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Trump asks staff to look at new talks on trade deal he killed last year Trump asks staff to look at new talks on trade deal he killed last year
WASHINGTON — President Trump told aides to look again at re-entering negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a massive Asia-heavy trade deal that Trump repeatedly denounced on the 2016 campaign trail and had killed just last year, Republican lawmakers said Thursday. GOP senators and governors from the Midwest, who met with Trump to argue that a looming trade war with China would hurt U....
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Congress demands EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's records on travel, lease Congress demands EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's records on travel, lease
WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt might no longer be in immediate danger of losing his job, but a key Republican congressman is pressing him for more documents relating to travel expenses and a controversial arrangement he had with the wife of an energy lobbyist to rent a room on Capitol Hill last year. South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who chairs the Committee on Oversight and Gov...
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Travel agents, popular sites didn't share risks with those booking travel to Mexico resorts Travel agents, popular sites didn't share risks with those booking travel to Mexico resorts
MILWAUKEE — They didn’t know. Their travel agents didn’t warn them. They didn’t find signs of trouble on TripAdvisor or government websites. And nothing on Apple Vacations, Cheap Caribbean, Expedia, Transat or other popular booking websites suggested potential danger. Instead, images of sunshine, margaritas and bikinis on the beach splashed seductively across their computer screens, port...
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FBI raids Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's office, leading Trump to attack Robert Mueller FBI raids Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's office, leading Trump to attack Robert Mueller
FBI agents raided the New York offices of President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and other related locations Monday. Attorney Stephen Ryan, who represents Cohen, confirmed the searches, indicating that agents acted in part on a referral by special counsel Robert Mueller to federal prosecutors in New York — related to issues separate from Mueller's investigation into Russia's alleged i...
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Facebook a big contributor to the committees in Congress that will question Mark Zuckerberg Facebook a big contributor to the committees in Congress that will question Mark Zuckerberg
WASHINGTON — Members of the House and Senate committees that will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about user privacy protection next week are also some of the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from company employees and the Facebook Inc. PAC. The committee that got the most Facebook contributions is the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which announced Wednesday morning it w...
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YouTube shooting: It is rare that women are the ones pulling the trigger in active shooting incidents YouTube shooting: It is rare that women are the ones pulling the trigger in active shooting incidents
As YouTube's bright headquarters in Northern California became the epicenter of the latest shooting in the U.S. on Tuesday, five words from police at an afternoon news conference stood out: The female suspect is dead. It is rare for women to pull the trigger in workplace and mass shootings. Of 28 mass attacks analyzed by the Secret Service in 2017, all 28 involved male attackers, the serv...
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Russia investigation becomes big campaign issue in Devin Nunes' re-election bid Russia investigation becomes big campaign issue in Devin Nunes' re-election bid
WASHINGTON – Rep. Devin Nunes' handling of the Russia investigation as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a major campaign issue as he seeks a ninth term in Congress. Both the California Republican and his Democratic challenger, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz, are using Nunes' high-profile role in the bitterly partisan Russia inquiry to appeal for campai...
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David Shulkin, recently fired VA secretary: Donald Trump 'not being well served' by team David Shulkin, recently fired VA secretary: Donald Trump 'not being well served' by team
WASHINGTON — Recently fired VA secretary David Shulkin says President Trump is doing a good job by demanding excellence from members of his Cabinet but needs a better team supporting him to be successful. “I think that he’s not being well served by all the people around him,” Shulkin told USA TODAY. “As big of an organization as he needs to run, you need to have the right people around you with...
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6 big things the new Veterans Affairs chief will have to address 6 big things the new Veterans Affairs chief will have to address
On the front lines at the Department of Veterans Affairs — in the agency’s 1,240 hospitals and clinics — it doesn’t much matter these days who holds the secretary’s job in Washington. David Shulkin, who was fired Wednesday, was the third VA secretary in four years. If President Trump’s nominee to lead the agency, physician and Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is confirmed, he will be the fourth. ...
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Donald Trump makes first public appearance in days to push infrastructure -- and Roseanne Donald Trump makes first public appearance in days to push infrastructure -- and Roseanne
RICHFIELD, Ohio —- Unusually quiet for the better part of a week, President Trump re-appeared in public Thursday to promote an infrastructure plan that seems stalled in Congress — while also commenting on news events ranging from trade to immigration to North Korea to .... Roseanne. Praising the high viewership for this week's premiere of the revived Roseanne sitcom, starring Trump supporter Ro...
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