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Russian Oligarch Sues the U.S. Over Sanctions 15 Mar 9:15pm Updated Russian Oligarch Sues the U.S. Over Sanctions
Oleg V. Deripaska claimed in a lawsuit that the Trump administration is biased against him, even as Democrats claim his companies got a sweetheart deal.
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15 Mar 7:58pm Updated When it comes to protecting users from violent videos, there is no perfect solution
Almost 17 minutes of the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand was livestreamed on Facebook, purportedly showing victims being murdered by one of the shooters.
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15 Mar 7:56pm Updated Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency
The veto will send the legislation back to Congress, which most likely doesn’t have enough votes for an override, meaning the declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border will remain in effect.
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15 Mar 7:51pm Updated Answers to the pressing questions behind the FAA and the Boeing crash
After the crash Sunday of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Ethiopia, questions have risen around Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration, and why this crash occurred just months after a similar crash involving the same type of airplane.
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Academic Behind Cambridge Analytica Data Mining Sues Facebook for Defamation 15 Mar 7:31pm Academic Behind Cambridge Analytica Data Mining Sues Facebook for Defamation
Aleksandr Kogan, a former psychology professor, said Facebook defamed him when it claimed he lied about how the data was going to be used.
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Farage not completing Brexit march despite backing it 15 Mar 7:08pm Farage not completing Brexit march despite backing it
Nigel Farage says he will not be completing the more than 200 mile Brexit Betrayal March from North East England to Westminster despite asking supporters to join him.
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Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Work Force Will Be Unionized 15 Mar 7:02pm Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Work Force Will Be Unionized
Mr. Sanders’s employees voted to unionize, a first for a major-party presidential campaign. He has cast himself as the most pro-union candidate.
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15 Mar 6:36pm Updated White House and House Democrats battle over John Kelly, ex-officials in Trump probes
House Democrats, eager to investigate all aspects of the Trump White House, have identified former administration officials they need to carry out their probes. But the White House isn't making it an easy task.
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15 Mar 5:30pm Gore: Trump inadvertently pushes people to fight climate change
Former Vice President Al Gore said Friday that President Donald Trump's repeated denials of man-made climate change have inadvertently pushed more people to support initiatives protecting the environment.
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15 Mar 5:23pm Trump: White Nationalists ‘Small Group of People’
President Trump said Friday that he didn’t see white nationalism as a growing threat worldwide. A man in New Zealand who appeared to be a white nationalist extremist was charged with murder on Friday after 49 people were killed at two mosques. Mr. Trump condemned the attack.
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15 Mar 5:16pm Ilhan Omar calls for solidarity with Muslims in wake of New Zealand mosque terror attacks
Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, said on Friday that "love trumps hate" and urged solidarity with Muslims in the wake of a deadly terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand.
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15 Mar 5:10pm Updated Trump offers condolences to New Zealand following mosque attacks
The White House on Friday condemned the mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left at least 49 people dead.
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15 Mar 4:52pm Trump Issues His First Veto
President Trump rejected legislation on Friday that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border.
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15 Mar 4:51pm Updated Trump signs first veto of his presidency
President Donald Trump is expected Friday to veto legislation attempting to strike down his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
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EPA Imposes Limits on a Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers 15 Mar 4:48pm EPA Imposes Limits on a Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers
The rule, which scales back a ban proposed under President Barack Obama, would prohibit the consumer use of products containing methylene chloride but allow commercial use.
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Ted Cruz’s 2012 Senate Campaign Is Fined $35,000 for Unreported Loans 15 Mar 4:27pm Ted Cruz’s 2012 Senate Campaign Is Fined $35,000 for Unreported Loans
The loans for his first Senate race, totaling more than $1 million, became an issue during his 2016 race for president.
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EPA Plans Limits on a Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers 15 Mar 4:25pm Updated EPA Plans Limits on a Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers
The rule, which scales back a ban proposed under President Barack Obama, would prohibit the consumer use of products containing methylene chloride but allow commercial use.
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15 Mar 3:56pm Updated Trump expected to sign first veto of his presidency
President Donald Trump is expected Friday to veto legislation attempting to strike down his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
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15 Mar 3:42pm Trump opens sage grouse habitat to oil and gas drilling
The Interior Department finalized changes Friday to protections for the sage grouse bird, which could open lands in seven Western states to oil and gas drilling.
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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors 15 Mar 2:59pm Updated Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors
Prosecutors sought another delay in the sentencing of Mr. Gates, one of their key witnesses. The move gave little indication about the status of the Russia inquiry.
