10 things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 15: New spending bill about more than money
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“We need to rack up some achievements here,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., says about appeasing disgruntled voters before next fall’s midterm elections.
A wave of bombings across Iraq strike busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad, killing more than 40 people.
The New York Times says the agency has used the technology on the Chinese army, the Russian military, drug cartels, EU trade institutions and more.
Police say a Danish tourist was attacked after she asked a group of men for directions near a popular shopping area in New Delhi.
One analyst’s scenario: Digital mapping software could “learn” a house’s layout — then delegate vacuuming to a robot.
Bordering countries like Chad, Congo and South Sudan are desperately poor and unstable too. “I just want to go somewhere there is peace,” one man says.
Justices hear arguments on a Massachusetts law that keeps protesters at least 35 feet from clinic entrances.
Tiny Vermont — home of quaint village greens and low unemployment — ranks second in the U.S. for the rate of people being treated for opiate abuse.
Officials in San Francisco and New York state are looking into whether the company is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.
A German commission convenes to recommend ownership of the Guelph Treasure, an issue Israel calls of great importance to Holocaust survivors.