Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tobacco companies tighten grip on Washington under Trump

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Tobacco: a deadly business
Companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump
Big tobacco in the US / Companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump
Top White House figures – including the vice-president and health secretary – have deep ties to an industry whose donations began pouring in on day one
'Poverty wages' / Tobacco firms still see big business in America's poor
The US is pegged as an 'exciting' market, but this growth disproportionately affects the poor – including the industry's growers and laborers
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Democrats call for Trump son-in-law's security clearance to be revoked
Jared Kushner / Democrats call for Trump son-in-law's security clearance to be revoked
Ethics experts describe omission of meeting with Donald Trump Jr and Russia lawyer as 'consciousness of guilt' and say it warrants re-evaluation of clearance
France / Macron to woo Trumps in Paris with military pomp and tourism treats
Voting data / Trump election group backs away from 'repugnant' request after outcry
Airbnb / Host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000
Afghanistan / All-girl robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned
'Fontgate' / Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM
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