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In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in federal agencies

A new executive order signed Friday will place “regulatory reform” task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far-reaching effort to pare U.S. red tape in recent decades.

Homeland Security report casts doubt on need for Trump travel ban

It could prove another hurdle in the administration’s effort to restore the travel ban, undermining the White House’s argument that the measure is necessary for national security reasons.

White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing

The White House has barred news outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, Politico and the Los Angeles Times from entering the press briefing room.

Poll: Most Americans want US to keep funding Medicaid expansion

A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, even as Republicans work on repealing it.

Overnight fire at Florida mosque ruled arson

The overnight blaze set outside the Islamic Society of New Tampa mosque in Thonotosassa raised fresh fears of increased anti-Muslim sentiment, as mosques around the country have been threatened or vandalized.

Critic Richard Schickel’s career reminded us that empathy is an art all its own

Richard Schickel — the film critic, documentarian and author of dozens of books — passed away over Presidents’ Day weekend.

Google’s self-driving car unit sues Uber over alleged trade theft

Google’s self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

“It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack,” Trump said.

Homeland Security chief says there will be ‘no mass deportations’ of people in US illegally

The public remarks seemed unlikely to quell profound tensions between the two countries or clear up confusion over the plans of the Trump administration.

Canada’s Trudeau, Trump discuss border cooperation, softwood lumber

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries’ shared border.

Alan Colmes, co-host of ‘Hannity & Colmes’ and liberal in ‘lion’s den’ of Fox News, dies at 66

Alan Colmes, a top-rated television commentator who, as co-host with conservative Sean Hannity of “Hannity & Colmes,” became best known as the liberal in the “lion’s den” of Fox News, has died at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 66.

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