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a pair of senators, are recuperating from, respectively, non-melanoma skin surgery

How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington

washingtonpost.com • Politics

In November, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, who is 83, was at the helm when the Senate’s massive tax bill came through the Finance Committee. But Hatch also deputized four younger Republicans on the panel to serve as de facto co-chairmen over various parts of the legislation.

he died “due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness”

CSX CEO Harrison dies months into railroad's turnaround effort

reuters.com • Business

CSX Corp (CSX.O) Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence.

Corporate AMT repealed; top individual rate drops under plan

Here’s what’s in the Republican tax deal

marketwatch.com • Politics

Republicans’ tax overhaul appears to be heading for approval in Congress next week, after GOP senators who were previously holdouts on the bill said they’d vote for the sweeping measure that would cut corporate and individual rates.

JPL researchers monitored the mountain range with about 1,300 GPS stations

California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada To Grow An Inch, NASA Researchers Say

inquisitr.com • Interesting

While the recent California drought was definitely bad for numerous lawns and farms in the Golden State, it apparently resulted in the iconic Sierra Nevada mountain range growing close to an inch, according to new data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Maybe, just maybe, Georgetown might wind up being alright anyway

Georgetown hasn't beaten anybody and that's OK

sportingnews.com • Sports

The Hoyas have taken a beating from pundits, particularly NCAA tournament prediction analysts, since they released their nonconference schedule in its entirety in mid-September.

The celebrity chef's newsletter that was sent to fans on Friday

Mario Batali Includes Cinnamon Roll Recipe in Sexual Misconduct Apology

eonline.com • Entertainment

Mario Batali has come under fire for a printed apology over his "wrong" behavior, which included a link to a recipe and was issued soon after ABC announced it had fired him from The Chew after he was accused of sexual misconduct, for which he apologized in a previous statement.

he is slated to miss games at Houston on Dec. 20, at Houston again on Dec. 31 and at Minnesota on Jan. 1

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to miss three road games as part of plea deal

espn.com • Sports

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope says he will not be able to play in three Los Angeles Lakers road games outside California in the next few weeks due to a modified 25-day restriction stemming from a plea agreement he reached on a misdemeanor offense while with the Detroit Pistons.

Thousands of protesters chanted slogans against Mr. Trump’s orders

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

nytimes.com • World News

Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannons into crowds that had gathered near the United States Embassy, in a sign that protests against President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may be escalating.

As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution

Why the #MeToo Moment Should Be Ready for a Backlash

politico.com • Interesting

In the final five years of his presidency, Barack Obama’s administration undertook a worthy and bold challenge: the elimination of sexual assault on campuses. In fact, Obama’s team had a much more ambitious goal in mind.

Brown, a four-term governor of the state, said California is "not waiting for the deniers"

Brown: Trump doesn't fear 'wrath of God'

politico.com • Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown slammed President Donald Trump as a man who is not afraid of "the wrath of God."

The shipbuilder’s shares plunged last week as it forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses

Samsung Heavy names new CEO after forecasting losses

reuters.com • Business

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to take responsibility for the firm’s losses.





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