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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:35:30 GMTGary D. Cohn, left, the director of the National Economic Council, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, at a White House briefing.President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, and also called for the elimination of most itemized tax deductions.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:24:19 GMTPresident Trump has pointed to the growth linked to tax cuts passed by previous presidents when promoting his plan.The White House insists that economic growth will offset its proposed tax cuts, but many economists disagree, creating a moment of truth for conservatives.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:36:03 GMTTreasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin appeared on a television at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.The Trump administration released its tax plan on Wednesday, which would lower individual tax rates, drop the alternative minimum tax and eliminate most deductions.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:47:12 GMTThe new tax plan would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local income tax. If you live in a place where such taxes are high, like California and this San Francisco street, that’s unwelcome news.The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:20:37 GMTAn Apple store in Beijing. Apple has kept earnings abroad and borrowed from foreign subsidiaries for dividends and investments.There is wide accord that the current system encourages companies to keep money abroad. The question is how to tax funds brought home, now and in the future.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:25:40 GMTThe latest healthcare proposal was drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican of New Jersey.The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:48:12 GMTThere are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:57:22 GMTJoseph R. Swedish, the chief executive of the health insurer Anthem, in 2015. He warned that a halt of subsidies to help low-income people “would cause further market instability.”The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:23:51 GMTJared KushnerPresident Trump’s son-in-law, a top adviser, had help building a real estate empire from a member of one of Israel’s wealthiest families.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:20:00 GMTUnfinished buildings at a site where Ford had planned a factory in Villa de Reyes, near San Luis Potosi, Mexico.In evening telephone calls with the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada, President Trump said he would quickly start the process of renegotiating Nafta — not end it.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:45 GMTThe aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday. President Trump recently deployed it near North Korea.President Trump views North Korea as his chief foreign policy issue, but he says he is pursuing a strategy that relies primarily on help from China.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:28:21 GMTIvanka Trump at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Tuesday. In an interview aired on Wednesday, Ms. Trump said the United States might need to admit more Syrian refugees.In a pointed departure from one of President Trump’s bedrock populist positions, Ms. Trump said the United States might need to admit more refugees.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:22:47 GMTAjit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wants to loosen the government’s oversight of high-speed internet providers.The chairman, Ajit Pai, said high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules but should largely be left to police itself.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:09:52 GMTPresident Trump arriving in West Palm Beach, Fla., this month.No regrets, frustrated, inspired, somewhere in between: Voters who talked with Times reporters around the start of the Trump presidency describe how they feel now.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:38:28 GMTDonald J. Trump speaking at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan on Sept. 7, when he was the Republican nominee. He will return there as president on May 4 and meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia.The commander in chief’s usual security requirements will be complicated by protesters as he meets the Australian prime minister aboard the Intrepid.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:50:03 GMTNazi Germany’s largest death camp is under construction in order to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:27:31 GMTA member of the National Guard seeking to put down a protest against President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday.The country plans to pull out of the Organization of American States, which has long criticized President Nicolás Maduro’s unyielding accumulation of power.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:51:58 GMTAdm. Harry B. Harris Jr. testified about security challenges in the western Pacific at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday.Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. accepted fault for a broad misunderstanding over whether the Carl Vinson was racing to confront North Korea.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:37:43 GMTAt right, John F. Kelly, the head of Homeland Security, with Tom Homan, the acting director Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday.The office, known as Voice, is part of the president’s effort to aggressively crack down on illegal immigration. Critics say it vilifies immigrants.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:34:29 GMTA soldier this month in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. The army targeted dozens of gay soldiers in what rights groups said was an unprecedented campaign against gay men in the military.The armed forces’ treatment of gay service members has become an issue in the presidential race, with the leading candidate saying he opposes homosexuality.
