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U.S. farm group targets Trump with free-trade ads

A farm lobbying group is spending $500,000 to air television ads on channels near U.S. President Donald Trump's home in Florida to encourage free trade, with the group worried recent metal tariffs could result in retaliation against U.S. agricultural goods.

Outrage at apparent bid to shame popular Afghan comedian

A video showing a well-known Afghan comedian, apparently under the influence of drink or drugs and being vilified by men, at least one in military-style uniform, has sparked outrage about what appeared to be a bid to shame a critic of the powerful.

Oscars draw smallest-ever U.S. television audience

The Academy Awards attracted its smallest U.S. television audience ever on Sunday, according to Nielsen data reported by Walt Disney Co's ABC network, tracking a similar slide for other recent award shows and sports events.


Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.