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The Next Phase Of The US-China Trade Negotiations Begins

One tumultuous chapter of trade deliberations between the U.S. and China has ended, with both sides now hopeful that a far-reaching deal can be made before an imminent tariff deadline. Negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade officials, which began Monday in the Commerce Ministry in Beijing, finally concluded on Wednesday as both sides sought to inch closer to an understanding ...

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Border Patrol Hit A Record In December On Families Detained In The Border

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After steadily climbing for months, the number of migrant families arrested at the United States border have now reached their highest number in history. U.S. border agents apprehended 27,518 members of “family units” in the month of December, according to the most recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report. The numbers make it the highest monthly total on record. ...

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Murder Charges, Sell Off Or Bankruptcy Are All On Table For California’s Biggest Utility After Deadly Wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California’s largest electric utility, faces a range of consequences as a result of deadly wildfires that have ravaged the state. In the last two years, California has been hit with a number of destructive wildfires — resulting in a high number of deaths. One of these fires — the Camp Fire — burned around ...

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After Breaking ‘No Fossil Fuel Pledge,’ Beto Shows Support For Green New Deal Concept

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After violating a public pledge not to accept fossil fuel money, possible 2020 presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is warming up to an aggressive environmentalist proposal being pushed by other members of his party. “Beto is supportive of the concept and how it invests in green jobs, and is looking forward to engaging more on the issue as it continues ...

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Americans Have Become Dramatically More Concerned About Immigration

A significantly higher percentage of Americans have listed immigration as an issue that they hope the federal government will work to address in 2019. Forty-nine percent of Americans have chosen immigration as a top priority. The numbers are a far climb from the same poll last year where only 27 percent of respondents singled out immigration as a top concern. ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Fund Her Green New Deal By Taxing People At The ‘Tippy Tops’ At 70 Percent

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist, claimed that the United States can implement her environmental agenda if the government taxes the super rich by as much as 70 percent. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Ocasio-Cortez explained how her Green New Deal proposal — which consists of fully decarbonizing the U.S. power market within just ...

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Elizabeth Warren Reluctant To Fully Embrace ‘Green New Deal’

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts who is angling for a 2020 presidential run, is not lending a wholehearted endorsement to the Green New Deal. Warren revealed the launch of her presidential exploratory committee on the last day of 2018, a likely sign that she will try to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The announcement came after rampant ...

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Mexican President Fighting Illegal Immigration To US By Lowering Taxes

Newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador intends to curb immigration into the United States by economically developing his country’s northern states. Loprez Obrador — who entered office in the beginning of December with a leftist agenda — on Monday decreed lower rates for income and value-added taxes in over 40 municipalities that border the U.S. The minimum wage within ...

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Activity Is Plummeting In America’s Biggest Coal Region

The steady decline of the U.S. coal industry is dragging down operations in the country’s biggest coal-producing region: the Powder River Basin. Spread across southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming, the Powder River Basin is geographically the country’s largest coal basin and its most productive. The Powder River Basin — where developers are able to operate more efficiently than other coal ...

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‘Big Progress Being Made’ In China Trade Negotiations

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he had a “very good call” with Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding progress on a comprehensive trade deal. Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China. Deal is moving along very well. If made, it will be very comprehensive, covering all subjects, areas and points of dispute. Big progress ...

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FBI Reveals Record Number Of Illegal Aliens Barred From Buying Guns

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The FBI released its list of those prohibited from gun purchases in 2018, with illegal aliens topping the list by a landslide. A new report from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System breaks down the number of people blocked from buying guns in 2018. At 7,836,600, the “illegal/unlawful alien” category ranked at the top, beating the second category by ...

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Trump’s Cash Advantage For 2020 Has Democrats Worried

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President Donald Trump’s huge cash reserves for the 2020 election has the Democratic Party concerned, with its leader asking supporters for donations to catch up. The Federal Election Commission revealed in October that Trump has over $100 million cash on hand for the 2020 presidential race — an amount no president has raised in his first term since Ronald Reagan. ...

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A New Study Could Spell Trouble For The Future Of Wind Energy

Wind energy resources have been in sharp decline in regions all across the world, according to a study conducted by Chinese researchers. After analyzing data from over 1,000 weather stations around the world, a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that 67 percent had witnessed an extensive decrease in wind power potential over the course of nearly ...

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Shell Announces Major Pivot To Green Energy

In what appears to be the next phase in the oil giant’s efforts to decarbonize, Royal Dutch Shell has revealed an ambitious plan to double its investments in green energy. Shell will boost its expenditures on low carbon energy to $4 billion a year — a staggering increase from its commitment to spend $1-$2 billion annually on green energy within ...

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Israel Holding Early Elections As Bribery Allegations Engulf Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, struggling to keep his majority together and fighting off corruption allegations, has decided to dramatically shorten the timetable for his country’s elections. Netanyahu and other coalition leaders opted Monday to hold a general election in April 2019 — an election that was originally set for November 2019. Their decision comes as the attorney general is ...

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