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Israel passes bill to seize private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements

JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law late Monday that allows the state to seize land privately owned by Palestinians in the West Bank and grant the properties to Jewish settlements for their exclusive use.<p>The measure is designed to protect homes in Jewish settlements, built on …

Israel

It’s not unusual that Trump’s approval ratings sagged. It’s unusual that they’re this low.

President Trump earned a few headlines over the past two weeks that almost certainly annoyed him.<p>Talking Points Memo, for example, looked at Gallup daily approval ratings for the president and noted that his net approval — those who said they approved of his job performance minus those who said …

Barack Obama

Donald Trump’s Executive Order Will Let Private Equity Funds Drain Your 401(k)

Donald Trump’s February 3 executive order enabling financial advisers to continue ripping off their clients could prove a lifeline for a surprising …

Today's News: Trump to California — I'll Cut You Off. Houston, We Have a Comeback.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p>Checks, Balances and …

John Lithgow

Dirty money: Trump and the Kazakh connection

Ever since a series of bankruptcies left banks unwilling to lend to him, Donald Trump has been on the lookout for partners willing to fund the …

Immigration

Trump pledges to 'do a big number' on Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform

Dodd-Frank is squarely in President Trump's firing line.<p>Trump slammed the Wall Street reform law as a "disaster" on Monday and vowed to "do a big number" on it soon.<p>Dodd-Frank was enacted in 2010 as the Obama administration's response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.<p>But …

CNN

Sally Yates fired by Trump after acting US attorney general defied travel ban

White House says Obama appointee ‘betrayed’ justice department with letter instructing officials not to enforce president’s executive order<p>Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from …

Bruce Springsteen speaks out against President Trump's 'Muslim ban'

President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding entry to the United States by refugees and other citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries was …

Bruce Springsteen

The Dark History of the White House Aides Who Crafted Trump's "Muslim Ban"

The Trump administration has insisted since Sunday that the president's executive order banning travel to the United States from seven predominately …

Donald Trump

Trump's ban would have barred one of his top fashion models—a Sudanese war refugee

Ataui Deng signed to Trump Models in 2008. "It blew my mind to be working with all of these unique designers," she told Teen Vogue.Deng: …

Charges dropped against RT America journalist for covering inauguration protests

The US Attorney’s Office for Washington DC has dropped charges of felony rioting against RT America’s Alexander Rubinstein. He was among six …

Obama just released his first official statement since leaving the White House

Waiting for a 21st Century Reichstag Fire

Science fiction author Charlie Stross has canceled future trips to the US:As for my worst case nightmare scenario? Given the reshuffle on the …

Patriot Act