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Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:12:43 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.(image)

Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:54:48 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown.(image)

Justice Department to ban bump stocks

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:37:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department is proposing rule changes that will effectively ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.(image)

New Trump lawyer in Russia probe yet to be hired

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:23:46 -0400

(Reuters) - A Washington lawyer and Fox News guest who was expected to join U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team this week in the special counsel's Russia probe has yet to be retained, another of Trump's lawyers said on Friday.(image)

Exclusive: Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others - sources

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:07:58 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top cop for U.S. consumer finance has decided not to sue a payday loan collector and is weighing whether to drop cases against three payday lenders, said five people with direct knowledge of the matter.(image)

Maryland Republicans take electoral map fight to U.S. high court

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:02:32 -0400

THURMONT, Md. (Reuters) - When Maryland Democrats drew new U.S. House of Representatives district maps in 2011, long-time Republican voter Bill Eyler found himself removed from a conservative rural district and inserted into a liberal one encompassing Washington suburbs.(image)

Trump's new security adviser known for clashes with spy agencies

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:57:39 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton's history of clashes with U.S. intelligence agencies suggests how he might handle North Korea and Iran, two of the thorniest challenges he and U.S. President Donald Trump face.(image)

McCain presses Trump CIA nominee over her record on interrogations

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:44:14 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain on Friday pressed President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, for information about her ties to the agency's past use of harsh interrogation techniques, underscoring challenges she faces winning confirmation.(image)

Trump should insist on Libya-style denuclearization for North Korea: Bolton

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:48:30 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, said Trump should insist that any meeting he holds with North Korea's leader must be focused squarely on how to eliminate that country's nuclear weapons program as quickly as possible.(image)

Celebrity cash, kudos boost 'March for Our Lives' gun control campaign

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:57:01 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey calls them "warriors of the light," actor Bill Murray says the young Florida gun control campaigners remind him of the students who rallied to end the Vietnam War, and George Clooney has donated $500,000 to their cause.(image)