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NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure - Washington Post

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:33

Washington Post

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure
Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. defense chief warned Friday that a military solution to the standoff with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale,” while the North vowed to rapidly strengthen its nuclear-strike capability as long as it faces a ...

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Why Trump must make a surprise visit to Iraq on his first foreign trip - Washington Examiner

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:49

Washington Examiner

Why Trump must make a surprise visit to Iraq on his first foreign trip
Washington Examiner
Foreign trips for any president are an ego boost of the highest magnitude: red carpet arrival with bands playing music, troop reviews, and official dinners in your honor hosted in some of the most opulent palaces in the world. For President Trump, the ...
Marie Harf: Trump's tricky (yet vital) first foreign tripFox News

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Marie Harf: Trump's tricky (yet vital) first foreign trip - Fox News

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:22

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Marie Harf: Trump's tricky (yet vital) first foreign trip
Fox News
Foreign trips are tricky terrain for new presidents. They involve complex diplomacy, obscure protocol and unfamiliar operating environments. President Trump will confront all of these complications during his first overseas visit, which begins today ...

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Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing avoiding Trump's hugs - Washington Post

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:56

Washington Post

Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing avoiding Trump's hugs
Washington Post
On Friday, Philippe Reines, a Democratic strategist who worked with Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 election, posted a short video on Twitter. The video, filmed on Sept. 24, 2016, just two days before the first presidential debate, shows ...
Aide posts joking video of Clinton avoiding 'unwanted Trump hug'CNN
The little known woman who predicted exactly what kind of president Donald Trump would beThinkProgress

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Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president - CNN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:42

CNN

Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president
CNN
Las Vegas (CNN) Jeb Bush just gave the political equivalent of an "I told you so" to President Donald Trump. "When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president," Bush said on Friday. "Unfortunately, so far chaos ...
Jeb Bush tells crowd that he predicted 'chaos' president in TrumpNew York Daily News

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Sweden drops rape investigation against Julian Assange - CBS News

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:38

CBS News

Sweden drops rape investigation against Julian Assange
CBS News
STOCKHOLM -- Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that's because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future.".

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Trump said to favor move that could destabilize Obamacare - Politico

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:13

Politico

Trump said to favor move that could destabilize Obamacare
Politico
President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to end payments of key Obamacare subsidies, a move that could send the health law's insurance markets into a tailspin, according to several sources familiar with the conversations. Many advisers oppose ...
States get involved in lawsuit to shield Obamacare, saying Trump can't be trustedWashington Post
Obamacare subsidies at stake in Monday court hearingUSA TODAY
Trumpcare Is Already Hurting Trump CountryNew York Times
Los Angeles Times -CNBC -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Japan's Cabinet Moves To Allow Emperor To Abdicate - NPR

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:40

NPR

Japan's Cabinet Moves To Allow Emperor To Abdicate
NPR
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet approved legislation Friday allowing Japan's emperor to abdicate the throne. If the bill passes parliament and if Emperor Akihito steps down, the event will mark Japan's first abdication in 200 years. Akihito heads ...

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Driver Behind Times Square Mayhem: 'I Wanted to Kill Them' - NBCNews.com

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:22

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Driver Behind Times Square Mayhem: 'I Wanted to Kill Them'
NBCNews.com
The driver behind the mayhem in New York City's Times Square that killed one and injured 22 others allegedly stated, "I wanted to kill them" and admitted to smoking PCP-laced marijuana before Thursday's violence. Richard Rojas, 26, told a witness that ...

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Trump departs for first foreign trip - The Hill

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:15

The Hill

Trump departs for first foreign trip
The Hill
President Trump set off Friday for his first foreign trip as president, a nine-day, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe that comes amid turmoil at home. A jovial-looking Trump waved and gave a thumbs-up to the press and staff on the South Lawn ...
Nation on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownNational Review
Trump reportedly told Russians Comey is 'nut job,' said firing relieved 'pressure'Fox News

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The Daily 202: Echoes of Watergate as Trump flies to Middle East amid new Comey revelations - Washington Post

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:11

Washington Post

The Daily 202: Echoes of Watergate as Trump flies to Middle East amid new Comey revelations
Washington Post
With Breanne Deppisch. THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump goes wheels up at 2:10 p.m. for Riyadh. His nine-day tour will then take him to Jerusalem, the West Bank, Rome, Brussels, and Sicily. Walter Pincus, who has one of the longest memories in Washington, ...
Democratic establishment shies away from Trump impeachment talkCNN
Trump Officials: 'He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron'Daily Beast
The Only Way Donald Trump Gets ImpeachedSlate Magazine
Salon -Washington Times -HuffPost -Foreign Policy
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"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge - CBS News

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:38

CBS News

"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge
CBS News
A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student's attorneys failed to prove he was treated ...
'Clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed will file new lawsuit after judge dismisses claims against Irving ISD, cityDallas News (blog)
'Clock boy' discrimination case thrown out by Texas judgeBBC News
Federal judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit in TexasDaily Mail

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"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge - CBS News

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:38

CBS News

"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge
CBS News
A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student's attorneys failed to prove he was treated ...

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Aide posts joking video of Clinton avoiding 'unwanted Trump hug' - CNN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:14

CNN

Aide posts joking video of Clinton avoiding 'unwanted Trump hug'
CNN
Washington (CNN) Philippe Reines, who stood in as Donald Trump during debate preparation for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, tweeted a video showing him jokingly trying to force a hug on Clinton while they practiced for a debate in September.

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Why you should be paying attention to what happened at the Turkish ambassador's house this week - CNN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:57

CNN

Why you should be paying attention to what happened at the Turkish ambassador's house this week
CNN
(CNN) On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan huddled at the White House -- and then gave a joint press conference. Within hours, Erdogan was at the Turkish ambassador's home in upper Northwest ...

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Why you should be paying attention to what happened at the Turkish ambassador's house this week - CNN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:57

CNN

Why you should be paying attention to what happened at the Turkish ambassador's house this week
CNN
(CNN) On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan huddled at the White House -- and then gave a joint press conference. Within hours, Erdogan was at the Turkish ambassador's home in upper Northwest ...
Dem lawmaker asks Trump to expel Turkish ambassador over violenceThe Hill

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Trump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signature - The Hill

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:44

The Hill

Trump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signature
The Hill
President Trump allegedly sought to submit federal ethics forms that detail his wealth without signing them, which could shield him from trouble if they prove to be inaccurate. Trump's lawyer, Sheri Dillon, reportedly told the Office of Government ...

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Melania Trump makes her international debut as first lady - CNN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:26

CNN

Melania Trump makes her international debut as first lady
CNN
(CNN) While most of the focus for the next nine days will be on President Donald Trump as he makes his first international trip as commander in chief, there will be plenty of eyes on first lady Melania Trump, also set to bow on the global stage. "I am ...
The News Can't Stop, Won't Stop — All This Happened This WeekNPR
Embroiled in controversies, Trump seeks boost on foreign tripReuters

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Dem frustration grows with Rosenstein - The Hill

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:08

The Hill

Dem frustration grows with Rosenstein
The Hill
House Democrats are increasingly frustrated with Rod Rosenstein after the deputy attorney general briefed lawmakers Friday on the investigation into Russia's actions in the presidential election and possible ties to the Trump administration. The ...
Trump or Congress can still block Robert Mueller. I know. I wrote the rules.Washington Post
First Read's Morning Clips: Was Pence Kept in the Dark?NBCNews.com
Trump, Citing 'a Witch Hunt,' Denies Any Collusion With RussiaNew York Times
Washington Examiner -Washington Times -ThinkProgress -Bloomberg
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Duterte Says Xi Warned Philippines of War Over South China Sea - New York Times

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:49

New York Times

Duterte Says Xi Warned Philippines of War Over South China Sea
New York Times
President Xi Jinping of China, right, with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, in October in Beijing. Credit How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency. MANILA — China's president warned the Philippines that it would go to war if Manila ...

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