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What do we get with new IRS funding? A crackdown on corporate jet abuse.: The IRS has a powerful story to tell — so long as it’s not drowned out by ...
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What do we get with new IRS funding? A crackdown on corporate jet abuse.
Quick Glance: What New IRS Funding Means: Crackdown on Corporate Jet Abuse
  • More audits of corporate jets, improved service for regular taxpayers.

  • After years of resource starvation, the IRS received an $80 billion investment to modernize IT systems and enhance tax enforcement.

  • The IRS launches a program to audit companies for corporate jet use (and abuse) to prevent tax evasion.

  • Furthermore, the IRS is investing in advanced data science capabilities for targeted audits and taxpayer-friendly tax preparation programs.
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King Charles III Sends Message to Ukraine on Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion: King Charles III lauded Ukrainians’ heroism and commended U.K. support of the ...
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King Charles III Sends Message to Ukraine on Anniversary of Russia’s ...
Quick Glance: King Charles: Tears of Support
  • The King met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.

  • The in-person meeting at Buckingham Palace marked the start of the year.

  • The Prime Minister had a brief personal call with the King to wish him well after the cancer diagnosis was announced.

  • Despite postponing all public duties, the King continues to process state documents.
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Historians rank Trump as worst president: Obama was the only living president to make the top 10.
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Historians rank Trump as worst president
Quick Glance: Historians: Biden vs. Trump Not a Close Call
  • President Biden is highly rated by historians but is in a tight election race with former President Donald Trump, who ranks last.

  • In the recent 2024 Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey, Biden ranks 14th while Trump comes in 45th.

  • Conservatives rate Biden at 30th, liberals at 13th, and moderates at 20th. Trump is ranked in the bottom five by all three groups.

  • The survey reveals historians favoring Biden while polls show a lack of confidence in his handling of key policy areas and criticisms over his age. Meanwhile, Trump seems on track for another Republican nomination despite facing criminal counts and disapproval over his presidency.
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Biden mourns loss of National Guardsmen killed in Mississippi crash: President Biden commemorated the National Guard for their commitment to service ...
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Biden mourns loss of National Guardsmen killed in Mississippi crash
Quick Glance: Tragedy: Two Fatalities in Mississippi Helicopter Crash
  • An Apache AH-64 helicopter crashed during a training flight in Prentiss County, Mississippi.

  • The incident occurred around 2pm in a wooded area near Boonville.

  • The Mississippi National Guard placed significant emphasis on supporting the surviving family members.

  • Recently, there have been several military aviation accidents, including an incident involving five Marines in California and an Osprey crash off the coast of Japan's Yakushima Island.
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Former Obama adviser David Axelrod said the impression of the Republican party as extreme is harming it politically. "I would pay to have every American ... Show more
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The Strange Resurrection of the Two-State Solution: How an Unimaginable War Could Bring About the Only Imaginable Peace
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The Strange Resurrection of the Two-State Solution: How an Unimaginable ...
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Military officials say small balloon spotted over Western U.S. poses no security risk
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Quick Glance: US Tracking High Balloon over Midwest
  • The U.S. is tracking a high-altitude balloon over the Midwest, but it’s unclear if the balloon is a threat, officials said.

  • The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stated that officials are tracking a small balloon at around 43,000 to 45,000 feet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is also aiding in monitoring the balloon.

  • NORAD dispatched fighter jets over Utah and confirmed it was 'not maneuverable and did not pose a threat to national security.'

  • Last year’s Chinese spy balloon incident strained relations between the U.S. and China, which slightly improved after a meeting between President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in November.
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Dark Trump flips Biden’s “4 more years” against him: Trump will lay out his general-election case against Biden.
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Dark Trump flips Biden’s “4 more years” against him
Quick Glance: Trump’s Grim Portrayal vs. Biden
  • Former President depicts bleak America in speech.

  • Caution against Biden's re-election and pledge of freedom.

  • Forecast of chaotic future with Biden's second term.

  • Criticism of government and emphasis on general elections.
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Trump predicts November ‘Judgment Day’ for critics in CPAC speech: Former President Trump on Saturday painted a bleak picture of America under President Biden’s ...
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Trump predicts November ‘Judgment Day’ for critics in CPAC speech
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Trials against ex-presidents: Trump compares himself to black Americans: Donald Trump keeps talking about a witch hunt against him. Now he compares his legal ...
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Trials against ex-presidents: Trump compares himself to black Americans
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#Ukraine2YearsOn : 🇺🇦 "We will win," President Volodymyr #Zelensky said at a ceremony in #Kyiv . He spoke alongside the Canadian ... Show more
Quick Glance: Zelensky Promises Victory Against Russia
  • Ukrainian President Zelensky vows victory against Russia despite setbacks

  • International support for Ukraine against Russia

  • Russia builds strength, Ukraine calls for more weapons
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For the first time since the Apollo missions ended 50 years ago, a U.S. spacecraft has touched down on the surface of the moon ... Show more
Quick Glance: Moon lander Odysseus tipped sideways on lunar surface
  • Intuitive Machines confirms the moon lander Odysseus is 'alive and well' but resting sideways on the lunar surface.

