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'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump to welcome Erdogan despite Syria attack 'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump to welcome Erdogan despite Syria attack
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday just weeks after the authoritarian leader invaded Syria and attacked U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, unleashing fresh violence and chaos in the Middle East. The Trump-Erdogan meeting could prove to be a political hornet's nest, provoking fresh bipartisan anger over Trump's decis...
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President Jimmy Carter enters hospital before surgery to relieve pressure on his brain President Jimmy Carter enters hospital before surgery to relieve pressure on his brain
WASHINGTON – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday night prior to a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. Carter, 95, is expected to receive the operation Tuesday morning, the Carter Center announced ahead of the procedure. The statement says that the pressure on his brain was caused by bleeding from some recent falls. Carter, the oldest liv...
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Trump attends Alabama-LSU game during Louisiana election. How he, other presidents, use sports for politics Trump attends Alabama-LSU game during Louisiana election. How he, other presidents, use sports for politics
WASHINGTON – A prominent politician shows up at a major sports event. Many in the crowd hoot and boo, some delivering shouted insults about his character. The politician just smiles and waves to the fans who are cheering. That's right: Bill Clinton at the Southern 500 stock car race in 1992. And Donald Trump at the World Series just two weeks ago, not to mention a long line of other presiden...
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The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga
WASHINGTON – A New York judge’s ruling that President Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charity appears to be the final chapter in the saga of Trump’s troubled charitable foundation. State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla of Manhattan ruled on Thursday that Trump pay $2 million in damages to various nonprofit groups to settle allegations that he and his family used the Trump Foundation...
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Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine
US President Donald Trump has denied asking the justice department to clear him of wrongdoing over a phone call with Ukraine's president that is at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. US media say Attorney General William Barr declined Mr Trump's request to hold a press conference to declare no laws were broken. Mr Trump called the story a "con job". The Democratic-led inquiry hinges on ...
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Fed ban on flavored vape products expected soon, menthol and vape stores may be spared Fed ban on flavored vape products expected soon, menthol and vape stores may be spared
Federal regulators are expected to announce a ban on electronic cigarette flavors other than tobacco and menthol within days, although it's unclear if mint flavors will be allowed or reformulated as menthol. Another possible exemption could be vaping products sold in vape stores rather than convenience stores, which is where the under-aged youth who are the focus of the ban often shop. In M...
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A Bevin-Beshear recount? Here's what could happen in the Kentucky governor's race A Bevin-Beshear recount? Here's what could happen in the Kentucky governor's race
LOUISVILLE – To cap off one of the wildest finishes to a gubernatorial election in Kentucky history, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear declared victory to supporters Tuesday night, moments after Republican incumbent Matt Bevin told supporters that he will not concede the race. "This is a close, close race," said Bevin, who trailed Beshear by 5,189 votes with 100% of precincts reporting across t...
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New transcripts of Yovanovitch and McKinley testimonies show Republicans' role in depositions New transcripts of Yovanovitch and McKinley testimonies show Republicans' role in depositions
WASHINGTON – The House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump released key testimony transcripts Monday that show how Republican members have been involved in depositions. GOP representatives have launched weeks of criticism at House Democrats leading the inquiry, calling the closed-door hearings “secretive” and decrying what they see as their exclusion from the ...
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California fires: Trump threatens to pull federal aid funds California fires: Trump threatens to pull federal aid funds
US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut federal funding for the wildfires sweeping California, in a Twitter spat with the state's governor. Nearly 100,000 acres have been destroyed by wildfires in recent weeks, and thousands have been forced from their homes. Mr Trump blamed Democratic governor Gavin Newsom, saying he had done a "terrible job of forest management". Several of this...
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Donald Trump is moving from New York to Florida. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response: 'Good riddance' Donald Trump is moving from New York to Florida. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response: 'Good riddance'
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not lamenting President Donald Trump's decision to change his residency from his lifelong home of New York to Florida. "Good riddance," the Democratic governor said in a statement late Thursday. The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump, a Republican, and First Lady Melania Trump filed separate "declarations of domicile" in Florida last month, a lega...
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