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APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, …

The dumb accounting error at the heart of Trump’s budget

Not only does the Trump administration's budget proposal rely on economic growth assumptions that are wildly more optimistic than those produced by …

Venezuela is sliding into anarchy

By Mariana Zuñiga and<p>Nick Miroff<p>Nick Miroff<p>Reporter covering immigration enforcement, drug trafficking and the Department of Homeland Security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s crisis has taken a dark turn in the past few days.<p>Rioting and looting have exploded in the rural state of …

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Trump’s Self-Care Tour Is Costing America Millions

The president is going all in on making himself great again.<p><b>Donald Trump</b>, a 70-year-old creature of habit, appeared unsettled in the days and weeks after he slid into an electoral victory that even he did not anticipate. There was suddenly the weight of the free world on his shoulders and the …

Donald Trump's latest lie about vote fraud questions a sitting senator's legitimacy

President Donald Trump is now questioning the legitimacy of a sitting senator's election victory, according to a report from <i>Politico</i>.<p>It's well known …

Trump Mistakenly Referenced An Article That Praised The Appeals Court Decision To Call It ‘Disgraceful’

The morning after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against lifting the temporary stay levied against Donald Trump’s immigration ban, against which he immediately tweeted about Thursday evening, the president came to his senses and addressed the matter in a far more careful …

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Fox News deletes false Québec shooting tweet after Canadian PM's office steps in

The office of the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has forced Fox News to apologise and retract a “false and misleading” tweet that inaccurately described the suspect in the Québec City mosque shooting as a man of Moroccan origin.<p>Kate Purchase, the director of communications for the prime …

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A divided empire: what the urban-rural split means for the future of America

Cities have long been the backbone of the Democratic party, and rural regions the heartland of Republicanism – yet Donald Trump’s election has exposed these divides like never before. Will US metropolises increasingly turn into city-states?<p>Sitting in a downtown Cleveland coffee shop in early …

Storm brings widespread flooding across Northern California; more rain on the way

The roaring "Pineapple Express" weather system that drenched the northern Sierra Nevada over the weekend has begun to ease, but forecasters warned Monday that it would soon be replaced by yet another storm and plummeting temperatures.<p>“It’s not over yet,” said Alex Hoon, a meteorologist in …

Trump's deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the …

Leaders of Chicago gang Hobos - an 'all-star team' of criminals - convicted after deadly 2016

Jurors who heard the biggest gang trial in recent Chicago history on Wednesday convicted the core leadership of the Hobos, a group described by prosecutors as an "all-star team" of criminals whose ruthlessness reflected the kind of violence that led to the city's alarming increase in murders.<p>To …

China state arms maker pledges 'mixed ownership' reforms

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The China North Industries Group (Norinco), a central government-run arms manufacturer, has decided to pursue a “mixed ownership” model as part of China’s ambitious reform program for state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the company said.<p>A VT5 lightweight main battle tank, built by …