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Factbox: What’s in Democrats’ police reform and racial justice bill?

Factbox: What’s in Democrats’ police reform and racial justice bill?

Published 09/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Monday introduced a sweeping bill intended to address longstanding complaints about racial injustice in U.S. policing, following two weeks [more…]

Trump insists no police defunding amid U.S.-wide clamor for reforms

Trump insists no police defunding amid U.S.-wide clamor for reforms

Published 09/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday pledged to maintain funding for police departments in the United States amid growing calls for sweeping cuts [more…]

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Published 19/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government’s handling of its massive economic response to the coronavirus pandemic will come under scrutiny on Tuesday as Treasury Secretary [more…]

Trump fired watchdog who was probing Saudi arms sales, Democrats say

Trump fired watchdog who was probing Saudi arms sales, Democrats say

Published 19/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, [more…]

Senator Rubio chosen as acting Intelligence Committee chairman

Senator Rubio chosen as acting Intelligence Committee chairman

Published 18/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will serve as acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said [more…]

Senate to reconsider expired surveillance tools

Senate to reconsider expired surveillance tools

Published 11/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Senate Majority [more…]

Pence says he would welcome Trump ex-adviser Flynn’s return: Axios

Pence says he would welcome Trump ex-adviser Flynn’s return: Axios

Published 11/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said he would welcome Michael Flynn’s return to the Trump administration after the U.S. Justice [more…]

White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens

White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens

Published 10/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus [more…]

Trump may help offset states’ coronavirus costs: Hassett

Trump may help offset states’ coronavirus costs: Hassett

Published 10/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may be open to further federal funding to help U.S. states recover funds spent battling the novel coronavirus, White [more…]

Trump to nominate retired general to be U.S. ambassador to Ukraine

Trump to nominate retired general to be U.S. ambassador to Ukraine

Published 02/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate Keith Dayton to be the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the White House said on Friday, a [more…]