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Trump jabbed first, and now the world hits back in trade fight

Posted yesterday in National

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.

 

 

Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

Posted yesterday in National

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism.

 

 

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Posted yesterday in National

The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country's first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption investigations plaguing the prime minister.

 

 

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

 

 

Leaders of largest US black denomination decry separations

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

The United States' largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border.

 

 

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security.

 

 

Alabama musician loses work after anti-immigrant post on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

An Alabama musician who said on social media that he'd like to shoot immigrants attempting to enter the United States says he's losing work because of the post.

 

 

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

 

 

Appeals court tosses veterans' lawsuits over burn pits

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

 

 

Alabama balks at funding for restored coastal Amtrak service

Posted 6/21/2018 in National

Alabama is balking at pledging millions of dollars to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.

 

 

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.

 

 

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

 

 

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name."

 

 

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space -- though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.

 

 

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.

 

 

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

 

 

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Posted 6/20/2018 in National

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

 

 

Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

Posted 6/19/2018 in National

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.

 

 

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Posted 6/19/2018 in National

Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.

 

 

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