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Here are two questions the article addressed for background. "Thanks to a lack of protection for the lumber industry, Canadian softwood lumber now accounts for one-third of the US market". NAHB broke down the lumber numbers. The latest row was triggered when Canada extended those policies to apply to ultrafiltered milk, a product used in cheese production and at the center of a thriving United States export business.
  • U.S. rejects Exxon Mobil bid for Russian Federation waiver

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    Any such request would have drawn attention because Exxon's former chief executive, Rex Tillerson, is now us secretary of state. He has known Putin for about two decades - the Russian president awarded Tillerson a special honor in 2013. The U.S. sanctions target Russian leaders close to Putin as well as major companies in the oil , gas and financial sectors to put a dent in the Russian economy.
  • Health care push unswayed by Trump's 100th day, White House says

    Health care push unswayed by Trump's 100th day, White House says

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    Rodney Davis of IL said negotiators are still talking. Additionally, Trump has said that starting "next week" he will be unveiling his tax reform package with "massive" tax cuts for all Americans. An earlier study from Covered California, the health insurance marketplace in the nation's most populous state, reached similar conclusions. To get those waivers, states would need to have high-risk pools — government-backed insurance for the most seriously ill people, a mechanism that has ...
  • What is the Impact of New Duties on Canadian Lumber?

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    The two leaders agreed on the importance of reaching a negotiated agreement, recognizing the integrated nature of the industry between Canada and the United States. The premier says the dispute is similar to country-of-origin labelling which the US tried to impose on meat, an issue which nearly started a trade war and caused global court fights.
  • White House Backing Away From Mexico Wall Funding In Budget

    White House Backing Away From Mexico Wall Funding In Budget

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    Without a almost $1 trillion spending bill that covers all government agencies, portions of the government would be forced to shut down on Saturday, which also happens to be Trump's 100 day in office. "I think sometimes we get hung up on the semantics rather than really looking at what a really good system should include", said Sen. Unnamed White House officials confirmed to Politico and the Washington Post that Trump told representatives from conservative media outlets on Monday ...
  • This Egyptian Muslim Woman Died Defending Christians On Palm Sunday

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    The attack was just the latest in growing persecution of Christians in Egypt where the terror group Islamic State is defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and is active in underground cells. Due to their attacks on the Egyptian army and oil pipelines the government placed Northern Sinai under a state of emergency in October 2014. Egyptian officials denounced the violence as an attempt to sow divisions, and Francis sent his "deep condolences" to Tawadros.
  • Trump to Include New Spending Ideas in Tax Plan?

    Trump to Include New Spending Ideas in Tax Plan?

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    Barring a massive influx of immigrants - something not likely under the anti-immigration Trump administration - there just isn't a lot of room for extra growth in the US economy. a Republican-only exercise". "You look at the tax cuts from 2002 and 2003 - well over 90 percent of them became permanent law", Blunt said. It is estimated that a border adjustment tax could generate up to $1 trillion.
  • US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

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    While Orrick's ruling does not find the policy unconstitutional, he did find that the counties and cities that challenged the law demonstrated they could face "immediate irreparable harm" if the policy were allowed to be put into place, and that their constitutional challenge could succeed once the case is fully heard.
  • Sukma attack: Centre to form new anti-naxal strategy

    Sukma attack: Centre to form new anti-naxal strategy

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    In the gun battle that followed, around a dozen Maoists were reportedly killed but the insurgents took away the bodies with them, the sources said. Besides, after the encounter, Naxals looted 22 weapons, including five under-barrel grenade launcher, armoured AK-47, 7 AK-47 rifles, 4 AKM rifles, 2 Insas-LMG, 3 Insas, 22 bullet-proof jackets, five wireless sets with spare batteries, two binoculars and several magazines of AK-47, Insas and Insas-LMG of CRPF men and fled to the dense forests, he ...
  • Brexit takes center stage as Britain's election battle continues

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    The Prime Minister insisted she was "not complacent" about the outcome of the poll as she told supporters "every single vote will count". She will give the warning as she addresses the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore, where she will also challenge the Tories over their failure to guarantee the rights of EU citizens now living in Britain.