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Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

Health
It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased deaths and illnesses from the rollback on regulation of harmful emission from the nation's coal power plants. An analysis done by his own Environmental Protection Agency concludes that the plan would lead to a greater number of people here dying prematurely, and suffering health problems that they otherwise would not have, than elsewhere in the country, when compared to health impacts of the Obama plan. Knotts, a coal miner for 35 ye...
China may have 'underestimated' Trump's resolve 

China may have 'underestimated' Trump's resolve 

Business
A White House adviser says Beijing has underestimated Donald Trump in its trade dispute, raising the spectre of an escalating trade war.  Beijing has accused the United States of "extreme pressure and blackmailing" and vowed to retaliate after Mr Trump threatened more tariffs on $ 200bn of Chinese products.The United States has now imposed tariffs on up to $ 450bn in Chinese goods, out of a total of $ 500bn of imports."The fundamental reality is that talk is cheap," White House adviser Peter Navarro told reporters on a conference call, adding Beijing "may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump"."If they thought that they could buy us off cheap with a few extra products sold and allow them to continue to steal our intellectual property and crown je...
US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

World
US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.Mrs Trump "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," her spokeswoman said.Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy. In a recent six-week period there were nearly 2,000 family separations.Adults who try to cross the border, many planning to seek asylum, are placed in custody and face criminal prosecution for illegal entry. As a result, hundreds of minors are now being housed in detention centres, and kept away from their parents - a policy which rights groups have criticised as unp...
Trump's 'global gag rule' cutting off health care in Africa: Report

Trump's 'global gag rule' cutting off health care in Africa: Report

World
The Trump administration's abortion policy on foreign aid is having a devastating effect in local communities that require medical assistance, according to a new report. Investigators from the Center for Health and Gender Equity, or CHANGE, issued a report Tuesday on what's known as the "Mexico City policy" or the "global gag rule" -- what the Trump administration calls "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance." The policy requires that any foreign group -- nongovernmental organization (NGO) or for-profit -- that receives U.S. global health funding cannot perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning -- or else they'll be stripped of their U.S. funds. Trump's policy is an expansion of past Republican presidents in that it now affects all global health funds -- ...
We asked how Trump's tax cuts were affecting CNNMoney readers. Hundreds responded

We asked how Trump's tax cuts were affecting CNNMoney readers. Hundreds responded

Finance
Why you should double check your bigger paycheckWhen the new federal income tax cuts went into effect at the beginning of the year, the White House said 90% of workers should see more in their take-home pay. But a majority of CNNMoney readers said they aren't really feeling the difference in their paychecks. Of the 550 readers who responded to a questionnaire, nearly 60% said they either aren't seeing any extra take-home pay, or if they are, it's too small to improve their financial well-being. Another 11% said their take-home pay went up by between $ 100 and $ 199 per paycheck or per month, while another 9% reported getting between $ 200 and $ 1,000 extra. Those who reported getting extra money most commonly said they were using it for everything from buying gas and food to saving to p...