U.S. to Raise Tariffs on $16 Billion of China Goods on Aug. 23

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The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25 percent duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product lines, down from 284 items on the initial list, as of Aug. 23, the U.S. […]

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The Defeat of Reason and Muellers `Person A

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Seattle’s Best coffee, grab a seat by the pool and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: Inside the chaos of Donald Trump’s trade wars (Stat) Merkel on EU reform: a decryption (Boston Review) Charles Kushner, unfiltered: The Kushner Cos. boss gets candid about 666 Fifth, federal investigations, tenant-harassment allegations and […]

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Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds Weekend Dad Role

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GOP House Speaker should have his pick of boardroom roles ’Mr. Middle America’ won’t comment on plan after he steps down joined the advisory board for U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings and is already serving on the board of Arizona Mining Inc. and the advisory board to JBS USA, the American arm of a Brazilian […]

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EPA Chiefs $50-a-Night Rental Raises White House Angst

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Pruitt apartment questions follow first-class flight reports Washington lease is compared to an Airbnb-style arrangement Related: Bumped? EPA Chief Signals He Will Be Flying Coach After Backlash The disclosure follows revelations about Pruitt’s reliance on visit by Pruitt and agency staff to Italy that cost $120,249. EPA officials have defended Pruitt’s use of first-class flights on […]

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Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

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U.S. officials warn of attacks, including on nuclear plants Cyber-attacks underway since at least March 2016, U.S. says reported in July that Russian hackers had breached more than a dozen power plants in seven states, an aggressive campaign that has since expanded to dozens of states, according to a person familiar with the investigation. "Since […]

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Trump Takes On Amazon Again, Urging Much More in Postage Fees

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President Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post newspaper and is currently the world’s   $62 Billion Loss The Postal Service reported a net loss of $2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017 and has $15 billion in outstanding debt. The service has lost $62 billion over the last decade. USPS’s chief financial […]

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A Completely Hollowed Out 19th Century Building from Above

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Photograph by Pablo Maurer on Twitter (@MLSist) Seen here is the completely hollowed out St. Elizabeths Hospital (Center Building) from above. First opened in 1855, JMA Preservation is working with Shalom Baranes Associates (SBA) on the restoration of the National Historic Landmark Center Building at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast, Washington, DC. [source] For those […]

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Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals

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The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Source: Gachot Studios Lo firmly believes that hotels ought to be catalysts for good. In a world where we can be conscious consumers—of everything from clothing to food to baby products—she argues there’s a place for conscious hotels, too. This isn’t a revolutionary idea: Already, Shangri-La […]

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The White House and Equifax Agree: Social Security Numbers Should Go

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The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Joyce said officials are looking into “what would be a better system” that utilizes the latest technologies, including a “modern cryptographic identifier,” such as public and […]

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