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JFK calls Hitler "stuff of legends" in early diary

A diary kept by a young John F.Kennedy during his brief spell as a journalist travelling in post-war Europe, is up for auction.<p>The 61 pages provide insights into Kennedy’s thoughts on world leaders of the era including a fascination with Adolf Hitler.<p>It is thought to be the only diary ever kept by …

Trump releases $1.1 trillion 'hard power budget' with cuts to State Dept, EPA


Americans are growing more secular all the time — which is one reason why Trump voters are so angry

A new poll shows white evangelicals are out of step with the country, which may explain their resentful behavior<p>Despite all the posturing by conservatives about how their movement represents "real" America and liberal political attitudes are restricted mainly to the "coastal elite," new research …

World War II
Tim Kaine

Republicans unveil bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republicans introduced their bill to repeal Obamacare's individual mandate that also aims to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allow children to stay on their parents' plans until the age of 26.<p>The measure would offer individuals refundable tax …

Health Care

FBI asked Justice Department to refute Trump's wiretapping claim

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI asked the Justice Department on Saturday to refute President Donald Trump's assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump's phones last year, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN.<p>The FBI made the request because such wiretapping would be …

Donald Trump

Hundreds Protest in Anaheim After a Purported Police Gunfire Video Goes Viral

Police were met with hundreds of protestors in Anaheim, Ca., late Wednesday, sparked by outrage over a viral video clip that purportedly shows an …

Law Enforcement

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …


Trump explains Sweden terror attack comment that baffled a nation

Donald Trump

Washington State Supreme Court rules against florist who turned away gay couple

In a victory for gay rights advocates, Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christian florist who was fined by the state for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.<p>The justices agreed with a lower court that Barronnelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, …

Rights & Freedoms

Defense Secretary Mattis issues new ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending

BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum Wednesday to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, warning that if they do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them.<p>“I owe it to you all to give you …

National Security

The Army Has Been Called In To Help Stop A Massive Wave Of Violence In Brazil

Sixty-two people have already been killed since Friday in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, where the military police are on strike after having their pay frozen for three years.<p>Since then, the situation in the state known mostly for its lengthy coastline and beaches has rapidly deteriorated …


Women's March organisers plan a 'day without women' strike

The organisers behind the Women's March are gearing up for an even bigger protest against Donald Trump.<p>After they filled the streets of cities and towns around the world, they are looking to see how the US would cope if they didn't have women in the workforce for a day.<p>The group is planning a …

Linda Sarsour

Machine beats humans for the first time in poker

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand.<p>Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked up over $1.7 million worth of chips against four of the top …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death …

Neil Gorsuch

Clash over refugee ban brings firing of Justice Dept. head

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary public showdown, President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general of the United States after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his refugee and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court.<p>The clash Monday night between Trump and …

Resistance to Trump's travel ban mounts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump enters the second week of his presidency facing a growing political backlash -- with protesters in the streets, lawsuits mounting and his own party fracturing over his executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority …

Donald Trump

The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020

The first Trump administration has not yet even begun, and already people are planning to get him re-elected. I am not talking about Republican …


Trump goes to work

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> "The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action."<p>President Donald Trump's blunt declaration during his stark inaugural address now becomes a yardstick to judge his administration's ability to fundamentally reshape America's politics and global posture.<p>The first …

Donald Trump

Trump Inherits Guantanamo's Remaining Detainees

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it had transferred 10 more Guantanamo detainees, this time to Oman. Now, 45 remain at the facility, leaving challenges on what to do with the prisoners for President-elect Donald Trump.<p>Back in 2009, on his third day in office, President …

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.<p>The decision -- which a senior defense official …

Latin America
North Africa