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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.<p>"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump

By Damian Paletta<p>Damian Paletta<p>Reporter covering economic policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump’s call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled …

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Trump Administration: Military Preparations 'Underway' for North Korea

President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea’s continued nuclear missile development program, a senior …

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By Damian Paletta and<p>Damian Paletta<p>Reporter covering economic policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Steven Mufson<p>Steven Mufson<p>Reporter covering energy and other financial matters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their …

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Judge blocks Trump’s order on sanctuary cities

A federal judge has blocked a directive from President Donald Trump seeking to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" and other localities that decline to cooperate in enforcement of federal immigration laws.<p>San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued a …

North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has staged its largest ever military drill to mark the founding of the country's army, amid rising tensions with the West.<p>A statement from the South Korean military said the live-fire exercises were in the Wonsan region in the east of the country Tuesday afternoon, but gave no …

President Trump Called Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' Again

President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” this time before a crowd at a convention for …

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border

By Kelsey Snell and<p>Kelsey Snell<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>Robert Costa<p>Robert Costa<p>National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to …

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