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If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success.<p>Mr. Trump continued to express optimism — …

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CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

The president said the two nations were speaking directly ahead of planned talks in late May or early June.<p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un on behalf of the Trump administration.<p>The clandestine mission came soon after …

North Korea

Trump's press secretary issues clarification after posting misleading photo

Sarah Sanders issued a begrudging clarification after being accused of posting a misleading photograph on Twitter of the president directing missile strikes<p>Donald Trump’s press secretary issued a begrudging clarification on Sunday after being accused of posting a misleading photograph of the …

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James Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false

The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that …

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We're In The End Stages Of The Trump Presidency

“The rushed decision to terminate Mr. McCabe was not only unfair to him and to his family; it has sent a profoundly troubling message to the DOJ and …

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The “pee tape” claim, explained

The absurd-sounding, still-unverified tale of Trump and Russian prostitutes is back again. Here’s where it came from.<p>The release of former FBI Director James Comey’s new book and memos he wrote last year has plunged the United States of America into yet another round of speculation about whether …

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Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Have Lost Their Minds

As multiple federal investigations continue to creep closer and closer to Donald Trump, the president appears to be completely unraveling. On Sunday …

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Trump hammers Comey before big interview

President Donald Trump slammed James Comey on Sunday, saying the former FBI director is "not very smart" and will go down in history as the worst head of the bureau.<p>"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in …

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Republicans on House panel, excluding Democrats’ input, say there’s no evidence of Russia collusion

House Intelligence Committee Republicans say they have found no evidence that President Trump and his affiliates colluded with Russian officials to sway the 2016 election or that the Kremlin sought to help him, a conclusion at odds with Democrats’ takeaways from the congressional panel’s year-long …

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Trump In Pennsylvania: I Need Rick Saccone To Help 'Keep America Great!'

President Trump gave an early look Saturday at how he intends to help Republicans maintain control of Congress in 2018. Trump delivered his midterms message during a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, Penn. — a rally that he held to help a Republican struggling to hold onto a House district Trump won …

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With Snap ‘Yes’ in Oval Office, Trump Gambles on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Summoned to the Oval Office on the spur of the moment, the South Korean envoy found himself face to face with President Trump one afternoon last week at what he thought might be a hinge moment in history.<p>Chung Eui-yong had come to the White House bearing an invitation. But he opened …

North Korea

North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

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Trump Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats Exemptions

WASHINGTON — More than 100 Republican lawmakers implored President Trump to drop plans for stiff and sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs as the White House prepared to formalize the measures on Thursday afternoon. Officials said late Wednesday that the plan would initially exempt Canada and Mexico …

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Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws.<p>The Justice Department sued California; Gov. Jerry Brown; and …

Immigration

Fla. school shooting creates urgent push for gun control, bipartisan calls for change

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has sparked an urgent push for gun control, giving activists cautious hope that politicians might be willing to take some type of bipartisan action — action that has been elusive after previous mass shootings.<p>Student survivors, some of whom made terrifying …

Guns

Florida teen charged with 17 murders legally bought AR-15

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released …

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Ex-student accused in ‘catastrophic’ Florida school mass shooting described as volatile, ‘weird’

PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending …

Sex assault conviction quashed because lawyer failed to pursue evidence alleged victim lied

A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting and threatening his on-and-off girlfriend nearly 15 years ago has been cleared of those crimes because …

Senate leaders see two-year budget deal within their grasp

Top Senate leaders were working Tuesday to finalize a sweeping long-term budget deal that would include a defense spending boost President Trump has long demanded alongside an increase in domestic programs championed by Democrats.<p>As negotiations for the long-term deal continued, the House passed a …

Republicans

‘Time of rhetoric’ on NAFTA is over: David MacNaughton

The time for bluster and bombast over the future of NAFTA is over, and talks must now focus on finding a way forward, and not on who can score the …

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

WASHINGTON — President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.<p>Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Trump hailed what he called the “extraordinary …

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Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.<p>…

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Liberals’ Kent Hehr resigns from cabinet over harassment allegations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted the resignation of his minister of sport and persons with disabilities, Kent Hehr, over allegations of sexual harassment that emerged on social media as part of the #metoo movement.<p>The Prime Minister said the matter will be investigated as part of a …

Justin Trudeau won’t compromise Canadian values for seat on UN Security Council

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not willing to compromise Canadian values and principles just to get the country a seat at the UN …

Canada

Christian Bale turned down Terminator Salvation three times before accepting out of spite

Christian Bale has revealed the extent to which he tried not starring in one of his films.<p>The actor - who stars in new film <i>Hostiles</i> - played John …

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Videos: 25 Embarrassing CGI Fails These Movies Want You To Forget

This is a new video from Screen Rant that lists 25 embarrassing CGI fails these movies want you to forget. Computer generated effects have greatly …

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Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, …

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Trudeau turns to Seinfeld tactics to tame town hall hecklers

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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according …

Immigration

Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would "absolutely" be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea.<p>North Korea agreed on Friday to hold …

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