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Facebook, Google may face new rules for political ads, as U.S. grapples with foreign influence. Facebook, Google may face new rules for political ads, as U.S. grapples with foreign influence.
WASHINGTON The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday agreed to begin writing new disclosure rules for online ads as regulators grapple with ways to prevent foreign interests from influencing U.S. elections. But its not clear whether the rules will be fully in place for the 2018 midterm elections, and the regulations won't cover the full range of advertising that shapes American political ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief amid rumblings of more changes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief amid rumblings of more changes.
WASHINGTON After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department. White House officials said a Tillerson aide was also fired for giving reporters differing accounts of how the secretary of State learned of his fate. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they we...
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Trump's visit to see border wall prototypes will bring clash of cultures, protesters. Trump's visit to see border wall prototypes will bring clash of cultures, protesters.
PHOENIX When Air Force One lands at San Diego's marine air station Tuesday morning, President Trump will be welcomed by a receptive audience. But that is likely to change as soon as he steps foot outside the military base. Trump will spend about three hours in San Diego on Tuesday afternoon. The highlight is expected to be a tour of the eight different 30-foot chunks of wall near the U.S.-Me...
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Mostly positive FEMA reports under Obama removed. Mostly positive FEMA reports under Obama removed.
WASHINGTON In a rare move, the government watchdog for the Federal Emergency Management Agency has removed a dozen largely positive reports evaluating how the agency responded under President Obama to several disasters from 2012 to 2016, according to an internal memo obtained by USA TODAY. The 12 reports were rescinded by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General becau...
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Trump agrees to first-ever meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Trump agrees to first-ever meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
WASHINGTON President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May for high-level talks toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, a South Korean official said outside the White House on Thursday. It would be the first face-to-face meeting in history between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The opening came through shuttle diplomacy by a South Korean delegation that ...
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Five takeaways from President Trump's news conference with Sweden's prime minister. Five takeaways from President Trump's news conference with Sweden's prime minister.
WASHINGTON During a White House press conference with Swedish Prime Minster Stefan Lvfen, President Trump said he likes "conflict," criticized Sweden's "immigration problem," and said people are still itching to work for his administration. Here are five things we learned from President Trump at yhis news conference today: The president enjoys mixing it up: Observers call the Trump White...
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Calls for action in wake of Florida school shooting, but prospects in Congress uncertain. Calls for action in wake of Florida school shooting, but prospects in Congress uncertain.
WASHINGTON Students, parents and government officials in Florida again called Sunday for various new gun-control and school-safety measures in the wake of the latest mass shooting. But the chances for legislative action of any kind remains uncertain as Congress returns this week. One proposal to expand background checks, for example, is "not going to solve all problems," said Sen. Pat Toom...
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NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties. NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties.
Two major airlines United Airlines and Delta said Saturday that they are notifying the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rates for NRA members in the latest display of corporate backlash to the pro-gun organization. United said it is canceling its program for discounted rates to the NRA's annual meeting while Delta said it was dropping its contract for low...
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Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'. Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'.
Former president Barack Obama on Thursday lauded the young people who are rallying for an end to gun violence. A day after hundreds of students across the country walked out of class to demand safer schools, Obama expressed his support, saying it was inspiring to see "so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe, marching and organizing to remake the world as it shoul...
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Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students. Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students.
WASHINGTON President Trump promised tougher background checks and mental health screens for gun buyers in an emotional forum at the White House on Wednesday with students and parents who were personally affected by mass school shootings in the U.S., including the massacre at a Florida high school last week. "Its not going to be talk like it has been in the past. Its been going on too long. ...
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