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Trump signs order to move controversial oil pipelines forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. Read More


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White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief, offers no evidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the U.S. election, the White House said on Tuesday, but it offered no evidence to support the contention. More »


Trump signs executive orders on manufacturing, infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing that the permitting process and regulatory burden for domestic manufacturers should be streamlined to reduce what he called "the incredibly cumbersome, long, horrible" process. More »


Trump plans to keep Comey as FBI director: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intends to keep FBI Director James Comey in his post, a person familiar with the decision said on Tuesday, amid reports that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are scrutinizing Trump associates over their ties to Russia. More »


Trump talks to U.S. automakers, pushes for new American plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers on Tuesday to build more cars in the country, pressing his pledge to bring jobs to America and discourage the car industry from investing in Mexico. More »


Minnesota governor says diagnosed with prostate cancer

(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, who collapsed while delivering his state-of-the-state address in St. Paul, said on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but planned to stay on the job while undergoing treatment. More »


U.S. Senate panel advances Ross, Chao nominations on voice vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee swiftly approved Republican President Donald Trump's nominees for commerce and transportation secretaries by voice vote on Tuesday, signaling that they will face little resistance to approval by the full Senate. More »


Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebels

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal. More »


Storm dumps snow, rain on U.S. Northeast; search on for Georgia toddler

(Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend brought snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northeast on Tuesday as searchers combed Georgia tornado wreckage for a missing toddler. More »


Under President Trump, U.S. agencies find their words scrutinized

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has put staff at a slew of government agencies on notice - be careful what you say. More »


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