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Sessions: US to Continue Use of Privately Run Prisons

Sessions: US to Continue Use of Privately Run Prisons

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 01:39 PM EST

Fishermen at Odds Over Impact of Trump Executive Order

Fishermen at Odds Over Impact of Trump Executive Order

An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 02:13 PM EST

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out of CPAC

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out of CPAC

Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who popularized the term "alt-right," was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday after holding an impromptu press conference in a hallway where...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:20 PM EST

NYC Lowers Trump Security Cost Estimate by $11 Million

NYC Lowers Trump Security Cost Estimate by $11 Million

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM EST

Treasury Secretary: Expect Tax Overhaul by August

Treasury Secretary: Expect Tax Overhaul by August

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he would like to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress’ August recess, CNBC reported. In his first television interview since assuming office,...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:12 AM EST

Host of Documents Still Missing From White House Website

Host of Documents Still Missing From White House Website

Public-facing documents scrubbed from the White House's website shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated — including White House visitors' logs, waivers of ethics regulations and a host of other...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM EST

State Considers Tax on Plastic and Paper Bags

State Considers Tax on Plastic and Paper Bags

The Connecticut Legislature is considering a proposed bill would put a 5-cent tax on every single-use carryout paper and plastic shopping bag and shoppers had mixed opinions on the idea.

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Jenner: Trump's Move on Trans Rights a 'Disaster'

Jenner: Trump's Move on Trans Rights a 'Disaster'

Caitlyn Jenner late Thursday joined a chorus of celebrities criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to roll back a federal rule saying public schools had to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms...

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Pence Praises Trump, Talks Health Care at CPAC

Pence Praises Trump, Talks Health Care at CPAC

Vice President Mike Pence was the headline act at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC.) Pence's speech Thursday night was filled with praises for President Donald Trump. Trump is scheduled to...

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No Use of US Military for Deportations: Kelly

No Use of US Military for Deportations: Kelly

Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no...

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