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North Korea's latest failed missile launch attempt

This most recent missile is suspected to be a new type of mobile-launched weapon.

America’s liberal cities are readying to battle Donald Trump on almost every front

As a candidate and now as US president, Donald Trump has seemed hellbent on alienating urban voters.<p>During the campaign, the New Yorker repeatedly and, some would argue, offensively spoke of America’s “inner cities” as “war zones” where life was “hell” for African-Americans. City voters returned …

Bill de Blasio

Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

Republican lawmakers meeting in Philadelphia this week say they want their replacement of Obamacare to be done by spring. There is no consensus on a plan yet, but several Republicans in Congress have already circulated proposals that could reduce or eliminate features of the federal health law that …

Health Care

Trump's making his own rules as a diplomat, too

The president got to the White House without respecting the rules, and now he's doing international affairs his way.<p>Donald Trump made his own rules as a presidential candidate, and now he’s pushing ahead with global diplomacy in a similarly freewheeling fashion—with no Secretary of State yet in …

Court grants temporary, emergency stay of Trump's immigration ban

President Trump’s ban on immigration by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries ran into at least a temporary roadblock Saturday night, after a U.S. District judge in Brooklyn granted an emergency stay sought by immigrants’ rights lawyers.<p>The judge’s ruling applies to those who have already …

Trump agrees with Bannon’s assessment that the media is the ‘opposition party’

President Trump said Friday that he considers the media to be “the opposition party in many ways,” echoing a controversial assessment earlier this week by his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.<p>Trump was asked about Bannon’s comments during a morning interview at the White House with …

Donald Trump

Trump: New York Times is 'fake news'

President Donald Trump on Saturday railed against the New York Times and the Washington Post on Twitter, continuing his longstanding assault on media outlets.<p>The president labeled the Times as "fake news," and said that it and the Washington Post's coverage of Trump has been "so false and …

Billionaire Carlos Slim tells Mexico not to fear Trump

<b>Mexico City (CNN) —</b> On the day before his 77th birthday, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said he was celebrating, not his birth, but the unity of his country.<p>The world's fourth-richest person, according to Forbes, on Friday entered a standing-room-only press conference in the same building from …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Official says ruling will not affect travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries (all times local):<p>3 a.m.<p>The …

Keith Ellison, first Muslim congressman, calls for ‘mass rallies’ to stop Trump orders

HOUSTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who in 2007 became the first Muslim member of Congress, said in an interview Saturday that opponents of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and refugees should oppose them in the streets.<p>“It’s time for people to get active, to get involved, to …

Hollande: Trump administration is 'encouraging extremism'

French president calls on European countries to stand ‘stand together’ at meeting of leaders in Lisbon<p>French president François Hollande has said that the Trump administration was encouraging “populism and even extremism“, as he and fellow southern European leaders urged unity to face an …

Pence once called Trump’s Muslim ban ‘unconstitutional.’ He now applauds the ban on refugees.

Vice President Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday, one man on each side, as President Trump announced an order that will ban half the world's Shiite Muslims from entering the country for months.<p>“I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical …

Trump Speaks With Putin In Busy Day Of Calls With Foreign Leaders

<b>Updated at 5:00 p.m. ET</b><p>It has been a day thick with phone calls for President Trump. By the end of the day, the president will have spoken over the phone with the leaders of five countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Administration officials have not yet announced the content of the …