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Trump, Xi reach trade detente

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/03/18, 10:59 am

The United States and China have reached a 90-day cease-fire in their ongoing trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to the truce at a dinner meeting at the G-20 economic summit in Buenos Aires over the weekend. Trump said he would hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1 on $200 billion dollars of Chinese goods. The Chinese agreed to buy a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the United States, Trump said. The move would go a long way toward cutting the U.S.

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InSight lands safely on Mars

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/27/18, 09:34 am

A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the Red Planet Monday. It was the end of a six-month, 300-million-mile journey for the InSight spacecraft, which included a perilous descent into the planet’s atmosphere that eventually resulted in a safe landing on the planet’s surface. It’s the first NASA landing on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012.

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Republicans declared winners after Florida recount

by Kent Covington & Mickey McLean
Posted 11/19/18, 11:29 am

Florida this weekend finished recounting its ballots, and Republicans emerged victorious in two big races with national implications. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday in his race against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won by a little more than 10,000 votes out of about 8 million cast. “We must do what Americans have always done: come together for the good of our state and our country,” Scott said in a statement after the results became official.

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