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An armed police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday in London, England.

U.K. Parliament Under Lockdown After 'Firearms Incident'

Police say they are responding to an ongoing situation near the U.K.'s Parliament, in the heart of London, and the leader of the House of Commons has stated that it appears a police officer was attacked.

"We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, seen here last June, was paid millions of dollars to advance a pro-Russian agenda, the AP reports.

Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

Salaried employees file their income tax papers at an tax office in New Delhi in 2013. Many Indians, including the entire agricultural sector and those living on less than $3,700 a year, are exempt from income tax. The Finance Ministry says just 27 million Indians paid income tax last year.

Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

Late last year, India sought to force people with large amounts of cash stashed away to deposit it in bank accounts. It was a tax-collecting exercise to get people to disclose unreported wealth and pay up.

The government credits the move for a 12 percent increase in tax collections from the previous year.

The Government Accountability Office will investigate potential abuses of the Orphan Drug Act.

GAO Will Investigate Skyrocketing Prices For Orphan Drugs

Acting on a request from three influential U.S. senators, the government's accountability arm confirmed Tuesday that it will investigate potential abuses of the Orphan Drug Act.

The Government Accountability Office still must determine the full scope of the investigation. That scope will take some months, says Chuck Young, GAO's managing director for public affairs.

People watch news footage of a missile launch outside the main railway station in Pyongyang earlier this month. A North Korean missile test failed just moments after launch Wednesday, according to the U.S. and South Korea.

North Korea Missile Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch, U.S. Says

North Korea fired a missile from its east coast Wednesday, in a test that appears to have failed in an explosion within seconds of launch, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry and U.S. Pacific Command. Both groups confirm the launch occurred at North Korea's air base in Wonsan.

The ill-fated missile, which marks the country's third test of the year and second so far this month, is seen as a response to annual joint military drills by the U.S. and South Korea.

Cows graze at Dharma Lea Farm in Sharon Springs, N.Y.   Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

Though he didn't come from a farming family, from a young age Tim Joseph was fascinated by the idea of living off the land. Reading magazines like The Stockman Grass Farmer and Graze, he "got hooked on the idea of grass-fed agriculture — that all energy and wealth comes from the sun," he explains, "and the shorter the distance between the sun and the end product," the higher the profit to the farmer.

When two men who were born in Germany but whose families are from Algeria and Nigeria were arrested on terrorism charges in February, police displayed items seized in a raid.

Germany Deports Native-Born Terrorism Suspects, In A First

Two men who were born in Germany but don't have German citizenship will be deported to countries in North Africa, where their parents immigrated from, over suspicions that they were planning a terrorist attack. German officials say it's the first time the government is making such a move.

While tuna poke may be winning over American palates today, our consumption of fresh tuna is still dwarfed by our collective appetite for the canned stuff.

Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught Responsibly

For the last 20 years, Americans have been having a conversation about sustainable seafood that was largely focused on fish purchased at restaurants or fresh seafood counters. Armed with seafood guides, thoughtful customers were encouraged to pose questions about where their fish was caught and what type of gear was used — questions that are far trickier to pose in front of a wall of canned tuna in the middle of a supermarket.

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Former <em>New York Times</em> journalist Judith Miller along with her legal team including Robert Bennett, right, leaves U.S. District Court in Washington in 2007. Miller was jailed for nearly three months after refusing to testify in a CIA leak investigation.

Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe

Could the U.S. Justice Department prosecute reporters for publishing stories based on classified material? That once-tangential question briefly took center stage during Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing.

As several Republican lawmakers stressed the possible criminality of leaking to the press about the activities of President Trump's advisers and associates, South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy went a step further, asking, "Is there an exception in the law for reporters who want to break a story?"

FBI Director James Comey demurred.

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