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Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US president
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting "KOREAN WAR TO END" after a historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea. Trump is responding to the meeting of North Korea's Kim Jong Un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in South Korea. They pledged in ...
Congress could save tens of billions of dollars by acting on recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce duplication, overlap and fragmentation within government programs, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday in a new report. The GAO identified 68 new actions that Congress or ...

It remains unclear why the US government thinks the verdict could have changed in such a short period of time, though it may have something to do with the Trump administration's penchant for climate denial. Secretary of the Interior under the Obama administration, Sally Jewell, fought hard in her time to ...
About two million people in the United States, who are on low incomes and receive housing assistance are now expected to pay a lot more for their homes. Under the Trump Administration's plan, some of the poorest families may end up paying three times as much in rent. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey has ...
The US government may start scrutinising informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered commonplace for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said. So far, US government ...
Wells Fargo is in even more trouble: The federal government has urged the embattled bank's board of directors to investigate its 401(k) practices. In a little-noticed recent regulatory filing, Wells Fargo (WFC) said its board is probing whether the bank made "inappropriate referrals or recommendations" to ...

The U.S. State Department says while that's true, the U.S. Government owns the land where the building is. The following statements were tweeted out on the Twitter account for the Russian Embassy in the U.S.. 9:52 a.m. – “US special services are trying to enter Russian diplomatic property in Seattle.”.
That means borrowers, like the U.S. government, pay less of a premium than previously to borrow over a longer period. It's why investors are expecting an uptick in the size of longer-dated bond auctions at the upcoming May refunding announcement when the Treasury Department explains how it plans to ...
U.S. Government Considers Charging for Popular Earth-Observation Data ... The US government is considering whether to charge for access to two widely used sources of remote-sensing imagery: the Landsat satellites operated by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and an aerial-survey programme run by ...
One week after the US Department of Commerce announced tough penalties against ZTE in a long-running sanctions violation case, not much clarity has emerged about how exactly the seven year denial of US technology exports will impact the company. The unfolding crisis was certainly a live discussion ...
Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of ...
The US government is considering whether to charge for access to two widely used sources of remote-sensing imagery: the Landsat satellites operated by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and an aerial-survey programme run by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at the Department of the ...
Together, the US Geological Survey and the Department of Energy, in partnership with DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, have published the most comprehensive online database and interactive map of wind turbines in the United States. The new ...
ZTE is in hot water. The Chinese phone maker, which is No. 4 in the US with about 10 percent of our market, was recently banned from using US components by the Commerce Department because it didn't eliminate the bonuses of 35 employees caught selling electronics to Iran. Today, ZTE bit back with ...
A directive from the Federal Aviation Administration (FCC) gave operators 20 days to inspect fan blades on certain engine types. The call for additional inspections reflected “information gathered from the investigation of Tuesday's Southwest Airlines engine failure”, the FAA said.
The fallout for Kaspersky continues. Friday, the cybersecurity firm announced that, in January, Twitter banned Kaspersky from running adverts on the social network. Twitter confirmed the move in a statement to Motherboard. The news is the latest roadblock for Kaspersky, which has faced US office closures, ...
Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout ...

