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U.S. Manufacturers Seek Relief from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

After Sparking Outrage, Amazon Removes 'Straight Pride' Pin from Site

By Paul Wiseman and Christopher Rugaber |
President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.

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Columbine, Parkland Students Unite for Voter Registration

Columbine, Parkland Students Unite for Voter Registration

By Colleen Slevin and Kelli Kennedy | Apr 20
Hogg has been encouraging students to walk out and register to vote. Some Columbine students compromised by holding a combined vigil and voter registration rally on Thursday night.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Skews Reasons Behind His 2016 Win

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Skews Reasons Behind His 2016 Win

By Hope Yen | Apr 20
President Donald Trump isn't getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election.

Facing Pressure, Starbucks Offers Bias Training

Facing Pressure, Starbucks Offers Bias Training

Apr 20
Facing furor over racial profiling in the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the company announced it will be closing its stores on May 29 to offer unconscious bias training. Some are questioning how effective that will be.

420: Advocates and Critics Reflect on Pot in the U.S.

420: Advocates and Critics Reflect on Pot in the U.S.

Apr 20
Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, and Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents.

NY Homeless Shelter Steps From Billionaires Row

NY Homeless Shelter Steps From Billionaires Row

Apr 20
In the shadow of skyscrapers dubbed billionaires row, New York City is planning to open a homeless shelter - and many nearby residents are not happy about it.

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 20
Many of the companies adopting the policy are restaurants with menus and prices more upscale than fast-food chains.

Employers Urged Not to Hold Discharge Status Against Vets

Employers Urged Not to Hold Discharge Status Against Vets

Apr 20
A Connecticut agency issued new guidance Thursday warning employers they could be breaking the law if they discriminate against veterans with less-than-honorable discharges from the military.

Netflix is Proving to Be A Tough Act for Copycats to Follow

Netflix is Proving to Be A Tough Act for Copycats to Follow

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 19
Netflix's video-streaming service has been thriving for so long that other companies are striving to duplicate its success in other kinds of digital entertainment and content.

Men Arrested at Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives

Men Arrested at Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives

Apr 19
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia's tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, where Robinson has been a customer since he was 15.

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trump Tariff Hike

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trump Tariff Hike

By Joe McDonald | Apr 18
Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China's biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales unprofitable.

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