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  • Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
    Trump_plans_to_withhold_us_aid_to_palestinians 2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Trump said that Washington ...
  • New Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Senate Race?
    New_chance-_will_mitt_romney_jump_into_the_senate_race_ 2018-01-02 22:47:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party’s harsh...
  • America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
    America's_mental_health_crisis_goes_deeper_than_imagined 2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
    The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...
  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After...
  • Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
    Republicans_looting_the_treasury-_house_approves__taxscambill 2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...
  • Georgia governor race a test for Democratic playbook
    Georgia_governor_race_a_test_for_democratic_playbook 2017-12-20 18:29:01 UTC
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The two Democratic candidates running for governor in Georgia are both lawyers and former state legislators. Both are women, and on many policy issues it’s hard to tell them apart. Both even share the same first name - Stacey. ...
  • Democrat Wins Virginia House of Delegates Seat by One Vote
    Virginia_democrat_shelly_simonds_won_by_one_vote 2017-12-20 01:02:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November’s capture of the governorship a...
  • US Congress Struggling to Avoid a Partial Government Shutdown
    Us_congress_struggling_to_avoid_a_partial_government_shutdown 2017-12-20 00:44:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is struggling through another contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a part...
  • European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
    European_union-_us_tax_reform_breaks_global_rules 2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
    European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right? Last week, the finance ministers of Eu...
  • Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
    Trump_judicial_nominee_pulls_out_after_flopping_in_hearing 2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...
  • U.S. District Court: Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers
    Judge_tanya_chutkan_-_u.s._district_court-_trump's_administration_must_allow_access_to_abortion_for_two_pregnant_teenagers 2017-12-19 03:06:37 UTC
    A U.S. District Court judge ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers who are in the country illegally, escalating a high-profile legal fight. Judge Tanya Chutkan put h...
  • Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
    Trump's_new_national_security_strategy-_%22we_will_stand_up_for_ourselves%22 2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First." Trump said the US is...
  • Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
    Isolated_us_vetoes_un_call_for_withdrawal_of_trump_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...
  • Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state
    Pierce_county_sheriff_says_'there_were_some_fatalities'_after_amtrak_train_derailment_in_washington_state 2017-12-18 17:35:38 UTC
    Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of th...
  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I ...
  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_u.s 2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in t...
  • Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
    Emails-_mueller_obtains_extensive_information_from_inside_trump_inner_circle 2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports. The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition...
  • Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
    Here's_a_look_at_the_final_republican_tax_bill 2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
    Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week. President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the ...
  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
  • U.S. President Trump: “I'm the only one that matters”
    U.s._president_trump-_%e2%80%9ci'm_the_only_one_that_matters%e2%80%9d 2017-12-15 19:51:53 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump is doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in the United States, apparently ignorant of the fact that three out of four Japa...
  • Walt Disney Buys Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox
    Walt_disney_buys_rupert_murdoch%e2%80%99s_twenty-first_century_fox 2017-12-14 18:19:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world’s largest entertainment company an arsenal of sho...
  • US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
    Us_government_rescinds_rules_aimed_at_ensuring_a_free_and_open_internet 2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...
  • Trump's Eldest Son Testifies for Nine Hours in Russia Probe
    Trump's_eldest_son_testifies_for_nine_hours_in_russia_probe 2017-12-14 02:11:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign collud...
  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share an Emotional Moment
    Joe_biden_and_meghan_mccain_share_an_emotional_moment 2017-12-14 00:56:10 UTC
    On ABC’s The View Meghan, daughter of Republican John McCain, connected with former Vice President Joe Biden over the fact that her father is now battling the same type of brain cancer that Biden’s son Beau died of while Biden was still in office...
  • US No Longer a Sponsor of Peace in the Middle East
    Us_no_longer_a_sponsor_of_peace_in_the_middle_east 2017-12-13 17:46:03 UTC
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delegates that his people would refuse any role for the US in future peace talks following Trump's declaration. "We do not accept any role of the United Sta...