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April 26, 2017 12:10 AM Trump says Canada’s been ‘very rough’ on the U.S. Is he right?

The White House launched a rhetorical fusillade against its close ally and neighbor on Tuesday, accusing Canada of “rough” trade practices that have hurt American workers and farmers. The anti-Canada invective — reinforced by U.S. announcements of sweeping tariffs on Canadian lumber imports — have few parallels in modern history and brought an immediate 14

April 25, 2017 7:36 PM Why Trump is starting a trade war with Canada

President Donald Trump’s administration fired its first shot in a potential trade war, but it’s not Beijing or Mexico City in the crosshairs. The target: Our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada. Trump has escalated what were modest and longstanding frictions with Ottawa over U.S. dairy products and Canadian lumber into a full-blown trade dispute largely 17

April 25, 2017 5:22 PM A look at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career

With 26 career wins, he is one of the most successful drivers to never win a Cup Series championship. Only five drivers have more recorded wins without winning a Cup Series title. His best finish was third in 2003. Earnhardt Jr. is a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, winning in 1998 and 1999. He is also a two-time Daytona 500 winner, one of 11 drivers 14

April 25, 2017 2:01 PM Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 season

Dale Earnhardt Jr., the son of a NASCAR icon who soldiered on in the sport after his father's death, has decided to retire after the 2017 season, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday. Earnhardt, 42, has 26 wins in 603 starts as part of a likely Hall of Fame career, including Daytona 500 victories in 2004 and 2014. He also has earned 14 consecutive 14

April 25, 2017 1:30 PM German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families

A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” Trump was taking her first crack at diplomacy abroad in her new role as assistant to the president, vowing at a women's economic conference in Berlin to create “positive change” for women in the United States. “He encouraged me and enabled 11

April 25, 2017 11:10 AM Hungary's prime minister to face critics at EU parliament

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary's prime minister will face his critics in the European Union parliament when the legislature debates his country's situation, including legal changes seen as limiting academic freedom. Parliament's plenary session in Brussels will be preceded Wednesday by the weekly meeting of the EU Commission's college, which also will address 15

April 25, 2017 1:06 AM O’Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out

LOS ANGELES — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O’Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that “the truth will come out.” “I am sad that I’m not on television anymore,” he said in an episode Monday of his personal website’s “No Spin News” podcast, available only to subscribers after this week’s 14

April 25, 2017 12:56 AM Lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley for canceling Ann Coulter speech

Student groups have filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley, saying school officials violated their right to free speech when they canceled a talk by a controversial speaker last week over security concerns. The lawsuit, filed by a prominent Republican lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon, on behalf of Berkeley College Republicans and Young 25

April 25, 2017 12:56 AM Arkansas executes inmate, prepares for country’s first back-to-back executions in almost two decades

The back-to-back lethal injections, if both are ultimately carried out, would be the country’s first double execution since 2000, when Texas executed two convicted murderers, and the first time a state has attempted to carry out two death sentences in one night since a widely publicized botch in Oklahoma in 2014. Jack H. Jones Jr. and Marcel W. Williams 20

April 24, 2017 10:10 PM Republican students sue to allow Ann Coulter's speech this week at UC Berkeley

A UC Berkeley student group on Monday filed a lawsuit demanding that the university allow conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak on campus Thursday as originally planned. Citing unspecified threats, administrators had rescheduled Coulter’s appearance for May 2, when they said they could provide adequate security. But in its free-speech lawsuit, the Berkeley 17