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Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a bill that rolls back banking regulations passed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, declaring it a “big deal for our country.” The measure, which passed the House earlier this week, leaves the...


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House easily passes its version of annual defense bill

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass its version of an annual bill to fund defense programs and U.S. military operations, despite objections from the White House over key elements of Pentagon restructuring and from Democrats...


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Why the Trump administration wants to make it easier for Elon Musk's SpaceX and others to

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wants to go back to the moon. But the way to do that would be very different from the 1960s-era Apollo program. Instead of being driven by a Cold War space race against the Soviet Union, the United States instead is trying partner...


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Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

Water Park State Audit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won’t open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a “malicious effort” to “stir up unfounded...


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Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

School Shooting Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott, a staunch gun-rights...


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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


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Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...


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Michigan Supreme Court justice: Judges must cool rhetoric

Vengefiul Judges

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks. Justice Bridget McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that “would validly call into question judicial impartiality.” She said it’s important these days, especially “when our...


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San Francisco brewery ordered to stop making beer with CBD

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is allowing Black Hammer Brewing to sell the rest of the CBD beer it already brewed,...


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Police: Music artist Jacquees drove 116 mph through Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say the musician Jacquees has been arrested after officers say he was speeding through Atlanta and found with a small amount of marijuana. Atlanta police say he was clocked at 116 mph (187 kph) on Interstate 85 around 3 a.m. Thursday. In a brief statement, police said about 3...


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