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Trump agrees to first-ever meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Trump agrees to first-ever meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
WASHINGTON — President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May for high-level talks toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, a South Korean official said outside the White House on Thursday. It would be the first face-to-face meeting in history between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The opening came through shuttle diplomacy by a South Korean delegation that ...
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Five takeaways from President Trump's news conference with Sweden's prime minister. Five takeaways from President Trump's news conference with Sweden's prime minister.
WASHINGTON — During a White House press conference with Swedish Prime Minster Stefan Lφvfen, President Trump said he likes "conflict," criticized Sweden's "immigration problem," and said people are still itching to work for his administration. Here are five things we learned from President Trump at yhis news conference today: The president enjoys mixing it up: Observers call the Trump White...
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Calls for action in wake of Florida school shooting, but prospects in Congress uncertain. Calls for action in wake of Florida school shooting, but prospects in Congress uncertain.
WASHINGTON — Students, parents and government officials in Florida again called Sunday for various new gun-control and school-safety measures in the wake of the latest mass shooting. But the chances for legislative action of any kind remains uncertain as Congress returns this week. One proposal to expand background checks, for example, is "not going to solve all problems," said Sen. Pat Toom...
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NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties. NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties.
Two major airlines — United Airlines and Delta — said Saturday that they are notifying the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rates for NRA members in the latest display of corporate backlash to the pro-gun organization. United said it is canceling its program for discounted rates to the NRA's annual meeting while Delta said it was dropping its contract for low...
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Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'. Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'.
Former president Barack Obama on Thursday lauded the young people who are rallying for an end to gun violence. A day after hundreds of students across the country walked out of class to demand safer schools, Obama expressed his support, saying it was inspiring to see "so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe, marching and organizing to remake the world as it shoul...
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Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students. Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students.
WASHINGTON — President Trump promised tougher background checks and mental health screens for gun buyers in an emotional forum at the White House on Wednesday with students and parents who were personally affected by mass school shootings in the U.S., including the massacre at a Florida high school last week. "It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long. ...
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Florida shooting puts gun control pressure on Trump. Florida shooting puts gun control pressure on Trump.
WASHINGTON – The businessman who once supported tighter gun control – and then opposed it after he became a presidential candidate – is now under pressure to switch back in favor of certain new firearms laws. In the wake of last week's mass shooting at a South Florida high school, Trump has White House meetings scheduled this week with groups of students and local officials about the prospects...
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Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord. Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord.
In an angry tweetstorm Sunday morning, President Trump said that if Russian meddling in the election 2016 election was intended to sow discord in the United States, "they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow." But the president suggested the source of that discord is the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the elections and possible co...
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Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser. Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser.
President Trump's inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm reportedly started by an adviser to first lady Melania Trump, according to tax filings released Thursday. The inaugural committee raised a record $106.7 million for the inauguration, and until Thursday, it was a mystery how those funds were spent. The payment to the firm linked to Trump's adviser was one-qua...
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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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