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Two women say Marines did nothing after they complained of sexually explicit overtures by officer

CLOSE Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized the U.S. Armed Forces, saying, "The military still does not take these cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment seriously." USA TODAY Gen. Robert Neller is commandant of the Marine Corps. (Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Two civilian officials with the Marine Corps say their boss, a Marine officer,…

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Trump still won’t commit to testifying under oath in Mueller investigation

President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — After more than a month of talks, and amid complaints about the nature of the investigation itself, President Trump's advisers have not committed to him testifying in the investigation involving Russian interference in the 2016 election and claims that the president may have…

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Music CDs fading fast as Best Buy may hit ‘eject’ button

CLOSE The nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy, is saying farewell to CDs in summer 2018. USA TODAY Shoppers enter a Best Buy store in New York City. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP) The shiny compact disc, once as essential to every living-room music system as a copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller album, is quickly going the way…

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launches from Cape Canaveral

CLOSE SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation with Tesla Roadster. SpaceX's three-core, 27-engine Falcon Heavy launch vehicle sits on pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in December 2017. (Photo: SpaceX) Update: Launch of Falcon Heavy at 3:45 p.m. ET! SpaceX also landed both boosters at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station eight minutes after liftoff. SpaceX's three-core…

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Coinbase Says Credit Card Fees Are Piling Up on Crypto Sales

Financing cryptocurrency purchases on a credit card keeps getting harder. Coinbase Inc. said customers are now getting slapped with “cash advance” charges when using credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday came just days after several big banks said they’re starting to block the transactions entirely.…

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