The Latest: Trump says tax bill keeps getting better

Economy
[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP tax bill (all times local): 6:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Republican tax bill "is getting better and better." In an early morning Friday tweet, Trump wrote: "This is a once in a generation chance. Obstructionist Dems trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!" Republicans are eyeing a crucial final vote Friday on the $1.4 trillion Senate bill. GOP leaders have been making major changes up to the last minute, including one that would roll back some of the tax cuts after six years to appease deficit hawks. ___ 3:50 a.m. Senate Republicans are stepping quickly to meet competing demands of holdout GOP senators for a tax overhaul package expected…
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Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US. Donald Trump just reversed that

Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US. Donald Trump just reversed that

Travel
[ad_1] DARRYL FEARS AND JULIET EILPERIN Last updated 16:33, November 17 2017 FAIRFAX MEDIA US President Donald Trump authorises elephant trophy hunting. The US Trump administration announced on Wednesday (US local time) that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former US President Barack Obama.African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large sums paid for permits to hunt the animals could actually help them "by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation," according to an agency statement.Under the Obama administration, elephant-hunting trophies were allowed in countries such as South Africa but not in Zimbabwe because Fish and Wildlife decided in 2015 that the nation had failed…
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‘Tobacco at a cancer summit’: Trump coal push savaged at climate conference | Environment

‘Tobacco at a cancer summit’: Trump coal push savaged at climate conference | Environment

Tech
[ad_1] The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US. While Donald Trump’s special adviser on energy and environment, David Banks, said cutting emissions was a US priority, “energy security, economic prosperity are higher priorities”, he said. “The president has a responsibility to protect jobs and industry across the country.” Other attendees at the summit condemned the argument. “Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit,” said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor and a UN special envoy for cities and climate change. Benson Kibiti, from…
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‘Clever’ Lukhanyo Am could be a Springbok trump card

‘Clever’ Lukhanyo Am could be a Springbok trump card

Sport
[ad_1] Lukhanyo Am isn’t exactly unfamiliar to the Springbok setup. The Sharks midfielder was in line to be involved in June’s series against France before he broke his jaw the week leading up to that international window. As Springbok coach Allister Coetzee was quick to point out on Monday, his selection was “the plan from the start”. But it doesn’t mean the 23-year-old didn’t work his socks off to get here again. [email protected] coach Allister Coetzee confirms Jean-Luc du Preez has fractured his ankle and won't tour. pic.twitter.com/KbkTYylD6Y — The Citizen Sport (@TheCitizenSport) October 30, 2017 Am simply shrugged off that setback and continued his consistent form when he returned. “If you look at his ability as a No 13, he’s quite a clever defender and a great communicator,” said…
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5 places Donald Trump should visit on his trip to Asia next month

5 places Donald Trump should visit on his trip to Asia next month

Travel
[ad_1] The White House announced that US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to 5 countries in Asia next month.  The places he will visit include Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii. President Trump will be in Asia for a series of bilateral, multilateral, and cultural engagements, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.  While Trump will perform his presidential duties, it will not hurt for him and the First Lady to do a bit of sightseeing. Here are some of our picks: South Korea Trick Eye Museum, Seoul. Picture: Pinterest. With all the seriousness of performing his presidential duties, the Trick Eye Museum in Seoul is ideal for him to unwind in a fun setting.…
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