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President Trump thanks Saudis for lower oil prices, a day after he defended kingdom over Khashoggi murder President Trump thanks Saudis for lower oil prices, a day after he defended kingdom over Khashoggi murder
A day after indicating he would do nothing to Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked the Saudis for lowering oil prices through more production. "Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World," Trump tweeted. "Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!" The thank-yo...
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Chicago food bank gets hand from Barack Obama with Thanksgiving prep Chicago food bank gets hand from Barack Obama with Thanksgiving prep
Former President Barack Obama popped in to visit volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday, helping out as the charity prepares to feed people in need on Thanksgiving. In a video posted Tuesday, Obama strode into the facility, prompting some exclamations from surprised volunteers who were huddled together around a long table of potatoes. The former president, clad in purple latex gloves and...
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Meet this year's presidential pardon turkeys: Peas and Carrots Meet this year's presidential pardon turkeys: Peas and Carrots
WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is for family, friends and food, but on Tuesday at the White House, it was for the birds. Two birds, specifically: Peas and Carrots, who received a kind of "presidential pardon" from President Donald Trump Tuesday in the Rose Garden. “That turkey is so lucky. I’ve never seen such a beautiful turkey," Trump said. Joined by first lady Melania, Trump said although ...
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San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security
The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico to boost security after a migrant caravan arrived in northern Mexico. Northbound traffic and half the pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro border point were shut to install new movable wire-topped barriers. Around 110,000 people enter the US daily through the crossing. In the Mexican border city of Tijuana residents held ...
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Supreme Court to hear case on Trump administration plan to add citizenship question to 2020 Census Supreme Court to hear case on Trump administration plan to add citizenship question to 2020 Census
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on the dispute over the Trump administration's plan to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. The issue that will come before the justices in February is what evidence can be considered in a challenge mounted by state and local governments and immigrant rights groups. They want to expose the decision-making process, while th...
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Donald Trump says he has answered Robert Mueller's questions, but hasn't submitted them yet Donald Trump says he has answered Robert Mueller's questions, but hasn't submitted them yet
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he has answered questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, but has not yet submitted them to prosecutors who are are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump did not detail the questions or his answers, but again denied any kind of collusion with Russians who sought to influence the presidential election in his favor. ...
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Trump claims Florida voters wore disguises, latest in pattern of conspiracy theories Trump claims Florida voters wore disguises, latest in pattern of conspiracy theories
WASHINGTON – Like most unsubstantiated claims leveled by President Donald Trump, his allegations of fraud in the high-stakes recount in Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial elections started with a tweet. Shortly after polls closed on last week's midterm election, the president warned of a “big corruption scandal” in Florida as officials struggled to tally votes in Broward County. Days later, he ...
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'Blue wave' very real in California: Democrat Katie Porter takes late lead over incumbent 'Blue wave' very real in California: Democrat Katie Porter takes late lead over incumbent
WASHINGTON – Some have suggested that a "blue wave" never actually materialized on Election Day, but for California Republicans, it was very real and very rough. At least four incumbent Republican House members were swept away in California by last week's election and two more are still at risk as votes continue to be counted. Democrat Katie Porter jumped ahead by 261 votes over two-term R...
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President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France
WASHINGTON – Still fighting political flaps that arose during his weekend in France, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Secret Service nixed a visit to a cemetery in the rain because the motorcade would have shut down Paris. "When the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving," Trump tweeted. "Secret Service said NO,...
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Post Paris, President Trump again complains about NATO Post Paris, President Trump again complains about NATO
WASHINGTON – After taking criticism in Europe for his "America First" foreign policy, President Donald Trump resumed Monday his complaints about NATO and the costs of the military partnership with Europe. “Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders,” Trump tweeted the morning after returning from France for events marking the 100th anniversary of the...
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