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In payback mode, US demands Russia close 3 facilities

Escalating a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the United States abruptly ordered Russia on Thursday to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York, intensifying tensions between the former Cold War foes. Washington gave Moscow 48 hours to comply. The Trump administration described its action as retaliation for …

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Storm Harvey paralyzes a fifth of U.S. fuel output

Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey has shut nearly a fifth of U.S. oil-refining capacity, triggering worries about a gasoline supply crunch as the slow-moving tempest lumbers through the heart of America’s petrochemicals industry. At least 3.6 million barrels per day of refining capacity are offline in Texas and Louisiana, or …

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The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics …

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Senate confirms Wray as next FBI director

he Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling the critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. Trump’s firing of Comey immediately led to accusations that he was trying to impede the bureau’s investigation …

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Venezuela leader’s foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working. The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Maduro’s administration, freezing …

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The First Attempt to Impeach Donald Trump Just Got Underway

A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office. Rep. Brad Sherman accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey. Sherman acknowledges …

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Trump Hotels discloses data breach at 14 properties

Trump International Hotels Management LLC said late on Tuesday a data breach at a service provider compromised card payment details at 14 of its properties. The compromised information included payment card numbers and card security codes for some of the hotel chain’s reservations processed through service provider Sabre Corp’s central …

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