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Dec 09, 2017

Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
As Trump visited the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, protesters held up signs and shouted 'No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA.'

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Dec 08, 2017

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Dec 08, 2017

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Dec 08, 2017

In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem
Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country''s capital. But President Trump''s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.

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Dec 08, 2017

As Democratic rage builds, Kyrsten Sinema tries a different approach. Will Arizona voters buy it?
Many Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema — a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete — believes it''s a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.

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Dec 07, 2017

Congress tax conference to tackle individual mandate, corporate tax cut
The House and Senate must now form a committee to work out the differences between their tax bills. President Trump calls the committee a 'mixer' and says lawmakers will come out with something that''s 'perfecto.' But the process is likely to be messy.

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Dec 07, 2017

In one day, U.S. has off-again, on-again Olympic Games plans
WASHINGTON — Apart from the 1980 boycott, American participation in recent Olympic Games has never really been in doubt. But over the 24 hours, the Trump administration left it unclear whether the threat from North Korea might lead the U.S. to skip the upcoming competition in South Korea.

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Dec 07, 2017

White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
Press secretary Sarah Sanders called questions about President Trump slurring his words in a speech Wednesday “ridiculous” and said he will have a checkup at Walter Reed early next year, with results to be shared with the public.

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Dec 07, 2017

White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
President Trump will undergo the traditional physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in early 2018 and make public the results of that checkup, the White House promised on Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders also dismissed what she called 'ridiculous questions' about Trump''s health after he seemed to slur some words in a speech a day earlier. 'There were a lot of questions on that — frankly, pretty ridiculous questions,' Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing.

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Dec 07, 2017

Al Franken announces intention to resign from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations
In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears on the brink of resigning from the Senate. Franken''s office said he will make an announcement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in a speech on the Senate floor.

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Dec 07, 2017

Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks that President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual assault allegations against him.

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Dec 07, 2017

Will tax cuts spur the American economy? Maybe with a time machine.
The GOP tax bill''s main failing is that it''s based on a played-out theory, aimed at the problems of an age when the economy looked completely different.

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Dec 06, 2017

A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., foreground, arrives for a news conference on sexual harassment in the workplace. The growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the day''s end, 30 lawmakers — and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus — had weighed in to say that Franken should resign.

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Dec 06, 2017

‘Pizzagate' troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
On Monday, The Wrap reported that MSNBC had cut ties with Sam Seder, a left-wing podcast host who also served as a contributor to the network''s opinion programming. The decision appeared to be a response to a coordinated attack on Seder touched off by the internet provocateur Mike Cernovich, who had unearthed a 2009 tweet by Seder about film director Roman Polanski.

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Dec 06, 2017

‘Pizzagate’ troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
The decision by MSNBC this week to cut loose a contributor over a bad-faith misinterpretation of an eight-year-old tweet represents a new escalation of the culture wars, inspired by the same alt-right troll who advanced the conspiracy theory known “Pizzagate.”

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Dec 06, 2017

14 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were the first to say Franken should step aside in what appeared to be a coordinated release late Wednesday morning.

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Dec 06, 2017

17 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were the first to say Franken should step aside in what appeared to be a coordinated release late Wednesday morning.

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Dec 06, 2017

21 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

22 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

Female Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
US Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. Six female Democratic senators on Wednesday called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillabrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California and Patty Murray of Washington all called on Franken to step down in what appeared to be a coordinated release.

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Dec 06, 2017

More than 20 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 06, 2017

More than 25 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.

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Dec 05, 2017

Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir “Let Trump Be Trump,” describe the president’s loyalty in glowing terms – notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.

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Dec 05, 2017

Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir 'Let Trump Be Trump,' describe the president''s loyalty in glowing terms - notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.

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Dec 05, 2017

Trump's top aides, including the one he fired, praise his loyalty
Donald Trump, as is well known, demands total loyalty from his subordinates. It is less well-known that he is extremely loyal to them in exchange, perhaps because he has fired so many of them, but it''s the truth, according to two former top aides who were interviewed by Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. The two - former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and his deputy David Bossie - are the authors of a just-published campaign memoir, 'Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency.' They describe the president''s loyalty in glowing terms - notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign, and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.

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Dec 05, 2017

White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.

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Dec 05, 2017

White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn''t necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore''s controversial views.

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Dec 05, 2017

Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. Embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.

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Dec 05, 2017

Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel''s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.

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Dec 05, 2017

Protesters rally outside Supreme Court over wedding cake case
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker''s refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

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Dec 05, 2017

Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.

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Dec 05, 2017

Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
The nation''s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, 'When you turn from symbols to policy, there''s less polarization,' says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.

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Dec 05, 2017

Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successes
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have a ballistic missile defense system in place in case that would respond if North Korea were to use any of its missiles against the island nation.

