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Even Trump may ultimately retreat from the cost of the China trade war

The presidents bullish advisers may be taking a hard line, but the chances of a deal are better than they look During Donald Trumps campaign to be president, he regularly cited Chinas export subsidies as evil, and in his after the president increased the tariff from 10% to 25% on Chinese goods worth $200bn on […]

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House Democrats pass bill directing Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

Only a few Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the measure, which Mitch McConnell said will go nowhere Democrats on Thursday passed their first significant international agreement to limit the pollution that is heating the world. The needed and the vision Paris climate agreement would have an unmeasurable effect globally and hurt the economy. […]

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Measles cases hit 25-year high in US amid anti-vaxx movement

Number of cases approaches 700 as experts warn other vaccine-preventable illnesses could see a comeback Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. This is alarming, said Dr William Schaffner, […]

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US regulator lets Exxon block shareholder vote on climate proposal

The SEC said the company is not required to let shareholders vote on a proposal that it disclose goals for greenhouse gas emissions Securities regulators will allow oil giant Exxon Mobil to block shareholders from voting on a proposal that the company disclose goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Activist investors led by the New […]

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Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Death of Francesco Franky Boy Cali is first targeted killing of a mob boss in city for more than 30 years The reputed head of New Yorks notorious Gambino crime family has been shot dead on Staten Island in the first targeted killing of a mob boss in the city in more than 30 years. […]

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Alec Soth, a photographer reborn: ‘I realised everything is connected’

The celebrated chronicler of contemporary American life on the epiphany that made him adopt a more intimate focus In 2016, while on a working trip to Helsinki, the American photographer books and on Instagram knows, Soth is big on poetry, seeing it as akin to photography in its attempts to evoke the ineffable. Towards the […]

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Trump attacks NBC over his remarks on civil war generals Lee and Grant

NBC corrects tweet which said president said Confederate general was incredible, praise he actually gave to the Union man Donald Trump fired tweeted video with the text: WATCH: President Trump says Robert E Lee was a great general during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader incredible. Trump had indeed called Lee a great general but […]

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Trump critic Mitt Romney denies leading ‘Never Trump’ Republicans

As he runs for Senate in Utah, Romneys comments jar with his harsh rebukes of Trump during 2016 campaign Mitt Romney on Friday told reporters he has not been a leader of the Never Trump movement among Republicans, a statement that contradicted strongly critical remarks made on the 2016 campaign trail and in the years […]

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From Harvey to Michael: how America’s year of major hurricanes unfolded

The past year has been marked by storms of record ferocity, apocalyptic damage and thousands of deaths Just two years after Hurricane Florence, which drenched the Carolinas last month, punched holes in Kennedys roof, causing it to collapse. You do get kind of hopeless, said Kennedy, who is renting a place 30 miles away. It […]

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McConnell blames budget deficit rise on government programs not Republican tax cuts

Independent analyses found tax cuts caused $779bn deficit to balloon but Republican cited health and retirement benefits A day after the treasury department announced the federal budget deficit had reached massive tax cuts passed by Republicans last year, were to blame. Independent analyses have found the tax cuts have caused the deficit to balloon faster […]

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