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Interior Department Aims to Slice Section From Endangered Species Act

Interior Department Aims to Slice Section From Endangered Species ActThe Trump administration is proposing rolling back protections for close to



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Gop Aims To Shut Down Incomplete House Trump Russia Investigation

Gop Aims To Shut Down Incomplete House Trump Russia InvestigationRep. Eric Swalwell talks with Ari Melber about the Republican effort to end the House Intelligence Committee's Trump Russia investigation without trying in good faith to fulfill its mission.



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France to finance exports to Iran, aims to sidestep U.S. sanctions

France to finance exports to Iran, aims to sidestep U.S. sanctionsBy Matthieu Protard and Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) – France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, a move to bolster trade while keeping it outside the reach of U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said. France and other European countries have been looking to increase trade with Iran since Paris, Washington and other world powers agreed in 2015 to lift many economic sanctions in exchange for controls on Iran’s nuclear program. By structuring the financing through vehicles without any U.S. link, whether to the currency or otherwise, the aim is to avoid the extraterritorial reach of U.S. legislation.



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California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs

California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On DrugsLOS ANGELES ― California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana.



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US aims to keep steep duties on Bombardier jets after Boeing complaint

US aims to keep steep duties on Bombardier jets after Boeing complaintThe U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday finalised steep anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets, setting up the next round of a fierce international trade dispute between the United States and Canada. The move announced by the department to impose duties of nearly 300 percent stems from a complaint by rival Boeing Co. The company claimed Bombardier had been unfairly and illegally subsidised by the Canadian government, allowing the planemaker to dump its newest jetliner in the U.S. market below cost. "Today's decision validates Boeing's complaints regarding Bombardier’s pricing in the United States, pricing that has harmed our workforce and U.S. industry," Boeing said in a statement after the department decision. Delta Air Lines, the second largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, has an order for 75 of the 100-to-150 seat CSeries jets. The aircraft starts at $ 79.5 million, according to list prices, or some $ 5.9 billion for the total order, but carriers typically receive steep discounts. Bombardier C300 Series Poster Credit: Bombardier If imposed, the duties would more than triple the cost of a CSeries aircraft sold in the United States, based on Boeing's assertion that Delta received the planes for $ 20 million each, well below an estimated cost of $ 33 million and what Bombardier charges in Canada. The Commerce Department's penalty against Bombardier will only take effect if the lesser-known US International Trade Commission (ITC) rules in Boeing's favour, as it so far has, in its final decision expected in early 2018. In its two-part complaint, Boeing called for countervailing duties of 79.41 percent to offset what it described as harmful Canadian subsidies to Bombardier. It also identified a "dumping margin" of 80.5 percent, based on the unpublished prices at which it claims Bombardier sold the CSeries planes to Delta. The department decision follows Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' pledge to aggressively police unfairly traded imports to help shrink U.S. trade deficits. The move comes as the United States, Canada and Mexico are involved in a three-way negotiation to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The rift between the two plane makers could, however, move to a larger stage as Canada weighs a complaint to the World Trade Organization or through NAFTA regarding the dispute. At a contentious Monday hearing of the ITC, Canada warned that a positive finding of material harm to Boeing by the group could represent a possible violation of international trade agreements and prompt a formal objection. Canada earlier this month scrapped plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets, underlining Ottawa's anger over the trade challenge. Boeing has said it considered all potential risks before deciding to launch its trade case. US-Canadian trade relations have also chilled recently over disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and U.S. milk protein products.



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China aims for emission trading scheme in big step vs. global warming

China aims for emission trading scheme in big step vs. global warmingBy Muyu Xu and Josephine Mason BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday the first phase of its long-awaited nationwide carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) will focus on the power sector, as the government outlined details of what is expected to be the world’s largest such program. The State Council approved the scheme last week and the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) outlined some details of how it will be implemented, marking its launch, NDRC vice chairman Zhang Yong said at a briefing. Trading will be based in Shanghai, involving 1,700 power companies and over 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, he said.



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South Africa's ANC aims to announce new leader on Sunday

South Africa's ANC aims to announce new leader on SundayBy Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) expects to announce Jacob Zuma’s successor as party leader on Sunday, a spokesman said, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to tear it apart before a 2019 election. The race between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former cabinet minister and ex-wife of President Zuma, the two frontrunners to replace Zuma, is too close to call. The stakes are high because the ANC’s electoral dominance means whoever wins the party’s top job is likely to become the next president of South Africa after the next national election.



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Zinke Aims To Shave National Monuments — Except In His Home State

Zinke Aims To Shave National Monuments — Except In His Home StateSome public lands are too important to lose to drilling rights, and those lands just so happen to be in Montana, the home state of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.



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The loophole that let the church shooter buy a gun — and the bill that aims to close it

The loophole that let the church shooter buy a gun — and the bill that aims to close itThe bipartisan Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act is intended to “ensure that any individual convicted of domestic violence — whether it is in criminal or military court – cannot legally purchase a firearm,” the bill's sponsors, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., said.



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China aims to set up state anti-corruption unit next year

China aims to set up state anti-corruption unit next yearChina aims to pass a national supervision law and set up a new commission next year to oversee an expansion of President Xi Jinping's campaign to fight corruption in the ruling Communist Party and government, the party said on Sunday.



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