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Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US
The Canadian military is building a camp to house the growing number of refugees crossing the US border, officials have said. The camp would house up to 500 asylum seekers in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, near Plattsburgh, New York. The construction begins about a week after Montreal turned its Olympic Stadium into a shelter for refugees arriving from the US. More than 3,300 people cr...
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Trump welcomes 'American hero' McCain back to Washington Trump welcomes 'American hero' McCain back to Washington
President Donald Trump welcomed Sen. John McCain back to Washington with a Tuesday morning tweet calling the Arizona Republican an "American hero." "So great that John McCain is coming back to vote. Brave - American hero! Thank you John," Trump wrote. McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday to cast a critical vote on...
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Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a federal court judge's order expanding the number of immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations who can enter the country under President Trump's temporary travel ban. The justices refused the administration's request that they clarify their June 26 decision allowing the travel ban to take effect, except for close relatives of U.S. citizens ...
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Citing America's 'destiny,' Trump revives long-dormant space council by executive order Citing America's 'destiny,' Trump revives long-dormant space council by executive order
WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order revamping the National Space Council on Friday, hoping to send "a clear signal to the world that we are restoring America’s proud legacy of leadership in space." "With the actions we are launching today, America will think big once again. Important words: Think big," Trump said. "It is America’s destiny to be at the forefront of humanity’s ...
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Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed
Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Anyone could a...
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Interior report recommends that Trump downsize Bears Ears monument Interior report recommends that Trump downsize Bears Ears monument
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recommended Monday that President Trump vastly reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and seek congressional authorization to turn over the remaining landmarks to be co-managed with Native American tribes. If adopted by President Trump, the plan would be the largest reversal of public land protections in the 111-year histor...
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Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer
WASHINGTON — Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, according to several people briefed on the conversations. The recommendations came even before a special counsel was named on Wednesday to lead the i...
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Trump travel ban challenge in appeals court Monday Trump travel ban challenge in appeals court Monday
President Donald Trump's travel ban is back in the spotlight Monday with a high-stakes legal battle in front of a dozen federal judges in Richmond, Virginia. Nearly two months ago, a federal judge in Maryland imposed a nationwide halt to the core portion of the President's revised executive order that sought to bar foreign nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90...
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U.S., Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games' U.S., Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'
About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defense alliance. Troops taking part in "Balikatan" will simulate a response to a devastating super typhoon in the central Philippines, modeled on typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which k...
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US military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan US military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan
The US military has defended its decision to drop the country's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in Afghanistan, describing it as a "tactical" move. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) was dropped Thursday night on a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had been using to stage attacks on government forces. The strike, in Nangarhar province near th...
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