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Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet.

Farmers skeptical of Trump's $50 billion China promise

President Donald Trump says the Chinese will buy $50 billion worth of farm products as part of a phase one deal struck last week, but that would mean China would have to double the amount it bought from US farmers before the trade war started.

Congress passes defense bill that would give US a space force

Congress has passed an annual defense authorization bill following a vote in the Senate on Tuesday that includes a provision that creates a new space force branch of the armed services and provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history.

Senate approves paid family leave for federal employees

The Senate passed a historic measure on Tuesday that would fund paid family and medical leave for federal employees, marking a win for a policy pushed by Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump.

Details of interim US-China trade deal remain unknown

After a year-and-half of fraught negotiations that has slowed global growth and hurt American farmers and consumers, the United States and China have reached an interim trade deal bypassing an economic calamity -- for now.