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WASHINGTON | Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was taking a final step Tuesday toward dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House planned to approve legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank law, easing rules for banks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence says US has made no concessions to NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says no concessions have been given or offered to North Korea in the run-up to a June summit between the U.S. and Kim Jong Un. Pence tells Fox … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence says US has made no concessions to NKorea

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to “immediately set up a meeting” with congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence to review “highly classified and other … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Trump administration slams Venezuela’s election as a “sham”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela’s presidential election as a “sham” and ramped up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s beleaguered government. The White House announced that President Donald Trump had signed an executive order restricting the Venezuelan government’s ability to liquidate assets for pennies on the dollar at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration slams Venezuela’s election as a “sham”

WASHINGTON | US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran doesn’t change course. Drawing sharp contrasts with the 2015 deal, Secretary of State Mike … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

WASHINGTON | Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I hereby demand, and will do … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign