Sheldon Adelson wants to pay for new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or […]

Omaha private bank, Enterprise rental company cut ties with NRA

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A prominent private banking company and a top car rental chain are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association amid a social media movement to “#BoycottNRA.” The First National Bank of Omaha in Nebraska will not renew its contract for the gun group’s NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement. […]

DeVos backs $1.3B school choice proposal for military children

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WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday backed a proposal to allow military families to use $1.3 billion in public funds to send their children to private school or pay for other education services. The plan is in line with the Trump administration’s focus on promoting charter and private school programs […]