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Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:16

The president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi government’s drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isn’t taking sides.

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Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:56

In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.

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Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:48

A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”

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After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar post

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:46

President Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.

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How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:05

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.

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Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:31

President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.

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Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:26

A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:11

The secretary of state is refusing to discuss reports that he called the president a “moron” after a meeting with the commander in chief and top national security officials over the summer.

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Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 02:01

In the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.

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Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:33

As the Trump White House administers blow after blow to the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual marketplaces where 12 million Americans buy insurance.

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Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:19

Trump’s dramatic ultimatum did not by itself kill the accord but kicked its uncertain fate to Capitol Hill and six world capitals, including Tehran. Here's what could happen next.

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FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:53

Yahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent of the Russian government.

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Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:31

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. health care system.

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Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on him

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:30

Trump has been eager to harness the powerful emotional energy of evangelical Christianity on his own behalf, especially at low points in his presidency. But is he really a believer?

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The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity — or refrigeration

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:03

Happy Burger, in the heart of San Juan’s Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

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White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weapons

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:29

White House chief of staff John Kelly denied claims that President Trump wanted to dramatically increase the number of nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, stating instead that the president was more interested in eliminating them.

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A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rape

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:01

Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to take swift action on allegations that one or more of its peacekeepers drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman in Central African Republic last month.

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'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:55

The president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Dear North Korea, it's President Trump

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:30

A letter from President Trump to another large-handed leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusion

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 03:48

The tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain — something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end — or even what country they are living in.

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