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Suspect in fatal Florida school attack is former student with 'anger' issues. Suspect in fatal Florida school attack is former student with 'anger' issues.
PARKLAND, Fla. — The suspected gunman in Wednesday's fatal attack at a Florida high school is a former student who teachers and former classmates say had an angry disposition that led to him being expelled and flagged as a danger on school grounds. At one point, the former student had been listed by school administrators as a potential threat — particularly if he was carrying a backpack on camp...
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What's in Trump's 2019 budget proposal? Funding for wall, infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse. What's in Trump's 2019 budget proposal? Funding for wall, infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse.
WASHINGTON — A $4.4 trillion budget proposal President Trump sent to Congress Monday would provide a big boost in military spending and new funding for infrastructure, a border wall and opioid treatment. But it does so at the expense of budget deficits for as far as the eye can see — $984 billion next year, with deficits continuing throughout the 10-year budget window. In all, the budget adds...
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Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter. Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday he was surprised by allegations of domestic violence against his staff secretary that forced the top aide to resign this week — but lauded the work Rob Porter did and noted that that he has maintained his innocence. "We found out about it recently and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well and it's a tough time for him," Trump said. "He d...
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Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill. Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill.
President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal Friday, hours after the House passed it in a pre-dawn vote, reopening the federal government after it was partially shut down for the second time in less than a month. The House voted 240-186, with 73 Democrats and 167 Republicans voting in favor. The hours-long, middle-of-the-night shutdown was the shortest since the 1970s, according to the Co...
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Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination. Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination.
Washington: To express solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination, a special event was held earlier tonight at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning, Development & Reforms was the keynote speaker at the event. In his remarks, the Minister said that Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their str...
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Can Congress actually get a deal on immigration? Here are five competing options. Can Congress actually get a deal on immigration? Here are five competing options.
WASHINGTON — The government is set to run out of money on Feb. 8 unless Congress passes another short-term spending bill, but the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children threatens to derail those negotiations once again. Last month, the government briefly shut down when Senate Democrats voted against a short-term spending bill because it didn’t include legal protectio...
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Robert Mueller is 'properly operating' in probe, Justice Department says. Robert Mueller is 'properly operating' in probe, Justice Department says.
WASHINGTON — President Trump calls it a "Witch Hunt," but the Justice Department on Friday strongly defended special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. On the same day that House Republicans, backed by Trump, released a memo intended to discredit the investigation, the Justice Department told a federal judge that Mueller "is properly operating within...
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White House 'to release' secret memo on FBI. White House 'to release' secret memo on FBI.
A Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI bias against US President Donald Trump will be released on Friday, a senior White House official says. Mr Trump is expected to declassify the document and send it to Congress for release, according to US media. The FBI has voiced "grave concerns" about the release of the memo, which may have redactions. It reportedly says the FBI misled an intelligen...
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Missed the super blue blood moon eclipse? Here's when you'll see the next one. Missed the super blue blood moon eclipse? Here's when you'll see the next one.
Did you miss today's super blue blood moon eclipse? Don't fret, you'll get another chance to see some sky spectacles within the next year. The next lunar eclipse that will be visible in North America — which will also be the next supermoon — is less than a year away, on Jan. 21, 2019. Unlike today's eclipse, that eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S., so no one will be left out of the ...
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State of the Union 2018 viewers' guide: When is it, who are the guests and other tips on how to watch. State of the Union 2018 viewers' guide: When is it, who are the guests and other tips on how to watch.
President Trump will take the podium on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday night for his first State of the Union address. He addressed Congress last February, but as with all new presidents, that was not technically a State of the Union address, as new presidents are not expected to deliver one only a few weeks after starting the job. Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's...
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