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Mueller Asks Manafort Judge to Immunize Five Witnesses

Mueller Asks Manafort Judge to Immunize Five Witnesses

Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to give immunity to five people who may testify at the bank-fraud trial starting next week against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign
Putin Business Ally Says U.S. Firms Keen on Post-Summit Deal

Putin Business Ally Says U.S. Firms Keen on Post-Summit Deal

After the drama of President Donald Trump’s widely criticized news conference with President Vladimir Putin, one agreement the two leaders reached on the business front may go forward, according to
Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts the conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, marking a rare retreat from comments just a day
EPA's New Chief Met California Regulator on Car Mileage Plan

EPA's New Chief Met California Regulator on Car Mileage Plan

California’s top air-quality official met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new acting chief on Tuesday, the first meeting between two regulators who disagree over the Trump
San Franciscans Will Vote on Taxing Big Companies More to Help the Homeless

San Franciscans Will Vote on Taxing Big Companies More to Help the Homeless

San Francisco voters in November will decide whether to levy an additional tax on large businesses to fund homeless services, part of an expanding effort among West Coast cities to tap cash-flush
Trudeau Says Support at Home Makes Him Optimistic About Nafta Talks

Trudeau Says Support at Home Makes Him Optimistic About Nafta Talks

Justin Trudeau kept up his optimism for a renewal of Nafta, and praised Canadians for showing solidarity during tensions with the U.S.
May Fends Off Attempt to Keep EU Customs Union Option Open

May Fends Off Attempt to Keep EU Customs Union Option Open

Prime Minister Theresa May fended off an attempt by pro-European Conservative rebels to keep open the option of Britain entering into a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.
Here's One Commodity That Could Benefit From Trump's Trade War

Here's One Commodity That Could Benefit From Trump's Trade War

There’s at least one commodity that may benefit from Donald Trump’s trade war with China: nitrogen fertilizer.
Prayer, Guns Paved Path to GOP Influence for Accused Russian

Prayer, Guns Paved Path to GOP Influence for Accused Russian

As a Russian seeking to ingratiate herself in the U.S. political world, Mariia Butina zeroed in on two pillars of the conservative establishment: gun rights activists and religious groups.
NAACP Ends Travel Warning Against American Airlines for ‘Possible Racial Bias’

NAACP Ends Travel Warning Against American Airlines for ‘Possible Racial Bias’

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People lifted a travel advisory against American Airlines Group Inc., saying the carrier had responded with measures to address last year’s
EU Fights Urge to Fan Brexit Flames as Rebels Tear Into May

EU Fights Urge to Fan Brexit Flames as Rebels Tear Into May

European Union governments will probably resist further inflaming the U.K.’s Brexit turmoil when they meet on Friday by saying they believe talks can still make progress despite uncertainty over
May Fends Off Tory Rebellion But at High Cost: Brexit Update

May Fends Off Tory Rebellion But at High Cost: Brexit Update

Theresa May fought off an attempt by pro-European Conservative rebels to keep open the option of Britain entering into a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. She earlier lost a vote
McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

Amid a bipartisan uproar over President Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Russia against meddling again in U.S. elections and said his chamber
Europe Exploring Talks With Trump on Car-Tariff Cut

Europe Exploring Talks With Trump on Car-Tariff Cut

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet President Donald Trump in Washington next week to explore the possibility of starting negotiations on reducing car tariffs for several key
Four States Claim Federal Tax-Deduction Cap Infringes Rights

Four States Claim Federal Tax-Deduction Cap Infringes Rights

Four Democratic-led northeastern states sued the Trump administration to invalidate the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes that they say unfairly targets them.
Whatever Happened to Trump’s Infrastructure Boom?

Whatever Happened to Trump’s Infrastructure Boom?

While billions have been raised to build or fix the nation’s roads, bridges, and airports, little of the money is finding its way to public projects.
House Votes to Ease Financial Rules in a Rare Bipartisan Move

House Votes to Ease Financial Rules in a Rare Bipartisan Move

Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters don’t agree on much but they reached a compromise on a plan for dialing back financial rules that passed the U.S. House Tuesday.
Trump's Tariffs Spark Outcry From Companies Denied Relief

Trump's Tariffs Spark Outcry From Companies Denied Relief

Todd Adams won what he thought was a career-defining order last summer for his small, family-owned stainless steel manufacturer. Now, he’s paid “several hundred thousand dollars” from President Donald
Global Economy's Future Is Electric, But Still Dirty, IEA Says

Global Economy's Future Is Electric, But Still Dirty, IEA Says

More of the world will run on electricity in the future, but most of the power won’t be clean.
Brexit Bulletin: A Narrow Escape

Brexit Bulletin: A Narrow Escape

Today in Brexit: Theresa May escaped defeat in Parliament. With the atmosphere increasingly febrile, she also wants to send lawmakers off on holiday early.