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US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

US Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal....


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Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Supreme Court Arbitration

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.


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High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia’s decades-old ban on uranium mining. The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state’s Pittsylvania County. It’s the largest known...


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The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes

US Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is offering a series of dramatic potential U.S. concessions to Iran if it agrees to make “major changes.” Pompeo on Monday called for a stronger...


Business

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

US China Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to “substantially reduce”...


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Trump praises new CIA director

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LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job. Striking a different tone than in his previous visit to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in...


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US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

Scratch and Sniff Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will “add the sweet scent...


Business

Dispute on eye drop size fails to catch Supreme Court's eye

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute about the size of eye drops has failed to catch the eye of the Supreme Court. Drug companies including Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Merck and Pfizer had asked the court to get involved in the case. The companies were sued by patients using their eye drops to treat glaucoma...


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Watchdog report questions US claim on Afghan war progress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is taking issue with Pentagon assertions that momentum in the fight against the Taliban has shifted to Afghan government forces. The report released Monday by the Pentagon’s inspector general’s office says that while Afghan security forces are improving, they...


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The Latest: Haspel jokes about rocky confirmation process

CIA Haspel Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the CIA (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Newly sworn-in CIA Director Gina Haspel says she wants to send more officers into the field, improve foreign language proficiency among the ranks and strengthen the agency’s working relationships with...


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