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Trump signs USMCA trade deal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/29/20, 12:49 pm

The United States is good-to-go on a new set of trade rules with its North American neighbors. At a signing ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the United States–Mexico-Canada Agreement would protect American economic interests. “Together we are building a glorious future that is raised, grown, built, and made right here in the glorious USA,” he said.

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Impeachment trial moves on to questions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/29/20, 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s defense team wrapped up its arguments before the Senate on Tuesday, concluding the president’s actions toward Ukraine did not constitute an impeachable offense. Republicans hope to achieve a bipartisan acquittal by persuading moderate Democrats who remain undecided, including Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Doug Jones of Alabama.

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Teen starts petition for Super Bowl Saturday

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/29/20, 11:53 am

The morning after the Super Bowl can be rough for football fans. Studies have shown more people miss work and get in car accidents on Monday after staying up late the night before to enjoy the big game. Sixteen-year-old Frankie Ruggeri of New York is trying to change that. His petition on Change.org to move the Super Bowl to Saturday had received more than 68,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

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