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Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan that his fellow Republicans in Congress generally welcomed but viewed as an opening gambit. | Video

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Trump seeks to shrink federal role in education with new order

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government's role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods. | Video

U.S. FCC chairman to propose reversing 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others.

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U.S. lawmakers look to Trump administration briefing for clear North Korea strategy

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers want to emerge from briefings by the Trump administration on North Korea on Wednesday with something many think has been absent from the White House so far: a clear strategy for dealing with a major national security threat.

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

WASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.

Venezuela death toll hits 29, protesters battle security forces

CARACAS Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys and turned water cannons on rock-throwing protesters on a bridge in Caracas on Wednesday as the death toll from this month's anti-government unrest hit at least 29.

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Florida Senate apologizes for abuse, deaths at reform school

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Florida Senate formally apologized on Wednesday to victims who suffered brutality, sexual abuse and even death after being sent as boys to a reform school with a history of troubles long denied by the state.

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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them.