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Judge blocks third try for travel ban
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:03:06 +0200
A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to...
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Trump to let Iran deal stand for now
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:30:34 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Friday announced that he will abide by an international nuclear deal with Iran for now, but ask Congress to attach new caveats that could either alter the deal or lead to its rupture.
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Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:35:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many antidiscrimination...
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NRA supports push to regulate 'bump stocks,' surpassing White House, GOP stand
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:04:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association has joined an effort to restrict a device that was used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre, after the White House and top Republicans signaled a willingness to debate the issue in response to the...
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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:31:38 +0200
LAS VEGAS - Authorities said Tuesday that the gunman who killed least 59 people at a country music festival "extensively" planned the massacre, placing cameras in his room and the nearby hallway so he could see when police officers were closing...
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Sniper kills at least 59 on Las Vegas Strip
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:31:16 +0200
LAS VEGAS - Perched in his suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old retiree with no real criminal history and no known affiliations with terror groups rained bullets down into a crowd at a country music festival Sunday, killing...
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Embattled HHS secretary Tom Price resigns
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:30:37 +0200
WASHINGTON - Tom Price, President Trump's embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday amid sharp criticism of his extensive use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, the White House said.
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GOP proposes deep tax cuts, provides few details on how to pay for them
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:48:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for the wealthy, the middle class, and businesses while preserving popular tax deductions that encourage buying homes and giving to charity, according to a nine-page framework they...
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Joint Chiefs chairman: N. Korea not readying attack
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:31:19 +0200
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's top general told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that despite North Korea's escalating threat to attack the United States with nuclear weapons, there is no indication that Pyongyang has mobilized the forces to do so.
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North Korea threatens to shoot down U.S. planes
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:30:58 +0200
North Korea threatened Monday to shoot down U.S. military planes, even if they are not in the country's airspace, arguing that President Trump's bellicose tweets amount to a declaration of war.
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GOP health plan is essentially dead
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:14:04 +0200
WASHINGTON - The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health-care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.
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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:32:10 +0200
MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her - a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled...
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In stark U.N. speech, Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:31:15 +0200
UNITED NATIONS - President Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech...
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Trump calls for U.N. reform, but with more restrained tones
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:30:52 +0200
UNITED NATIONS - President Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and sharpen its ill-defined mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate,...
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Judge rules Justice Dept. can't keep grant money from uncooperative sanctuary cities
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:34:04 +0200
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Justice Department from withholding grant funds from places that don't provide immigration authorities access to local jails or give advance notice when people suspected of being in the country illegally are to be...
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Democrats, Trump unclear on DACA deal
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:32:04 +0200
WASHINGTON - The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials, and President Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them - and if so, exactly what it was.
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Eight from Fla. nursing home without power die
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:31:42 +0200
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Police opened a criminal investigation Wednesday into the deaths of at least eight people at a South Florida nursing home that apparently was without air conditioning amid ongoing power outages from Hurricane Irma, according to local...
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Top Democats: We have deal with Trump on DACA
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:31:07 +0200
WASHINGTON - The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border-security enhancements - not including Trump's long-sought border...
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Rescuers search Keys for victims
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:31:20 +0200
LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. - With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma's victims - dead or alive - and deliver food and water to the stricken island chain.
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Aircraft carrier sent to Keys to aid with relief
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:31:28 +0200
MIAMI - Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.
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U.N. approves tougher sanctions on N. Korea
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:31:19 +0200
SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations Security Council on Monday agreed on its toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea, which passed unanimously after the United States softened its initial demands to win support from China and Russia.
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Hurricane Irma takes aim at Miami
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:30:35 +0200
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - Thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether Friday as another hurricane following close behind threatened to add to their misery.
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Irma slams Caribbean islands
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:31:23 +0200
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Mueller examining Trump's draft letter firing FBI Director Comey
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 04:47:03 +0200
Special counsel Robert Mueller is reviewing a letter drafted by President Trump and a top aide in the days before the firing of FBI Director James Comey laying out in detail why the president wanted to get rid of the country's top law enforcement official,...
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Nervous Houston awaits relief
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:31:16 +0200
HOUSTON - With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope - a forecast with less than an inch...
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Trump to let Iran deal stand for now
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:30:34 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Friday announced that he will abide by an international nuclear deal with Iran for now, but ask Congress to attach new caveats that could either alter the deal or lead to its rupture.
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