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Will Justice Dept. bring hate crime charges in Kansas shooting?

WASHINGTON — The widow of an engineer shot dead in Kansas by a man allegedly shouting “Get out of my country!” has demanded that the government stop future hate crimes. But will President Trump’s Justice Department pursue federal hate crime … Continue reading

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GOP Intel chair says Flynn did the country a ‘big favor’

WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said today that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s fired national security adviser, may have done the country a “big favor” if he signaled to the Russian ambassador that sanctions imposed … Continue reading

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Trump receives plan for ramped-up ISIS war

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday received a package of options for escalating or transforming the war on ISIS, setting in motion a process that could lead him to expand the presence of American forces fighting the terrorist army on the … Continue reading

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White House defends mission after slain SEAL’s father questions raid

The White House responded Monday to the father of the U.S. Navy SEAL killed last month in a raid in Yemen, defending an operation it says produced valuable intelligence that will ultimately save American lives. William Owens’ 36-year-old son, Ryan, … Continue reading

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Political satire dominates Rose Monday carnival parades in Germany

Germans take to the streets as they participate in traditional parades in the carnival centers of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, Germany. The foolish spectacles, watched by hundreds of thousands of people, are the highlights in Germany’s carnival season on Rose … Continue reading

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Tune in: President Trump's address to Congress

The recently restored U.S. Capitol dome is lit by lights in Washington on Monday evening, Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) More On Tuesday night President Trump will give his first address to a joint session of Congress. … Continue reading

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Trump plans to cut funding for most government agencies

President Donald Trump is preparing a “security budget” that will ramp up spending for the Pentagon while slashing funding for most other federal agencies. Trump plans to increase defense spending by $54 billion per year, which would be a 10% … Continue reading

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George W. Bush: A free press checks the ‘addictive’ power of the presidency

Former President George W. Bush said that power of the presidency can be addictive and that an independent media is necessary to keep things in check. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said in a “Today” … Continue reading

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Donald Trump has tweeted about the Oscars a lot

Donald Trump wasn’t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governors’ Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas. It’s probably for the best — judging by his Twitter history, he would have … Continue reading

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Alt-Oscars: Trump backers tuning out Academy Awards, because Meryl Streep

Supporters of President Trump are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Academy Awards, a celebration that brings together two things conservatives hate most: the “liberal” media and Hollywood elite. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee compared watching the Oscars telecast to … Continue reading

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