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Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron will leave on a three-day visit to the United States, starting Monday.

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China 'welcomes' US offer of Beijing trade talks

The message comes one day after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would consider a trip to China, and is "cautiously optimistic" the United States could broker a trade deal with Beijing.

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How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster -- so far

An expected deluge of hurricane-related foreclosures has so far been avoided, thanks in part to new provisions by federal agencies and regulations imposed after the financial crisis.

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Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact ti

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Arizona Teachers Vote for the First-Ever Statewide Walkout to Demand Increased Funding

Arizona teachers voted to walk off the job to demand better school funding. The strike builds on a movement for higher pay in other states

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China envoy says China will retaliate if U.S. insists on trade war: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will retaliate if the United States insists on initiating a trade war, China's ambassador to the United States was quoted as saying by the state news agency Xinhua on Friday.

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North seeks 'complete denuclearization', says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure

SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pr

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US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

Hundreds of companies in the United States that use those metals are saying the tariffs are disrupting their business.

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U.S. states look to tax day to gauge fallout from federal tax law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Taxpayer actions in response to sweeping federal tax changes passed by the U.S. Congress late last year will likely force states that tax personal income to tear up their revenue forecasts and start again.

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States aren't waiting for Washington to require poor residents to work

President Trump is setting the stage to make more low-income Americans work for Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits. But a growing number of states are already doing just that.

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India's ATMs are running out of cash ... again

Cash machines in several states in India are running out of rupees, and the government won't say why.

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China's economy hit the ground running in 2018

China's economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, shrugging off escalating trade tensions with the United States.

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Xi Jinping sends warning to Taiwan, United States with live fire drills

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a clear message of Beijing's disapproval over growing ties between the United States and Taiwan by ordering live fire drills in the Taiwan Strait.

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The US may have missed its chance to rejoin the TPP

President Donald Trump wants to take another look at the huge Pacific trade deal that he yanked the United States out of last year -- but getting the world's largest economy back in would be tough.

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U.S. to take another look at Pacific trade pact Trump quashed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has asked his trade advisers to look at re-joining the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact he withdrew the United States from early last year, Republican Senators said after a meeting wi

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The middle class is growing again -- but slowly

After losing ground for years, the U.S. middle class is slowly clawing its way back. In 38 states, a larger share of households were "middle class" in 2016 than in 2013, according to a new Stateline analysis.

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A transgender woman's journey on the migrant caravan

Nikolle Contreras says she is about to make her third attempt to cross into the United States -- her first since she came out as a woman. And one way or another, she says it will be her last.

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More States Are Pushing for ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Laws. Here’s What That Means

Advocates say giving children more freedom helps both anxiety-plagued parents and their overscheduled progeny

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After Parkland shooting, U.S. states shift education funds to school safety

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before the ink could dry on Florida Governor Rick Scott's signature last month, critics cried foul over the bill he signed into law to spend $400 million boosting security at schools across the state following February's Parkland mass

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U.S. will protect its farmers amid trade tensions: USDA's Perdue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. farmers will be protected by the Trump administration during rising trade tensions between the United States and China, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday.

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