Congress must still approve of the deal, although passage of the legislation is expected later this week.
Human rights groups are calling on the US president not to roll out the red carpet for the controversial leader of the Philippines.
President Trump's comments come a day after a failed North Korean ballistic missile test. Trump has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft supercarrier to the region, while also beginning construction of the THAAD missile defense system.
Harsh prison sentences for juveniles are a legacy of the get-tough-on-crime laws of the 1990s. New York's move to take 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult system leaves North Carolina as the only state that considers 16-year-old offenders adults by default.
Tensions with North Korea may have changed President Trump's observance of Beijing's 'one China' policy.
His confirmation came at a key moment for President Trump – just two days before he reaches the symbolic 100-day marker – filling out the president's cabinet.
As the pendulum swings towards pro-gun, gun rights advocates are confident they can provide resistance, especially at the state level.
Bankruptcy could sabotage the governor's top-priority efforts to secure federal funding for the island’s near-insolvent Medicaid system.
Parents of transgender students, and the teens themselves, say 2017 has brought greater uncertainty than any they've faced in recent years – after recent gains toward equality have been stifled or reversed.