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Trump Identifies His Trade Weapon of Choice, to the Dismay of Congress
President Donald Trump’s use of a national security law to threaten tariffs on imported cars drew widespread criticism, including sharp rebukes from senior members of his own Republican Party.
Swamped by Growth, Silicon Valley Weighs Taxing Big Employers
The Silicon Valley cities that are home to Google and Apple Inc. are considering the kind of per-employee tax that Seattle recently drew criticism for imposing.
Harvey Weinstein to Surrender in New York Sex-Crimes Case
Harvey Weinstein, the veteran Hollywood producer, is expected to turn himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a sex-crimes investigation conducted by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump Calls Off Summit With Kim, Cites 'Hostility'
President Donald Trump said he canceled the planned June 12 meeting with North Korea, citing the “anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. North Korea in response said it was ready to “sit face-to-face to solve the problem at any time.”
Colleges Bend the Rules for More Students, Give Them Extra Help
As many as one in four students at some elite U.S. colleges are classified as disabled, largely because of mental-health issues, entitling them to a widening array of special accommodations like longer time to take exams.
How a Weakened ESPN Became Consumed by Politics
Anxiety over ESPN’s future in the era of cord-cutting has been compounded by arguments over tweets by hosts and tensions with the network’s owner Disney.
Starbucks Opens Its Bathrooms. Now It Needs to Keep Them Clean and Drug Free
Now that Starbucks has decided to allow anyone to use its restrooms, it faces the critical task of keeping them clean and safe.
Decades After His Death, Boxer Jack Johnson Gets His Pardon
President Donald Trump signed a posthumous pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight world champion who he said had been “treated very roughly” for racial reasons.
Trump's Lawyers, Special Counsel Nearly Reached Deal for Interview at Camp David in January
President Trump’s legal team is in an intense phase of negotiations over an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller—just as they were in January, when the two sides nearly agreed on specifics for a date that month at Camp David.
McConnell Plays Down Chances of New Senate Vote on Immigration
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw cold water on the idea of holding a fresh Senate vote on immigration legislation if the House passes a measure, saying he had no desire to spend time on bills that are bound to fail.
Centrist Republicans Gain Support in Effort to Force Immigration Votes
Meanwhile, their negotiations continued with GOP leaders working to reach a deal on the divisive issue.
DOJ and FBI Brief Lawmakers on Trump Campaign Informant
It wasn’t immediately clear if the classified briefings about the early stages of the FBI’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election defused a dispute between the department and some Republican House members.
Democrats Take a Page From GOP: Target the State Houses
Democrats are quietly fighting their biggest political battle in a decade for state legislative races as they aim to flip control of up to a dozen chambers.
Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Deficit Forecast Dwarfs White House Estimate
The CBO estimates President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal will result in deficits in 2027 and 2028 that are more than twice the White House’s forecasts. US News
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