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NUCLEAR TALKS

Lobbying against deal: Israel spied on closed-door talks over Iran’s nuclear program involving the United States and other world powers to help it argue against a potential deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Israeli government’s use of the information it gleaned — sharing it with U.S. lawmakers and others to undercut support for a deal — was what really angered the White House, the Journal reported, citing current and former U.S. officials.

UVA RAPE ALLEGATION

No ‘substantive basis’: That was the conclusion yesterday of police in Charlottesville, Virginia, after investigators dug into a story, published by Rolling Stone last year, of a University of Virginia student’s claim that she was raped at a fraternity house. Police Chief Tim Longo noted that while police found no evidence to support her account, it doesn’t mean that “something terrible didn’t happen” to her. Longo welcomed any new information about the case that may be out there. As for Rolling Stone, its story is being reviewed by Columbia University. That will be published early next month.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Armed unit?: TSA officers at the airport aren’t armed. After a machete attack Friday night at a security checkpoint at New Orleans’ airport, TSA’s union wants that to change.The union seeks the creation of a new armed unit at the nation’s airports authorized to use deadly force. In the machete attack, a man stormed a checkpoint waving a machete and spraying wasp repellent (at least one TSA officer was injured). The man was shot by a sheriff’s deputy. Union president J. David Cox said TSA employees are vulnerable because they’re the first people passengers come in contact with at the airport and the current system is too dependent on local police for protection.

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