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Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 03:13 PM EDT

Trump to Nominate Pompeo Deputy as Ambassador to Russia

Trump to Nominate Pompeo Deputy as Ambassador to Russia

President Donald Trump on Friday announced his intention to nominate Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan as his new ambassador to Russia. Sullivan would take on the role during fraught time in the U.S.-Russ...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 08:12 PM EDT

US Suspends Plans to Hike Tariffs Tuesday on Chinese Imports

US Suspends Plans to Hike Tariffs Tuesday on Chinese Imports

The Trump administration and China declared a temporary truce Friday in their 15-month trade war. Yet the grievances that led them to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 02:14 PM EDT

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 01:43 PM EDT

US Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

US Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

U.S. consumers who appreciate the tang of aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week's tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM EDT

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration fired a panel of scientific experts who assisted the Environmental Protection Agency in its review of air quality standards for particulate matter, NBC News...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:37 AM EDT

Ambassador Sondland Will Testify, Defying Trump Admin.

Ambassador Sondland Will Testify, Defying Trump Admin.

Lawyers for Ambassador Gordon Sondland announced Friday that he will appear for an interview before a joint House committee taking depositions in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump despite having...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 09:10 AM EDT

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:16 PM EDT

Former Envoy Defies Trump, Testifies He Pushed to Oust Her

Former Envoy Defies Trump, Testifies He Pushed to Oust Her

Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:06 PM EDT

Senior Pompeo Aide Steps Down Amid Impeachment Inquiry

Senior Pompeo Aide Steps Down Amid Impeachment Inquiry

A career diplomat who served as senior advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided to step down, two State Department officials told NBC News on Thursday, just as foreign service officers find...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 05:53 PM EDT

Bank Seeks $750K from Former Trump Campaign Chair Relative

Bank Seeks $750K from Former Trump Campaign Chair Relative

An attorney for the Banc of California told a judge Thursday that his client is seeking a default judgment against the former son-in-law of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman for allegedly...

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