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New U.S. environmental chief to address staff amid fears of cuts

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WASHINGTON The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, will address agency workers for the first time on Tuesday, as the White House prepares executive orders to roll back Obama-era green regulations.

A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said on Sunday.

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday.

U.S., People Feb 18 2017

Trump, Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said on Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks.

Trump administration proposes stricter Obamacare rules

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers.

Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. | Video

Mexico, U.S. Feb 15 2017

Many U.S. Democrats skeptical on chances to reset Netanyahu ties

WASHINGTON Benjamin Netanyahu's first Trump-era Washington visit offers a chance to repair ties to Democrats that frayed during years of chilly relations under the Obama administration, but many party members said they do not expect much improvement given the Israeli prime minister's close alignment with Republicans.

Politics, Election 2016 Feb 14 2017

Auto CEOs want Trump to order review of 2025 fuel rules

WASHINGTON The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. units urged President Donald Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025.

Feb 12 2017

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump fulfill his pledge to dismantle his predecessor's law and reshape the country's healthcare system. | Video

Trump adviser discussed sanctions with Russian envoy: Washington Post

WASHINGTON White House national security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Moscow's ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

‘Tales’ has a new home

"Tales from the Trail" has joined with the Reuters election live blog to bring you even more coverage of the race for the White House.

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Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit - sources

7:31am EST

BERLIN In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks.