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FIFA decides not to add 16 teams for 2022 World Cup finals

World football governing body FIFA said Wednesday that the number of teams at the next men’s World Cup will remain at 32. FIFA had considered expanding the field for the 2022 finals, to be held in Qatar, to 48 teams. In March, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a feasibility study showed it was possible to…MORE

Bernie Sanders: ‘May be time’ for House Judiciary to begin impeachment inquiry

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday said it might be time for House Democrats to begin an inquiry that could lead to impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump. “I think it may be time at least to begin the process through the (House) Judiciary Committee to determine whether or not there are impeachment…MORE

Quickly catch up on the day’s business news

Here’s what you might have missed Wednesday from CNN Business: This ruling could upend the smartphone industry: A US judge ruled that Qualcomm, the most important technology company most people have never heard of, has violated antitrust law by charging companies sky-high prices to license its technology. Here’s why the ruling is such a big…MORE

Trump honors 14 public safety officers with the Medal of Valor

President Donald Trump honored 14 public safety officers for their acts of heroism with the Medal of Valor on Wednesday at the White House, with honorees including an Ohio State University officer who thwarted an act of terrorism and a fallen Dallas officer killed during a mass shooting at a police protest march. “To the…MORE

Lawmakers slam Trump’s pick for defense secretary over new oversight policy

The senior Democrat and Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee criticized acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan over a new policy which they say seeks to limit congressional oversight of the Pentagon. “If implemented, the Department’s new policy guidance would dramatically limit Congress’ ability to execute our constitutional prerogative,” said Chairman Adam Smith,…MORE

Democrats’ dilemma: To impeach or not to impeach?

Sure, it’s hard. You’ve got the majority in the House and you can’t get a single administration witness — current or former — to testify. You’re trying to get the President’s tax returns. You have the special counsel’s 448-page report, but even Robert Mueller is trying to figure out a way to avoid a public…MORE

Convince me celebrity holograms aren’t the worst idea

Count me among those who have no desire to see Whitney Houston resurrected on stage — or Amy Winehouse, Roy Orbison or any of the other dead celebrities modern technology now enables the world to enjoy well after they have left us. On Monday it was announced that a tour has been planned around the…MORE

Saudi Arabia wants to buy tons of American natural gas

Saudi Arabia has placed a huge bet on American natural gas. In a sign of shifting energy fortunes, Saudi Aramco announced a mega preliminary agreement on Wednesday to buy 5 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year from a Port Arthur, Texas export project that’s under development. If completed, the purchase from San Diego-based…MORE