Obamacare Repeal Could Be More Difficult Than House Republicans ThinkHuffington Post
Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare RepealBreitbart News
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