Reuters: Politics 7 April 2018

Trump stands by embattled EPA chief Pruitt in Tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, and said the official's travel and security expenses were reasonable.

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Oklahoma approves tax deal but teachers vow to extend strike

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Senate passed a $44 million revenue and tax package on Friday to fund the state's public schools, but the amount fell short of new spending sought by teachers who walked out in protest of a decade of education budget cuts and low salaries.

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Trump administration grants license for Taiwan submarine project: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has approved the marketing license required for American manufacturers to sell technology to Taiwan that would allow for building domestic submarines, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

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Panic! Don't panic! Navigating the trade talk proves dicey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Don't overreact," President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser told investors on Wednesday, when U.S. stocks were deep in the red over worries about the administration's plan for $50 billion of import duties aimed at China.

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