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Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law
on August 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their Christian beliefs.
Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation
on August 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies.
Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war
on August 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm
Hopes for settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed further on Friday as China said it will slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, the latest escalation in the dispute between the world's two largest economies.
Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump
on August 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm
China said on Friday it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand.
As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires
on August 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis.
Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon rainforest fires
on August 23, 2019 at 10:20 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday and offered help, if needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires.
Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states
on August 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests.
Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users
on August 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm
President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account.
USTR to accept public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports
on August 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm
The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it would hold a public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports on Oct. 1 from 25% to 30% after China announced what the U.S. considers "unjustified tariffs."
Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources
on August 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the matter said.