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U.S. military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

U.S. expected to announce treaty withdrawal as soon as Friday

The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 11:43 p.m.

As Trump administration seeks to soften blow of shutdown, experts say agencies’ choices seem aimed at helping Republican-leaning voters

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 6:10 a.m.

Federal rule could jam state plan to buy up illegal bump stocks

Trump administration decision to outlaw all bump stocks complicates Washington plan to pay state owners to turn them in.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.


Some families split up at border still detained months later

Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children.


Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It’s the fourth time …


Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks U.S. sanctions list

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …


U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …


Under Betsy DeVos, full loan relief rare for for-profit students

The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data …


Immigrant families struggling with trauma of separation

Families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration and then reunited with their children say they are suffering deep emotional wounds and want the U.S. government …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.


In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

Ben Carson’s story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration …


U.S. says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

U.S. budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

The federal government recorded a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six …


More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to …


Judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more …


Chaos on the border inflames GOP’s split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials –– a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic –– gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Lawsuits, one filed in Spokane, challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program …


20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump administration

Twenty attorneys general voiced their support Tuesday for lawsuits challenging Trump administration rule changes they said will reduce access to family planning services.


Administration proposes cutting $15 billion in unused funds

President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government’s books.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Trump administration struggles to win Arab support for helping rebuild Syria, leaving U.S. pullout uncertain

The Trump administration is struggling to assemble a coalition of Arab military forces to replace U.S. troops battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a roadblock that could indefinitely delay …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3 p.m.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump administration spares China ‘currency manipulator’ tag

The Trump administration is again declining to name China as a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring of practices that the administration …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

ACLU sues Trump administration to stop family separation

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum.