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Trump Capitulates To Putin

Did you see Trump’s presser with Putin? Here, via a <i>Toronto Star</i> reporter, is an actual quote from it, when an American reporter asked the US …

Russia

Mariia Butina, Who Sought ‘Back Channel’ Meeting for Trump and Putin, Is Charged as Russian Agent

WASHINGTON — A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence American …

Donald Trump

Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange's biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder's refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier.<p>Fox News host Sean …

Government

Former Clinton aide shares contact information of bookstore Steve Bannon was accosted in

Former longtime Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines on Saturday posted the contact information of a Virginia bookstore whose owner called the police on a customer who harassed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.<p>The owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, Nick Cooke, alerted 911 after …

Steve Bannon

Myanmar court files secrets act charges against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.<p>Yangon district judge Ye Lwin charged reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw …

Asia

Federal prosecutors abruptly dismiss all 39 remaining Inauguration Day rioting cases

Federal prosecutors on Friday dismissed rioting charges against all remaining defendants arrested after destructive Inauguration Day protests in the nation’s capital, bringing to a close a controversial case that led to allegations of government overreach.<p>Prosecutors began filing paperwork Friday …

Corruption

Dublin faces water restrictions as lush Ireland swelters

LONDON (AP) — Irish authorities have imposed a ban on watering lawns and gardens in the Dublin area as a country famous for its rain-soaked green landscape experiences a rare drought.<p>The Irish weather service Met Eireann says parts of the country are undergoing drought, defined as 15 consecutive …

Ireland

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.<p>The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment …

Military

MAGIC WALL: Gallup finds only 47% "Extremely Proud" to be American

A new Gallup Poll shows 47% of Americans are "extremely proud" to be American. That's a record low. CNN's John King ticks through voters' thoughts on Pres. Trump and the country.

Polling

Dutch prime minister counters Trump on tariffs: ‘It’s not positive’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte pushed back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump congratulates Mexico's new president: 'I look very much …

European Union

Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening

WASHINGTON — President Trump singled him out for praise even while attacking other members of the Supreme Court. The White House nominated people close to him to important judicial posts. And members of the Trump family forged personal connections.<p>Their goal was to assure Justice Anthony M. Kennedy …

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration Drafted a Bill That Basically Pulls the U.S. Out of the WTO. Here's What It Says

President Trump has long made clear his dislike of the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying that the “World Trade Organisation is a disaster” on …

Globalization

Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 years old are being ordered into …

Immigration

Trump's trade war is meant to protect American jobs — so why are businesses planning layoffs?

President Donald Trump's escalating trade war is supposed to be about protecting American jobs — but the uncertainty it's creating is forcing some businesses to shift production overseas and cut back on hiring.<p>On Monday, Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced it would be …

Economy

Trump Urges Harley-Davidson Not To Shift More Production Overseas

<b>Updated at 8:08 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump is unhappy with Harley-Davidson's plans to move production of motorcycles it sells in Europe overseas, in response to growing trade friction between the United States and Europe.<p>In a tweet sent out Monday afternoon, Trump said he was surprised that …

Motorcycles

Kids in exchange for deportation: Detained migrants say they were told they could get kids back on way out of U.S.

In a detention center near Houston, an asylum seeker from Honduras said he agreed to sign a voluntary removal order from the U.S. after federal …

Immigration

White House team visits Mideast to advance its still-secret Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

President Trump’s two top Middle East advisors have quietly crisscrossed the region all week, stopping in five countries in an effort to drum up support for their still-secret proposal to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.<p>Details of the plan that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and …

Israel

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune

<b>Amid President Trump’s headaches</b> confirming cabinet secretaries, from neophyte Rex Tillerson to conflict-prone Scott Pruitt to unprepared Betsy DeVos, all of whom squeezed through, Wilbur Ross was a tonic. With his blue power suit and decades of dealmaking, he had the look and the résumé of a …

Wilbur Ross

Trump autographed photos of deceased crime victims for White House 'Angel Families' event

President Donald Trump appears to have autographed photos of deceased young people that were featured at a White House event Friday highlighting …

Donald Trump

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.<p>Meet Dennis Hof, whose political rise reflects …

Republican Primaries

Trump says trade wars are ‘easy.’ Here come the first American casualties.

President Trump believes that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” So he started one.<p>Now the casualties are beginning to return home from the battlefield, and on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the people’s representatives presented some of them to Wilbur Ross, the president’s billionaire commerce …

Donald Trump

U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

WASHINGTON — The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Friday night against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 …

Middle East

Mueller has evidence that Trump confidant went to Prague, despite denials | McClatchy Washington Bureau

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer …

Donald Trump

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.<p>The ruling was made by Mr Justice Warby in London on Friday. The judge rejected a similar claim brought by a second …

Privacy

Alleged chemical attack brutal end to rebellious Syria town

BEIRUT — The suspected chemical weapons attack on Douma was a brutal finale for a town that had haunted Syrian President Bashar Assad for seven years from right on his doorstep.<p>The leafy suburb on Damascus’ outskirts was the bastion of one of the toughest, most disciplined Islamist factions in …

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout After Winning Raises and Additional Funding

Saying it had achieved all that it could with a walkout, Oklahoma’s largest teachers’ union on Thursday called for educators to return to the classroom and to shift their efforts to supporting candidates in the fall elections who favor increased education spending.<p>At a news conference, Alicia …

Undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in federal taxes each year

Here’s how they do it.<p>One of the biggest misconceptions about undocumented immigrants is that they don’t pay any taxes. In his first address to Congress, President Trump set the tone for his coming immigration agenda when he said immigration costs US taxpayers “billions of dollars a year.”<p>A 2017 …

Retirement

Trump Plans to Pardon Scooter Libby for Perjury in C.I.A. Leak Case

<i>UPDATE: President Trump pardoned I. Lewis Libby Jr. on Friday. Read more »</i><p>WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis Libby Jr., who as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of perjury in connection with the leak of a C.I.A. officer’s identity, a person familiar with …

Impeachment looms after woman says Missouri governor coerced her into sex

Missouri's governor faced calls to resign and a threat of impeachment Wednesday after state legislators released a bombshell report in which a woman testified he slapped her, ripped open her shirt and "coerced" her into giving oral sex against her will.<p>Republican Gov. Eric Greitens — a former Navy …

Observed fingerprint of a weakening Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation

Article | Published: 11 April 2018<p>L. Caesar,<br>• S. Rahmstorf,<br>• A. Robinson,<br>• G. Feulner &<br>• V. Saba<p><i>Nature</i><b>volume 556</b>, pages191–196 (2018) | Download …

Global Warming