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Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un fail to strike deal, call off nuclear weapons talks early Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un fail to strike deal, call off nuclear weapons talks early
HANOI, Vietnam – President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un failed to strike a nuclear deal Thursday, abruptly ending their Vietnam summit hours early and leaving the fate of North Korea's nuclear weapons up in the air. "Sometimes you have to walk," Trump told reporters after two days of meeting with Kim, but he said he hoped that U.S. and North Korean negotiators would keep talking. Trump said ...
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Pentagon spent nearly $8 million to treat 1,500 transgender troops since 2016 Pentagon spent nearly $8 million to treat 1,500 transgender troops since 2016
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has spent nearly $8 million to treat more than 1,500 transgender troops since 2016, including 161 surgical procedures, according to data obtained by USA TODAY. As of Feb. 1, 1,071 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Public Health Service on active duty and in the reserve force. Most of...
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What's in the gun control bills that House Democrats will bring to a vote this week What's in the gun control bills that House Democrats will bring to a vote this week
WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday will hold its first major vote on gun control legislation in years, bringing to the floor two bills aimed at strengthening the background check system for gun purchases. The changes would be the biggest expansion of the system since background checks were first required 25 years ago. But while the Democratic-led House is expected to pass the bills, they’re...
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President Trump announces delay in tariff hikes against China, plans summit at Mar-a-Lago President Trump announces delay in tariff hikes against China, plans summit at Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Sunday on Twitter that he would be delaying an increase in tariffs against China and plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to settle on a final trade agreement. Trump said ongoing trade negotiations with China have been "very productive" and he would delay the tariffs, which were set to go into effect on March 1, ahead of a meeting with P...
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Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families
A federal judge appeared poised on Thursday to order the government to fully account for all migrant families that were separated before and after the Trump administration formally announced it's "zero-tolerance" policy. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the administration to end the family separation policy on June 26, 2018, and to reunite nearly 3,000 children who were being held in the...
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Space Force launch zooms closer to reality under President Trump's directive Space Force launch zooms closer to reality under President Trump's directive
WASHINGTON – The Space Force moved closer to liftoff Tuesday after President Donald Trump signed a directive to create another branch of the military whose mission would be to monitor the heavens and protect the USA from attack. During a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Trump said he views the new military branch as part of his responsibility to protect the nation. "I was put here for se...
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White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned
Here are the notable firings and resignations of the Trump administration, starting with the most recent departure: Feb. 13: Brock Long FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who drew praise and criticism for his agency's response to major disasters, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, announced he was leaving the agency. Dec. 20, 2018: Jim Mattis President Donald Trump announced over Twitt...
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Roger Stone denies using Instagram post to threaten federal judge presiding over his case Roger Stone denies using Instagram post to threaten federal judge presiding over his case
Roger Stone, the political consultant and longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, said he didn't mean an Instagram post to be a threat against the federal judge presiding over his criminal trial. Instead, Stone said the now-deleted post was a "random photo" taken off the internet. He also apologized in court documents filed Monday. The original post showed a photo of U.S. District Judg...
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Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move
WASHINGTON – Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration on Saturday amid concerns about her qualifications for the high-profile post. Nauert, a former Fox News host who now serves as the State Department's spokesperson, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision. “I am grateful to Presid...
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Bill Clinton at John Dingell funeral: He was a 'world-class doer' Bill Clinton at John Dingell funeral: He was a 'world-class doer'
WASHINGTON — A week after his death in Dearborn, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday in the nation's capital by several legislative colleagues and one old hunting buddy — former President Bill Clinton. "The thing that I loved most about him was that he was a world-class doer," said Clinton of Dingell, who during more than 59 years in Congress helped write and pass some of the ...
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