a oeNo fireworksa at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough US demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, from which US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw.

Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules

The Department of Education's new interim guidance for college campuses attempts to balance the rights of the accused with accusers. Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules The Department of Education's new interim guidance for college campuses attempts to balance the rights of the accused with accusers.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Responding to Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana

Arlington, VA, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is providing assistance to active duty and retired Marines and Sailors who are experiencing financial difficulties in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Every day of the week, around the globe, the Society provides interest-free loans and grants for basic living expenses, emergency travel expenses, and other family emergencies for military members and their families facing financial crisis or need.

Transgender troops call Trump ban step backward

Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed from service and that indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights and will promote inequality in the armed forces. President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend a ban on transgender individuals joining the military but gave the Pentagon the authority to decide how to handle openly transgender people already serving.

Department of Defense Awards Grants in Joint US-Korea Research…

Arlington, VA -- The Department of Defense announced today that it will award approximately $3.5 million to six U.S. university teams for research into robotics for disaster relief. These awards are part of a joint research project with the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy , agreed to in June 2015.

Trump Nominates Callista Gingrich As Envoy Toa

President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the president and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia, since 2007.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Replaced Under Trump Administration

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Friday he has been replaced, a little more than two years after he was confirmed under President Barack Obama. In a statement posted to Facebook , the 39-year-old Murthy said he "was blessed to have an extraordinary team of dedicated public servants who became my colleagues and friends" and highlighted the work done by his office to address addiction in the United States.

White House defends immigration order in face of protests

The White House on Sunday vigorously defended President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. Some Republicans in Congress ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense on January 27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia.