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Pressed to Fire Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Instead Channels Him

47 min 35 sec ago
From trade actions against China to a defense of Confederate symbols, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his nationalist agenda while facing pressure to sever ties with the one member of his inner circle who best represents that ideology, chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Trump Defends Confederate Statues in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

53 min 27 sec ago
President Donald Trump defended the “beautiful” statues commemorating Confederate leaders and lamented efforts to remove them, weighing in on an issue central to the weekend’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump Attacks Arizona Sen. Flake, Backs Primary Challenger

59 min 26 sec ago
President Donald Trump attacked Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday morning in a tweet, and backed his primary challenger, who supported the president’s comments on the racially charged protests in Virginia over the weekend.

CIA Psychologists, Ex-Detainees, Reach Settlement Over Harsh Interrogations

1 hour 1 min ago
Three former Central Intelligence Agency detainees and their families have reached a settlement with two psychologists they accused of being the architects of the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques.

U.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in July

1 hour 2 min ago
Cooling auto sales have led to a drop in production at U.S. factories, constraining a key driver of economic growth in recent years.

New York Pizza Makers Look to Rome for Inspiration

2 hours 36 min ago
A number of New York pizza makers are now offering the classic treat with different geometry: Their “pies” aren’t pie-shaped.

Apartment Fires Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction

4 hours 2 min ago
A number of fires have erupted at apartment complexes under construction that use wooden frames instead of ones made of metal, raising questions about the lower-cost building technique.

Top U.S. General Breaks Bread With PLA on North Korea's Doorstep

4 hours 10 min ago
The Pentagon’s top general on Wednesday said he discussed with his Chinese counterparts ways to coordinate with China’s military to avoid dangerous miscalculations should war break out with North Korea.

San Francisco Art Dealer Asks $35 Million for Prospective House

7 hours 7 min ago
Serge Sorokko said he chose architect Stanley Saitowitz to design the Tiburon, Calif., house, which is due to be completed in 2019.

Trump's Remarks Rattle His Staff, Threaten Agenda

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:44
President Donald Trump’s comments faulting both sides in Saturday’s deadly white nationalist protest in Virginia rattled his staff and risk setting back his policy agenda in Congress, lawmakers and administration aides said.

Cuomo Wants Army to Rename Streets on Brooklyn Base

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:20
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to remove names of Confederate generals from streets on the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn.

Gender 'Bathroom Bill' Dies Again in Texas

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:44
A bill that would have regulated bathroom use for transgender people died in the Texas legislature Tuesday, as a 29-day special session came to a close without addressing many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s legislative priorities.

White House: Health-Insurer Payments Will Be Made in August

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:40
The Trump administration said the federal government would make a set of payments to insurers for August, despite threats from the president that the funding would be halted.

Group Pitches Plan to Fix NYC Commute 'Crisis'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:03
The Regional Plan Association says major infrastructure projects need to be adjusted to increase capacity for people using rail and bus service to commute into Manhattan’s business district.

Obama-Era Contraception Rule Set to Be Rolled Back By Trump

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:32
The Trump administration is poised to unwind an Obama-era requirement that employee health benefits include contraception, which will spark a fresh round of litigation over an issue that has been before courts for six years.

Conflicting Views Mark Opening of Talks to Remake Nafta

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:21
The Trump administration launched the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday by laying out a starkly different vision from that of its two continental trading partners of the pact’s affects and how radically it should be rewritten.

Builders Pull Back on Home Construction Despite Strong Demand

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:53
The apartment-construction boom is coming to an end, and builders aren’t ramping up single-family construction quickly enough to fill the void.

Trump's Business Councils Disband After CEOs Defect

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:48
Two of President Donald Trump’s councils of top business leaders are disbanding following Tuesday’s controversial remarks by the president about the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The New Right-Wing Extremism: Unified, Tech-Savvy and Emboldened

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:40
The violent rally in Virginia signals how the white-nationalist movement, until recently fragmented, is uniting its disparate forces with help from the web and new leaders.

In New Political Status Quo, Big Business Bucks the Right

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:32
The schism that has opened between Corporate America and President Trump might look like an outlier, but in fact, big business has increasingly parted ways with Republicans on noneconomic issues, writes Greg Ip.

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