• Bolton Says U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Rests on Accomplishing 'Objectives'

    Bolton Says U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Rests on Accomplishing 'Objectives'

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    A line of U.S. military vehicles drive through a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij as they head to their base on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city on December 30, 2018. The State Department official, briefing reporters before a visit to the Middle East next week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, appeared to be seeking to allay that concern.
  • Warren introduces herself to Iowa

    Warren introduces herself to Iowa

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    The Democrat from MA is the first high-profile figure to announce an exploratory committee and has picked up staff from other presidential campaigns, hitting the ground early. Over the past two days, the president has drilled down on the need for a border wall, saying without evidence that the wall would push back against a sense among terrorists that the Southern border is an easy point of entry to the U.S.
  • Trump gives new Pentagon chief a taste of his world view

    Trump gives new Pentagon chief a taste of his world view

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    Mattis, a former Marine general, was head of Central Command when Obama fired him in 2013 over his hawkish views on Iran. Shanahan stepped into the job after Mattis resigned following Trump's decision to pull USA troops from Syria , a move that went against the advice of his most senior military and diplomatic advisers.
  • China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday

    China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday

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    Apple chief executive Tim Cook blamed the company's sales shortfall on the trade battle President Donald Trump is waging against China. "Can they compromise? We'll see". The Dow was off 5.6 percent for the year, with the broader Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks down 6.2 percent. China's economy has been decelerating since the government pulled back on bank lending a year ago to try to curb a run-up in debt.
  • Shooting death of 7-year-old Houston girl not racially motivated

    Shooting death of 7-year-old Houston girl not racially motivated

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    One week after the shooting occurred, Larry Woodruffe and Eric Black, Jr . have been arrested in Harris County, Texas . The sheriff's office said Black was identified as a suspect thanks to a tip. Currently, investigators do not think that the family was targeted intentionally, suggesting it was a possible case of "mistaken identity". Amid national attention on the case, a $100,000 reward for finding the killer was offered and a GoFundMe page has raised more than $76,000 for the ...
  • Federal agencies directed to hold off raises for top officials during shutdown

    Federal agencies directed to hold off raises for top officials during shutdown

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    The pay freeze had been enacted by Congress in 2013 for top executives and renewed each year since then. Cabinet secretaries will go from more than $199,000 to over $210,000. They also come days after the President issued an executive order freezing federal workers' pay for 2019. While as many as 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay for two weeks - and counting - Vice President Mike Pence and other officials can expect to see a boost to their income in their next paycheck.
  • President Trump makes surprise appearance in White House briefing room

    President Trump makes surprise appearance in White House briefing room

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    The House passed two measures that would re-open government agencies whose funding had lapsed, but provide no money for a border wall demanded by Donald Trump . Top congressional leaders plan to meet with Trump at the White House Friday, in a repeat of a meeting they had on Wednesday. On the first day of divided government during his administration, Trump cited infrastructure as one area where the White House could work with the Democratic-controlled House.
  • Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller's Russian Federation probe

    Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller's Russian Federation probe

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    It also returned indictments against three Russian companies and 25 Russians, including several military intelligence officers, charging them with hacking and other online activity tied to the presidential election. "When it's a grand jury convened for a specific purposes, it shows the supervising judge is satisfied that the job isn't done yet". According to federal rules and regulations, a 6-month extension is perfectly fine as long as it is in the public interest to do so.
  • Hackers release private data of hundreds of German lawmakers and journalists

    Hackers release private data of hundreds of German lawmakers and journalists

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    Germany Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the federal government condemned the cyberattacks and said the perpetrators sought to damage confidence in the country's democracy and its institutions. German politicians and prominent newsmakers have fallen victim of what appears a brazen hack attack on their private data. "No one has pointed a finger so far, but it's certainly curious that all political parties have been targeted except for the AFD , which is known to be soft on Russian ...
  • Teen charged with murder after egg prank that resulted in fatal crash

