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Here's how much the highest-paid women in every US state earn

Money is power, and men still have more of both. Especially at the top.<p>Despite the multimillion-dollar incomes of women like actress Emma Stone and former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, most still lag behind men in terms of pay.<p>The highest-paid women in every US state earn an average of …

Demographics

Marijuana company plans to turn a small California town into a stoner's paradise

Looks like there'll soon be a Vegas-like destination in a remote part of California, designed just for pot lovers.<p>American Green Inc., a marijuana …

U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns

(Corrects citation of published source of memo in second paragraph in this Aug 4 story)<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd because of "cyber vulnerabilities" in the products.<p>An Aug. 2 Army memo posted …

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares as GOP plan collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that has vowed for years to abolish the law.<p>In a …

Trump's latest health care strategy: Let Obamacare fail

WASHINGTON — The morning after Republican efforts to overhaul health care collapsed on Capitol Hill – threatening his ambitious economic agenda along with it – President Trump said Tuesday he now wants to see the current Obamacare law "fail" so that Americans will demand a change.<p>"We're not going …

USS Gerald R. Ford

US stocks slide on final trading day of 2017

Wall Street capped 2017 with a loss, weighed down by a broad slide in light trading ahead of the New Year's holiday.<p>Technology companies, banks and health care stocks accounted for much of the market's decline. Energy stocks also fell, even as the price of U.S. crude oil surged to its highest level …

3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

A grand jury indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges on Tuesday, accusing them of conspiring to cover up the facts of a fatal police shooting in October 2014 of a black teenager in order to shield their fellow officer.<p>Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, shot 17-year-old Laquan …

Corruption

Here's The Worst Airline To Fly If You're Traveling This Fourth Of July

If you've ever traveled for the Fourth of July, you know that it's not always a fun experience. With so many people on the road and in the sky, there …

Europe’s once-positive worldview of U.S. slips under Trump

Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President<p>Donald Trumpthan favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes in three-dozen countries that comes as Trump prepares for a return visit to the continent early next month.<p>The Pew Research Center survey released …

Donald Trump

CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

Three investigative journalists at CNN have resigned after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between a Russian investment fund and an American financier who is an adviser to President Trump.<p>Those departing are a past Pulitzer Prize winner, a finalist for the …

Donald Trump

How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Three years ago, Seattle became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to embrace a $15-an-hour minimum wage, to be phased in over several years.<p>Over the past week, two studies have purported to demonstrate the effects of the first stages of that increase — but with starkly diverging …

Income Inequality

John Podesta Unloads on Trump

The former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign says the president is 'absolutely crazy' and Republicans are stuck to him like 'Velcro.'<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.</i><p>Donald Trump is “unfit for office,” a president whose actions are often “absolutely …

Donald Trump

Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger under Trump, United Nations warns

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)<p>But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very …

Rights & Freedoms

Report: After fatal accident, Apple says it is working to add rail crossing data to Maps

As navigation apps such as Apple Maps become a more integral part of society, a variety of effects are starting to become apparent. A new report from The New York Times details how Google Maps played a role in a fatal accident in 2015 on railroad tracks in California:<p>Following directions from …

National Transportation Safety Board

The only thing standing in the way of Donald Trump becoming US president now could be Joe Biden

The United States’ 538 Electoral College members voted mostly as expected on Dec. 19, paving the way for Donald J. Trump to be the country’s next president with 304 votes, despite widespread bipartisan concerns about whether he is unfit for the office because of his temperament and myriad business …

Donald Trump