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Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law on Child Soldiers

WASHINGTON — State Department officials have accused Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson of violating federal law by excluding Myanmar, Iraq, and Afghanistan from an annual list of countries that use or fund child soldiers, officials said Tuesday. Mr. Tillerson ...

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Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

BAGHDAD/ERBIL (Reuters) – Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that the Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum was unconstitutional and the results void, a court spokesman said. Kurdish policemen look on towards banners supporting the referendum for independence of Kurdistan ...

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Trump nominates conservative Texas lawyer to Federal Election Commission

James E. “Trey” Trainor III was nominated to serve on the Federal Election Commission. President Trump tapped a conservative Texas lawyer who worked for his campaign to serve on the long-polarized Federal Election Commission, an appointment that comes as the panel is ...

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States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown ...

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Grandparents Win Reprieve From Trump Travel Ban in Federal Court

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — A federal judge in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that the Trump administration’s temporary ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and on refugees should not prevent grandparents and other close relatives of residents from entering ...

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Federal Reserve Sees U.S. Economic Growth as Steady but Slow

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s view of the American economy, which it updated Friday in a semiannual report to Congress is out: steady growth still impeded by a range of problems. The report gives the reasons for confidence, describing the ...

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