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Senate Unanimously Says Press Isn’t ‘Enemy of the People’

Senate Unanimously Says Press Isn’t ‘Enemy of the People’

The Republican-led Senate unanimously adopted a resolution saying the press “is not the enemy of the people” and instead plays a “vital and indispensable” role to inform the electorate, an indirect
Kudlow Says 'We Are Crushing It' on Economy

Kudlow Says 'We Are Crushing It' on Economy

Lawrence Kudlow, White House economic adviser, comments on the state of the U.S. economy during a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump. (Source: Bloomberg)
Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

(AP) -- Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to
Senators Accuse Trump Administration of Losing Migrant Children

Senators Accuse Trump Administration of Losing Migrant Children

Senators of both parties on Thursday accused the Trump administration of losing track of some migrant children taken into the government’s custody, rejecting U.S. officials’ denials.
Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume

Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume

President Donald Trump prodded China to offer more at the bargaining table as the two countries prepared for their first major negotiation in more than two months in an effort to head off an all-out
Ex-Education Sec. Duncan Says Guns Are Valued More Than Children

Ex-Education Sec. Duncan Says Guns Are Valued More Than Children

Arne Duncan, former U.S. Education Secretary under President Obama and author of "How Schools Work," discusses his concerns about education in America. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Security Clearance Should Be Revoked for All Who Leave Gov't, Ex-FBI Asst. Dir. Says

Security Clearance Should Be Revoked for All Who Leave Gov't, Ex-FBI Asst. Dir. Says

Bill Gavin, former FBI assistant director, comments on President Donald Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Trump Opposes Letting Deported Parents Return to Get Their Kids

Trump Opposes Letting Deported Parents Return to Get Their Kids

The Trump administration said it’s willing to send migrant children separated from their parents during a border crossing crackdown back to their native countries, but doesn’t want parents who’ve been
Omarosa Says Trumps Offered Her $15,000 a Month for Her ‘Silence’

Omarosa Says Trumps Offered Her $15,000 a Month for Her ‘Silence’

Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump offered former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman $15,000 a month to work for the president’s 2020 campaign after she was fired from the White House, according to
The Paul Manafort Jury Has Started Deliberating. Here Are the Charges

The Paul Manafort Jury Has Started Deliberating. Here Are the Charges

The fate of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, is in the hands of 12 jurors in Alexandria, Virginia. After a trial that began July 31, the jury began deliberating
New Jersey Lawmakers Press for Fixes to Commuter-Rail Fiasco

New Jersey Lawmakers Press for Fixes to Commuter-Rail Fiasco

State lawmakers told New Jersey Transit leaders to stop saying it will take years to turn around the nation’s second-biggest commuter-rail operator and immediately enact solutions to poor service.
White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said White House counsel Don McGahn called him as the agency moved to scuttle Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed merger with Tribune
Mnuchin Says Turkey Faces More Sanctions If Pastor Not Released

Mnuchin Says Turkey Faces More Sanctions If Pastor Not Released

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional U.S. sanctions are ready if Turkey refuses to release an American pastor whom the Trump administration says is illegally detained.
Trump Says He Wants Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

Trump Says He Wants Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants the U.S. government to sue pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids as part of his efforts to halt an epidemic of drug addiction.
Uganda Charges Pop Star Lawmaker With Weapons Possession

Uganda Charges Pop Star Lawmaker With Weapons Possession

A Ugandan military court charged a musician-turned-politician who’s one of President Yoweri Museveni’s leading critics with possession of weapons and ammunition, his attorney said.
White House Unveils Plans to Fight Wildfires With More Logging

White House Unveils Plans to Fight Wildfires With More Logging

The Trump administration announced a new policy to fight wildfires, doubling down on its assertion that the best response is better forest management rather than focusing on climate change.
Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Washington (AP) -- Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.
China Purges 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Fallout

China Purges 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Fallout

China’s powerful Politburo announced disciplinary action Thursday against more than 40 officials, state media said, in the latest fallout over a vaccine scandal that has undermined trust in the ruling
Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency

Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency

President Donald Trump looks to have changed his tune on the U.S. dollar -- at least for now.
Turkish Finance Minister Rules Out Capital Controls as Policy Option

Turkish Finance Minister Rules Out Capital Controls as Policy Option

Turkey won’t impose capital controls to support the battered lira, Finance and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak told 6,000 investors in a global conference call held to bolster confidence in the