US joins other countries in grounding certain Boeing jets after a deadly crash

Following the lead of China, the member states of the European Union, and several other countries, the US has temporarily grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes. The ban is a response to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight headed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday that led to the deaths of all 157 people on board. This is the second plane crash in less than a year involving this type of plane — a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed into the sea last October, killing …

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UK Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal

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  • The UK Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday as the March 29 leave deadline nears. May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker established last-minute addendums for the deal on Monday night, including a legal