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President Trump Participates In Roundtable With Women Small Business Owners
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President Trump Signs Bills That Nullify Measures Put In Place During Obama Presidency

President Trump to Sign Climate Change Executive Order

President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday intended to shift the direction of U.S. environmental policy and begin the process of undoing some of the most prominent Obama-era environmental regulations, according to a senior White House official

Townsville Residents Prepare As Cyclone Debbie Approaches Queensland

Cyclone Debbie Makes Landfall in Australia's Northeast

After battering the Whitsunday Islands, Category 4 Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Australia's northern Queensland, bringing strong winds and the threat of storm surges. Residents said the 263kph winds sounded "like a freight train"

Female and male sign on toilet door, close-up

North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Costs $3.76 Billion

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an AP analysis

Anniversary of assassination of Boris Nemtsov

Russian Protest Leader Gets 15-Day Jail Term

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days by a Moscow court for resisting police orders

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attends a joint press conference with the German Chancellor on Feb. 17, 2017 in Berlin.

Canada Will Legalize Weed Next Year

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next year

Spinach heart tissue

Researchers Turn Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue

The researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts knew it was difficult to reproduce veins, so they decided to use the system already in place on a spinach leaf by replacing spinach cells with human heart cells