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NBC apologizes to Koreans for Olympics coverage that praised Japan’s brutal occupation

Friday’s Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in South Korea were, by most accounts, spectacular. NBC’s coverage of the spectacle, on the other hand, was considered hit and miss. Occasionally disastrous. It wasn’t so much the hosts, Katie Couric and Mike Tirico, who annoyed critics, but rather the network’s analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo. Slate wrote that Ramo’s commentary amounted to bland trivia …

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With New Budget Deal, Trump Surrenders to the Administrative State

Mr. Trump’s first budget laid out a profound reorganization of federal priorities, with deep cuts to agencies including the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Agriculture Department. Instead, Congress spent the year lurching between stopgap funding measures, extending funding levels set in the …

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Trump Trade Measures Set Off a Global Legal Pushback

“Unfortunately, the agriculture sector knows from experience that when tit-for-tat trade actions begin, agricultural products are the first to be hit,” Ms. Vetter said. “Given the size and importance of China’s market for a variety of U.S. ag products, we are concerned it won’t be the last.” The Trump administration …

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Trump Blocks Release of Memo Rebutting Republican Claims

Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the committee, had said earlier in the week that he feared that Mr. Trump would play politics with the dueling memos. Mr. Schiff, who has traded bitter Twitter messages with the president after Mr. Trump called him one of “the …

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