The City of Seattle on Monday approved legislation that codifies financial policies and requires the revenue from the city’s Sweetened Beverage Tax to go to healthy food initiatives for low-income communities. Mayor Jenny Durkan had threatened to veto the legislation, planning to use some revenue to fund existing programs, but City Council voted 7-1, a […]
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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, resigned on Friday after being called in for questioning by a war crimes court in The Hauge. The court is investigating ex-members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for their actions during the war from 1998-99 that led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia. Haradinaj was a guerrilla commander in […]
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An Iranian official stated Monday that the country had arrested 17 Iranians on the charge of spying for the US. This official has only been identified as Iran’s director of counterintelligence. US President Donald Trump addressed the claim, tweeting: The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and […]
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A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration can expand the sale of short-term health insurance policies that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The final rule, originally promulgated by the Department of Labor, Treasury, and Human and Health Services in August 2018, redefined the requirements of a […]
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A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday sent a case accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution back to the lower court. In its order, the appeals court rejected the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought […]
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