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:33 GMTA New York Times investigation shows how Syria and its main partner, Russia, have distorted the facts surrounding the chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:03 GMTAn admissions tour of Middlebury College in Vermont.Researchers say talking to people who have been through an experience leads to better decisions.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMTUnlike stand-alone routers that lose signal the farther you move away from them, mesh stations piggyback on one another to create a continuous wireless link.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:49:15 GMTThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, confronted with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, is considering enacting mandatory entry fees as a way to increase revenue.Despite its history as a public institution with free entry to all, the museum is considering a mandatory charge to help address budget deficits.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:41:24 GMTStudents who belong to the Berkeley College Republicans protested on Wednesday beside a member of an anti-fascist group.Conservatives like Ms. Coulter are eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations on college campuses, inspired by a backlash against political correctness.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:01:13 GMTUnited Airlines on Thursday gave its fullest account yet of a violent episode on one of its planes.United Airlines, still trying to regain its footing after a video showed a traveler being violently dragged off a plane, on Thursday outlined new measures meant to prevent such episodes in the future.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:01:16 GMTEuropean Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Parties on Europe’s far right have drawn a strange legitimacy by winning seats in the Parliament.For right-wing lawmakers who attack the European Union, a perch in Parliament can mean a lucrative sinecure, easy news media exposure and immunity from criminal prosecution at home.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:55 GMTEmmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate in France’s presidential election, arrived to meet with workers at a Whirlpool plant in Amiens on Wednesday.Ms. Le Pen and her rival in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, visited a factory separately and received starkly different welcomes.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:19:26 GMTA control room at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. The sports broadcaster laid off many on-air personalities, including the former N.F.L. players Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell and the former N.B.A. player Len Elmore, on Wednesday.Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Ed Werder were among the numerous big names laid off.
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:31:49 GMTAvelino Catombela, 67, got his prosthesis adjusted at the Viana Orthopedic Center in Luanda, Angola. Mr. Catombela lost his leg in Huambo in 1978 when the bus he was traveling in hit a mine, killing 60 people.Angola remains one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, and nowhere are there more than in Cuito Cuanavale.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:21:58 GMTBill Cosby after a hearing in Norristown, Pa.Ahead of his June court date, Bill Cosby and his daughter made rare public statements. But his spokesman denies a public relations campaign.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:00:26 GMTCorey Cott and Laura Osnes star in “Bandstand,” a new musical set in 1945, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.Laura Osnes and Corey Cott star in a new Broadway musical, set in 1945, about a musician, a singer, trauma and healing.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:16 GMTLeonard Reiffel at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963. In 1959, he helped write a report at the request of the Air Force on a proposal to detonate a nuclear warhead on or near the moon.Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:07:55 GMTGift Ngoepe, right, with the first base coach Kimera Bartee after hitting a single in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday.Gift Ngoepe, who was born and raised in South Africa, was promoted to the big leagues by the Pirates. Dovydas Neverauskas, the first Lithuanian in the majors, was optioned.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:11:23 GMTJiranuch Trirat, second from left, holding the body of her 11-month-old daughter at a hospital in Phuket, Thailand, on Tuesday. The daughter’s death was broadcast on Facebook.After broadcasting himself dangling the girl by the neck from a building on the resort island of Phuket, the man killed himself, the police said.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:45 GMTA factory in Zouping, China, that makes aluminum wheel hubs. Local companies have agreements to guarantee hundreds of millions of dollars of one another’s loans.Zouping’s troubles show how companies in China guarantee one another’s loans, representing a potential hazard within China’s vast financial system.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:29:55 GMTA cabin crew for the Russian airline Aeroflot at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget in 2015.Two female flight attendants who sued Aeroflot for age and sex discrimination were upbraided at a news conference by two men defending the airline.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:00:14 GMTFrom left, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins in a revival of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.Corey Hawkins soars as a great pretender in this otherwise earthbound revival of John Guare’s masterwork.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMTA sunset over the main beach at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, an hour north of Montego Bay, Jamaica.For the Frugal Family, the appeal of an all-inclusive resort came from the child care and the possibility of a vacation that would feel like a vacation.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:41:54 GMTDaniel Wilson and Fran Sears, executive producers of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” working at Mr. Wilson’s Manhattan apartment.Daniel Wilson and Fran Sears hadn’t worked together in years. But they still owned partial rights to a certain 1990 movie based on Margaret Atwood‘s book.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:39:11 GMTJonathan Demme in 1980.Mr. Demme, an auteur whose films included documentaries and narrative features, won an Academy Award for “The Silence of the Lambs.”