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  • Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

    The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy "cruel" and "immoral" while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former...

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  • Runaway bus crashes into fireworks store

    A bus carrying members of the Pennsylvania National Guard has crashed into a fireworks store. Police say the crash happened Friday morning in New Milford Township when the driver of the bus passed out behind the wheel. The runaway vehicle went through a field and struck a utility pole...

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  • Conservative wins Colombia’s presidency in divisive election

    Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia’s next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation.

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  • Conway says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    A top White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by American authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kellyanne Conway tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "nobody likes" pulling...

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  • Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

    Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel's work is finished. The president's attorney tells CNN's "State of the Union" that issuing a pardon now is not necessary and could cloud...

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  • Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

    An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son. Sanders has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for not publicly...

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  • Despite cancer, McCain's maverick ways press on in tweets

    Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices...

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  • Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

    President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...

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  • Court rejects new hearing for ex-Russian military officer

    A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new hearing for a former Russian military officer convicted of leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In April, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Irek Hamidullin. ...

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  • When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council

    The United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel, a Western and a U.S. diplomat say. The move would be the Trump administration's latest snub of the international...

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  • When, not if: US poised to quit UN’s human rights council

    Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation’s main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel.

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  • Report: China vows to retaliate against US with tariffs on 545 goods, including farm, autos, seafood

    Report: China vows to retaliate against US with tariffs on 545 goods, including farm, autos, seafood.

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  • NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

    NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring. The space agency announced her retirement Friday, her last day on the job. Whitson has spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three missions. She was the first woman to command the International...

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  • ‘Fox & Friends’ unexpected Trump interview spins out

    President Donald Trump gives few news conferences, and when one came Friday it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic.

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  • 'Fox & Friends' unexpected Trump interview spins out

    President Donald Trump gives few news conferences, and when one came Friday it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic. The president walked to the portion of the White House lawn that reporters frequently use to give stand-up shots and gave an interview with Steve Doocy of "Fox & Friends," his...

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  • Trump: North Korea starts returning remains of US soldiers

    President Donald Trump says North Korea has started returning the remains of US soldiers missing during the Korean War. Speaking with Fox News on the North Lawn of the White House, Trump defended his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying "they are already starting to produce the...

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  • Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

    After being blindsided by President Donald Trump's decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it. A senior South Korean presidential official said Friday that Washington and Seoul have begun discussions on temporarily suspending the...

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  • Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

    After being blindsided by President Donald Trump’s decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it.

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  • Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to...

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  • Polish court rules against man who wouldn’t serve LGBT group

    Poland’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to “promote” the gay rights movement.

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  • After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

    North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year.

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  • Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally. Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on immigration, pushed back...

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  • US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

    The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington, the State Department said it had again raised...

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  • Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle

    The mystery behind the skull of an ancient man discovered in the eroding coastline of a remote Southern California island has been laid to rest along with the bones unearthed by researchers. But much of the story of the Native American who died 10,000 years ago will remain unknown. ...

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