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State Department Eliminates 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans Foreign Affairs
State Department Eliminates 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans
2019-03-18 16:00:59
by Dan McCue

The U.S. State Department on Friday announced it is eliminating a popular five-year tourist visa for Cubans, needed to achieve "reciprocity" between the visa rules of the U.S. and Cuba. Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, immediately slammed the move, saying... Read More

Micro-Robots Could Go Inside the Body and Track Vital Signs, Professor Says Health
Micro-Robots Could Go Inside the Body and Track Vital Signs, Professor Says

Every time University of Pennsylvania engineer Marc Miskin speaks about his research on miniature robots, someone asks the question: How does it compare to the submarine in “Fantastic Voyage”? That’s the fanciful 1966 sci-fi movie in which a tiny vessel... Read More

California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids Energy
California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids

To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs, Calif., don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego... Read More

US Considers Sanctions on Companies Facilitating Venezuelan Oil Shipments to Cuba Foreign Affairs
US Considers Sanctions on Companies Facilitating Venezuelan Oil Shipments to Cuba

The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on companies from third countries that facilitate the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, a senior administration official said. “The interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, recognized by the U.S. and Europe, where... Read More

Utah Bill Would Give Primary Voters Less Say on Who Appears on Special Election Ballots Elections
Utah Bill Would Give Primary Voters Less Say on Who Appears on Special Election Ballots

WASHINGTON — Utah voters would have fewer opportunities to decide who fills some congressional seats under legislation that passed the state Legislature this past week. The bill, which has yet to be signed by the governor, would change the process... Read More

Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money Education
Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money

LOS ANGELES—It was morning and the campus was still quiet when Vanessa Miranda began to shout, trying her best to draw customers: “Esquiii-te! Come and get your esquiii-te!” She and some of her East Los Angeles College classmates were selling... Read More

America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy Energy
America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
2019-03-15 23:59:34
by HJ Mai

For decades, U.S. presidents have pursued energy policies aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. The first commander in chief to achieve the goal of energy independence could be President Donald Trump, with the United States expected to become... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress Trade
New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
2019-03-15 23:02:19
by TWN Staff

This week, the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force revealed their goals for the 116th Congress. The task force works to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options Veterans
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options
2019-03-15 22:58:49
by TWN Staff

Representative Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Don Young, R-Alaska, have introduced the bipartisan Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (H.R.1687). The bill would protect veterans' cannabis treatment options and their ability to be employed by the federal government.... Read More

US Imposes Visa Ban For International Criminal Court Staff Foreign Affairs
US Imposes Visa Ban For International Criminal Court Staff
2019-03-15 22:44:42
by Dan McCue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court officials who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. "We are determined to protect... Read More

US Industrial Production Rose a Sluggish 0.1 Percent in February Economy
US Industrial Production Rose a Sluggish 0.1 Percent in February
2019-03-15 22:39:51
by Dan McCue

U.S Industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February, slowed by the second straight monthly decline in manufacturing activity, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The central bank said manufacturing production dropped 0.4 percent last month, held down by declines in... Read More

Judge Vows to Rule on Medicaid Work Requirements by End of March Health
Judge Vows to Rule on Medicaid Work Requirements by End of March

WASHINGTON — The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration’s renewed strategy to force enrollees to work. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who last year blocked Kentucky’s... Read More

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