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Trump Is Dragging Feet on Transgender Ban Evidence, Judge Rules

Trump Is Dragging Feet on Transgender Ban Evidence, Judge Rules

The Trump administration has repeatedly failed to identify evidence it may use to defend the government’s stalled ban on transgender soldiers, a federal judge in Seattle says.
Rise of Militant-Linked Party Casts Doubt on Pakistan’s Terrorist  Crackdown

Rise of Militant-Linked Party Casts Doubt on Pakistan’s Terrorist Crackdown

The Mili Muslim League’s website reads like a regular Pakistan political outfit, offering translations in Urdu and English and promoting the rights of minorities and women. The party’s spokesman even
Kudlow Says Trump Backs Strong Dollar as He Joins Administration

Kudlow Says Trump Backs Strong Dollar as He Joins Administration

Larry Kudlow, the incoming White House economic adviser, said he believes that President Donald Trump doesn’t want to see the value of the dollar go down.
Fox News Sued by Slain DNC Worker's Parents Over Retracted Story

Fox News Sued by Slain DNC Worker's Parents Over Retracted Story

The parents of a Democratic Party staffer whose unsolved 2016 murder touched off a flurry of right-wing conspiracy theories sued Fox News for publishing a “sham” story claiming their son leaked
Davis to Go to Brussels for Brexit Talks Before Crunch Summit

Davis to Go to Brussels for Brexit Talks Before Crunch Summit

Brexit Secretary David Davis will go to Brussels on Sunday for talks on issues including the transition arrangement that businesses are keen to pin down.
Trump’s Trade Powers Would Be Curtailed Under Republican Plan

Trump’s Trade Powers Would Be Curtailed Under Republican Plan

House Republicans are preparing a measure that would curtail President Donald Trump’s authority to make unilateral trade decisions after his decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs.
Stormy Daniels Gets New Judge After Claiming Old One Was Biased

Stormy Daniels Gets New Judge After Claiming Old One Was Biased

The porn star suing for the right to go public with details of her alleged affair with President Donald Trump got her case transferred to a new judge after claiming she couldn’t get a fair trial with
Senator Demands Explanation for Animals’ Deaths on United Airlines

Senator Demands Explanation for Animals’ Deaths on United Airlines

United Airlines faces a deepening public outcry after a dog perished in an overhead bin on one of its planes, prompting a U.S. senator to demand an explanation for the carrier’s industry-high rate of
A Trump-Kim Summit Could Unfreeze Mining Riches on the Korean Border

A Trump-Kim Summit Could Unfreeze Mining Riches on the Korean Border

UN sanctions have hurt minerals businesses where China meets North Korea. The talks could change that.
Abe’s Bad Month Gets Worse as Allies Press Him Over Scandal

Abe’s Bad Month Gets Worse as Allies Press Him Over Scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a warning sign that a ballooning scandal won’t go away any time soon: a rare interrogation from lawmakers from his own party.
Election Struggles Should Scare Republicans, Pollster Says

Election Struggles Should Scare Republicans, Pollster Says

Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights, discusses President Trump's intention to name Larry Kudlow as director of the White House National Economic Council,
Dodging Taxes Through Offshore Banks? You're Not Off the Hook

Dodging Taxes Through Offshore Banks? You're Not Off the Hook

The Internal Revenue Service is winding down its program to entice wealthy Americans who hid money offshore to come forward and take an amnesty deal -- but if you’re a tax dodger, or simply clueless,
Thousands Protest in Prague Against President’s Attack on Media

Thousands Protest in Prague Against President’s Attack on Media

Several thousand Czechs gathered at Prague’s main square on Wednesday to protest against Milos Zeman’s attack on public Czech Television.
Sessions Weighs Firing FBI’s McCabe Before Retirement

Sessions Weighs Firing FBI’s McCabe Before Retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being forced to decide whether to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just days before he’s scheduled to retire, according to a person familiar with the
Trump’s Picks for State, CIA Hit Potential Roadblocks in Senate

Trump’s Picks for State, CIA Hit Potential Roadblocks in Senate

President Donald Trump’s picks for Secretary of State and CIA director are running into potential roadblocks among Republicans in the Senate.
Ex-Spy Poisoning Approved by Putin, Carpenter Says

Ex-Spy Poisoning Approved by Putin, Carpenter Says

Michael Carpenter, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, discusses the conflict between the U.K. and Russia over the poisoning of a former double-agent and
The Benefits of Extending Tax Prep Services for Low-Income Americans

The Benefits of Extending Tax Prep Services for Low-Income Americans

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, and Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, discuss their bill that extends tax preparation services for low-income Americans. They speak with Bloomberg's
Buhari Says Missing Nigerian School Girls Will Be Rescued

Buhari Says Missing Nigerian School Girls Will Be Rescued

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said he was confident that 110 girls missing after militants attacked their school in the northeastern town of Dapchi would be rescued.
Slovak Premier Offers to Quit, But Only If His Party Keeps Power

Slovak Premier Offers to Quit, But Only If His Party Keeps Power

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico offered to resign if his party is allowed to remain in charge of the government, a last ditch effort to avoid early elections in the face of the biggest protests
Trump Set to Pick Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser

Trump Set to Pick Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser

Bloomberg's Dan Moss reports on President Trump's intention to name economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as director of the White House National Economic Council. He speaks