China makes opening bid to US on trade ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Washington (CNN)The Chinese government has presented an offer to the United States to try to push forward stalled trade talks before the leaders of the two economic superpowers meet at the end of this month, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Asked about the offer at a weekly…

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How could May turmoil affect Brexit?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg announced on Thursday he had submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady This scenario would make the PM’s fighting spirit null and void. If the Conservative Party wants to oust her, MPs have to write letters to the chair of the 1922…

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Government backtracks on gaming machines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure. Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the…

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Michelle Obama’s IVF journey could help more women

(CNN)In an interview with “Good Morning America”‘s Robin Roberts for her new memoir “Becoming,” Michelle Obama revealed that her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, were conceived using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Malia, Obama’s eldest daughter, was born in 1998, 20 years after the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown,…

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Marcia Fudge bolstered by encouragement to run for speaker, but remains undecided

(CNN)Marcia Fudge, the Democratic congresswoman from Ohio who may be launching a bid against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House, told CNN on Thursday that she is undecided about her bid, but seems bolstered by the outreach she’s receiving. And it’s not just members who are encouraging her to…

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Rick Scott’s lawyer ‘fully expecting’ recount in Florida Senate race

Washington (CNN)The lawyer for Senate candidate Rick Scott said Friday that the Florida Republican’s team is fully anticipating a recount in its Senate race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Democrats believe there are enough ballots left to be counted that Nelson could eke out a win. A lawyer for…

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The chances of seeing Donald Trump’s tax returns just went WAY up

(CNN)When Democrats take control of the House in early 2019, one of the first things they are likely to go after is President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Trump has repeatedly rejected the idea that he release any of his returns, insisting that there’s nothing in them that is particularly revelatory…

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