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  • March 15- President Donald Trump used his barnstorming strategy on Wednesday to try to build momentum for his first legislative initiative, a healthcare overhaul, by holding a massive rally in Nashville, Tennessee, reminiscent of his campaign events. Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still...

  • *Plan foresees 28 pct cut for State Department. Those programs have been targeted by Republican politicians before, but in many cases the proposed cuts have failed to make it through Congress. But it is ultimately up to Congress to decide how to allocate funds.

  • "We're obviously in talks with Speaker Ryan, the entire leadership team over there... to get the best outcome based on feedback from members," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters during a briefing. Specifically, conservatives want Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor to end sooner than proposed by the Ryan plan, and want to...

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday includes deep cuts for the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency as his administration seeks to raise military spending, the New York Times said on Wednesday. The budget plan for fiscal 2018 will call for cuts of 28 percent for the State Department and 31 percent for the Environmental Protection Agency, the...

  • Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they were close to embracing their party's healthcare overhaul plan after the White House signaled openness to ending an expansion of the government health insurance program for the poor even sooner than proposed. Vice President Mike Pence met behind closed doors with the Republican Study Committee, the biggest...

  • "They're really going to be cutting into bone," said Kenneth Baer, a former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget who helped draft President Barack Obama's first four budgets. New administrations typically submit to Congress what is known as a "skinny budget"- a broad outline of spending proposals- in their initial months in office, with lengthy...

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • Why we need women in science

    Nisreen El-Hashemite, president of the Women in Science International League, talks about the link between workplace equality and sustainable development.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been trying for more than three years to convince the SEC to let it bring the Bitcoin ETF to market.

  • DAKAR, March 10- Gambia's government will launch an investigation into the finances of former long-standing president Yahya Jammeh including the personal use of a charity bank account revealed by Reuters last month, the justice minister said on Friday. Reuters found that in 2012 and 2013 over $8 million from a bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation...

  • CHICAGO, March 9- Karen Friedman has been traveling the country speaking at meetings of retired union members- and they are angry. Rust Belt states like Ohio and Michigan. The U.S. Congress passed legislation in 2014 that aimed to head off an implosion of multiemployer plans.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a plan by Republican lawmakers to replace the Obamacare healthcare statute that faces obstacles to becoming law from across the U.S. political spectrum. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday unveiled legislation that would eliminate the requirement that most Americans...

  • KINSHASA, March 3- Tens of millions of dollars in royalties and signing bonuses that Glencore told an independent transparency board it had paid to Congo's state mining company actually went to a business controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Friday. Glencore-controlled Kamoto Copper Co told the...

  • Feb 28- In formulating a new executive order limiting travel to the United States, President Donald Trump has promised to make the directive harder to fight successfully in court than the one he issued in January. More than two dozen lawsuits were filed in U.S. courts against the initial travel ban, which temporarily barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,...

  • Feb 28- In formulating a new executive order limiting travel to the United States, President Donald Trump has promised to make the directive harder to fight successfully in court than the one he issued in January. More than two dozen lawsuits were filed in U.S. courts against the initial travel ban, which temporarily barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,...

  • President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday. But in keeping with their past practice, the Obamas plan to donate a "significant portion of their author proceeds to charity," including the Obama Foundation, the publisher said in a statement. By comparison, fellow...

  • Feb 28- In formulating a new executive order limiting travel to the United States, President Donald Trump has promised to make the directive harder to fight successfully in court than the one he issued in January. More than two dozen lawsuits were filed in U.S. courts against the initial travel ban, which temporarily barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,...

  • In a mistake that stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd in Hollywood and a television audience worldwide, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at first said the winner was romantic musical "La La Land," the presumed best picture favorite. Just days before the Oscars, Cullinan told the Huffington Post in an interview that the procedure for dealing with the...