  • Although the landing was successful, engineers discovered the craft had tipped over during its final descent.

  • Communication with the lander is ongoing, with expectations of obtaining the first images from the lunar surface.

  • Most of the scientific payloads are accessible despite the sideways position, with some limitations in communication.
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Is this not stunning? ✨ It's the #Sun emitting a strong solar flare, caught on camera by #NASA 's #Solar Dynamics Observatory 📸 ☀️ Imagery shared by @NASA ... Show more
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U.S. imposes more than 500 new Russia sanctions after Navalny’s death: The Treasury Department on Friday announced an aggressive expansion of existing financial ...
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U.S. imposes more than 500 new Russia sanctions after Navalny’s death
Quick Glance: US Targets Russia with Over 500 New Sanctions
  • The US has announced over 500 new sanctions against Russia, including measures targeting Russia's main card payment system, financial and military institutions, and officials involved in the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny.

  • The newly-announced US measures also include nearly 100 firms and individuals who will face export restrictions.

  • Russian banks and military-industrial enterprises have adapted and developed workarounds to evade existing sanctions.

  • The EU has also announced new sanctions, targeting nearly 200 companies and individuals accused of helping Russia procure weapons or being involved in the kidnapping of Ukrainian children - something Moscow denies.
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Before Joe, James and Hunter, there was Great-Great-Grandpa Moses: It may be hard-wired in the family DNA.
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Before Joe, James and Hunter, there was Great-Great-Grandpa Moses
Quick Glance: The Bidens: A History of Corruption
  • The Bidens have a skill at evading legal accountability.

  • Generations of Bidens exhibit scandalous patterns.

  • Joe Biden's ancestor was convicted of attempted murder.

  • Biden family members used political connections for exoneration.
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Trump's legal team submits cell phone analysis, Fani Willis objects it isn't 'relevant'
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Trump's legal team submits cell phone analysis, Fani Willis objects it ...
Quick Glance: Trump Submits Cellphone Records in Legal Case
  • Former President Donald Trump submitted evidence of Nathan Wade and Fani Willis' interactions before Wade's hiring.

  • The records could cast doubt on Willis and Wade's relationship timeline.

  • Trump requested disqualification of Willis and Wade over financial benefits.

  • An investigator alleges that the cellphone records reveal numerous interactions.
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Haley struggles to close gap with Trump ahead of South Carolina primary: South Carolinians head to the polls Saturday in the state’s Republican primary race ...
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Haley struggles to close gap with Trump ahead of South Carolina primary
Quick Glance: Nikki Haley Persists Despite Tough Polls
  • Difficult polls in her home state and consecutive losses to Trump spark speculation of her potential withdrawal.

  • In Greenville, South Carolina, she declares: "I'm not giving up."

  • Amid applause, Ms. Haley asserts: "I refuse to quit."

  • South Carolina primary is on Saturday, with Trump aiming for a decisive victory to solidify his lead.
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Former U.S. spies warned in 2020 that the Hunter Biden scandal had Russian fingerprints. They feel vindicated now.
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Former U.S. spies warned in 2020 that the Hunter Biden scandal had Russian ...
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Kanye West, Bianca Censori flaunt titanium teeth and nearly nude outfit at Milan Fashion Week
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Kanye West, Bianca Censori flaunt titanium teeth and nearly nude outfit at ...
Quick Glance: Censori's Bold Statement at Fashion Event
  • Bianca Censori showcased the pantless trend at Milan Fashion Week 2024.

  • The Australian partner of Kanye West sported a daring black leather bodysuit with pink boots at the Marni runway show alongside her rapper husband.

  • The 29-year-old Yeezy architect accompanied the 46-year-old Flashing Lights rapper at the designer's fall/winter 2024-2025 womenswear show in the Italian fashion capital, leaving little to the imagination in her high-cut string look.

  • Adding baby pink knee-high boots to her black ensemble, the Australian beauty made an unusual color statement and posed with West before the show.
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Trump says Black voters like him more because of his indictments and mug shot: He cited the 91 felony charges he faces and compared them to unfair treatment from ...
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Trump says Black voters like him more because of his indictments and mug ...
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Biden administration restores U.S. policy calling Israeli settlements 'illegitimate' under international law
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Quick Glance: Blinken Condemns New Settlements in West Bank
  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken labels new Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal and counterproductive to peace.

  • Blinken expressed disappointment over the announcement of thousands of new residences in Palestinian territories.

