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White House escalates resistance to congressional investigations

White House escalates resistance to congressional investigations

In his letter, Cipollone repeated a claim the White House and Trump's business have begun making: that Congress is not a law enforcement body and does not have a legitimate goal to investigate the...

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Philippines recalling ambassador and consuls in Canada over trash shipments

Philippines recalling ambassador and consuls in Canada over trash shipments

The drastic move is the latest strain in Philippine relations with Canada under President Rodrigo Duterte . Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted that the Philippines " shall maintain a dimi...

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Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

Jeremy Corbyn has sent a letter to the Prime Minister where he said they have "gone as far as they can" due to "the increasing weakness and instability" of her premiership. Pro-Brexit Conservatives...

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Trump's order clear hurdles to bar Huawei from United States telecommunication Network

Trump's order clear hurdles to bar Huawei from United States telecommunication Network

Other companies at risk include Qualcomm, Skyworks and Micron. Who will go down in the battle between the United States and Huawei? The Chinese manufacturing giant has sent an e-mail to its ...

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Trump 'does not want war with Iran'

Trump 'does not want war with Iran'

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan may be even less inclined to military action at this time. Mr. Bolton , officials said, has quietly voiced frustration with the president, viewing him as unwil...

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In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

The 27-article bill, titled Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748, cleared the legislative floor at 3:30 p.m. Friday against the backdrop of loud cheers from tens of thousands of gay...

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Trump lays out new 'modern' immigration plan

Trump lays out new 'modern' immigration plan

News reports that the proposal includes two parts: "a physical infrastructure component that would include border wall construction and be financed by new fees on trade collected at the border, and ...

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Chelsea Manning back in jail for refusing to testify before grand jury

Chelsea Manning back in jail for refusing to testify before grand jury

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning back to jail for refusing to testify before a secretive grand jury and imposed a $500 fine for every day she is in custody after 30 days. Army intelligence anal...

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Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke passes away

Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke passes away

His wife, Blanche d'Alpuget, confirmed the legendary Aussie died peacefully died at home last night at the age of 89. "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Austr...

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Boeing updates 737 Max software to improve safety

Boeing updates 737 Max software to improve safety

Southwest and American have scheduled MAX flights as of August 6 and August 20 respectively. In both accidents, the automated Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), pushed the plan...

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4 dead as plane crashes in Dubai

4 dead as plane crashes in Dubai

The small Diamond Aircraft, owned by USA tech giant Honeywell, crashed due to a technical malfunction, it said . An investigation has begun and "relevant teams are on the scene", the Dubai Media ...

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Michael Flynn described efforts to interfere with his cooperation with Mueller

Michael Flynn described efforts to interfere with his cooperation with Mueller

For his cooperation in the special counsel's investigation, Mueller requested that Flynn not receive any jail time. The chart was created by matching up the dates in the Mueller Report with publ...

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China Formally Charges 2 Canadians with Stealing State Secrets

China Formally Charges 2 Canadians with Stealing State Secrets

Spavor , a businessman based near the China-North Korea border, and Kovrig , a former Canadian diplomat and geopolitics researcher, were first detained by Chinese state security on December 10, a wee...

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for U.S. president

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for U.S. president

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Missing Chicago teen who was 9 months pregnant found dead, baby removed

Missing Chicago teen who was 9 months pregnant found dead, baby removed

Investigators are now speaking with several people from the southwest side home where the murder is thought to have occurred. According to Ochoa-Lopez's family, it was the missing teenager's baby, w...

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Trump declares ‘NATIONAL EMERGENCY’ and blacklists Huawei - global stocks ON EDGE

Trump declares ‘NATIONAL EMERGENCY’ and blacklists Huawei - global stocks ON EDGE

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump declared a "national emergency" empowering him to blacklist companies seen as "an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States " - a move...

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Mysterious sabotage: Attacking Gulf oil routes exposes alternatives to Hormuz

Mysterious sabotage: Attacking Gulf oil routes exposes alternatives to Hormuz

Saudi Arabia didn't waste on time with payback of their own, though. "We have seen aggressive Iranian action in the region", he said. Tensions have flared in recent weeks after the USA sent warsh...

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Democrats Say Alabama Is Killing People By Banning Abortion

Echoing a common talking point, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the law would make abortion punishable with jail time, including "women victimized by rape+incest", w...

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Iran 'heightened risk' prompts United Kingdom to raise Iraq threat level

Iran 'heightened risk' prompts United Kingdom to raise Iraq threat level

Pompeo told reporters he had made his trip because Iranian forces are "escalating their activity" and said the threat of attacks was "very specific". "We are saddened to see the decisions taken by...

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Paying tribute to fallen Appleton Firefighter

Paying tribute to fallen Appleton Firefighter

A man shot and killed a firefighter and seriously injured a police officer in Wisconsin after he called 911 asking for medical attention, according to police. "I screamed through my house that tho...

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Led airstrike reportedly kills 17 Afghan police officers ‘by mistake’

Led airstrike reportedly kills 17 Afghan police officers ‘by mistake’

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Norway notify Security Council of ship sabotage

Meanwhile, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Tehran had ordered "the terrorist acts" carried out by the Houthis against the oil pipeline. The movement...

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Sudan army and protesters agree on 3-year transitional period

Sudan army and protesters agree on 3-year transitional period

Sudan's military council has said that talks with protesters over installing civilian rule have been suspended for 72 hours. Sudan's military rulers have suspended talks with protest leaders to for...

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British General Says No Evidence of

British General Says No Evidence of "Increased Threat" From Iran

The US state department has ordered the departure of "non-emergency employees" from Iraq , amid rising tensions between the US and Iraq's neighbour Iran . "It would be an act of gross negligence i...

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Helicopter Crashes Into New York’s Hudson River, Injuries Reported

Helicopter Crashes Into New York’s Hudson River, Injuries Reported

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Trump pardons convicted fraudster Conrad Black

Trump pardons convicted fraudster Conrad Black

In 2007, Black was convicted of three counts of fraud and one of obstruction of justice in a Chicago court and sentenced to six and a half years in jail - more than twice the sentence handed to David ...

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Colorado School Shooting Suspects Charged With Dozens of Counts, Including Murder

Colorado School Shooting Suspects Charged With Dozens of Counts, Including Murder

Almost a thousand drivers signed up, and even drivers who are not participating say they plan to show their support by having the school's colors - blue and yellow - somewhere on their Jeep. "But from...

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US State Department orders all non-essential government personnel to leave Iraq

US State Department orders all non-essential government personnel to leave Iraq

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that while there will not be a full-scale war between his nation and the U.S., Washington will nonetheless be forced to retreat from the face...

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Trump supporters crash Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Green New Deal’ rally

Trump supporters crash Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Green New Deal’ rally

The buildings that exceed the new pollution thresholds include Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, and the Trump Building on Wall Street. Trump's worst offending building, according to de Blasio, is the Tr...

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'Like me, a little controversial': Trump praises Hungary's anti-immigration PM Orban

'Like me, a little controversial': Trump praises Hungary's anti-immigration PM Orban

SCHEPPELE: He's a member of all the most exclusive clubs, right? CORNISH: Human rights activists are concerned about the signals Trump is sending with this meeting, as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports...

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