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How Trump’s Brand of Grievance Politics Roiled a Pennsylvania Campaign 15 Mar 2:16pm Updated How Trump’s Brand of Grievance Politics Roiled a Pennsylvania Campaign
After a state election defeat, Republicans in the Scranton area complain the country is being overtaken by undeserving outsiders and the Democrats who represent them.
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In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’ 15 Mar 2:00pm Updated In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’
For the first time, over a dozen top aides — from the speaker’s national security adviser to the majority whip’s chief of staff — are racial minorities.
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15 Mar 1:41pm Updated US denying visas to International Criminal Court staff
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US will deny or revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff.
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15 Mar 1:35pm Updated After New Zealand attack, Trump turns attention elsewhere
As the world's attention is centered on the terrorist attacks in New Zealand, President Donald Trump has shifted his focus Friday, at least according to his Twitter account.
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Marvel star Samuel L Jackson visits Westminster 15 Mar 1:29pm Marvel star Samuel L Jackson visits Westminster
The Hollywood A-lister is in London researching a documentary on slavery.
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Brexit: DUP in talks with ministers ahead of third vote 15 Mar 11:46am Updated Brexit: DUP in talks with ministers ahead of third vote
Discussions are taking place in London ahead of a third vote on the PM's Brexit agreement next week.
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Brexit: A simple guide 15 Mar 10:55am Brexit: A simple guide
After a rollercoaster week in UK politics, you would be forgiven for being left confused.
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15 Mar 10:51am Updated North Korea says it may suspend nuclear talks
North Korea is considering suspension of denuclearization talks with the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters on Friday.
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15 Mar 10:48am Amy Klobuchar defends her staff treatment, says toughness needed when dealing with Putin
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's nascent presidential campaign has been dogged by allegations that the Minnesota Democrat mistreated her Senate staff. In an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow on Thursday, the senator admitted she "can always do better" with her staff, but said her toughness would be an asset on the world stage.
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15 Mar 10:43am FBI seeing uptick in domestic terror arrests
There is an uptick in US domestic terror arrests, according to a senior FBI official, who says that with nearly 25 arrests in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, it's one of the "highest arrest tempo quarters in the last few years" related to domestic terrorism.
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EU demands clear Brexit plan in exchange for delay 15 Mar 9:17am EU demands clear Brexit plan in exchange for delay
The UK must put forward a clear plan for what happens next if there is to be a delay to Brexit, EU leaders have warned.
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Brexit: May seeks support for third Brexit deal vote 15 Mar 7:51am Updated Brexit: May seeks support for third Brexit deal vote
MPs urged to "reflect" on the risk of the EU seeking a long delay to Brexit if no deal is agreed.
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15 Mar 7:28am Updated Jeb Bush says a Republican should challenge Trump in 2020
Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he thinks a Republican should challenge President Donald Trump in next year's election, arguing the party "ought to be a given a choice."
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Brexit: May to try to persuade MPs for third time to back deal 15 Mar 6:26am Updated Brexit: May to try to persuade MPs for third time to back deal
MPs urged to "reflect" on the risk of the EU seeking a long delay to Brexit if no deal is agreed.
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Theresa May has the Brexiteers where she wants them 15 Mar 6:06am Theresa May has the Brexiteers where she wants them
After a historic week in the Commons that saw MPs reject a no-deal Brexit, the bookend move to formally back a delay may have seemed a little less dramatic.
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Southwest Key, Known for Migrant Shelters, Cashes In on Charter Schools 15 Mar 5:00am Southwest Key, Known for Migrant Shelters, Cashes In on Charter Schools
The schools are struggling with debt even as the charity sits on tens of millions.
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Tobacco, E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits 15 Mar 5:00am Tobacco, E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits
Juul and Big Tobacco have lobbied for months to protect themselves from aspects of the F.D.A.’s crackdown. As Scott Gottlieb leaves, they see an opening.
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15 Mar 2:07am 16 minutes that explain the Trump presidency
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15 Mar 1:57am On Politics: Senate Rejects Trump’s National Emergency
Congress has now voted for the first time to block a presidential emergency declaration, though not by enough to override President Trump’s promised veto.
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15 Mar 12:17am Updated Controversial US ambassador to Germany receives threats
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has issued repeated threats to his host country -- he's warned them against pursuing a gas pipeline to Russia, using Chinese technology and business contracts with Iran.
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