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Dec 05, 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton to LGBT synagogue: 'Resistance is high on the need list right now'
Hillary Clinton speaks of "a bold spiritual community of resistance and love" at an event at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York City and affirms the importance of empathy in private and public life.

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Dec 05, 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton to LGBT synagogue: 'Resistance is high on the need list right now'
Hillary Rodham Clinton, at what felt like a particularly unpredictable gig on her schedule, gave the keynote address at a fundraising event for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), New York City''s LGBTQ synagogue, on Monday night.

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Dec 05, 2017

'Leave my baby out of this': CNN's Poppy Harlow responds to Roy Moore spokeswoman over abortion stance
Janet Porter, spokeswoman for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, appeared on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, telling Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, that she and Moore were standing up for Harlow’s unborn child.

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Dec 05, 2017

'Leave my baby out of this': CNN's Poppy Harlow responds to Roy Moore spokeswoman over abortion stance
Janet Porter, spokeswoman for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, appeared on CNN''s 'New Day' on Tuesday, telling Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, that she and Moore were standing up for Harlow''s unborn child.

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Dec 05, 2017

Confronting a nuclear North Korea: Lessons from China
A scene-setter for current tensions with North Korea? Yes, but also a fair description of events in 1964, when the People''s Republic of China, ruled by Mao Zedong, conducted its first successful test of a nuclear bomb

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Dec 04, 2017

Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglers
The Trump administration''s crackdown on immigration across the southern U.S. border may drive a new wave of youngsters from Central America to attempt a dangerous and illegal journey through Mexico to escape rampant gang violence in their home countries.

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Dec 04, 2017

Ending refugee program for Central American youths may drive them to smugglers
The Trump administration''s crackdown on immigration across the southern border may drive a new wave of youngsters from Central America to attempt a dangerous and illegal journey through Mexico to escape rampant gang violence in their home countries.

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Dec 04, 2017

'They've threatened your hearts': Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah
President Trump signed two presidential proclamations dramatically scaling back the sizes of two national monuments in Utah — outraging environmentalists and Native American tribes.

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Dec 04, 2017

'They've threatened your hearts': Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah
President Trump signed two presidential proclamations dramatically scaling back the sizes of two national monuments in Utah — outraging environmentalists and Native American tribes.

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Dec 04, 2017

‘They've threatened your hearts': Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah
President Trump signed two presidential proclamations dramatically scaling back the sizes of two national monuments in Utah — outraging environmentalists and Native American tribes.

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Dec 04, 2017

Supreme Court wedding cake case asks whether baking is protected speech
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case Tuesday that asks whether a Christian baker in Colorado can legally ignore his state''s non-discrimination law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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Dec 04, 2017

Amid North Korea fears, Pence tours U.S. intelligence agencies
As the tense confrontation with North Korea has escalated over the past four months, Vice President Pence has visited four different U.S. intelligence agencies, the nation''s top counterterrorism coordination body, and toured the North Dakota Air Force base that houses Minuteman missiles and B-52 bombers.

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Dec 04, 2017

Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'
President Trump’s assertion that former FBI Director James Comey left the bureau’s reputation “in tatters” isn’t sitting well with Comey and other former members of the Justice Department.

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Dec 04, 2017

Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'
President Trump''s assertion that former FBI Director James Comey left the bureau''s reputation 'in tatters' isn''t sitting well with Comey and other former members of the Justice Department.

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Dec 04, 2017

Trump endorses Roy Moore: 'We need his vote'
President Trump on Monday tweeted his endorsement of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against the former judge.

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Dec 04, 2017

Trump endorses Roy Moore: 'We need his vote'
President Trump on Monday tweeted his endorsement of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama''s U.S. Senate seat, despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against the former judge.

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Dec 04, 2017

Twelve miles from Damascus, rebel holdout faces humanitarian 'catastrophe'
Five hundred critically ill Syrian patients — including scores of young children — are trapped with dwindling access to medical supplies in a besieged rebel-held district northeast of Damascus that has become ground zero for the latest humanitarian crisis in that country's bloody six-year civil war, according to United Nations officials and international aid groups.

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Dec 04, 2017

Twelve miles from Damascus, rebel holdout faces humanitarian 'catastrophe'
Five hundred critically ill Syrian patients — including scores of young children — are trapped with dwindling access to medical supplies in a besieged rebel-held district northeast of Damascus that has become ground zero for the latest humanitarian crisis in that country''s bloody six-year civil war, according to United Nations officials and international aid groups.

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Dec 04, 2017

Twelve miles from Damascus, rebel holdout faces humanitarian ‘catastrophe'
Five hundred critically ill Syrian patients-- including scores of young children-- are trapped with dwindling access to medical supplies in a besieged rebel-held district northeast of Damascus that has become ground zero for the latest humanitarian crisis in that country''s bloody six-year civil war, according to United Nations officials and international aid groups.

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