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Exclusive: A New York hotel deal shows how some public pension funds help to enrich Trump

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WASHINGTON Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. That arrangement could put Trump at risk of violating an obscure constitutional clause, some legal experts say. | Video

Trump tax plan slashing business rates to test support in Congress

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will release a tax plan on Wednesday proposing some deep rate cuts, mostly for businesses, including a slashed corporate income tax rate and steeply discounted tax rate for overseas corporate profits brought into the United States, officials said. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 7:52am EDT

Giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight to United States

LONDON A 3-foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago-based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat.

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Palantir settles U.S. lawsuit charging bias against Asians

WASHINGTON The data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs at its Palo Alto, California, office, the U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday.

Tech, Apr 25 2017

Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them - part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other development.

Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover

BOSTON A lawyer for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday denied media reports that the athlete wrote a letter to a prison lover before hanging himself in his prison cell last week.

Sports, People, Apr 25 2017

Air travel to U.S. drops in first quarter, Canada, Mexico gain: ForwardKeys

BERLIN Air passenger arrivals in the United States fell in the first quarter of the year, while arrivals in Canada and Mexico rose, according to data from travel analysis company ForwardKeys.

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Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

WASHINGTON Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of a House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday. | Video

U.S. lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch

WASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route.

U.S. judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for 'sanctuary cities'

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 25 2017

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