3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

MINNEAPOLIS — 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, Minnesota’s attorney general announced on Tuesday.

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Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a United States indictment of 13 Russians in connection with their purported interference in America’s 2016 presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” thought that the criminal charges are well-founded.

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Pastor Quiboloy can take care of himself—Palace

Pastor Quiboloy can take care of himself—Palace

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is a private person and he can take care of himself, Malacañang said on Friday following reports that he was temporarily held in the United States. A HawaiiNewsNow. com report on Thursday said that US authorities found $350,000 in cash as well as gun parts inside the private jet of Quiboloy at […]

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US Senate rejects several immigration reform proposals

US Senate rejects several immigration reform proposals

Washington, United States — The US Senate on Thursday shot down a series of immigration reform proposals including one championed by President Donald Trump, dashing hopes that Congress will soon decide on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young migrants brought to the country illegally as children.

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Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill

Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill

The United States government was assured on Thursday of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12:00 a.m. deadline.

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CIA chief: Russians will meddle in coming US election

CIA chief: Russians will meddle in coming US election

Russian election interference has not stopped and Moscow can be expected to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo said in an interview published on Monday.

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Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8M undocumented immigrants

Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8M undocumented immigrants

The administration of United States President Donald Trump unveiled on Thursday a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10-12 years.

Trump’s comprehensive plan – which will be formally presented next week – includes eliminating the popular “green card lottery” program and would severely restrict family immigration.

It would also require Congress to budget $25 billion for a “trust fund” for constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border – a major plank of Trump’s White House campaign.

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I want to see a strong dollar,’ says Trump

President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over the US currency Thursday, saying he wants to see “a strong dollar,” after comments by his Treasury secretary appeared to signal the opposite and sent the dollar plunging to three-year lows.

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