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'Death traps': Parents of limo crash victims urge new laws

May 2, 2019

The families of those killed in two New York limousine crashes are urging legislators to pass new safety regulations to keep unsafe vehicles off the road

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

May 1, 2019

Congressional budget experts say moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans

Brazil plans to slash funding of universities by 30 percent

May 1, 2019

Education officials in Brazil's far-right government say they are slashing university funding 30%, a move at least partly motivated by complaints about partisan activities on campus

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

May 1, 2019

The Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border

Democrats using veterans bill to try to block border wall

Apr 30, 2019

Democrats controlling the House are trying to use a popular veterans measure to block President Donald Trump from transferring $3.6 billion from military base construction to build his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Lebanese Cabinet begins discussing austerity budget

Apr 30, 2019

Lebanon's Finance Minister says the government has started open-ended discussions to quickly approve the country's draft austerity budget

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

Apr 30, 2019

The U.N. political chief is warning that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority."

Federal government expected to borrow $990 billion this year

Apr 29, 2019

Trump administration projecting government will need to borrow $990 billion this budget year

Mexico president kicks off new capital airport project

Apr 29, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has kicked off preliminary work on a new airport for Mexico City to replace the nearly half-built $13 billion project he cancelled upon taking office

Lawmakers debate future of loan relief for public workers

Apr 29, 2019

Political battle is reheating over a federal program that was designed to cancel student loans for certain public workers but has largely failed to deliver that promise

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