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Workers move a sign near facilities for producing polypropylene at the Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company on the outskirts of Beijing, Friday, May 25, 2018. The facility, part of the Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec, opened its doors to journalists on Friday as the U.S. and China continue talks aimed at averting a trade war between the two countries. The sign reads "Vehicles strictly forbidden to pass through." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 25, 2018 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday. A resolution of...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro's re-election, as the embattled socialist leader takes the country down an increasingly authoritarian path that scares off private...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black, has been charged with welfare fraud, news station KHQ-TV reports Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)
May 25, 2018 - 12:09 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal before she legally changed her name in 2016, was charged this week with...
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President Donald Trump walks out of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2018, as he heads to Marine One for a short trip to Annapolis, Md., to speak at the United States Naval Academy graduation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of "rooting against" upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On...
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May 25, 2018 - 10:43 am
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed's independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...
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Co-owner of Novatek company Gennady Timchenko, left, and Renova CEO businessman Viktor Vekselberg, second right, attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
May 25, 2018 - 10:04 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — "Toxic" political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Moscow, Russia's former ambassador in the United States and a long-time Trump campaign contact told The Associated Press on Friday. Ties between the two countries have...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black, has been charged with welfare fraud, news station KHQ-TV reports Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)
May 24, 2018 - 8:56 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:07 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...
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