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July 18, 2017 House Republican budget slashes billions in spending, paving path to tax cuts

Source: CNN

After months of infighting, House Republicans are unveiling a budget resolution Tuesday that would dramatically reshape the federal government, requiring more than $200 billion in cuts to mandatory programs and set the path for a...

July 17, 2017 China approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed

Source: Reuters

BEIJING - China has approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, the Ministry of Agriculture said, the second such move in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as part of Beijing's 100-day trade...

July 17, 2017 Which countries are the most (and least) committed to reducing inequality?

Source: Te Guardian

The UK’s lack of investment in education and low tax rates put it 17th in a new Oxfam inequality index – which ranks Sweden top out of 152 countries, and Nigeria bottom

July 17, 2017 United Methodists in US defend the right to boycott and divest

Source: Mondoweiss

In May and June 2017, seven United Methodist annual conferences (regional bodies) with demographically and politically diverse constituencies approved resolutions defending the right to invest church funds according to their...

July 17, 2017 China's strong second-quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

Source: Reuters

BEIJING - China's economy expanded faster-than-expected in the second quarter, setting the country on course to comfortably meet its 2017 growth target and giving policymakers room to tackle big economic challenges ahead of key...

July 17, 2017 Cities Look to Business (Not Washington) to Build Sustainability

Source: Politico

While welcoming the news from President Trump’s administration about a much ballyhooed $1 trillion infrastructure plan, mayors are facing mixed signals about how much money is likely to be kicked in by the federal government and...

July 17, 2017 Europol says 66 arrested in horsemeat scandal investigation

Source: Independent (UK)

Europol said on Sunday 66 people had been arrested for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption and it had seized bank accounts, properties and luxury cars following an investigation into a food scandal that shocked European...

July 14, 2017 Revised Senate health-care bill still lacks the votes to pass

Source: Washington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a new proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending three weeks reworking it to win over wavering lawmakers on the right and in the center.

July 14, 2017 Surviving a Tsunami in the United States

Source: Emergency Management

In fact, disaster researchers say preparation is essential because a tsunami will strike a U.S. coast — it’s just a matter of when.

July 14, 2017 Exclusive: U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S....

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