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Trump works to cut high-skilled visas in NAFTA deal

Trump works to cut high-skilled visas in NAFTA deal

By Franco Ordonez and Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau

May 21, 2018

The Trump administration is working to slash the number of visas granted to Canadian and Mexican professionals as part of ongoing NAFTA negotiations among the three countries.

North Korea to suspend nuclear and missile tests

North Korea to suspend nuclear and missile tests

By Matt Stiles and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times

April 21, 2018

North Korea said Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and missile tests and shut down its underground test site, boosting hopes for a diplomatic breakthrough with rival South Korea and the United States.

US fires missiles at Syria in retaliation for suspected poison gas attack

US fires missiles at Syria in retaliation for suspected poison gas attack

By Bob Drogin and David S. Cloud

April 14, 2018

U.S. and allied warships and warplanes in the eastern Mediterranean launched a fiery barrage of missiles at multiple military targets in Syria to punish the Russian-backed government in Damascus for its alleged use of poison gas against civilians last weekend, President Donald Trump announced.

Amazon posts quarterly profit of $1.9 billion, its highest ever

Amazon posts quarterly profit of $1.9 billion, its highest ever

By Abha Bhattarai | Chicago Tribune

February 2, 2018

Amazon on Thursday reported the highest quarterly profits in company history, bolstered by strong holiday sales and growing demand for its cloud business.

Government begins shutting down as Congress races to agree on short-term spending bill

Government begins shutting down as Congress races to agree on short-term spending bill

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau

January 20, 2018

The federal government began shutting down early Saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end the congressional deadlock over a spending bill before a midnight deadline.

Death toll in California mudslides rises to 20 as crews search for the missing

Death toll in California mudslides rises to 20 as crews search for the missing

By Elizabeth Elizalde and Leonard Greene | New York Daily News

January 16, 2018

A somber candlelight vigil Sunday drew thousands of people who paid tribute to victims of devastating mudslides that have already killed at least 20 people in a Southern California town ravaged by water and muck.

AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones after concerns raised over Chinese spying

AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones after concerns raised over Chinese spying

By Melissa Repko | The Dallas Morning News

January 9, 2018

Huawei is the third largest smartphone brand in the world behind Samsung and Apple, but it remains virtually unknown in the U.S.

State Department officials still can’t explain who or what sickened U.S. diplomats in Cuba

State Department officials still can’t explain who or what sickened U.S. diplomats in Cuba

By Tracy Wilkinson | Los Angeles Times

January 9, 2018

More than a year after American diplomats in Cuba began suffering hearing loss, dizziness and other ailments from what the U.S. has called "deliberate attacks."

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