Oliver North will be the NRA’s new president

The National Rifle Association announced Monday that Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), will be the organization’s next president “within a few weeks” after the current president, Pete Brownell, decided not to seek a second term. North will retire from his position at Fox News, effective immediately. Why his name is familiar: North was indicted…

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New policy could separate families who illegally cross the border

The Department of Homeland Security will announce a new policy on Monday that directs agents to refer anyone caught crossing the border illegally to the Justice Department for prosecution, the L.A. Times first reported and Axios has confirmed. Why it matters: The move is directly aligned with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new “zero-tolerance policy,” and…

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How a top military leader could right the rudderless VA

Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson’s decision to remove himself for consideration as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs was the right move. Only a two-star officer, he lacked relevant experience running a large agency, and the congressional investigations found multiple complaints regarding his tenure as the White House physician. The big picture: As Lisa Rein writes…

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Uber autonomous software reportedly set to ignore pedestrian

Uber has determined that the Arizona crash that resulted in a pedestrian fatality in March was likely because its self-driving car’s software was tuned not to react to certain road objects, according to a report from The Information. Why it matters: This was the first known death caused by a self-driving car, and has raised…

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Entergy reportedly hired actors to support New Orleans power plant

Paid actors were reportedly hired to wear shirts and, at times, provide scripted public testimony at a public hearing in support of a $210 million power plant that Entergy Corp., a Louisiana energy company, wants to build in New Orleans, reports The Lens. Entergy publicly denied paying actors or authorizing any other entity to do…

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