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The gap between the richest and the poorest U.S. households is now the largest it’s been in the past 50 years, the U.S. Census Bureau says.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean,” activist Greta Thunberg tells leaders at a U.N. climate conference.
The change ends an “egregious power grab,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says.
“Cash is king. For us to rebuild these communities, we need funds,” the president of Rotary International says. The Bahamas’ government has also posted a list of desperately needed items.
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump had congratulated Edward Gallagher and his family on the end of his legal ordeal. In response, they wrote, “Thank you Mr. President for all you have done.”
Anyone selling or owning bump stocks could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. The devices are now classified as machine guns.
The money nearly doubles the $1.3 billion Congress authorized for border wall funding — a move made possible after President Trump declared a national emergency.
“Now we must speak out,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said after President Trump said he believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have anything to do with Otto Warmbier’s death.
Federal deficits are now expected to average $1.2 trillion, or 4.4 percent of gross domestic product — far higher than the average over the past 50 years.
Priests who sexually abuse children are like Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ, Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals on Friday.