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George H.W. Bush, America's 41st President and Father of 43rd, Dies

George Herbert Walker Bush led the U.S. to a swift and decisive victory in the first Persian Gulf War and presided over the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union and unification of Germany, before a painful recession cost him a second term as president.

Trump Declares Day of Mourning for Bush; NYSE, Nasdaq to Close

Political figures and dignitaries paid tribute to George Herbert Walker Bush. President Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning and the companies that run the NYSE and Nasdaq said their markets would be closed that day.

U.S., China Reach a Truce in Trade Fight

China and the U.S. agreed to a cease-fire in a trade battle that has shaken global markets, with the U.S. postponing plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and the two sides entering negotiations on other contentious issues.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Anchorage

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled Anchorage, Alaska, causing damage to roads and bridges, sending workers under desks and setting off a brief tsunami warning for populated areas along the surrounding coast.

U.S., Mexico, Canada Sign Trade Pact Replacing Nafta

The U.S., Mexico and Canada took a step toward easing commercial tensions by signing a new pact that overhauls and updates their quarter-century-old free-trade zone.

Mueller Bores Into Trump Adviser Roger Stone's Ties to WikiLeaks

Court documents suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on ties between WikiLeaks and Roger Stone, an ex-Trump campaign adviser whose relationship with the president goes back decades.

Audit Says State Education Department Must Do More to Prevent Hacks of Student Data

The New York State Education Department has failed to take sufficient steps to secure its computer information systems for more than a year, which could leave students’ personal data at risk of hacking, according to state auditors.

Comey Challenges House GOP Subpoena in Court

In what both defendants and plaintiffs acknowledged was an unprecedented case, lawyers for James Comey went to court Friday to challenge a subpoena ordering the former FBI director to testify before Congress next week.

Lawmakers Seek to Minimize Impact of Looming Government Shutdown

Legislators are weighing the possibility of passing six of seven spending bills in an effort to minimize a potential shutdown while border-wall funding is negotiated—but it’s unclear if President Trump would approve.

George H.W. Bush to Lie in State

Past and present world leaders, ranging from ex-President Clinton to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, remembered the 41st president for his ability to cultivate bipartisanship and for his foreign-policy achievements, especially during the end of the Cold War.

U.S., China Face Thorny Obstacles to Lasting Trade Peace

The trade truce between the U.S. and China calms their economic battle and opens a brief window for the two nations to explore whether they can bridge deep divides on a range of difficult disputes.

Distractions From Near and Far Colored the Group of 20 Talks

A weekend summit of the Group of 20 nations papered over global disagreements on trade, climate and human rights, as President Trump and other leaders were distracted by domestic and logistical issues.

CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Prince Targeted Khashoggi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 messages to his closest adviser, who oversaw the team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours before and after the journalist’s death in October, according to a highly classified CIA assessment.

After Standoff, Comey and Republicans Come to Agreement Over Testimony

Former FBI director James Comey has reached an agreement with House Republicans, ending a standoff over whether he would appear in front of Congress to discuss his role in law-enforcement decisions during the 2016 election.

Tensions at Southern Border Revive Fears From the Past

The recent clash along the border with Mexico here when migrants tried to push through a fence, drawing volleys of tear gas from U.S. Border Patrol, is bringing back memories from the 1990s.
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