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Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate leader Harry Reid was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.
U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

A bipartisan group of 10 senators led by Republican Susan Collins will introduce a bill that would pause duties on paper imported from Canada, according to a copy of the bill obtained by Bloomberg
Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on First Day, EPA Watchdog Says

Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on First Day, EPA Watchdog Says

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day, according to new details disclosed Monday by the agency's internal
Trump Talks With Man Hailed as Hero in Waffle House Shooting

Trump Talks With Man Hailed as Hero in Waffle House Shooting

President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House.
Melania Trump Had Surgery to Treat Benign Kidney Condition, White House Says

Melania Trump Had Surgery to Treat Benign Kidney Condition, White House Says

First lady Melania Trump underwent successful surgery to treat a kidney condition on Monday, the White House said.
Trump Muddies ZTE Role in China Talks as Ross Reviews Sanctions

Trump Muddies ZTE Role in China Talks as Ross Reviews Sanctions

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the U.S. is exploring alternatives to punish China’s ZTE Corp. for breaking sanctions law separately from trade negotiations, a two-track strategy that President
Northeastern's Waxman Sees Big Rift Between Palestinians and Trump

Northeastern's Waxman Sees Big Rift Between Palestinians and Trump

Dov Waxman, Northeastern University professor of political science, discusses what's behind the clashes on the Gaza-Israel border with David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Split-Screen Coverage of Violence in Gaza and Ceremony in Jerusalem

Split-Screen Coverage of Violence in Gaza and Ceremony in Jerusalem

Palestinian death toll climbs as U.S. officials unveil contentious new embassy.
Trump Defends ZTE Concession After Sparking Bipartisan Rebuke

Trump Defends ZTE Concession After Sparking Bipartisan Rebuke

President Donald Trump defended a move to help Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. on Monday after his concession stoked bipartisan criticism that it could jeopardize national security.
Barnier Tells EU Governments ‘Not Much Progress’ in Brexit Talks

Barnier Tells EU Governments ‘Not Much Progress’ in Brexit Talks

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the bloc’s governments Monday that separation talks with the U.K. remain stalled, with disagreements ranging from the Irish border to
States Get Ready to Tax Sports Betting

States Get Ready to Tax Sports Betting

If there’s one sure thing in sports gambling, it’s that states will try to cash in.
Germany Says It Won’t Meet Trump's Demand on Defense Spending for Years

Germany Says It Won’t Meet Trump's Demand on Defense Spending for Years

German defense spending will fall far short of levels demanded by President Donald Trump for years to come, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s defense minister said.
How Sworn Enemies Toppled Najib But Now Pose a New Risk to Malaysia

How Sworn Enemies Toppled Najib But Now Pose a New Risk to Malaysia

The rapprochement between Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim led to an alliance between their parties and a shock election win last week.
As Trump Haggles With China on Trade, Company Fortunes Are at Stake

As Trump Haggles With China on Trade, Company Fortunes Are at Stake

Chinese and American firms are finding that their fortunes in trying to tap the world’s two largest economies are increasingly dependent on the fast-changing political environment.
Anonymous Teens Can’t Take Part in NRA Suit Over Florida Law, Judge Says

Anonymous Teens Can’t Take Part in NRA Suit Over Florida Law, Judge Says

A Florida judge denied the National Rifle Association’s request to have two 19-year-old gun enthusiasts anonymously join the group’s lawsuit challenging new age requirements for gun purchases.
Trump Health Secretary Says Drugmakers Must Help Cut Prices

Trump Health Secretary Says Drugmakers Must Help Cut Prices

President Donald Trump’s top health official said the administration plans to turn up the heat on the pharmaceutical industry if it doesn’t work with the government to help lower the price of drugs in
Nafta Trio Set to Miss Ryan's May 17 Target Without Deal

Nafta Trio Set to Miss Ryan's May 17 Target Without Deal

Nafta negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are poised to miss the deadline this week cited by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the latest blown marker for reworking the 24-year-old deal.
Market-Friendly Candidate Plunges in Brazil Presidential Race, Poll Says

Market-Friendly Candidate Plunges in Brazil Presidential Race, Poll Says

The leading market-friendly candidate in Brazil’s presidential race this year plummeted while a leftist contender rose, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.
U.S. Supreme Court Limits Police Rental-Car Searches

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Police Rental-Car Searches

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that rental-car drivers may have the right to prevent police from searching the vehicle, even if they aren’t authorized to drive it.