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Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.

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Trump blasts Republican senator on ‘moral equivalency’ after Virginia attack

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a “moral equivalency” between white hate groups and counter-protesters.

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Apple’s Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.

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Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China-media

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices.

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Trump’s crisis spurs talk of White House departures

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.

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Sessions slams Chicago sanctuary policies

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly criticized the city of Chicago’s political leadership, citing its so-called sanctuary policies as an example of the breakdown of law and order in the country.

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U.S. ends program for Central American minors fleeing violence

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes for more than 2,700 children awaiting approval.

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Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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House panel to hold hearing on white supremacist threat

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing next month about threats from extremist groups, including domestic terrorism, following a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

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Trump’s Virginia remarks frustrate Republicans’ tax push

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump’s controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

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