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Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

16 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, pressing for new social media regulations, plans to nominate a senior administration official to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the White House said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Pentagon: Re-evaluation finds Microsoft's JEDI proposal still is best

04 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it has completed a comprehensive re-evaluation of its $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract proposals and determined that Microsoft Corp's submission still represents the best value for the government.

Trump threatens to cut federal funds to 'lawless' cities

03 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a memo on Wednesday that threatens to cut federal funding to "lawless" cities, including Seattle, Portland, New York and Washington.

U.S., China reaffirm commitment to Phase 1 trade deal in phone call

26 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials reaffirmed their commitment to a Phase 1 trade deal, which has seen China lagging on its obligations to buy American goods, giving a boost to financial markets on Tuesday.

Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in U.S. TikTok operations within 90 days

15 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance on Friday to divest the U.S. operations of its video-sharing app TikTok within 90 days, the latest effort to ramp up pressure on the Chinese company over concerns about the safety of the personal data it handles.

U.S. Justice Department says Yale illegally discriminates against Asians, whites

13 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law.

Trump says he is 'not interested' in trade talks with China

15 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday shut the door on "Phase 2" trade negotiations with China, saying he does not want to talk to Beijing about trade because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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