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GM makes U-turn in Trump's fight over California emissions

GM had previously sided with the Trump administration in a legal fight over California setting its own emissions standards.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to the news media before the automobiile maker's annual meeting of shareholders at GM world headquarters June 12, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Federal court blocks Trump's cuts on food stamps

The Trump administration's plan would have ended food stamps for nearly 700,000 unemployed people.
A sign alerting customers about SNAP food stamps benefits is displayed at a Brooklyn grocery store on Dec. 5, 2019 in New York City.
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What does a census undercount mean for state and local governments?

Those most in need of federal funding could be left out of the census count.
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Fact-checking Harris’ and Pence’s claims about taxes

Oct 9, 2020
The two clashed over Trump’s signature tax reforms during the vice presidential debate.
A view of Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday.
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Trump administration increasing number of government workers, report finds

Oct 7, 2020
That's in spite of promises to drastically reduce the number of people working for the government.
Their ranks have increased by about 25% during the Trump administration, to almost 11 million people, according to the report by New York University professor of public service Paul Light.
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Judge blocks Trump administration's temporary visa restrictions

Oct 2, 2020
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said the president had likely exceeded his authority.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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DOJ designates New York, Portland, Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions”

Sep 22, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from the cities, which it says “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
There have been more than 100 days of protests in Portland, Oregon, over systemic racism and police brutality.
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Trump administration bans WeChat, TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday

Sep 18, 2020
The Commerce Department says, starting Sunday, neither app can be downloaded or updated in the U.S.
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Trump administration moves to halt evictions through end of year

After the moratorium lifts on Dec. 31, tenants have to pay all the rent that's due.
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