President Trump said transgender people would be banned from military service, a decision critics condemned as "raw prejudice." The White House said it would work with the Pentagon to implement the new policy.
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Uber's Kalanick hires former U.S. prosecutor ahead of Waymo deposition
Uber's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has hired the former top federal prosecutor in San Francisco to represent him ahead of a deposition in a high-profile trade secrets case against Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit, the attorney's firm said on Wednesday.
Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action
Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.
Fed holds rates steady, expects portfolio cuts 'relatively soon'
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in a sign of confidence in the U.S. economy.
Prosecutors plan video depositions in Texas truck death case
U.S. prosecutors are planning video depositions of witnesses ahead of the trial of a man charged with driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants in Texas, where 10 people died from sweltering heat, court documents on Wednesday showed.
U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials, one killed in anti-Maduro strike
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.
Israeli lawmakers vote to set high bar for ceding parts of Jerusalem
Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed the first of three votes needed to enact legislation that would set an extra-high threshold for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
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