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Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona says, "Congress can not be complicit as the administration courts economic disaster". Trump signed the tariff proclamations Thursday afternoon in a meeting with industry workers and officials - ushering in fiscal penalties that have drawn ire from world leaders and sparked fears of a possible trade war .
  • Australia Disputes US Tariffs Linked to New Security Pact

    Australia Disputes US Tariffs Linked to New Security Pact

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    The European Union and Japan, which are USA allies, are still fighting to be spared from the 25 per cent tariffs on steel and 10 per cent tariffs on aluminium. European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said there was no "immediate clarity on the exact U.S. procedure for exemption" following a trilateral meeting on Saturday with her American counterpart and Japan's trade minister.
  • Cops: Man got girl out of school 10 times; now both missing

    Cops: Man got girl out of school 10 times; now both missing

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    Esterly and Yu were last seen near her home in Allentown and are likely in Esterly's 1999 red Honda Accord. Amy is friends with his daughter and he and his wife have been over to her family's home before. Her mother said she's praying for her child's return. Amy's mother is a single mother . Amy's mother called police on February 9 to report Esterly had signed her child out of Lehigh Valley Academy earlier that day without permission, according to court documents obtained by the newspaper.
  • Teen charged with manslaughter in Birmingham school shooting

    Teen charged with manslaughter in Birmingham school shooting

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    Arrington was given CPR and en route to a local hospital but didn't survive. Barber was taken into custody as a person of interest Wednesday evening. He was treated in the emergency room and quickly released into police custody. Every life is precious and, even though this was an accident, it reaffirms that there is no place for students to have firearms or other weapons on campus.
  • Does Trump start trade war with EU?

    Does Trump start trade war with EU?

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    European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said a full-on transatlantic trade war was "not in anybody's interests" - a stark contrast from Mr Trump, who last week declared trade wars were "good and easy to win". The EU said yesterday it would hit flagship US products including peanut butter, orange juice and bourbon whiskey with counter measures if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with threatened steel and aluminium tariffs.
  • Florida governor signs gun limits into law in surprise move

    Florida governor signs gun limits into law in surprise move

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    The National Rifle Association ( NRA ) has filled a lawsuit in an attempt to block new legislation that will place stricter controls on the sale of guns in Florida . "Every student in Florida has the right to learn in a safe environment, and every parent has the right to send their kids to school knowing that they will return safely at the end of the day", Scott said on Friday .
  • How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs

    How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs

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    Mr Trump responded on Twitter, saying that if European Union countries "drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours". "There is a lot of concern among Republican senators that this could sort of metastasize into a larger trade war", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters .
  • What could Europe offer Trump to escape tariffs?

    What could Europe offer Trump to escape tariffs?

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    Talks were declared to be held in Brussels Saturday between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko, with concerns being raised over a trade war. Japan has warned of the dangers of tit-for-tat measures. Trump´s announcement of duties of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminium has stung the European Union, along with other major partners and triggered warnings of an all-out global trade war.
  • EU, Japanese make pitches for tariff relief

    EU, Japanese make pitches for tariff relief

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    France's economic minister Bruno Le Maire said this week that European officials would respond to Trump's tariffs, from which the White House announced Thursday it would allow any country to seek an exemption. Japan's Seko said he also had expressed concern to Lighthizer and warned of major market disruption. On Friday, Trump appeared to add Australia to the exempt list when he tweeted that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull "is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and ...
  • Bill filed to legalize sports betting in Louisiana

    Bill filed to legalize sports betting in Louisiana

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    Supreme Court. New York's horse tracks and Off Track Betting parlors have indicated they would also like to host sports betting, but Bonacic's bill does not include them. He said the state traditionally has been slow when dealing with developments in the gaming world. Bonacic said in a release. New York's bill sets an additional cap on the fee, stating that "in no case shall the integrity fee be greater than two percent of the casino's sports wagering gross revenue".
  • Global condemnation over Trump trade tariffs

    Global condemnation over Trump trade tariffs

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    He said they need to contact US trade czar Robert Lighthizer, and negotiate. Jerry Dias, president of private-sector union Unifor, said the government's keep-calm approach had been the right one up until Trump's planned tariffs, but that Canada would look weak if it did not react.
  • Shoe hurled at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

    Shoe hurled at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

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    The miscreant, later identified as Talha Munawar, was apprehended by the authorities and handed over to the local police. The supreme leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was there to address the participants of event. The minister, however, pardoned the man saying he didn't know the attacker and has no enmity with him. He also criticised Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif whom he accused of embezzling funds from development projects.
  • Attendees Watch Demo Reel of Violent Video Games

    Attendees Watch Demo Reel of Violent Video Games

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    The Entertainment Software Association ( ESA ) is the USA association representing companies that publish computer and video games. The objective of the meeting will be 'to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children , ' White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.
  • Trump calls former adviser Gary Cohn 'globalist'

    Trump calls former adviser Gary Cohn 'globalist'

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    Recently, he pressed Trump not to go ahead with tariffs on metal imports, a battle he appears to have lost . Trump said during the Cabinet meeting that he was "sticking with" a 10 percent tariff on aluminum and 25 percent on steel, but that he will "have a right to go up or down" depending on the country.
  • US Forest Service Chief Quits Amid Sex Allegations

    US Forest Service Chief Quits Amid Sex Allegations

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    Department of Agriculture. Sonny Perdue , U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, appointed Tooke as Forest Service Chief in August a year ago, replacing Tom Tidwell. The US Department of Agriculture has a long history of sexual abuse allegations and gender and racial discrimination. Though we still have much to do, we have taken steps to improve policies, accountability, reporting systems, and training.