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  • Deadly Irma batters Florida with high winds
    Hurricane_irma_rips_through_cuba-_florida_braces 2017-09-10 19:43:38 UTC
    FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and...
  • Florida Braces As Hurricane Irma Rips Through Cuba
    Hurricane_irma_rips_through_cuba-_florida_braces 2017-09-09 20:10:48 UTC
    REMEDIOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes th...
  • Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
    Davycrockettbomb 2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
    Bryan Bender (Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
  • Trump Tweets: 'start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP'
    Trump_meeting_7_sept 2017-09-08 17:38:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposit...
  • Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for U.S. nuclear industry since Fukushima
    Irma_powers_toward_florida__leaving_behind_devastation 2017-09-10 05:44:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural disasters following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. Irma was on course ...
  • Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
    Gary_cohn_doubt 2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
    Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...
  • Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
    Trump_hurricane_irma 2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations. “This is a storm of ...
  • Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
    Ryan_press_briefing 2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
    Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...
  • Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
    Warren_medicare_for_all 2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
    Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...
  • Bannon Breaks with Trump on DACA
    Bannon_daca_break 2017-09-07 16:43:24 UTC
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program and blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants because “they need illegal aliens to fill t...
  • Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
    Lyft_self_drive_san_francisco 2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
    Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle t...
  • States Challenge Trump Decision on Dreamers
    Daca_suit_washington_state 2017-09-07 16:21:30 UTC
    Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States il...
  • New York Threatens to Sue Trump Over DACA
    New_york_sue_daca_trump 2017-09-05 17:12:24 UTC
    David Shepardson (Reuters) - New York and Washington state on Monday vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he scraps a program shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. The Trump administra...
  • Trump to Congress: Do Your Job on DACA
    Daca_immigrant_trump 2017-09-05 17:04:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a message for lawmakers returning to Washington after the August recess on Tuesday, when he was expected to rescind an immigration program that shielded from deportation some immigrants who ca...
  • Sessions Announces DACA is Rescinded: Window for Congress to Act
    Sessions_daca_rescinded 2017-09-05 15:57:15 UTC
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, with a wind-down p...
  • Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
    Hurricane_irma_update 2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
  • Trump Criticizes South Korea 'appeasement' after North Korea Bomb Test
    Trump_leaving_white_house 2017-09-03 15:50:32 UTC
    James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of “appeasement” after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on ...
  • Trump's Attacks on Press Part of Global Trend, Says UN Human Rights Expert
    Trump's_attacks_on_press_part_of_global_trend__says_un_human_rights_expert 2017-09-01 19:55:34 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are part of a global trend of hostility to freedom of speech and damage the U.S. public interest, a U.N. human rights expert said on Friday. David Kaye, the U.N. special rapp...
  • Federal Watchdog Reviewing Mnuchin's Solar Eclipse Trip
    Mnuchin_solar_eclipse_trip 2017-09-01 16:46:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal watchdog said on Friday it was reviewing the circumstances surrounding U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s controversial flight last month to Kentucky, where he spoke to business leaders and viewed the solar e...
  • Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns
    Russian_probe-_mueller_goes_after_trump's_tax_return 2017-09-01 03:17:07 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on ...
  • Montana Rejects Trump Re-Militarization of Police
    Montana_rejects_militarization_police 2017-08-31 17:28:33 UTC
    To hear civil libertarians tell it, Montana’s recent push to de-militarize the police has its roots in the Bozeman BearCat incident of 2014. The city’s police department bought a 17,000-pound armored vehicle—a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response...
  • Majority of Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
    Trump_tearing_country_apart 2017-08-31 20:03:50 UTC
    Fifty-six percent of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart” instead of drawing people together, according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday. While the findings are sharply divided along partisan li...
  • Mueller Probe of Manafort Intensifies: Cooperation With New York Attorney General
    Mueller_manafort_probe_intensifies 2017-08-31 17:01:50 UTC
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with the matter. The cooperation is t...
  • NAFTA Nations Plan For Progress Despite Trump
    Nafta-negotiations-nations-plan-progress-despite-trump 2017-08-31 16:51:33 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Trade negotiators plan to take small steps forward in a second round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this weekend, trying to ignore daily threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to tear i...
  • Trump's Political Threat Against Senator Claire McCaskill Legally Problemmatic
    Trump_claire_mccaskill_threat 2017-08-31 15:37:14 UTC
    President Donald Trump’s public electoral threat Wednesday against Sen. Claire McCaskill during a speech in Missouri on tax reform triggered another round of questions about the administration’s blurring the line between partisan politics and offi...