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Trump's sister retires, negating judicial ethics complaints

  • Apr 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's sister has retired as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia, ending a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes.The retirement of Maryanne Trump Barry was revealed in an April 1 order signed by a t

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2020 candidate Warren proposes new tax on corporate profits

  • Apr 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that's designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate.The 7% tax on corporate profits above $100 million is the latest in a series

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Former top GOP on banking committee hired by Swiss bank UBS

  • Apr 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The former congressman who led Republican's efforts to deregulate the banking industry after the financial crisis is starting a new job as an employee of Swiss bank UBS.Jeb Hensarling was a congressman from Dallas from 2003 to 2019. From 2013 to 2019 was chairman of the House Financial Service

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Senate confirms ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead Interior

  • Apr 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients.Senators voted 56-41 to approve Bernha

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EPA won't make GE restart Hudson dredging for now

  • Apr 12, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency declined for now to make General Electric restart dredging in the Hudson River, triggering a wave of condemnation Thursday from New York officials and environmentalists who say contaminant levels from its industrial pollution remain too high.The EPA issu

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Kushner vs. Miller: Power players at odds over immigration

  • Apr 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump rails against an influx of migrants at the border , two of his most influential White House power players are at odds over the future of his immigration policy.Fresh off orchestrating a

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Ribbon cutting a last act for ousted Trump DHS officials

  • Apr 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen and other longtime civil servants stood outside the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters Wednesday in the breezy sunshine — a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building they'd never work in.Nielsen, homeland security secretary for a few more hours, stood smiling ne

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Trump administration appeals court ruling over asylum policy

  • Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday appealed a judge's ruling that would block the government from returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court hearings.The one-sentence appeal filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not immediately ask to stop the lower court ruling fro

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'Accidental Prime Minister' has short run-up to Aussie vote

  • Apr 11, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison was labeled the "Accidental Prime Minister" when he was thrust to the top of a bitterly divided Australian government facing likely defeat in elections only months away.Since he was elected prime minister in a leadership ballot of colleagues in his conservative Libera

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