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Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.

For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan’s First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way.<p>That one-sidedness has always been at the heart of President Trump’s relationship with his longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he would “take …

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Nikki Haley Calls United Nations Human Rights Council ‘So Corrupt’

UNITED NATIONS — The American envoy to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, described the United States on Wednesday as the “moral conscience” of the world, and she dismissed the United Nations Human Rights Council as “so corrupt” without offering evidence.<p>Ms. Haley said the United States would …

US-led coalition must do more to avoid civilian deaths in Mosul, says UN

High commissioner tells Iraqi and US forces to ‘avoid the trap’ of targeting buildings where Isis has told residents to take shelter<p>The UN has urged Iraqi and US-led forces to do more to protect civilians in the war against Islamic State in Mosul and accused the terror group of herding trapped …

Is Trump already a lame duck president?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump may just have achieved another first -- but this isn't one he will like. He may be on the verge of becoming the first president to be considered a "lame duck" within the first two months of his presidency.<p>If you define a "lame duck" president as someone who lacks the political …

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Trump's Washington hotel poses no conflict of interest, agency finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump International Hotel in Washington is not in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday.<p>Critics argued that the luxury hotel …

YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt

(Reuters) - The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: YouTube …

Fake News

FEC commissioner sends letter to President Trump: Where is your proof of voter fraud?

By Matea Gold<p>Matea Gold<p>An editor on the national desk leading coverage of political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A Democratic member of the Federal Election Commission sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday reiterating her request that he provide evidence for his …

New Hampshire

Is Rex Tillerson the weakest secretary of state of all time? | Isaac Stone Fish

He has seemingly met with roughly the same number of heads of state over the last few months as Trump’s daughter Ivanka<p>The audio transcript of Tillerson’s first sit-down interview since becoming secretary of state, with a reporter from the conservative news agency the Independent Journal Review, …

Google and sister company to offer cyber security to election groups

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort …

“If it wasn’t for insurance, I wouldn’t be here”: how Obamacare’s end would worsen the opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic now kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. Obamacare’s repeal would make it worse.<p>NEWARK, New Jersey — The one thing that makes Jessica Goense really brighten up is her dream of becoming a chef and owning her own restaurant. She describes it as her fate. …

Trump was being a gentleman, UK's May says on holding hands

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was being a gentleman, British Prime Minister Theresa May said, describing when the U.S. president held her hand during her visit to Washington earlier this year.<p>In an interview with U.S. magazine Vogue, May played down the importance of the two leaders holding …

Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State

What better way to decimate the bureaucracy than to convince Americans it’s treacherous?<p>Like a George Lucas Death Star or one of those planet-eating monsters in <i>Star Trek</i>, the Deep State has crashed into the national consciousness. Suddenly, it’s not just an obsession of those who inhabit the …

U.S. reverses course and offers new dates for NATO talks

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, the State Department said, after he initially decided to skip the talks and rebuffed the alliance's efforts to reschedule them.<p>Tillerson's decision to miss his first meeting with …

Thousands displaced after Lagos police raze slum

Thousands of people have been made homeless in Nigeria after security forces used bullets, tear gas and bulldozers to push them out of a waterfront slum.<p>Amnesty International, the rights monitor, has condemned the action by the government, calling it a brutal and illegal demolition of the …

A 5-mile island built to save Lagos’s economy has a worrying design flaw

The key to understanding Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, is in the water.<p>From the sea Lagos rose, from humble port city to economic and political powerhouse and sprawling home to around 22 million. It’s the water that the city is named for—“Lagos,” from the Portuguese word for lakes. Many of …

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The Yahoo hack is the clearest sign yet that Russia has merged criminal hacking with a larger mission

The indictment was the first time the US had charged Russian government officials with cyber crimes, offering the clearest sign yet that Russian intelligence officials are recruiting people to engage in criminal hacking — both for personal financial gain and to spy on targets ranging from Russian …

Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 drops pledge to fight protectionism

The world's biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the Trump administration.<p>Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G-20 group of leading economies, including the U.S., China, Mexico, Germany and India, held two days …

Most US young adults see Donald Trump presidency as illegitimate

A majority of young adults – 57% – see Donald Trump’s presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, a new poll has found.<p>'Paris in Georgia': political salons spring up across US in push against Trump<p>Read more<p>GenForward is a poll of …

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley: ‘We should never trust Russia’

By Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said unequivocally in an interview that aired Thursday that Russia should “never” be trusted — a far tougher stance than the one taken by her boss, President Trump.<p>Asked by NBC's …

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Meet the Hardliner Jeff Sessions Picked to Crack Down on Violent Crime

He really, really likes putting people in prison.<p><i>This article was published in partnership with the Trace.</i><p>Last April, Steve Cook, the president of the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, appeared on a podcast hosted by Frank Gaffney, the conservative conspiracy theorist, and …

Three flawed ideas are hurting international peacebuilding

By Séverine Autesserre<p>Violence disrupts the lives of some 1.5 billion people worldwide.<p>International interventions such as peacekeeping missions or negotiations aim to bring peace to people affected by violence, but they rarely do so. The inability of United Nations peacekeepers to contain the …

Graham: I will subpoena FBI for wiretap answers if need be

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he'll subpoena information from the FBI over President Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations if bureau Director James Comey does not provide information about whether there is any validity to the President's claims.<p>Earlier this month, Trump alleged -- …

‘People are scared’: Paranoia seizes Trump’s White House

Staffers are leaving their phones at home, using secret apps and monitoring each other’s social media.<p>A culture of paranoia is consuming the Trump administration, with staffers increasingly preoccupied with perceived enemies — inside their own government.<p>In interviews, nearly a dozen White House …

In challenge to Trump, 17 Republicans join fight against global warming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen congressional Republicans signed a resolution on Wednesday vowing to seek "economically viable" ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax.<p>Republicans Elise Stefanik of New York, …

Trump to roll back use of climate change in policy reviews: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration official who reviewed a draft of the order.<p>The move could alter how U.S. …

Who Is Dmitry Rybolovlev? Russian Billionaire Had $95 Million Deal With Donald Trump

After Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns were revealed on a cable TV show Tuesday, the president’s property deal in 2008 with Russian billionaire Dmitry …

Stephen Miller May Have Made It Easier to Sue Trump’s Travel Ban

Refugee advocates are looking to get a federal judge to block Trump’s second travel ban before it starts—and they’re citing a top administration …

Immigration

Report: Trump Overrules McMaster on NSC Aide’s Ouster

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Conservative website only media on Tillerson plane to Asia

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Asia accompanied by only one journalist on his aircraft, a reporter from a website founded by former Republican political operatives, in a departure from decades of practice.<p>Tillerson, who became the top U.S. diplomat under Republican …

Tillerson's email alias was prompted by business needs, Exxon says

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), used an alias for emails with employees and board members because his primary account was jammed with too many messages, the oil company said on Tuesday.<p>New York Attorney General Eric …