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Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources 5:54pm EDT

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, defends immigration and trade

Former President George W. Bush decried "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. | Video

Election 2016 6:19pm EDT
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U.S. Senate to vote on measure to block drilling in Arctic reserve

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation.

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Trump leaning toward Powell for Fed chair: Politico

Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate to become the chair of the U.S. central bank after President Donald Trump concluded a series of meetings with five finalists on Thursday, Politico reported, citing three administration officials.

Election 2016 4:27pm EDT
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Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago. | Video