JPMorgan Chase will no longer offer banking services to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: report

JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States by assets, will reportedly no longer offer its services to OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma over the company’s alleged role in the country’s opioid crisis. Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported Thursday that the bank’s decision to cut ties with Purdue Pharma will force the company to find a new […]

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UK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

The United Kingdom is preparing to invest 22 million pounds, the equivalent of almost $28 million, to open new cyber operation centers. British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt is set to make the announcement during a conference in London at the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre.   Click Here: “It’s time to pay more than lip service to […]

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Assange hit with 17 new charges, including Espionage Act violations

Justice Department officials on Thursday announced 17 additional felony charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeSweden takes step toward seeking Assange extradition WikiLeaks says Assange papers, manuscripts will be given to US authorities: report Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail after refusing to testify in WikiLeaks probe MORE, a move that was met with […]

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Senate defense bill would make military sexual harassment standalone crime

A key Senate panel is looking to move the needle on curtailing sexual assault in the military. Click Here: The Senate Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), released Thursday, includes numerous reforms to policies surrounding military sexual assault and harassment, including making sexual harassment a stand-alone offense in the military’s criminal justice system.  A senior […]

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Overnight Defense: Details on Senate's $750B defense bill | Bill rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps | Backfills money for border wall | Defense chief says more troops could head to Mideast

Happy Thursday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Ellen Mitchell, and here’s your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter.   THE TOPLINE: The Republican-controlled Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no […]

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Cohen challenges Sekulow to testify about Trump Tower meetings

Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenAvenatti indicted for allegedly defrauding Stormy Daniels The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump blows up meeting after Pelosi ‘cover up’ remarks Unsealed Mueller docs reveal new details of Cohen probe MORE, a former personal attorney for President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – […]

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Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Senators unveil sweeping bipartisan health care package | House lawmakers float Medicare pricing reforms | Dems offer bill to guarantee abortion access

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care. It was a bipartisan kind of day in health care. The Senate’s top health care leaders introduced their package aimed at lowering health care costs, while over in the House, Republicans and Democrats released drug pricing reforms. We’ll start with the Senate’s bipartisan plan…   Alexander and Murray reveal […]

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Ahead of infrastructure talks, House Democrats release $137B bill

House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a $137 billion Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill, just hours before Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies ‘tantrum’ in meeting with Pelosi: ‘It is […]

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