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November 14, 2018 7:25 PM Experts warn of economic uncertainty until USMCA ratified as Dems cast doubts

WASHINGTON—Democrats are calling for tweaks to Canada’s new trade pact with the United States and Mexico as experts warn that economic uncertainty will linger until the deal is ratified in Congress. New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, the presumptive next head of the influential Ways and Means Trade subcommittee, is the latest member of the newly reconfigured 6

November 7, 2018 12:57 PM Zuckerberg rebuffs request to appear before U.K. parliament

LONDON—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around fake news. The rebuff came after Damian Collins, the head of the U.K. parliament’s media committee, joined forces with his Canadian counterpart in hopes of pressuring Zuckerberg to testify, as he did before 16

November 7, 2018 2:04 AM A political year dominated by women faces its electoral test in the U.S

Women also were on the ballot for governor in 16 states this year. There are six women governors, and the record is nine, which was reached in 2004 and 2007. “This isn’t just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman,” said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking 15

November 1, 2018 1:54 PM Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon in the ruling party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general elections. Patel, who hailed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native Gujarat state, was also India’s first home minister 10

October 30, 2018 11:49 PM GOP house member denounces fellow Republican for ‘hate’ comments

King has a long history of incendiary remarks on race and immigration throughout his 16 years in Congress. Last year, King was widely criticized after he declared in a tweet that he agreed with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders that “our civilization” cannot be restored “with somebody else’s babies.” But the lawmaker’s actions have drawn increased 14

October 30, 2018 11:49 AM Trump eyeing executive order to end citizenship for children of non-citizens born on U.S. soil

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the boldest yet by a president elected to office 12

October 19, 2018 1:31 PM Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke

MONTREAL—New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke. The study, being outlined at the World Stroke Congress, looked at five years of hospital statistics from the United States. Researchers found the incidence of stroke rose steadily among marijuana users, even though 14

October 4, 2018 6:43 PM Trump plans ethanol boost amid farm belt voters in Iowa

Both year-round E15 sales and market reforms would require formal rule making by the Environmental Protection Agency, which could take another six months or more. Even then, there could be years of additional uncertainty, as foes in the oil industry sue over the E15 shift, which threatens to chip away at their share of America’s 143 billion gallon gasoline 17

October 2, 2018 8:54 PM Report says Homeland Security wasn’t ready to support migrant children separated from families

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security was unprepared for the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy and the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents, the agency’s own watchdog concluded in a report released Tuesday. The department’s Office of Inspector General found that Customs and Border 20

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 12