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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a "fair trade deal" with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade battle involving some of the world's biggest economies. Seated in the Oval Office, European...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ROME (AP) — A close adviser to Pope Francis has criticized legislation proposed by the right-wing League party that would require a crucifix to be displayed at public spaces and institutions, including ports and universities. The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the Jesuit magazine Civilta Cattolica...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at the Kansas City International Airport to attend the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trade policy (all times local): 7:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling China "vicious" on trade and says it is targeting U.S. farmers specifically because "they know I love & respect" them. Trump is also pushing back against critics...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, car transporters in Ruesselsheim, central Germany. The European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday July 19, 2018, it is preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if US President Donald Trump escalates trade tensions with new auto tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
July 25, 2018 - 7:23 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Top European Union officials were going into a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warning they are ready to put tariffs on $20 billion of American goods if he puts duties on car imports. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom...
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In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Rep. Jason Spencer, of Woodbine, speaks at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Spencer is seen using racial slurs and dropping his pants in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series "Who Is America?". In the Sunday, July 22, broadcast, Spencer repeatedly uses a racial slur for African Americans and later exposes his bottom after being told it helps scare away Muslim terrorists. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 1:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says the state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's new cable TV series will resign. Spokesman Kaleb McMichen tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday that Rep. Jason...
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A field of corn is seen in front of a barn carrying a large Trump sign in rural Ashland, Neb., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
July 24, 2018 - 9:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to EPA staff at EPA Headquarters in Washington. Wheeler says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, speaking out as a showdown looms with California that could throw the car market into turmoil. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 24, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that the United States needs a single standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, signaling a possible showdown with California and other states that could throw the car market into turmoil. Andrew Wheeler...
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock discusses his jobs initiative, Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Capitol in Helena, Mont. As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans. One of the biggest challenges for employers isn't government regulation or the tax structure, it's having a talented and trained workforce, Bullock said Monday. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor and the state Department of Revenue filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tuesday over a recent decision to end the requirement that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their major donors...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., leaves a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and trade all times local): 1:45 p.m. The Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion "short-term" plan to help U.S. farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help a broad number of farmers deal...
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July 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. The push before the midterm elections, which clicked...
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