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  • Spring break in Puerto Rico? After María, that means 'rebuild,' not 'relax'

    Mallory Gibson, a music-business major at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), has spent her junior-year spring break surrounded by sand, surf, and palm trees. “This is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ms. Gibson, who moments earlier put down a nearly two-foot-long machete that she was using to whack apart a fallen palm tree.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:11:32 -0400
  • In Trump emoluments case, questions of ethics and constitutional intent

    A foreign official travels to Washington, books the Ivanka Suite at the Trump International Hotel for $1,595 per night, and later makes glowing comments about the hotel during a meeting at the White House with President Trump. Trump critics see the renting of the suite as an effort by a foreign government to curry favor with the president of the United States by delivering a financial benefit to a hotel that bears his name, is run by his sons, and in which he maintains a personal and financial interest. “I am confident that that is no mere hypothetical,” says Norman Eisen, an ethics lawyer in the Obama White House and chairman of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:45:12 -0400
  • When Iraqi women face discrimination, her legal clinic can help

    Rajaa Abd Ali says the first time she felt discriminated against because of her gender was when she was 16 years old. Today, more than two decades later, she is running a project in the heart of Baghdad that’s helping women handle inequities and prejudice. “I suffered Iraqi society’s discrimination against women in my own skin.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:01 -0400
  • Yes, a trade war could hurt everyone. But we're not there yet

    “We are losing to China,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told a House committee on Wednesday. “China is not afraid, nor will it dodge a trade war,” China’s former Vice Commerce Minister Wei Jianguo responded in an interview with Bloomberg. On Thursday, the Trump administration pulled out its saber – announcing it would impose tariffs on at least $50 billion worth of Chinese goods pouring into the United States.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:25:29 -0400
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