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8/15/2017: Bannon increasingly isolated as Kelly takes command; GOP allies defend McMaster

One source with direct knowledge of White House staffing told Fox News they expect Bannon will be the next one ousted, pointing to the icy nature of his relationship with Trump.

6/30/2017: Trump, Kushner never blackmailed Scarborough, source says

But the source who spoke to Fox News said there was nothing in the conversation between Kushner and Scarborough to suggest a quid pro quo or blackmail – merely presenting the idea that if Scarborough wanted to get back on speaking terms with the president, perhaps an apology was in order.

6/9/2015: Pepsi partying on corporate profits

Among the nearly 500 people in attendance included nearly all the company’s CEOs, as well as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and NY Giants owner John Mara. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received an invite but was a no-show, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Seinfeld was the master of ceremonies for the event, while Richie sang a number of his hit songs. Richie confirmed his appearance; a Seinfeld representative didn’t return calls for comment.

Status: Unverified

5/27/2015: IRS believes cyberattack originated in Russia, sources say

The IRS believes that criminals behind a major security breach that allowed them to access tax information from more than 100,000 U.S. households were based in Russia, sources confirmed to Fox News Wednesday.

A well-placed cyberintelligence source familiar with the investigation into the breach told Fox News that the attack, which breached the IRS system, originated out of Russia. Additionally, the IRS alerted the Department of Homeland Security following the breach, a federal law enforcement official said.

Status: Unverified

4/1/2015: Iraq claims victory over ISIS in Tikrit, but US military official says ‘block-to-block’ fighting ongoing

Iraq’s defense minister said security forces have achieved a “magnificent victory” over Islamic State fighters in Tikrit Wednesday, but a senior defense official told Fox News that the fighting is “block to block, especially in the northern part of Tikrit where ISIS still has fighters.”

Status: Unverified

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1/3/2017: House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against the move, according to a source in the room who said Ryan stated that “there’s a bipartisan way to better reform the office.”

7/7/2016: Bernie Sanders Expected To Endorse Hillary Clinton On Tuesday

Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at an event in New Hampshire, a Democratic source with knowledge of discussions between the two campaigns tell NPR’s Tamara Keith.

6/12/2016: Orlando gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before attack

2/11/2016: Jihad Rehab Program To Get Second Participant

A 20-year-old Eagan, Minn., man could become the second person to enter the country’s only jihadi rehab program.

Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State, and while he awaits sentencing, three sources familiar with the case tell NPR that he is likely to join a defendant named Abdullahi Yusuf in the emerging de-radicalization program in the Twin Cities.

1/18/2016: U.S. Investigating Disappearance Of Americans In Iraq

Alice Fordham (0:23): “A U.S. official has confirmed to NPR that the three missing Americans were subcontracted by a group called General Dynamics, which is contracted by the defense department here in Baghdad.”

3/3/2015: Probe of Ferguson police uncovers racist comment about Obama

A federal civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police force has concluded that the department violated the Constitution when it policed to raise money and with a racial bias toward African-Americans, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the report.

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7/3/2017: Trump considering lawyer for White House Russia role: sources

President Donald Trump is considering adding a veteran Washington lawyer to the White House counsel’s office to deal with Russia-related issues, people familiar with the matter said.

Ty Cobb, a white-collar defense lawyer with the firm of Hogan Lovells and a former federal prosecutor, met with Trump about a week ago, another person said.

1/17/2017: Restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese prepares IPO

The parent of Chuck E. Cheese has begun preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) that could value the U.S. restaurant chain at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

11/15/2016: Snapchat files for IPO

BREAKING: Snapchat has filed confidentially for its IPO – sources

10/4/2016: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events.

8/17/2016: Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

6/25/2016: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.

The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.

YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said.

6/8/2016: Senator Warren to endorse Clinton, sources say

Senator Elizabeth Warren will soon endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and, while not currently interested in serving as her running mate, has not ruled it out, several sources close to Warren told Reuters.

4/12/2016: VW plans bonus cuts after diesel scandal pressure

Volkswagen may make significant cuts to bonuses for senior managers, people familiar with the matter said, in an attempt to resolve an internal dispute over executive pay following the diesel emissions scandal at the German carmaker.

4/2/2016: Alaska Air nears deal to buy Virgin America for over $2 billion: source

Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK.N) is nearing a deal to acquire Virgin America Inc (VA.O) for more than $2 billion, having outbid JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O), a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

4/1/2016: Amazon, Microsoft look for big data role in self-driving cars

Amazon.com and Microsoft are in talks to supply cloud computing to digital mapping business HERE, owned by a group of German carmakers developing self-driving cars, sources familiar with the matter said.

Amazon is also considering becoming a shareholder in HERE, two sources said.

