WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving ahead despite objections, the Trump administration on Friday set a timetable for federally funded family clinics to comply with a new rule that bars them from referring...
Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and...
Lebanon’s Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges.
Late Friday, 111 legislators voted in favor while six voted against of the 128-member legislature. Eleven were absent.
A government policy statement focused on improving the country's economic conditions. Hariri began the meetings Tuesday by reading the statement, which calls for reforms in state finances and economy.
Japanese internment take focus in new college course
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Heart Mountain looms above the Cody, Wyoming-area landscape, visible from miles around.
Its namesake World War II-era Japanese internment camp is less apparent.
Trump officials seek dismissal of separated families’ suit
BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is urging a judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys said in a brief filed Tuesday that Supreme Court precedent bars such a lawsuit for damages on challenges to government policy. They also argue Trump administration officials named in the case are shielded by qualified immunity, among other things.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring on Twitter a premature victory from his tariffs. Despite the manufacturing renaissance he claims, it's too soon to determine the full scope of any benefit or harm they might create.
AHIHUD, Israel (AP) — Anwar Saeb spent two decades in the Israeli military, rising to the rank of colonel and suffering wounds in battle while serving as a brigade commander during the 2006 war in Lebanon.
Now, the 51-year-old lawyer, a member of Israel's Arabic-speaking Druze minority, finds himself on the front lines of a different and unlikely battle — leading a campaign against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines minority groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.
Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a culture of life." But women's-rights activists and some medical experts view the multi-pronged changes as a dangerous ideological shift that could increase unintended pregnancies and abortions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote.
TOKYO (AP) — Three Japanese who were forcibly sterilized under a government policy decades ago filed lawsuits Thursday demanding an apology and compensation, in a growing movement seeking official redress.
The two men and a woman, all in their 70s, are among at least 16,500 people who were sterilized without consent under a 1948 Eugenics Protection Law that was in place until 1996.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration sought to distance itself from Rudy Giuliani's dramatic public statements about Iran and North Korea, saying that President Donald Trump's new lawyer does not speak for the president on matters of foreign policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration sought to distance itself Monday from Rudy Giuliani's dramatic public statements about Iran and North Korea, saying that President Donald Trump's new lawyer does not speak for the president on matters of foreign policy.
Zimbabwe to issue 99-year leases to remaining white farmers
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's remaining white farmers will now get 99-year land leases according to a new government policy that marks a dramatic change from widespread evictions of whites from farms.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is breaking away from the seizure of thousands of white-owned farms carried out by his predecessor and mentor Robert Mugabe, who resigned in November under military pressure. The new policy will give remaining white farmers new security from expropriations.
Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's ruling coalition has survived a no-confidence vote called by the opposition, which accused the government of failing to deal with widespread corruption.
The 240-member parliament on Thursday rejected the motion in a 131-103 vote. Six lawmakers were absent.
It was the first vote on Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's center-right government, which came to power in May.
Future Presidents May Thank Trump on Jerusalem Stance
By Ed Rogers
Special To The Washington Post
While it may cost me my membership in the GOP foreign policy establishment's fan club, I think that President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do on several fronts. To begin with, the simple act of aligning campaign rhetoric and government policy is something we need more of -- not less.
Q&A: Using government policy to guide investment choices
From the Republican-led federal tax reform package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump to his predecessor's sweeping overhaul of health care, government policies can often benefit some companies and hurt others.
That dynamic is something investors can work with to identify companies that could make big gains, or to short shares in those that may face turbulence should unfavorable legislation win passage or a federal agency impose new rules.
Ed Rogers: Future presidents may thank Trump for Israel decision
While it may cost me my membership in the GOP foreign policy establishment’s fan club, I think that President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was the right thing to do on several fronts.
To begin with, the simple act of aligning campaign rhetoric and government policy is something we need more of — not less.
Much has been reported about previous presidents saying they would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital only to ignore their pledge after being sworn in.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's police and firefighters, repeatedly hailed as heroes in recent months for facing down extremists and rushing into burning buildings, have become the symbol of a new anti-austerity drive in the country.
One of Ronald Reagan’s great victories was establishing for decades the boundaries between which the rest of us debate the role of government in business. Before Reagan, it was at least credible to argue that government had a legitimate place in private enterprise. Not so after Reagan. Regulation over time became a kind of shorthand for anti-business.
Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy
MIAMI (AP) — In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.
UK pound’s post-Brexit plunge echoes past crises
LONDON (AP) — Throughout the 20th century, Britain endured a series of currency crises that exposed its decline as a major global power.
The recent slide in the pound sterling has reawakened memories of those troubled times, including one in the mid-1970s when the country ended up needing an international bailout.
And it has raised questions of whether another so-called "sterling crisis" might push the government to soften its plans to break away from the European Union and its single market.
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