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Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain

Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain

As voters complete their tax returns this year, Kelly Mazeski and other Democratic candidates in high-income, high-tax congressional districts want them to be thinking about the possible pain ahead.
Labor’s Reprieve Is Over as U.S. Supreme Court Case Targets Fees

Labor’s Reprieve Is Over as U.S. Supreme Court Case Targets Fees

Public-sector unions got a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago. Their time may be running out.
Banker at Heart of Latvia's Widening Drama Fights All Comers

Banker at Heart of Latvia's Widening Drama Fights All Comers

In his quarter century atop Latvia’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics has outlasted 19 governments and two currencies, emerging as much more than a guardian of price stability.
Brexit Bulletin: Under Pressure

Brexit Bulletin: Under Pressure

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Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency

Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns.
Angry Italian Voters Get Short-Changed by a Messy Economy

Angry Italian Voters Get Short-Changed by a Messy Economy

A patchy recovery makes for an angry electorate
White House: New Clearance Policy Won’t Affect Kushner

White House: New Clearance Policy Won’t Affect Kushner

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.
Netanyahu Legal Woes Worsen as Ex-Top Aide Agrees to Testify

Netanyahu Legal Woes Worsen as Ex-Top Aide Agrees to Testify

Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal woes deepened after one of his closest confidants agreed to testify against him in a growing corruption scandal, complicating the Israeli leader’s efforts to hold on to his
The Rise of Tech Giants May Be Bad News for the Economy

The Rise of Tech Giants May Be Bad News for the Economy

The dominance of a few firms risks harming productivity and growth, study finds
How ‘Putin’s Cook’ Fed America’s Appetite for Disinformation

How ‘Putin’s Cook’ Fed America’s Appetite for Disinformation

In November 2013, three Russian political operatives flew from Moscow to New York. Over the next few days, the men toured Manhattan, took side trips to Washington and Detroit, drank vodka at a
North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says

North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un’s envoys earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but the North Koreans backed out, the Trump administration
Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted another guilty plea as prosecutors bear down on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates.
Is Corbyn Moving ‘Crab-Like’ Toward a Second Brexit Referendum?

Is Corbyn Moving ‘Crab-Like’ Toward a Second Brexit Referendum?

There are some in Jeremy Corbyn’s own Labour party who see him slowly shifting his position in favor of a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms

Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms

Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he again took up a rifle -- this time playing one of
Rwanda to Issue Mining Licenses to Boost Investment by a Fifth

Rwanda to Issue Mining Licenses to Boost Investment by a Fifth

Rwanda will issue 50 new licenses to mine metals including gold, tin and tantalum this year that may help boost investment in the East African nation by a fifth, the Rwanda Development Board said.
Mueller Describes Encrypted Talk in Russian, Deleted Emails

Mueller Describes Encrypted Talk in Russian, Deleted Emails

The lawyer who pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements gave no indication in court he’s cooperating with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

American Outdoor made the AR-15 used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The fund owned more than $500,000 of its stock.
Trump Says He Signed Memo to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

Trump Says He Signed Memo to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about signing a memorandum banning the use of "bump stocks" that allow semiautomatic rifles to be fired more rapidly. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Orders Ban of Rifle ‘Bump Stocks’ After Florida Shooting

Trump Orders Ban of Rifle ‘Bump Stocks’ After Florida Shooting

President Donald Trump ordered a ban on gun accessories known as “bump stocks” that allow semiautomatic rifles to be fired more rapidly, taking the administration’s first concrete measures in response
White House Acknowledges 2016 Russia Meddling But Denies Impact

White House Acknowledges 2016 Russia Meddling But Denies Impact

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged on Tuesday that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections but said the efforts didn’t play a role in President Donald Trump’s victory.