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December 1, 2017 4:43 AM White House Weighs Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Administration considers future recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking with international community WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering a plan to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy there in the future, U.S. officials said, steps that could trigger Palestinian protests and imperil 59

December 1, 2017 2:02 AM De Blasio and MTA chairman vow to never — ever — shut the subways

It's the city that never sleeps and New York City's subway system shouldn't sleep, either. Here's one thing MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and Mayor de Blasio agree on: The city never sleeps, and the subway shouldn’t, either. The men, once competitors for City Hall and now opponents in transit policy, rejected a wild idea from the nonprofit Regional Plan Association 95

November 30, 2017 11:57 PM Senate Bill Hits Obstacle Over Deficit Concern

‘It doesn’t look like the trigger’s going to work,’ Sen. John Cornyn says WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans hit a significant stumbling block late Thursday in their efforts to overhaul the tax code, forcing them to contemplate rewriting key parts of their $1.4 trillion tax-cut plan. One likely outcome is that the corporate tax rate won’t remain at 20% as Republicans 92

November 30, 2017 11:43 PM GOP Tax Plan Could Hit Students Hard

The proposal to tax graduate-student tuition waivers could deter students from pursuing higher degrees, particularly in STEM-related fields Bobby Hollingsworth, a first-year biomedical graduate student at Harvard University, who is working on research he hopes will lead to new therapeutic drugs, says he would take a big hit if a small provision of the House 74

November 30, 2017 11:28 PM Senate Tax Plan Won’t Pay for Itself, Congressional Analysis Says

Republican bill estimated to spur growth that would make up for less than a third of its cost WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans’ tax plan would expand the economy but wouldn’t meet the party’s promise that it will pay for itself through faster economic growth, according to an official congressional analysis released on Thursday. The bill, which includes 67

November 30, 2017 10:23 PM Overnight Subway Service Won’t Be Derailed, MTA Says

Agency Chief Joe Lhota said an urban-planning group’s suggestion that 24/7 service should be halted is ‘draconian’ New York City’s subway system will continue operating 24/7, Joe Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said after an urban-planning group suggested halting overnight service. Mr. Lhota spoke out Thursday against the Regional 55

November 30, 2017 5:59 PM Sen. John McCain’s Support Bolsters GOP Tax Hopes as Senate Vote Nears

Arizona Republican’s endorsement shrinks list of undecided senators to five; McConnell says he’s ‘optimistic’ WASHINGTON—Sen. John McCain said he would support a $1.4 trillion tax cut that Republicans are advancing in the Senate, pushing the plan closer to passage though intense jockeying is still playing out among lawmakers as a critical vote on the Senate 75

November 30, 2017 4:14 PM VW's unions fully back management's turnaround efforts: CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) brand’s management has the full backing of labor unions as it pushes ahead with the implementation of a multi-billion-euro turnaround plan, the carmaker’s chief executive said. VW’s mass-market brand has been undergoing heavy restructuring since it agreed with the works council on plans to cut 3.7 billion euros 66

November 30, 2017 4:13 PM White House considers replacing Secretary of State Tillerson

The White House is discussing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo. That's according to two administration officials. They were not authorized to publicly discuss internal thinking and spoke on condition of anonymity. U.S. officials and individuals familiar with White House plans have spoken about the possibility 89

November 30, 2017 12:04 AM Sundance plans to raise awareness, address sexual misconduct

Sundance plans to raise awareness, address sexual misconduct Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper says the 2018 festival will take steps to address the sexual misconduct crisis and boost awareness for both staff and attendees. Cooper says they plan to publicly share a code of conduct previously only seen by staff and volunteers. The festival also plans 51