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Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state. Learn More


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Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president's planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial. More »


House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry. More »


U.S. court rules against Trump administration in immigrant teen abortion case

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government cannot deny access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal custody, delivering a blow to a Trump administration policy. More »


Trump defends adviser Conway, won't fire her over political comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, a day after a federal watchdog accused her of breaking U.S. law by making political statements in her official role and called for her ouster. More »


Democratic contenders Biden, Sanders to face off in Miami debates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden will appear on the same stage with Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and six other rivals during the second of two nights of candidate debates scheduled for later this month in Miami. More »


Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Lockheed Martin Corp to keep open its Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a week after the weapons maker announced the planned closure of the facility. More »


Trump reverses course, says 'of course' he would report foreign interference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed course over whether he would report foreign interference in a political campaign to U.S. law enforcement, telling Fox News in an interview he would "of course" contact authorities. More »


Democrat Warren wants $7 billion fund to give grants to minority entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing creating a $7 billion fund to provide grants to help more minorities start their own business, she announced on Friday. More »


U.S. farm state senators unveil bill to overhaul biofuel waiver program

(Reuters) - Two Midwest senators said on Friday they have introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency's opaque biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers by threatening ethanol demand. More »


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