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Westinghouse Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in US

TOKYO —  Toshiba Corp.’s troubled U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Wednesday, as its Japanese parent seeks to limit losses that have plunged it into crisis. A bankruptcy filing will allow Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse, whose nuclear plant projects have been dogged by delays and cost …

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US Senate Ratifies Montenegro as NATO Member

CAPITOL HILL —  The U.S. Senate has ratified Montenegro’s admission into the NATO alliance, an event many lawmakers view through the lens of a deepening struggle between Western nations and Russia. Senators approved the ratification by a vote of 97-2. Only Kentucky Republican Rand Paul and Utah Republican Mike Lee …

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Questions, Answers About Funding Threats to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Monday combined two issues at the fore of the promised crackdown …

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Trump's North Korea Policy: Is It Different from Obama's?

Now that the Trump administration has vowed its North Korea policy will differ from its predecessor’s, the question is how it will chart a new course, U.S. experts say. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared a departure from former President Barack Obama’s containment policy of “strategic patience,” which many …

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US Lawmakers Stake Out Competing Positions on Immigration

A new Senate bill would protect U.S. citizens and residents from detention on the basis of racial profiling by immigration agents. The PROFILED Act was unveiled Tuesday by Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat. Racial profiling is the perception of race or ethnicity as ground for suspecting someone of …

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Nunes Controversy Could Stall House Russia Inquiry

CAPITOL HILL —  Embattled House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes threw a formerly bipartisan investigation of Russian election interference into doubt Tuesday, as he rejected calls for his recusal and stopped the committee’s work for the rest of the week. Nunes cancelled a closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey …

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Company: Oil in Pipeline Under Missouri River Reservoir

The Dakota Access pipeline developer said it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the line into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement Monday in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for …

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Amnesty: US-led Coalition Not Protecting Mosul Civilians

BAGHDAD —  A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights group’s report follows acknowledgement from the coalition that …

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