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Photos: Meetings of U.S. Presidents and Popes

10 hours 37 min ago
U.S. presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama have met with the pontiff over the years.

Congress May Need to Raise Debt Limit Sooner, Budget Director Says

10 hours 38 min ago
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the date by which Congress would need to raise the debt limit may come sooner than the administration had anticipated.

Trump Meets With Pope Francis After Policy Clashes

10 hours 51 min ago
After a 30-minute meeting with the pope, accompanied only by an interpreter, President Donald Trump tells the pontiff, “I won’t forget what you said.”

How American Shale Drillers Flipped OPEC's Script

11 hours 27 min ago
When OPEC agreed to curtail production to bolster crude prices, it was betting U.S. shale drillers would be too weak to fill the void. But with Wall Street behind them, American producers have put the cartel on its heels.

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

12 hours 21 min ago
Travelers should expect new procedures at TSA checkpoints later this year, with more carry-on items, like food and tablets, separated into bins, Scott McCartney writes.

Does the U.S. Still Need to Hoard Oil in Reserve?

12 hours 24 min ago
President Donald Trump’s proposal to help reduce the national debt by selling down more of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile has revived questions about whether the reserves are still crucial to the country’s economic security.

GOP Leads Efforts to Pass State Laws It Says Protect Free Speech

12 hours 41 min ago
Following high-profile demonstrations against conservative speakers on colleges campuses, several state legislatures, most led by Republicans, are advancing bills they say are intended to support free speech.

Chief of Federal Student-Aid Programs Resigns

13 hours 23 min ago
The head of the U.S. government’s student-aid programs resigned Tuesday night, two days before a House hearing on potential improper payments in the programs.

University of Chicago Gets $100 Million Gift for Immune-System Research

14 hours 5 min ago
The University of Chicago announced a $100 million gift to support research into the human immune system. The donation, which comes from the family of Craig and Janet Duchossois, is one of the largest ever made to the university.

Chicago Launches Campaign to Welcome Immigrants

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:27
Chicago is embarking on a public-service campaign celebrating and welcoming immigrants to the city, one of the boldest moves yet by a sanctuary city.

Broadway Sets Record of $1.45 Billion in Ticket Sales

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:52
Broadway shows set a record of $1.45 billion in tickets sales for the 52-week season that wrapped up this past Sunday, according to the Broadway League.

Christie, Cuomo Gird for Woes at Penn Station

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:20
The governors of New York and New Jersey sketched out plans to deal with Amtrak’s looming reduction of service into Penn Station, while lashing out at the national passenger railroad’s stewardship of the nation’s busiest train station.

Overview of Trump's Budget Plan And Its Impact on Key Departments

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:03
The president’s budget proposal is hardly a done deal, but it serves as a blueprint for his goals and priorities. Here is a sampling of how some departments would fare.

Gun Lobby Moves to Relax Law on Silencers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:42
The National Rifle Association is framing legislation that would make it easier to buy gun silencers as a public health issue.

Manhattan Billionaire to Boost Mayoral Candidate Dietl

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:17
New York private investigator Bo Dietl’s mayoral bid got a boost Tuesday night with a Manhattan fundraiser hosted by billionaire Steve Cohen.

Executive at 'Soupman' Firm Is Charged With Tax Evasion

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:10
Federal prosecutors have charged an executive at Soupman Inc., of “Seinfeld” fame, with tax evasion. The company that licenses the recipes, likeness and the name of Al Yeganeh, the man who inspired the “Soup Nazi” character in the TV show, owed about $600,000, the government says.

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Mike Flynn's Businesses

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:10
The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two new subpoenas to business entities controlled by Mike Flynn, in an escalation of the legal showdown over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the election.

Trump's Budget Cuts Would Reduce U.S. Climate Change Programs

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:44
The proposed $11.7 billion budget for the Department of the Interior raises spending for national parks and oil and gas development, while taking the ax to climate change and other science programs.

Mexico and Canada Want Nafta Talks With U.S. to Be Trilateral

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:50
Mexico and Canada officials said negotiations to update Nafta with the U.S. should be trilateral as a matter of common sense, and that replacing it with bilateral pacts would be impractical.

Kentucky Coal Country Turns to Drones, Tomatoes, Solar Energy

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:49
Eastern Kentucky is drawing diverse ventures aimed at reviving a region decimated by job losses in the coal industry, including a drone-testing facility and high-tech greenhouse.

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