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Friday, November 24, 2017

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.

FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises new monitoring fears

An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

But the change to the deduction for state and local taxes could alter the bottom lines for millions of taxpayers who itemize

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”

Ivanka Trump says child tax credit ‘not a pet project

The presidential daughter and adviser, in a “full-blown sprint” as she sells the Republican tax overhaul plan and juggles other initiatives, has had it with all that talk about her “pet project” to increase the child tax credit.

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport.

‘Obamacare’ mandate repeal would remake market for consumers

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won’t get sick and boosting premiums for others.

US opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to...

The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn’t like Nazis.

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace

The new figures show that nearly 1.5 million consumers picked a plan through Nov. 11, compared to just over 1 million from Nov. 1-12 last year
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