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  • The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

    More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House since the beginning of 2018, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon.

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  • Louise Turpin's Sister Alleges 'Dark Family Secret' of Abuse

    The sister of a Southern California mother accused of holding her 13 children captive in what authorities called a "torture chamber" alleges a family member sexually abused her, her siblings and their mother over several years when they were children. Teresa Robinette revealed the "dark family secret" in an interview Monday on “Megan Kelly Today.” Grandparents Shocked by Reports of 13 Starved Grandchildren “It’s always been a big secret in our family,” Robinette said. “The adults in our...

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  • Senate Democrats back bill reopening U.S. government: Schumer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.

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  • Senate Democrats back bill reopening government: Schumer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.

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  • Senate talks advance as government workers stay home

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of federal workers shut down operations on Monday with the U.S. government closed for a third day, as lawmakers appeared to make progress in negotiating a deal before the Senate planned another vote to end the crisis.

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  • Senate talks advance as government workers stay home

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of federal workers shut down operations on Monday with the U.S. government closed for a third day, as lawmakers appeared to make progress in negotiating a deal before the Senate planned another vote to end the crisis.

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  • U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift

    JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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  • U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift

    JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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  • Turkey calls for international support for Afrin offensive

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday that Turkey's operation in northwest Syria's Afrin region is continuing successfully as planned and called for international support for the military campaign.

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  • U.S. to send diplomatic team to Europe to discuss Iran

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to send a diplomatic team to Europe to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and countering Iranian activities in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday according to a U.S. pool reporter.

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  • Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

    HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region.

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  • Afghanistan searches for answers to deadly hotel attack

    KABUL (Reuters) - The deadly assault on the Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul at the weekend, which devastated one of Afghanistan's three main airlines with the killing of many of its foreign pilots, has exposed again how vulnerable the city is to militant attacks.

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  • Federal workers learn their fate as workweek begins in U.S. shutdown

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of federal employees began the week on Monday trying to figure out if they would be working and getting paid, as U.S. Senate leaders tried to reach a deal to reopen the government open hours before a full Senate vote.

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  • France says Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missiles

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a U.N. resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

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  • U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy.

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  • U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump canceled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy.

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  • Tillerson 'concerned' at Turkey's expanding Syria offensive

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed "concern" about Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, but stopped short of demanding an end to the operation. On a visit to London, Tillerson said that Turkey had a right to protect its citizens but urged "restraint" on both sides. The offensive has strained relations between Washington and Ankara, two NATO allies. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again blasted the United States for supporting what he called a...

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  • Belgium reduces security threat level

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium reduced its national threat level on Monday, saying a militant attack had become less likely almost two years after bombings killed 32 people in Brussels.

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  • Assange team hopes U.K. could declare him persona non grata

    London (Reuters) - Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador's decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said.

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  • Government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

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  • U.S. Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019: Pence

    The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.

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  • U.S. requiring enhanced cargo screening from Middle Eastern airports

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Monday it is requiring six Middle Eastern carriers to participate in an enhanced cargo screening program as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

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  • Moderate Republican senators urge firmer pledge on immigration from McConnell

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three moderate Republican U.S. senators on Monday, emerging from a bipartisan meeting aimed at trying to end the government shutdown, said there could enough support if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made a firmer commitment to move legislation that would address so-called Dreamer immigrants.

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  • Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims, But Defends Chile Dishop

    Pope Francis apologed Monday for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof," saying he realizes now it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he never intended. But he doubled down in defending Chilean bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. He also repeated that anyone who makes such accusations without providing evidence is guilty of slander. Con Men Using Pics of Fallen Military for Dating Sites: Army ...

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