The U.S. government's 2017 fiscal year officially ended on 30 September 2017. At that time, we knew that the total public debt outstanding of the U.S. government increased by $671.5 billion from the end of the previous fiscal year, rising from $19,573 billion (or $19.6 trillion) to $20,245 billion (or $20.2 ...
A group of Iranians has filed a lawsuit demanding court intervention after the US government denied the refugee applications of roughly 90 refugees waiting in Austria. The Iranians are seeking refugee status in the US through the unique Lautenberg-Specter programme, which is meant to protect vulnerable ...
Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of ...
The US government banned sales by American companies to ZTE to punish the Chinese telecoms equipment maker for paying full bonuses to employees who engaged in the illegal sales of equipment to Iran, for failing to issue letters of reprimand to those employees, and then lying about it to US ...
By Dakin Andone. (CNN) -- Cycling legend Lance Armstrong will pay the United States $5 million for using performance-enhancing drugs while the US Postal Service was paying millions to sponsor his team, according to the US Department of Justice. The lawsuit accused Armstrong of violating his contract ...
The United States government joined the lawsuit in 2013, after he confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs while winning a record seven Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005 in a live television interview. It was Landis' testimony, along with others from the team, that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping ...
Long-dated Treasury yields early Thursday traded at the highest level in nearly a month, but shorter maturities saw a slight pullback in rates, as investors pored over corporate quarterly results and concerns about geopolitical tensions and tariffs subsided. Looking ahead, bond investors are anticipating a ...
Announcements by Republicans have once again sparked interest in marijuana stocks. US based marijuana stocks were among some of the top performing stocks during the last two weeks. Attention has been on Canada's market and away from the US based on Jeff Sessions' memo. The latest news from ...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday was trading near the lows of the session as a steady rise in the rates of long-dated Treasurys weighed on buying appetite for stocks. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUS10Y was hitting its highest level since Feb. 23, around 2.93%, according to ...
The US government is asking for citizens' opinions on marijuana laws. And thousands are responding. Yes, 4/20 is just around the corner. But before the festivities commence, consider sharing your thoughts about marijuana laws with the federal government, which is inviting “interested persons” to submit ...
The US government is giving $10 million to companies that can quick-launch satellites. $10 million. Inspired by NASA's partnerships with companies like SpaceX, the Department of Defense is turning to the private sector for a contest meant to accelerate the process of putting small satellites in space.
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay the federal government $5 million to settle fraud allegations that could have resulted in a nearly $100 penalty. The U.S. Postal Service, which had sponsored the disgraced cyclist's team, argued that Armstrong defrauded taxpayers by accepting millions from the ...
Utah's San Juan County files its own claim against U.S. government over access to Recapture Canyon ... Without state support, officials in the southeastern Utah county recently filed a stand-alone lawsuit against the U.S. government, citing various historic records indicating the county maintained a “road” ...
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to chip in $51 million to clean up pollution at a Seattle site where The Boeing Co. made and tested B-17, B-52 and other bomber planes beginning in World War II. Boeing had sought to have the government pay for a share of the company's cleanup costs, ...
WASHINGTON—When President Donald Trump meets next week with Shinzo Abe, the summit will mostly cover issues that have irritated the Japanese prime minister. North Korea and trade relations are likely to dominate the talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort that will span three days next week. Trump ...
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WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board emailed its employees this week, marking Holocaust Days of Remembrance by highlighting the work of Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and the Anne Frank Center in New York. Two days later, the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ...
NLawyers for Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to Donald Trump, argued in a hearing today that a recent FBI raid on his offices swept up sensitive documents that should be protected by client-attorney privilege. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) has an interesting counterargument: Cohen is barely ...
A group of youths are scheduled to go to trial against the federal government this fall in Eugene, a magistrate judge announced Thursday. Over the objections of government attorneys, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin said a trial in the potential landmark climate case will begin Oct. 29. “Climate science ...
THE bond market used to be the prime exhibit for those predicting low long-term economic growth. In the summer of 2016 the ten-year Treasury yield briefly dipped below 1.5%, as expectations for growth and inflation sagged. Things have changed. Earlier this year the ten-year yield briefly went higher than ...
Haun, who goes by Katie, became the point person for all things cryptocurrency in the US government, heading the first cross-agency task force on the industry. She held that post until last year. Despite Haun's experience with the crooks and scammers in the bitcoin world, she emerged as a vocal supporter ...
In recent months, federal investigators have linked a number of hacking incidents into the U.S. government to a single Russian hacker group. These incidents go at least as far back as sensitive information gleaned during the 2016 presidential campaign; the most recent discovery led the administration to ...
In January, our atmosphere got four tiny, rather unwelcome additions: four small satellites called “SpaceBees,” created by startup Swarm Technologies. Though each tiny craft is a little smaller than a slice of bread (10 by 10 by 2.5 cm), they've put quite a bee in the U.S. government's bonnet. You see, the ...
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, left, watch as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
Washington– A federal judge has issued a sweeping order temporarily preventing the US government from blocking access to abortion services for undocumented, pregnant teens in immigration custody. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of US District Court on late Friday barred the government from “interfering ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, the annual Easter Egg Roll. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are hosting Monday's festivities on the South Lawn for a crowd of nearly 30,000 adults and children. That's larger than last year, ...
Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce.
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As the US government continues to sell off hundreds of millions of barrels from its crude oil stockpile, a new report argues that the Trump administration should start building reserves of gasoline, jet fuel and other refined products. Phillip Cornell, the author of the study, joins the podcast to talk about where ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats raised ethics questions on Monday about the framework of a defense fund set up to help pay legal costs for White House, Trump campaign and transition officials caught up in investigations into Russian meddling in the election. Eighteen House Democrats ...
What is FedRAMP? How cloud providers get authorized to work with the U.S. government. The process for getting the FedRAMP seal of approval is complex, but it can ultimately be lucrative for companies that meet the security requirements.
Clearer sense of course content: The College Board describes this revision as one that provides a detailed description of content that may appear on the AP U.S Government and Politics exam. This allows teachers to concentrate on topics of importance in greater depth and better prepare students for the ...



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