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Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces grilling by House panels

WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning in response to a subpoena from House GOP leaders probing the Justice Department and FBI. President Barack Obama’s top law enforcement official faced hours of closed-door grilling before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees about her handling of the Hillary Clinton email Read More…

GSK, Pfizer team up on over-the-counter drug joint venture

LONDON — Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their health care divisions, creating a market leader in over-the-counter health care products like pain relievers and vitamins with combined sales of $12.7 billion. British-based GSK will own 68 percent of the joint venture, which will bring together GSK’s brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Panadol with Read More…

Teacher who had sex with student should get off easy because he wanted it: lawyers

Attorneys for a former middle school teacher who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old student argued she should serve less than the minimum sentence for the crime because the boy was a “willing participant,” according to a motion filed on behalf of 27-year-old Stephanie Peterson obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Peterson, who previously taught at Read More…

ISIS kills 700 prisoners in Syria: watchdog

BEIRUT — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants had executed nearly 700 prisoners in nearly two months in eastern Syria. The UK-based war monitoring group said the prisoners were among 1,350 civilians and fighters that Islamic State had been holding in territory near the Iraqi border. The jihadists Read More…

78 cases of potential voter fraud under investigation

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says it is investigating or reviewing 78 cases of potential voter fraud that emerged after the November 2016 general election. WMUR-TV reports office spokesperson Kate Spiner said Tuesday 61 of the 78 cases are potential double-voting issues that appeared through the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program. Read More…

Democrats are waging war against affordable health insurance

A federal district judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional Friday. The lawsuit was brought by Republican officials from 20 states, who want their residents to have more insurance choices and lower premiums. Though the suing states won in Texas v. Azar, their victory won’t help consumers reeling from ObamaCare sticker-shock Read More…

How an RFK grinch stole Christmas

Add “stealing Christmas” to the side effects of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights “mass bailout” stunt. Tamika West, 44, is back in jail, charged with raiding the “toys for tots” box in Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz’s office. As Tuesday’s Post reported, she allegedly broke in and plundered the place Dec. 4, also swiping wallets, office Read More…

Corrupt City Hall just got caught red-handed

A batch of previously undisclosed emails The Post revealed Tuesday offer strong new evidence Mayor Bill de Blasio intentionally evaded public-disclosure laws. “Always stay in touch, but please do via this email or via cell rather than text,” de Blasio warns corrupt donor Jona Rechnitz in an email from his personal account. This and numerous Read More…

Mike Flynn deserves an apology and other commentary

Security desk: Michael Flynn Deserves an Apology Michael Flynn was forced to resign as President Trump’s national security adviser after widely being branded a traitor over his alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 transition. But as Bloomberg’s Eli Lake notes, “none of this was true.” So how, he asks, “did Washington get sucked into Read More…

Sandberg: Facebook needs to do more after meddling reports

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Tuesday the company needs to step up its efforts to curb misinformation after research revealed that Russia-backed organizations targeted African-Americans, who favored Hillary Clinton, to suppress voter turnout during the 2016 election. US intelligence agencies had earlier concluded that Russia interfered in the election to help President Read More…