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Trump’s NAFTA replacement isn’t enough for striking auto workers

Trump’s NAFTA replacement isn’t enough for striking auto workers

President Donald Trump has hardly weighed in on the strike at General Motors, instead offering his own US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a remedy for what’s ailing the auto industry — but the prospect of the much-touted deal doesn’t seem to have convinced workers that their jobs won’t move to Mexico. Nearly 50,000 workers were off the…MORE

Trump’s California trip marked by pair of clashes

Trump’s California trip marked by pair of clashes

Even before President Donald Trump arrived in California on Tuesday, his administration issued yet another pre-emptive strike at the state that likes to pride itself as the center of the resistance to his agenda. Following vague threats that his administration might seek to commandeer what Trump views as the state’s feckless response to its homeless…MORE

US prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus after years of tensions

US prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus after years of tensions

The United States is prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus, a top-ranking State Department official announced Tuesday — a significant step in thawing relations between the two countries. “It is my honor to announce that we are prepared to exchange ambassadors as the next step in normalizing our relationship,” Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale…MORE

Lawsuit claims AT&T created fake accounts to juice DirecTV Now subscription numbers

Lawsuit claims AT&T created fake accounts to juice DirecTV Now subscription numbers

A new shareholder complaint against AT&T claims the company encouraged employees to create fake accounts for its DirecTV Now streaming service to juice its subscriber numbers and mislead investors ahead of its acquisition of Time Warner, shareholders allege in an amended complaint filed last week as part of a lawsuit against the company. According to…MORE

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

A few days after the Abqaiq and the Khurais oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked, members of Congress sought information about the culprit and debated whether US military action would be necessary. Vice President Mike Pence told a group of Republican senators at lunch Tuesday in the Capitol that the US goal is to…MORE

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Champions League holder Liverpool was brought crashing back down to earth, as it started the defense of its title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli. Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions…MORE

Shane Gillis’ ‘SNL’ firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community

Shane Gillis’ ‘SNL’ firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community

While some comedians are defending Shane Gillis after his firing from “Saturday Night Live” this week, others are supporting NBC’s decision. Gillis was one of three cast members recently added to the 45th season of the sketch-show, but was let go after racist and homophobic slurs he made on his podcast resurfaced. “After talking with…MORE

New mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up in Washington

New mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up in Washington

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands two stories tall in a new mural unveiled Monday on historic U Street in northwest Washington, DC. The Supreme Court justice is depicted wearing a signature decorative collar over her judicial robe, standing tall and smiling on the side of the red building. Birds are painted around her…MORE