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Trump High Court Pick Kavanaugh May Face Contentious Cases Soon

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee may not have to wait too long for controversial cases if he is confirmed to the job, with disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights, voting rights and transgender troops possibly heading toward the justices soon.

Republicans are hoping Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative U.S. appeals court judge selected on Monday by Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, will be confirmed by the Senate before the next Supreme Court term opens in October.

There are no blockbusters among the 38 cases already on the docket for the justices, but they could add disputes on controversial issues being …read more

US Imposes Tariffs on Another $200B of Chinese Imports

The United States has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China after efforts to negotiate a solution to a trade dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the United States would impose tariffs of 10 percent on the additional Chinese imports.

The move would be the latest in the escalating trade skirmish between the world’s two biggest economies. They slapped tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s goods last week.

President Donald Trump has said the United States might ultimately impose tariffs on more than $500 billion …read more

Charlie Puth Charts His Own Course With Album, Tour

Charlie Puth is done playing by the rules.

“I’ve wanted to make music like this for a very, very long time, but I almost wasn’t, dare I say, allowed?” Puth said of his recently released sophomore album, “Voicenotes.” “No one wanted to hear too much jazz in pop music.”

His response: “Let me prove to you that it’s possible.”

While perched behind a piano — one of dozen or so keyboards stacked up in every corner of his cozy home recording studio in Beverly Hills — Puth recalled his humble beginnings as man on a mission.

“The hardest thing was just …read more

Why Is Reuniting Separated Families Taking So Long?

The Trump administration hit a court-ordered deadline Tuesday to return immigrant children under age 5 to their parents, forcing the government to roll back many of the family separations that resulted from its “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw gave authorities 14 days to reunite parents with children under 5, and 30 days to reunite parents with all other children.

Here are answers to some questions about how the process will work and some potential problems ahead:

How many children are separated?

At least 2,000, according to estimates issued last month by the Department of Health and Human …read more