2/14/2015: Obama will not push through SCOTUS nomination this week

1/21/2016: Barclays to slash about 1,000 investment bank jobs worldwide

The memo did not give details on how many jobs will be affected but people with knowledge of the matter said 1,000 positions would be axed, the majority of them in Asia, a region where falling trading volumes and stronger competition from local banks has hit profits.

1/10/2016: Sean Penn meeting, silver screen dreams help Mexican drug lord’s downfall

A secretive meeting that Hollywood star Sean Penn orchestrated with Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman in a jungle hideout late last year helped Mexico’s government catch the world’s most wanted drug lord, sources said.

11/26/2015: Alibaba in talks with Hong Kong’s SCMP Group for media assets

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has approached the publisher of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper to discuss buying its media assets, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

10/2/2015: U.N. forced to halt planned humanitarian work under Syria ceasefire deal

A source with knowledge of the ceasefire talks said Russia’s bombing campaign put the deal in jeopardy, however, adding that breaches of the ceasefire were likely to upset Iran.

The source said the airstrikes may have targeted areas within the ceasefire zone and also hit the Homs-Hama highway, forcing the withdrawal of a U.N. team who were due to monitor the truce.

7/7/2015: Reignited Springer-ProSieben merger push faces familiar hurdles

Germany’s top TV broadcaster and the country’s biggest newspaper publisher are again testing the waters for a potential merger that would need to negotiate the same regulatory hurdles that derailed a deal a decade ago.

Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 (PSMGn.DE) and Axel Springer (SPRGn.DE) have reignited talks with the aim of consolidating their push into digital media markets, sources said late on Monday.

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5/19/2015: Altice eyes U.S. with TWC, Suddenlink buys

French telecommunications group Altice SA has held talks to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, and is close to buying smaller peer Suddenlink, moving into the U.S cable market, according to people familiar with the matter.

The negotiations with Suddenlink are more advanced and a transaction could be announced later this week, the people said. That deal could be worth $10 billion, including debt, the people added. Time Warner Cable has a market capitalization of $44.5 billion.

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5/7/2015: Microsoft has no plans to pursue Salesforce

Microsoft Corp currently is not weighing an offer for Salesforce.com Inc, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, dampening speculation that Microsoft could be drawn into bidding for the cloud software company.

Bloomberg News, citing people with knowledge of the matter, reported earlier this week that Microsoft was evaluating a bid for Salesforce after the latter was approached by another unnamed would-be buyer.

Microsoft considers Salesforce’s current market valuation expensive, one of the people said. It is possible that Microsoft could review a bid for Salesforce in the long term, the other person said.

The sources asked not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.

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4/21/2015: Top Mylan shareholders seek deal with Teva

Some of the top investors at Mylan NV, including Paulson & Co, are encouraging its board of directors to consider a takeover proposal from rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.

A handful of these investors have expressed their support in recent weeks for the creation of the world’s largest generic drug maker by sales, these people said, declining to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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4/18/2015: SunGard to explore possible $10 billion sale

Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems Inc is preparing to appoint financial advisers to explore a sale that could value it at as much as $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Status: Unverified

4/2/2015: IBM hired advisers to deal with restless investors

Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square and Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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3/31/2015: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News

U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC.N) is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Status: Unverified

3/27/2015: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.

Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party’s tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.

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2/9/2015 : Netanyahu considering changes to Congress speech after criticism

“The issue has been under discussion for a week,” said a source close to the prime minister’s office. “(Netanyahu) is discussing it with Likud people. Some say he should give up on the speech, others that he should go through with it.”

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2/4/2015 : Four possibly killed in Libya oilfield attack

Four local employees were possibly killed after an armed attack at the al-Mabrook oilfield in Libya this week, a French diplomatic source on Wednesday.

Status: Still unverified

2/2/2015 : Goldman Sachs’ CNR to ship coal via public Colombia port

Goldman Sachs mining affiliate CNR has reached a deal with a public port in Colombia to load its coal shipments which have been suspended for a year after its own docks fell foul of environmental regulations, a port source told Reuters on Monday.

Status: Still unverified

3/20/2014 : Special report: Iraqi forces, images, testify to atrocities in new fighting

A Special Forces soldier on a break in Baghdad this month showed Reuters images on Facebook that are popular with the Iraqi military. The photos showed what he said were dead ISIL fighters in Ramadi. One was splattered in blood. Slogans boasted that the Iraqi forces had “trampled on ISIL’s sniper rats.”

Just back from the front, the soldier – hair dirty, voice tired – used his smartphone to pull up another Facebook picture of a soldier standing over a corpse. The dead man’s body was splayed out in black jeans, his arms stretched above his head in the dirt. A slogan read: “The Golden Division keep trampling them.”

Status: Still unverified

3/20/2014 : Airbnb in funding talks valuing it at about $10 billion: source

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is in advanced talks with private equity firms including TPG Capital Management LP to raise funds that would value the company at about $10 billion, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday.

Status: Still unverified