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President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. It also could mean that the benefits could vary greatly by location. Federal budget watchdogs and other critics warn that the Trump budget is likely to be loaded with gimmicks to mask the true cost of the president's initiatives and exaggerate economic growth forecasts in computing long ...


Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

After arriving at Ben-Gurion, Trump is flying to Jerusalem , where he will meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and dine with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife. "These are concessions ahead of Trump's visit that do not harm Israel's interests", an Israeli diplomatic source said. Yuval Steinitz, a senior Cabinet minister and Netanyahu confidant, called Saudi Arabia "a hostile country" and said the deal was "definitely something that should trouble us".



Comey to testify in 'open session' of Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump fired Comey amid an ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russians, an allegation the president has repeatedly denied. Rubio said White House officials had told him they had no transcripts nor notes of Trump's meeting with Russian officials but "apparently someone has discussed them, or leaked them".


Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

It was not immediately clear if Gargash's comments reflected a wider view of other Arab countries, most of which see Iran as a bitter rival for influence in the region. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab states to support Yemen's internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the fight against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group.


Horschel trumps Day in play-off to win AT&T Byron Nelson

Horschel trumps Day in play-off to win AT&T Byron Nelson

European - Alvaro Quiros beat Zander Lombard on the second hole of a playoff to win the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura, Sicily, and claim his first title in more than six years. Day, No. 4 in the world golf ranking, climbed into contention after shooting a 63 during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson . He was there after two awful shots, a tee shot way right and the approach that set up an awkward stance.