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Trump wants a border wall, but few in Congress want to pay for it
It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill: President Trump may want a border wall, but in few Congress are willing to pay for it. The standoff is escalating tensions toward a government shutdown. Read More
U.S. Announces Sanctions On 271 Syrians Over April 4 Chemical Attack
The blacklisted people work on weapons development for Syria, the administration says. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the sanctions "target the scientific support center" for the attack. Read More
Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency. Read More
Climate change is hurting U.S. corn farmers -- and your wallet
Uncertainty is growing in America's corn belt -- and Ray Gaesser is worried. He's been harvesting corn and soybeans on his namesake Iowa farm since 1977. Now, climate change is threatening his business' future, CNN Money reports. Read More
Americans will spend the most this Easter
Americans will spend billions this year. Read More
Several arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally
'This is more of a riot': Fistfights erupt as Trump supporters, counter-protesters face off at Berkeley rally Read More
Political State Podcast: Why so much doom and gloom?
In this week's Political State podcast, The Oklahoman's Ben Felder and Dale Denwalt discuss looming health care cuts, the idea that the budget outlook might not be as bad as it seems and a group of Oklahomans who recently were met with disrespect at the State Capitol. Read More
Wells Fargo Claws Back $75 Million More From 2 Executives Over Fake Accounts
Former CEO John Stumpf "was too slow" to realize the risk of sales practices, the bank's board says. The scandal also brought a $185 million punishment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read More
These giant drones could seriously disrupt the shipping industry
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are now used for all sorts of things, from taking out terrorists to delivering take-out, NBC News reports. Now a tiny start-up in California's Bay Area is working on what it hopes will be the next big thing: large autonomous drones capable of moving freight across the... Read More
Sheryl Sandberg's new mission on Equal Pay Day: #20PercentCounts
Lean In's Sheryl Sandberg is calling attention to the gender pay gap with a national retail campaign that will offer discounts to women on Equal Pay Day, USA TODAY reports. The reasoning behind the #20PercentCounts campaign that launches Tuesday: If a woman makes 20% less than a man, she should pay... Read More
Their Student Debt Was Forgiven. Until It Wasn’t.
More than 550,000 people have signed up for a federal program that promises to repay their remaining student loans after they work 10 years in a public service job, The New York Times reports. But now, some of those workers are left to wonder if the government will hold up its end of the bargain — or... Read More
Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement. That's the massive trade... Read More
One winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot
USA TODAY reports the winning ticket for Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which was worth an estimated $435 million, was sold at a gas station in Lafayette, Ind., a Hoosier Lottery spokesman said early Thursday morning. Read More
The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates
The world's richest man is arguing for taxing and slowing automation. Read More
The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border
Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights. Read More