  • Blinken emphasized the US government's opposition to settlement expansion, stating it weakens Israel's security.
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King Charles says Ukraine faces 'indescribable aggression': King Charles rallies international support for the "true valour" of Ukraine's war against Russia.
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King Charles says Ukraine faces 'indescribable aggression'
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Joe Biden Has Lost His Own Voters: Only 34 percent of those who voted for Joe Biden in 2020 think the president definitely isn't too old for a second term.
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Joe Biden Has Lost His Own Voters
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Judgment in Trump civil fraud case officially entered at $464 million: A clerk in New York has officially entered a more than $464 million fraud judgment against ...
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Judgment in Trump civil fraud case officially entered at $464 million
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Trump and his allies scramble to close fundraising gap with Biden: Concerns have also grown among top Republicans and other allies that Trump is spending too ...
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Trump and his allies scramble to close fundraising gap with Biden
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted in 'alarming' cyberattack: The RCMP has launched a criminal investigation into the breach.
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted in 'alarming' cyberattack
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Biden meets with Navalny’s widow and daughter after dissident’s death: Meeting comes as the president seeks to highlight Putin’s brutality and win aid for ...
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Biden meets with Navalny’s widow and daughter after dissident’s death
Quick Glance: Biden meets Navalny's Widow and Daughter
  • President Biden offered condolences and pledged sanctions against Russia.

  • Navalny's death strengthened opposition against Putin in Russia.

  • Biden urges support for Ukraine against Russian invasion.
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US sanctions: Turks propose radical solution for Russia: Turkish exporters are calling on the government to allow payment transactions with Russia bypassing ...
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US sanctions: Turks propose radical solution for Russia
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Elon Musk claims he will rival Gmail with XMail: Elon Musk has suggested he will take on Gmail, Outlook and others with his own email provider, XMail ...
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Elon Musk claims he will rival Gmail with XMail
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Fox News cuts off Trump rally speech to issue multiple fact-checks: Live: Republican presidential front-runner made announcement as he prepares for CPAC ...
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Fox News cuts off Trump rally speech to issue multiple fact-checks: Live
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Gravitas | 'Aliens are out there': NASA chief's admission as hunt begins for extraterrestrial life
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Gravitas | 'Aliens are out there': NASA chief's admission ...
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A cartoon by Pia Guerra and Ian Boothby. #NewYorkerCartoons See more cartoons from this week’s issue: nyer.cm/FAF15h0
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Trump requests delay of $83.3 million judgment in Carroll defamation trial : The amount awarded was "egregiously excessive," Trump's lawyer said to ABC News.
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Trump requests delay of $83.3 million judgment in Carroll defamation trial ...
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MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants: ‘I know everyone hates them’
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MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants: ‘I know everyone ...
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Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns
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Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite ...
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Crypto Miners Fight Federal Agencies’ Demands To Reveal Energy Use: A judge has temporarily halted the Department of Energy’s attempts to force crypto companies ...
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Crypto Miners Fight Federal Agencies’ Demands To Reveal Energy Use
Quick Glance: Crypto Miners Resist Government Demands on Energy Data
  • Lawyers representing a crypto trade group secure a temporary win to halt data collection on energy usage.

  • A federal judge in Texas temporarily stops a mandatory survey for companies to disclose electricity usage.

  • The Texas Blockchain Council lawsuit against federal agencies effectively halts the case for at least four weeks.

  • Government officials at all levels express concern over the increasing energy consumption of the cryptomining industry.
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Three University of Wyoming swimmers killed and two injured in highway crash: Three University of Wyoming swimming and diving team members were killed in a car ...
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Three University of Wyoming swimmers killed and two injured in highway ...
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Biden calls border deal ‘strongest’ in history in speech to governors: President Joe Biden called on House Republicans to take up the bipartisan border deal ...
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Biden calls border deal ‘strongest’ in history in speech to governors
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Beyoncé Has the Biggest Country Song in America. That Doesn’t Mean It’s the Biggest With Country Fans.
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Quick Glance: Beyoncé Tops Country Charts with 'Texas Hold 'Em'
  • Beyoncé hits No. 1 on Hot Country Songs chart with 'Texas Hold 'Em', first Black woman since 1958.

  • New album announcement follows success of 'Texas Hold 'Em' on streaming platforms.

  • Beyoncé's success in the country music industry sparks discussions among fans and critics.
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Trump says he'll defend Christianity from 'radical left' that seek to 'tear down crosses'
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Trump says he'll defend Christianity from 'radical left' ...
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Strongest solar flare in years erupts from the sun: It was an explosive finale to a trio of intense flares bursting free in just 24 hours.
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Strongest solar flare in years erupts from the sun
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"Welcome to the moon." Intuitive Machines' IM-1 lander, also called Odysseus or "Odie," is on the lunar surface after experiencing ... Show more
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Analyst has a hot take on why Elon Musk really bought Twitter: If correct, it could explain why Musk is willing to deal with certain financial losses.
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Analyst has a hot take on why Elon Musk really bought Twitter
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Citing presidential immunity, Trump's lawyers urge dismissal of classified documents case
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Quick Glance: Trump Seeks Dismissal of Classified Documents Case
  • Former U.S. president Donald Trump urges a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case accusing him of illegally retaining classified documents.

  • Trump argues that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution, although this claim has failed in a separate case in federal appeals courts.

  • His lawyers claim that the charges stem from his choice to designate the papers as “personal” records under the Presidential Records Act, making them official acts during his White House tenure.

  • The case alleges Trump hoarded classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, obstructing government efforts to retrieve them.