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Bridging The Gap
For the first time, West Point's top cadet is a black woman. For the first time, West Point's top cadet is a black woman.
WASHINGTON ó For the first time in West Point's 215-year history, a black woman is leading the 4,400 cadets at the Army's prestigious military college. Cadet Simone Askew assumed the post of First Captain, the highest position in the cadets chain of command, earlier this month. She describes the distinction as humbling and exciting. But her toughest challenge at West Point, she says, has been ...
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'Back up': Hillary Clinton says 'skin crawled' when Trump stood behind her at debate. 'Back up': Hillary Clinton says 'skin crawled' when Trump stood behind her at debate.
In her new book about her time on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said her "skin crawled" when then-candidate Donald Trump loomed over her during a presidential debate. "'This is not OK,'" she recalled thinking in What Happened, set to come out Sept. 12. "Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now, we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed m...
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As Trump glances at solar eclipse without glasses, aide yells, 'Donít look!'. As Trump glances at solar eclipse without glasses, aide yells, 'Donít look!'.
As President Trump and first lady Melania Trump got in on Monday's eclipse mania, the president took a peek at the sun without the proper eyewear. According to pool reports, the president and first lady, who returned Sunday from Bedminster, N.J.,watched the eclipse from a balcony at the White House. Accompanied by son Barron Trump, the pair arrived on the balcony at 2:38 p.m, per pool report...
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President Trump is trying to reverse Obama's legacy through legal battles. President Trump is trying to reverse Obama's legacy through legal battles.
WASHINGTON ó From affirmative action and immigration to voting rights and LGBT protections, the Trump administration is switching sides in some of the nation's most consequential legal battles. The rapid-fire reversals of Obama administration policies and legal positions throws the weight of the U.S. government from one side to the other in a number of hotly contested court battles, including s...
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Womenís March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville. Womenís March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville.
WASHINGTON ó The Womenís March, which organized the biggest national protest in U.S. history, is reconvening. The goal is to direct its resources and grassroots network toward the 2018 midterm elections. For the first time since an estimated 2.6 million citizens marched on Washington and in cities across the country and globe a day after President Trumpís inauguration, organizers are asking ...
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Trump's campaign launches ad blaming Democrats, the media, career politicians. Trump's campaign launches ad blaming Democrats, the media, career politicians.
President Trumpís re-election campaign is already advertising for 2020 and itís focused on some of Trumpís favorite enemies. The ad released Sunday by Donald J. Trump for President lists his economic and military achievements but also blames Democrats, the media and career politicians for trying to hamper his presidency. ďDemocrats obstructing, the media attacking our president, career polit...
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Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court. Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON ó The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court Thursday to end the six-month legal battle over its immigrant and refugee travel ban by ruling that it's all about national security, not religion. In an 84-page brief that served as the opening salvo in a Supreme Court case scheduled for oral argument two months from Thursday, the Justice Department argued that Trump's vow to ban Mu...
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This man put up a giant chicken balloon with Trump-like hair near White House. This man put up a giant chicken balloon with Trump-like hair near White House.
A giant, inflatable chicken that has Trump-esque hair was spotted near the White House on Wednesday. Yes, seriously. The chicken balloon, designed by Seattle artist Casey Latiolais and produced in China, was placed on the Ellipse, just south of the White House and near the Washington Monument. Balloon owner and documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar said he wanted to make a statement abou...
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Secret Service spends $13,500 on golf cart rentals for President Trump's Bedminster trip. Secret Service spends $13,500 on golf cart rentals for President Trump's Bedminster trip.
President Trump insists he's on a "working vacation," but that hasn't stopped the Secret Service from spending $13,500 on golf cart rentals ahead of this go-round in Bedminster, N.J. A purchase order, pulled by progressive super PAC American Bridge and reviewed by USA TODAY, showed the agency signed the golf cart rental contract last week, the day before the president left for his 17-day vacati...
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President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say. President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say.
WASHINGTON ó President Trump's strong-arm negotiating tactics may have worked against business opponents but they are backfiring with Republican senators, who resent being bullied to vote with the president on health care and other issues and have the political clout to resist him, experts say. "No matter how strong or dominant a personality the president has, he is going to have trouble taking...
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