Battle in southern Philippines is related to Duterte’s drug war, says finance chief – CNBC

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The Finance 202: Overhauling the tax code is more complicated than the Trump administration expected – Washington Post

THE TICKER Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein) Three months ago, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said overhauling the tax code would prove easier than replacing Obamacare. “It’s a lot simpler,” he said. Add the fact that it isn’t to the list of rude awakenings for a novice administration.  The project of remaking the U.S. […]

Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Otto Warmbier’s parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, […]

Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anti-gun violence demonstrators outside the the National Rifle Association in Washington DC About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded […]

‘Trump death’ in Julius Caesar prompts threats to wrong theatres

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Shakespeare play Julius Caesar is based on historical events; this bust is at the Pinacotheque in Paris Several theatres in the US have received threats and complaints after a show in New York depicted the assassination of a Julius Caesar made to look like President Donald Trump. Messages […]

Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The personal details and political biases of almost 200 million US citizens have been leaked online Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, […]

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