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Once disruptors, ride-hailing firms now ‘major player’ at Austin airport 

Sometime in 2014, a scattering of vehicles started showing up at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, darting in to pick up airline passengers who had hailed them via smartphone apps. The vehicles, often unmarked and blending in with others, were...

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Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending...

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Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. On a voice vote, the Senate approved Paul Nakasone for one of the nation's top intelligence posts. They also approved...

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Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. On a voice vote, the Senate approved Paul Nakasone for one of the nation's top intelligence posts. They also approved...

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Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions. Trump said during a White House news conference with French President...

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Nielsen data shows binging for Netflix's 'Lost in Space'

An estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix's "Lost in Space" within the first three days that the streaming service made it available this month, a promising start that would make it one of the outlet's more popular series after the...

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Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals following an increase in incidents involving them on planes and in airports, including some customers and employees suffering bites. Starting May 1, customers flying with...

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First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease. Jynarque (jihn-AR'-kew), from Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal...

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Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos' visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said...

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EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta...

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