    Teen charged with murder after egg prank that resulted in fatal crash

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    The incident started when the teen driver and his two passengers, both teenagers, began chucking eggs at other cars, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office . That's when their SUV collided with Zavala's pickup truck, killing her, Gonzalez said. Zavala's daughter, Jessica Gaspar, told CBS affiliate KHOU-TV that she's glad the teen faces charges.
  • Troopers: Seven dead in I-75 crash in Alachua County

    Troopers: Seven dead in I-75 crash in Alachua County

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    Walt Disney World officials are expressing their sympathies to the families of the seven victims of a fiery Florida highway crash , including five children headed to the park. "The guardrails are there to stop as much as they can", Roberts said. "That's one of the things we're going to look at in the coming days... safety measures that could possibly keep this crash from happening again".
  • United States warns Iran against space launches, Tehran says they are legal

    United States warns Iran against space launches, Tehran says they are legal

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    The Iranian minister's reaction followed the remark of the U.S. Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo , on Thursday about Iran's planned imminent launch of Space Launch Vehicles (SLV). Such ICBMs would be capable of reaching the United States and in a statement Pompeo again said that Washington would not allow the Iranian "regime's destructive policies [to] place global stability and security at risk".
  • Escape Room game fire: Five teenage girls killed in Poland

    Escape Room game fire: Five teenage girls killed in Poland

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    Poland's firefighting chief, Leszek Suski, said Saturday that electrical wiring at the location was makeshift and too close to flammable materials, while the man in charge was probably not there when the fire broke out. Brudzinski ordered fire safety controls in all Polish " escape rooms ", which are popular with teenagers across the nation. Five 15-year-old girls have died in a fire in an escape room in Koszalin, Poland.
  • WSJ Blasts 'Utterly False Narrative' on Soviet-Afghan War

    WSJ Blasts 'Utterly False Narrative' on Soviet-Afghan War

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    In a statement issued after the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs said that Mohib briefed the Indian side on the security situation, the holding of parliamentary elections and the scheduled presidential elections, and efforts of the Afghanistan government for peace and reconciliation.
  • Trump warns could force long-term shutdown over border wall

    Trump warns could force long-term shutdown over border wall

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    The opening of the 116th congress saw more women politicians than ever before, and a new generation of Muslim, Latino, Native American and African-American lawmakers. They have made it clear they will investigate every aspect of Mr Trump's businesses, his personal finances and his staff's contacts with foreigners. "We have to get a structure built", Trump said, calling on Congress to approve his US$5.6 billion request for a "major powerful barrier" made of concrete or steel.
  • Videos show women entering Indian temple after centuries-old ban

    Videos show women entering Indian temple after centuries-old ban

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    Policemen stand guard in Thiruvananthapuram . On Tuesday in an initiative backed by the state government, tens of thousands of women formed a " Women's Wall " human chain across Kerala to back the demand for access. Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan accused the BJP and the RSS of trying to turn Sabarimala into a "battle zone". The women themselves have now been given police protection.
  • Don't use British citizen as political pawn, Hunt warns Kremlin

    Don't use British citizen as political pawn, Hunt warns Kremlin

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    Diplomatic relations between Britain and Russia are tense, particularly following the attempted murder of a former Russian spy in Britain a year ago with a nerve agent. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week Washington had asked Moscow to explain Whelan's arrest and would demand his immediate return if it determined his detention is inappropriate.
  • USA issues new travel warning for China

    USA issues new travel warning for China

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    They say they are not in contact with their father. Previously, only three Canadians were known to be held in China in the wake of Wanzhou's arrest. Cooper acknowledged there was discussion about whether the trip would go ahead given the current tensions, until the leader of the delegation, Liberal Sen.
  • Rashida Tlaib stands by call for Trump impeachment despite backlash

    Rashida Tlaib stands by call for Trump impeachment despite backlash

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    McAdams was asked on CNN about the video of MI freshman Rashida Tlaib telling a crowd the new Democratic majority in the House would " impeach the motherf*cker". "'Momma look you won". Newly minted Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) had been a congresswoman for mere hours before declaring her intention to impeach President Donald Trump using vulgar language.