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The United States is targeting a NAFTA deal in three weeks, according to congressional aides and industry executives who have been briefed by the Trump administration, CNBC reported.
Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of Congress high-level talks would take two more weeks, with another two weeks spent on hammering out the fine print. A senior administration official confirmed that as the expected timing.
For the second time this month, top officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are descending on Washington to hold negotiations. Those meetings will take place tomorrow and Friday.
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Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage.
It has a standard of living that rivals Western Europe, though it lacks significant natural resources. It can boast of scientific achievements and military and technological clout beyond its modest size. It controls most of biblical Israel, and despite widespread criticism of its policies toward the Palestinians, it has cultivated good diplomatic ties with most of the world.
But it's also a country that is weary from decades of conflict with the Palestinians. It is riven by religious, ethnic and economic divisions. It is still seeking recognition in a region that has not fully come to terms with the presence of a Jewish state.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next few months.
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Trump confirmed the meeting, saying it "went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed."
He added, "Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!"
The Washington Post, which first reported Pompeo's meeting with Kim, said it took place over Easter weekend.
Tim McGinty, a passenger on Southwest Flight 1380, describes trying to save a woman who was partially sucked through a broken window after the plane’s engine blew in midair.
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Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.
Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles.
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Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The retailer said Tuesday that it is in the process of destroying all the firearms it pulled from its shelves, rather than trying to return them to their manufacturers.
Dicks made headlines in February when, in the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it banned the sale of assault-style rifles and the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Other retailers followed suit, including Walmart, which also raised its minimum-age rules for firearms.
President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States.
The reason is that South Korea wasn't a direct signatory to the armistice that stopped the fighting but left the Korean Peninsula still technically in a state of war.
There's widespread interest in what South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan will talk about during their summit on April 27, which would only be the third such meeting between the countries' leaders. A separate meeting between Kim and Trump is anticipated in May or June.
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Barbara Bush, in her 1990 commencement address at Wellesley College, told the graduates: "Cherish your human connections."
"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal," she said. "You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent."
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Wednesday marks the 112th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake and subsequent inferno that ravaged San Francisco and surrounding areas.
More than 3,000 people are believed to have died and an estimated 28,000 buildings were wiped out as a result of the catastrophic events, according to research. The quake itself, which featured shaking lasting for some 45 to 60 seconds, was said to have been felt from as far away as Los Angeles, southern Oregon and central Nevada, according to the United States Geological Survey.
"The California earthquake of April 18, 1906, ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time," according to the USGS.
Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking.
Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. local time.
How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair. They are the unofficial grandmasters by virtue of the code they created nearly 50 years ago as students at a suburban San Francisco high school in 1971.
"We thought it was a joke then," said David Reddix, a filmmaker and retired CNN cameraman. "We still do."
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Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher, who have both accused former Dr. Lary Nassar of sexual assault, testified before Congress Wednesday about the need to protect athletes from the pervasive abuse in sports, calling on lawmakers to hold athletic organizations accountable for continued misconduct.
Wieber and Dantzscher, along with speedskater Bridie Farrell and figure skater Craig Maurizi, spoke to members of the Senate Commerce Committee about their own abuse and suggested changes to keep athletes safe in the future.
Wieber, who was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012, told the committee that the abuse she experienced "caused me to feel shame and confusion" and that she was "betrayed by everyone" involved. She said that she felt if she questioned Nassar's treatment, she would not be considered for Olympic or national competitions.
Authorities say a dispute over bologna and cheese at a Pennsylvania rooming house ended in a stabbing that left a man seriously injured.
Bethlehem police say Manuel Martinez and another man had argued Monday night about food placement in a refrigerator used by all of the home's residents. The dispute soon ended, but somehow was reignited around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The first lawsuit has been filed by a victim of the Parkland shooting, just over two months after a former student opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 students and staff.
Freshman Anthony Borges became a hero in the eyes of many when he was shot five times while protecting 20 other students during the Feb. 14 mass shooting by barricading the door to a classroom with his body. He was shot in his legs three times and twice in his lungs. A third of his lung had to be removed and one bullet came close to his liver.
Fellow students nicknamed Borges, a former boy scout and avid soccer player and fan, "the real Ironman."
The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a day that also featured prosecutors introducing Cosby's explosive deposition testimony about giving a 1970s party drug to women before sex.
Defense witness Marguerite Jackson, an academic adviser at Temple University, said accuser Andrea Constand told her she could fabricate sexual-assault allegations and "get that money" from a lawsuit, bolstering Cosby's efforts to show Constand made up the allegations against him to extort a big civil settlement.
Jackson's account was immediately challenged by prosecutors, who suggested she wasn't on the trip on which she says her conversation with Constand took place.