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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 05:22 PM CDT

Trump Creates Accountability Office at VA

Trump Creates Accountability Office at VA

President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump, who made improving...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:33 AM CDT

500 Disney World Workers Affected if Haitian Status Ends

500 Disney World Workers Affected if Haitian Status Ends

A union representing Walt Disney World workers said 500 Haitian workers at the theme park resort could be affected by a Trump administration proposal to end protective status for Haitians. Union officials...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 08:00 AM CDT

Trump Says US Won't Leave NAFTA, for Now

Trump Says US Won't Leave NAFTA, for Now

President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 05:53 AM CDT

Trump Tax Cut: Huge, Vague and Likely Mild Boost for Economy

Trump Tax Cut: Huge, Vague and Likely Mild Boost for Economy

President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would light Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing. Yet the proposal so far remains short of...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:23 PM CDT

Arkansas' 4th Execution Set After Stay Request Rejected

Arkansas' 4th Execution Set After Stay Request Rejected

Arkansas' aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of a man who killed a former deputy prison warden following an...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:57 PM CDT

Trump Order Seeks to Limit Federal Role in K-12 Education

Trump Order Seeks to Limit Federal Role in K-12 Education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just short of a year — 300 days —...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 09:19 PM CDT

Trump Team Softens War Talk, Vows Other Pressure on N. Korea

Trump Team Softens War Talk, Vows Other Pressure on N. Korea

The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:48 PM CDT

Trump Tax Reform Plan Cuts Personal and Corporate Rates

Trump Tax Reform Plan Cuts Personal and Corporate Rates

A tax reform plan outlined by the Trump administration two days before the president's 100th day in office proposes deep cuts to personal income tax as well as corporate taxes. The plan also repeals the...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:12 PM CDT

1,000 Detained in Turkey for Alleged Ties to US-Based Cleric

1,000 Detained in Turkey for Alleged Ties to US-Based Cleric

Turkish police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Warrants were issued for the detention...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:04 PM CDT

Mexico Can Slap Trade Sanctions on US: Word Trade Org.

Mexico Can Slap Trade Sanctions on US: Word Trade Org.

Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules, the World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday, saying the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars...

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