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Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

He easily passed a 94-6 confirmation vote in the Senate Tuesday. He also is known for his strong relationships with local law enforcement officials. At the top of his agenda will be overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation hacking investigation - or deciding whether to name a special counsel to handle the probe because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the inquiry.


Loonie, peso fall on fears of USA trade war

Loonie, peso fall on fears of USA trade war

The Trump administration and USA industry groups say Canada unfairly subsidizes its softwood lumber industry, putting US companies at a competitive disadvantage. The Canadian government will wait to see the details of various punitive measures before calculating the aid amount. They allege that some Canadian provinces allow loggers to fell trees at reduced rates, and then sell them at lower prices than competitors across the border.



North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

This indicated that North Korea is developing technologies to "cold-launch" ICBMs, ejecting them from the launch tubes before they ignite in midair, which would prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged and also allow the missiles to be fired from silos.


Mexico says vehicle carrying radioactive material stolen

Mexico says vehicle carrying radioactive material stolen

Mexico's chief of national emergency services announced the missing hot stuff on Monday. Puente encouraged people with information about the stolen material to report it but added: "don't open it". This is at least the seventh case of radioactive material being stolen across Mexico since 2013, according to AFP. Similar occurrences also happened in April 2015 and in July 2014.


Verify: Has Donald Trump signed more executive orders than past presidents?

Verify: Has Donald Trump signed more executive orders than past presidents?

Although he retained his signature bravado and a salesman's confidence in his upward trajectory, he displayed an understanding that many of his own lofty expectations for his first 100 days in office have not been met. In some cases, there is no other way around those administrative hoops and some of the orders have bringing about major changes. For instance, during his campaign, Trump talked tough on trade, vowing to slap punitive tariffs on companies that move production offshore and on ...


Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall

Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall

Democrats and a number of border state Republicans said the wall was a pricey dealbreaker, but they've agreed in principle to more funding for border security and surveillance. President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday, April 24, 2017.