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California: Trump Plan to Take Back Rail Money ‘Disastrous’

SACRAMENTO — Leaders of California's high-speed rail project told the Trump administration Monday its plans to withhold or claw back $3.5 billion in federal money for the project was "legally indefensible" and "disastrous policy." Terminating the money "would cause massive disruption, dislocation, and waste, damaging the region and endangering the...

Trump Wants Prison Reform. Can Sen. McConnell Deliver Votes?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is supporting the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said earlier this month that the bill "will make our communities safer and give former inmates...

You Have Two Extra Days to Pay Your Taxes. And Take This Quiz.

“Tax Day,” the day when U.S. individual tax returns are due, is usually April 15. This year Americans get until April 17 to file their returns because April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day in Washington, marking President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation...