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President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's team, an exit that removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist who had been molding Trump's defense.
The departure of attorney John Dowd comes as the president has personally intensified his attacks on the special counsel and just days after the Trump legal team added a new lawyer, former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova, who has alleged on television that FBI officials were involved in a "brazen plot" to exonerate Hillary Clinton in the email investigation and to "frame" Trump for nonexistent crimes.
Dowd confirmed his decision Thursday to NBC News, saying, "I love the President and wish him well."
President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over.
"It is the largest deficit of any country in the history of our world," Trump said of the U.S.-China trade imbalance, blaming it for lost American jobs.
He said his action would make the country stronger and richer.
China has already warned that it will take "all necessary measures" to defend itself, raising the prospect of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies.
Shoppers who arrived at Toy R Us stores across the country for the toy chains liquidation sales were met with signs announcing that it had been postponed "due to circumstances beyond our control."
The liquidation sale was expected to begin Thursday after the company announced last week that it was shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees and bringing to end a 70-year run for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot.
The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn't cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV.
One of the largest bombing investigations in the U.S. since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013 came to an intense close early Wednesday when authorities say they moved in on Mark Anthony Conditt at an interstate hotel. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Conditt blew himself up after running his sport utility vehicle into a ditch.
Here is what's known about how authorities finally zeroed in on the suspected bomber after 19 days, two dead victims and more than 1,000 calls of suspicious packages around the city:
The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.
The vote was 256-167, a one-sided tally that underscored the popularity of a budget deal among party leaders that provided enough money to address many of both sides' priorities. Further highlighting how eager lawmakers were to claim victories, the House approved the 2,232-page package — which stood around a foot tall on some legislators' desks — less than 17 hours after negotiators released it publicly.
The next step was Senate passage, which was assured.
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U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday on worries about a potential trade war and as tech shares slid, CNBC reported.
The Dow was down nearly 500 points in late morning trading. Facebook shares continued to decline as they have all week in the wake of reports that Cambridge Analytica gathered data from 50 million Facebook profiles without the permission of its users.
The news raised concern that U.S. lawmakers could more closely regulate major tech companies, CNBC reported.
"They're not going to write the regulation just for Facebook, said Shawn Cruz, manager of trader strategy at TD Ameritrade, noting regulators are going to target the entire sector. "That could turn into a headwind for these stocks."
Later Thursday, the Trump administration was set to announce tariffs designed to punish China for intellectual property theft.
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It's been a rough week for those who had fond childhood memories of Toys R Us. First came word the company was filing for bankruptcy. Then Thursday news came that the man who founded the company 70 years ago, Charles Lazarus, has died. Lazarus was 94.
The Parkland, Florida, teens spearheading Saturday's March For Our Lives rally in Washington are being hailed on the cover of Time magazine.
Standing above the words "ENOUGH," the cover features Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and David Hogg, representing a student-driven movement for tougher gun regulations.
The corresponding story, titled "The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough," chronicles how group of vocal and internet-savvy teens have shaped the gun control debate in the weeks since a gunman killed 17 people at their high school on Feb. 14.
Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said farewell to members of the State Department on March 22.
President Donald Trump said he would still like to testify to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Youtube has updated its policies regarding videos featuring firearms. The company will now prohibit videos made to sell certain firearms and firearm accessories, as well as videos that demonstrate how to...
Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus even before witnesses could finish making 911 calls for help, according to audio files released Thursday.
Miami-Dade Police released 15 calls made to 911 dispatchers in the moments after the collapse on March 15.
Allegations of prostitution and corruption in the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant led the company behind the iconic contest to shut its operations and suspend all castings, according to a statement.
Cisneros Media is launching an investigation into the prostitution claims, which allege that some participants in the Miss Venezuela pageant have offered sexual favors in exchange for cars, trips and other monetary rewards from government officials.
The investigation comes days after former Miss Venezuela accused each other in Instagram comments of receiving financial gains in exchange of sexual favors. Some alleged the use of federal resources to sponsor contestants’ plastic surgeries and high couture outfits. High profile government officials and well-known entrepreneurs aligned with the Maduro presidency were allegedly involved.
A London printer was assigned the task of printing invitations for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.