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Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

According to The New York Times, "President Trump told a gathering of farm state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the multicountry
Federal Jury Finds Ex-Congressman Guilty of Fraud

Federal Jury Finds Ex-Congressman Guilty of Fraud

A federal jury in Houston on Thursday convicted former Texas Republican Congressman Stephen Stockman of numerous counts of fraud, including stealing charitable contributions for campaign and personal
US to Hike Fees to $35 at Popular National Parks

US to Hike Fees to $35 at Popular National Parks

The U.S. Interior Department will hike fees at the most popular national parks to $35 a vehicle, backing off a plan that would have cost visitors $70 a vehicle to visit Yellowstone and other
Fight to Replace Ryan Could Blow Up Budget Deal

Fight to Replace Ryan Could Blow Up Budget Deal

A six-month budget truce stitched together by Congress in March could unravel if Republican leaders vying to replace U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan indulge party conservatives who
China Trade Deficit in March, Surplus with US for Quarter

China Trade Deficit in March, Surplus with US for Quarter

China’s exports growth unexpectedly fell in March, raising questions about the health of one of the economy’s key growth drivers even as trade tensions rapidly escalate with the United States.March
Trump Task Force to Study Postal System Finances

Trump Task Force to Study Postal System Finances

After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal System.In the surprise
Bipartisan Push to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

Bipartisan Push to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

Members of Congress from both political parties are making a fresh push to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump. Mueller is leading the investigation into
Pompeo Faces Tough Grilling by Senate

Pompeo Faces Tough Grilling by Senate

President Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, faced tough questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, with senators drilling him on his views on potential
Ryan Retirement Blow to GOP Effort to Control House

Ryan Retirement Blow to GOP Effort to Control House

Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire after this Congress in January is widely seen as a blow to the Republican Party's effort to maintain control of the House in upcoming midterm elections. VOA's
US, Allies Mull Response to Syria's Gas Attack

US, Allies Mull Response to Syria's Gas Attack

The United States and its European allies Thursday discussed ways to effectively stop Syria's government from using chemical weapons to kill rebels and civilians opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Breathtaking Cherry Blossoms Draw International Visitors to Maryland Neighborhood

Breathtaking Cherry Blossoms Draw International Visitors to Maryland Neighborhood

In the springtime, the Tidal Basin in Washington is known for having a spectacular display of cherry blossoms. But in a quiet neighborhood in Maryland, just outside Washington, more than 1,000 cherry

Mercedes Subscription Service To Launch In Nashville And Philadelphia

The Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription service with launch in June with multiple tiers. |
Trump hits back at ex-FBI chief's book, calls Comey an 'untruthful slime ball'

Trump hits back at ex-FBI chief's book, calls Comey an 'untruthful slime ball'

Former FBI director James Comey says in a new book that President Donald Trump reminded him of a mafia boss who demanded absolute loyalty and lied about everything. Trump hit back on Friday, calling
After the Zuckerberg Congress hearings, what next for Facebook?

After the Zuckerberg Congress hearings, what next for Facebook?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearings in front of the Senate and then the House of Representatives show that US lawmakers want to limit the Internet titan’s power. But how will they move forward

Trump Orders Audit of Postal Service After Suggesting Amazon Is To Blame For Their Troubles

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Politico: President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Postal Service to undergo an audit Thursday evening, a move that comes after president's repeated claims that
One in five millennials have never heard of the Holocaust

One in five millennials have never heard of the Holocaust

The survey found there were 'critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust'.
What Does Japan Expect from Talks with US Next Week?

What Does Japan Expect from Talks with US Next Week?

Trade and North Korea's nuclear and missile programs will be the key topics for Japan during U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week.Earlier this month,
Africa's Richest Woman to Speak at Yale Student Event

Africa's Richest Woman to Speak at Yale Student Event

On April 13, Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is scheduled to speak at a student-led event at Yale University. Dos Santos is the former chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil
Trump Pardons Former Cheney Aide Libby

Trump Pardons Former Cheney Aide Libby

President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said he does not know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he
Turkey to Mediate Between US, Russia on Syria Tensions

Turkey to Mediate Between US, Russia on Syria Tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is assuming a mediator role, calling for a display of sensitivity by the U.S., Russia and other nations amid heightened tensions on Syria.U.S. President Donald