Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott, a loyal ally of the U.S. gun lobby under mounting pressure to act in the aftermath of last week’s deadly mass shooting, urged state lawmakers on Friday to tighten access to firearms for young people and the mentally disturbed. Scott said... Read more
NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing ‘net neutrality’

NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing ‘net neutrality’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration’s 2015 net neutrality rules. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was honored at the Conservative... Read more
Trump, Australia’s Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China

Trump, Australia’s Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks on Friday at the White House where the two leaders sought to put aside previous tensions, but divisions on trade remained. Trump pulled the United States out of the original 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership –... Read more
Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia’s role in the election. Gates, who was a deputy campaign... Read more
Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong

Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks at the White House on Friday, and Trump later praised Australia’s merit-based immigration system while Turnbull said the two countries were taking new steps to deepen ties. Turnbull told a news conference that he... Read more
Former Trump campaign aide set to plead guilty in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign aide set to plead guilty in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russia’s role in... Read more
Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week. Scott said he would work with state lawmakers during... Read more
U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule’s implementation. The U.S. District Court... Read more
Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor’s influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. The nine justices will hear a challenge... Read more
Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men... Read more