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Hillary Clinton says WikiLeaks' Julian Assange must 'answer' after London arrest Hillary Clinton says WikiLeaks' Julian Assange must 'answer' after London arrest
Hillary Clinton — among the high-profile targets of WikiLeaks' explosive document drops over the years — told a New York crowd Thursday that Julian Assange must "answer for what he has done" after his Thursday arrest. London police arrested Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, on Thursday, the same day the Justice Department released an indictment alleging Assange conspired with ex-Army intellige...
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President Trump predicts 'tremendous things' with North Korea, but over time President Trump predicts 'tremendous things' with North Korea, but over time
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will discuss potential "new encounters" with Kim Jong Un, but he did not offer odds on the prospects of a third summit with the North Korean leader. "A third summit could happen, and it's step-by-step – it's not a fast process," Trump told reporters before a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who seeks to jump-start negotia...
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Pelosi doesn't 'trust' William Barr's handling of Mueller report, questions his independence Pelosi doesn't 'trust' William Barr's handling of Mueller report, questions his independence
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she doesn't trust Attorney General William Barr and suggested his statements alleging President Donald Trump's campaign was spied on undermine Barr's independence as the nation's top law enforcement officer. The California Democrat also said in an interview with The Associated Press she was "very concerned" about Barr's handling of spe...
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Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un fail to strike deal, call off nuclear weapons talks early Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un fail to strike deal, call off nuclear weapons talks early
HANOI, Vietnam – President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un failed to strike a nuclear deal Thursday, abruptly ending their Vietnam summit hours early and leaving the fate of North Korea's nuclear weapons up in the air. "Sometimes you have to walk," Trump told reporters after two days of meeting with Kim, but he said he hoped that U.S. and North Korean negotiators would keep talking. Trump said ...
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Pentagon spent nearly $8 million to treat 1,500 transgender troops since 2016 Pentagon spent nearly $8 million to treat 1,500 transgender troops since 2016
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has spent nearly $8 million to treat more than 1,500 transgender troops since 2016, including 161 surgical procedures, according to data obtained by USA TODAY. As of Feb. 1, 1,071 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Public Health Service on active duty and in the reserve force. Most of...
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What's in the gun control bills that House Democrats will bring to a vote this week What's in the gun control bills that House Democrats will bring to a vote this week
WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday will hold its first major vote on gun control legislation in years, bringing to the floor two bills aimed at strengthening the background check system for gun purchases. The changes would be the biggest expansion of the system since background checks were first required 25 years ago. But while the Democratic-led House is expected to pass the bills, they’re...
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President Trump announces delay in tariff hikes against China, plans summit at Mar-a-Lago President Trump announces delay in tariff hikes against China, plans summit at Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Sunday on Twitter that he would be delaying an increase in tariffs against China and plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to settle on a final trade agreement. Trump said ongoing trade negotiations with China have been "very productive" and he would delay the tariffs, which were set to go into effect on March 1, ahead of a meeting with P...
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Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families
A federal judge appeared poised on Thursday to order the government to fully account for all migrant families that were separated before and after the Trump administration formally announced it's "zero-tolerance" policy. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the administration to end the family separation policy on June 26, 2018, and to reunite nearly 3,000 children who were being held in the...
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Space Force launch zooms closer to reality under President Trump's directive Space Force launch zooms closer to reality under President Trump's directive
WASHINGTON – The Space Force moved closer to liftoff Tuesday after President Donald Trump signed a directive to create another branch of the military whose mission would be to monitor the heavens and protect the USA from attack. During a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Trump said he views the new military branch as part of his responsibility to protect the nation. "I was put here for se...
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White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned
Here are the notable firings and resignations of the Trump administration, starting with the most recent departure: Feb. 13: Brock Long FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who drew praise and criticism for his agency's response to major disasters, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, announced he was leaving the agency. Dec. 20, 2018: Jim Mattis President Donald Trump announced over Twitt...
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