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Federal Judges Refuse to Reinstate Trump's Immigration Ban

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously upheld a restraining order blocking the federal government from enforcing the president’s controversial ban.<p>A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from …

Trump Administration

Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

The confirmation today of Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S. secretary of education brought angry denunciations and firm pledges of support — no surprise for a Cabinet nominee who had become a lightning rod for Americans' views about their public schools.<p>Here's our roundup, with excerpts from reactions …

Civil Rights

Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, even if it leads to trade war: poll

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for his first encounter with Donald Trump at the White House, a new poll conducted for The Globe and Mail shows Canadians expect him to stand up to the President's aggressive America-first strategy even if it leads to a trade war with Canada's biggest …

The Global Solar Boom: How Solar Is Finally Moving Beyond Boom and Bust

The past decade of solar energy has been all about a series of boom and bust cycles. Germany's generous solar tariffs drove the industry for most of the 2000s before the country cut subsidies to the bone. The U.S. investment tax credit (ITC) has helped drive a boom in installations, but its …

U.S. Could Become 'Energy Independent' by 2026, Report Finds

The U.S. could become a net energy exporter by 2026 as crude oil and natural gas production continues to increase in the country, according to a new …

Man found dead in woods was booted from Coast Guard academy

A man whose death in the western Maryland woods is being investigated by homicide detectives was a former U.S. Coast Guard cadet who was booted from …

Protein hype: shoppers flushing money down the toilet, say experts

Consumers fuelling demand for high-protein products unlikely to see any benefits as people already eat more protein than they need, say dietitians<p>The UK’s rocketing demand for high-protein products is being fuelled by consumers buying foods unlikely to deliver the benefits they are seeking, experts …