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Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off U.S. coasts

Jan 4, 2018
The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration in areas off the East Coast from Georgia to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades.
Night comes to oil and gas platforms near the Federal Ecological Reserve in the Santa Barbara Channel, Feb. 15, 2001, near Santa Barbara, California.
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U.S. to end lenient policy that let legal pot flourish

Jan 4, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that has generally barred federal law enforcement officials from interfering with marijuana sales in states where the drug is legal.
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On the streets of Tehran, Iranians feel protesters’ pain

Jan 2, 2018
Many residents said the country's soaring unemployment and rising prices had driven people to the point of desperation.
An Iranian woman raises her fist amid the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest in the capital on Dec. 30. Students protested in the third day of demonstrations sparked by anger over Iran's economic problems.
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House backs temporary spending bill to avert a shutdown

Dec 21, 2017
The wrap-up measure allows Republicans controlling Washington to savor their tax-package win this week.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Rep. Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (D-NM) participate in a House Rules Committee meeting as negotiations continue on funding the government to avert a shutdown at midnight on Friday night, at the U.S. Capitol on December 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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It’s a done deal: Congress wraps up massive tax package

Dec 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low-income families. In a re-vote due to a last-minute hiccup, the House passed the massive $1.5 trillion tax package […]
 President Donald Trump speaks about the passage of tax reform legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017.
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New blow for Uber as top European Union court says it’s a taxi company

Dec 20, 2017
The decision reflects a larger dilemma about how governments should treat companies that operate online.
A view of someone using the Uber app in London.
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GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul, with one hiccup

Dec 19, 2017
The bill now goes to the Senate for an expected vote Tuesday evening.
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks as House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) (L) and House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) listen during a news briefing after a House Republican conference meeting at the Capitol on Dec. 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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