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After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges

WASHINGTON — Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers” of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions’ roots in racism and …

Education

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

West Indies

5 Beach Destinations You've Never Thought Of Visiting

Forget the Maldives and the Seychelles. In this list I pick 5 beach destinations for 2017 that you’ve never thought of visiting. Let me inspire you …

Trump is promising big changes at the FDA — here's how drugs are approved today

At least one of President Trump's possible picks to head the Food and Drug Administration has a radical idea for when drugs should come to market.<p>Jim O'Neill, managing director at Mithril Capital, has said that he is in favor of approving drugs that are proven to be safe, even before they're shown …

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened …

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

Sleep In Wine Country – Best Hotels For Wine Lovers

I always say a wine tastes even better when you know its story, so imagine how it feels to wake up where it’s produced. Feel the warmth of the same …

Trump leaves the White House bubble and shifts to campaign mode, hoping for momentum

As his month-old administration struggles to make good on its promises,<p>President Trumpis seeking momentum by using some of the tactics that propelled his candidacy from its beginnings.<p>On Thursday, he held a free-for-all news conference in which he sparred with reporters and defended his short …

Airbnb Wants to Spend Its Cash—But on What? (PCLN, EXPE) | Investopedia

Airbnb has only been around for nine years, but it's becoming more and more likely that it's going to adhere to the mantras of the past—if you can't …

Amazon planning to use drones to drop parcels by parachute

The bizarre patents of Amazon’s drone programme keep on coming. Hot on the heels of the company’s proposal for a floating airship warehouse, it has now filed a patent for parachute-aided delivery of packages.<p>In the future, if the patent is implemented, Amazon’s delivery drones may not even need to …

Customers

American Institutions Are Pushing Back Against Trump

The bureaucracy, the press, the judiciary, and the public are not only pushing back, they’re having some success.<p>Nothing Donald Trump has done since becoming President is particularly surprising. The attacks on judges and the press, the clash of civilizations worldview, the ignorance of public …

Donald Trump

Ethics office says Kellyanne Conway likely broke federal rules

The director of the Office of Government Ethics said there is "strong reason to believe" that senior adviser Kellyanne Conway violated federal rules by endorsing Ivanka Trump's clothing line, urging the White House to investigate the matter and consider disciplining her.<p>In a Feb. 13 letter to White …

Donald Trump

Behind the scenes: Flynn revelations scramble White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The first major shakeup of his top-level staff looming, President Donald Trump sought some positive affirmation.<p>Walking from the Oval Office past his personal assistants and into the West Wing hallways, Trump, spotted by reporters, stopped in front of a blown-up photograph …

Chaffetz launches probe into Trump administration's handling of info at Mar-a-lago

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is launching an investigation into whether White House officials mishandled classified information over the weekend when President Donald Trump discussed a North Korean missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.<p>The two leaders …

KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona Found Dead Near River in Missouri

Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead Saturday near Belgrade, Mo.<p>Ancona’s body was …

Markets are starting to get nervous about Trump

The so-called Trump trade that saw stocks rips upwards, bonds tumble and inflation expectations take off as the possibility of policies such as deregulation, fiscal stimulus, and tax cuts enticed investors.<p>It seems, however, that three weeks into the Trump presidency the trade is starting to wear …

Donald Trump

Trump nominee decried criticism of judges, senators agree

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that comments by his Supreme Court nominee criticizing his own attacks on the judiciary …

Democratic Leaders Outside of the Beltway Emerge in Battle Against Trump

Democratic officials outside Washington sensed their base’s hard turn against cooperating with President Donald Trump more quickly than their counterparts in Washington, leading the charge against the administration's policies in their cities and states.<p>In a party with a thin bench, Trump is …

“Insane”: The head of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on Trump’s plan to undo bank regulation

On Feb. 3, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order ordering the Treasury Secretary to review the laws and regulations governing the financial system. It was the first concrete step towards his promise, as a candidate, to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act—the more than 800 pages (pdf) of …

Donald Trump

Der Spiegel: Trump beheading cover sparks criticism

<b>Germany's influential weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has come under fire for a cover image showing US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.</b><p>Some German newspapers criticised the cartoon, while the German vice-president of the European Parliament called it "tasteless".<p>The …

The Latest: Trump tells Democrats to move on Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>6:30 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is jawboning Democrats to move faster on …

Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch Effort to Kill Republican Border Tax Plan

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move …

Republicans Begin to Break With President Trump

For the first time in his presidency, Donald Trump is facing significant criticism from Republican officials and conservative groups who are rattled …

Amid backlash, White House appears to back down on applying new ban to green card holders

President Trump defended his new immigration crackdown on Sunday as a stand against terrorism that will improve American national security, even as the<p>White Houseappeared to back away from a key element amid the chaos at U.S. airports over the weekend.<p>Trump said in a written statement Sunday …

Weather service: Pipeline protest camp could see flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Minor flooding is almost certain this spring in the area where Dakota Access pipeline opponents have camped for months to protest the project, the National Weather Service said Friday.<p>The report, the first flood outlook for the season, shows little chance of significant …

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Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome

LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP) — All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf …