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Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit&quo...

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New Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit&quo...

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they wou...

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they wou...

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As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

(Reuters) - As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle...

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Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on fun...

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U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on fun...

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Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration...

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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations...

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Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, al...

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U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, bu...

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U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal...

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Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told...

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U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headac...

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With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald...

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In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with R...

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Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of J...

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With no deal in sight, U.S. Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald...

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In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative...

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Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surve...

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U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was de...

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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdo...

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U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was de...

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U.S. to retry Sen. Menendez on bribery, corruption charges: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was...

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Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump&#03...

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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdo...

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Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morn...

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Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump&#03...

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House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday she hopes that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will be a...

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Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual Marc...

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As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squab...

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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting A...

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Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his sh...

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Clock running out as Senate tries to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squab...

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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defun...

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In Russia, Trump inauguration euphoria leaves lasting hangover

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A year ago on Saturday, Russian nationalists partied in central Moscow to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the Un...

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U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulations

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defun...

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Clock running out to avert U.S. government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislati...

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Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at center of U.S. defense strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting Am...

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 19) - Government funding bill

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS...

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Clock running out to avert government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and...

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Trump appointee quits after CNN unearths anti-Muslim rants

(Reuters) - A U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used t...

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Clock running out for Congress to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and...

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Trump to address U.S. anti-abortion march, cementing U-turn on issue

(Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in rece...

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China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

BEIJING (Reuters) - As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing&#03...

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Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump&#03...

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House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an...

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Ex-CIA Director Stansfield Turner dead at 94; served under Carter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stansfield Turner, a Navy admiral and Rhodes Scholar who was Director of Central Intelligence under President Jimmy Carter, died on Jan. 18 at home in S...

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U.S. House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress, as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a...

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Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering: researcher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russ...

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Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Tru...

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House passes short-term spending bill; sends to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress, as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a...

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House approves government funding bill, throws issue to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to fund government operations through Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when e...

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Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nation...

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Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the C...

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House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically e...

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Supreme Court blocks redraw of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the C...

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Congress scrambles for votes to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans struggled to line up support on Thursday for a short-term extension of government funding that would avert a politically embar...

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Trump Organization money laundering alleged in Fusion GPS testimony: House Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Transcripts of testimony given by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson to the U.S. House Intelligence Committee includes allegations the Trump Organizati...

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Trump goes to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special House election

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania on Thursday to show his backing for the Republican candidate in a special congressional ele...

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Amid confusion, Congress scrambles for deal to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans struggled to line up support on Thursday for a short-term extension of government funding that would avert a politically embar...

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Trump flies to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a critical loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump is wading back into congressional politics on Thursday when he trave...

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Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal...

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Stopgap government funding bill clears hurdle in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to keep the U.S. government operating beyond midnight Friday (0500 GMT Saturday) cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives...

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U.S. lawmakers may soon be liable for sexual harassment payouts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legi...

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Tillerson to visit Europe next week for talks on Iran, Syria: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Europe next week, stopping in London and Paris for talks on Iran and Syria before heading on to Dav...

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Former Trump adviser Bannon will not go to House panel Thursday: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was not expected to return to testify before the House of Representatives' intelligence committe...

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Amid confusion, Republicans toil to reach deal to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans plowed ahead on Thursday with efforts to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a politically...

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Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with min...

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Senate panel to probe Hawaii alerts as FCC investigates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel plans to hold a Jan. 25 hearing on the errant Hawaii ballistic missile alert that stirred panic and anger as the Federal Communicati...

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 18) - Mexico wall, NAFTA, Rick Saccone, CHIP

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS...

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U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs preve...

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Senate environment panel chief backs probe into uranium imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of the Senate's Environment and Natural Resources Committee said on Thursday he wants the Commerce Department to investigate the...

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Trump flies to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a critical loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump is wading back into congressional politics on Thursday when he trave...

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Trump says government 'could very well' shut down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the U.S. government "could very well" shut down and that would be very harmful to the...

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House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to release to the public testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm, w...

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U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'

(Reuters) - The U.S. government will create a division within its health agency that focuses on guaranteeing "conscience and religious freedom" for h...

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Trump muddles talks on government funding ahead of House vote on shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complicated Republican efforts on Thursday to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a shutdown,...

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Trump's ex-aide Bannon to appear again before House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was expected to return on Thursday to testify before the House of Representatives' intelligence...

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Trump contradicts top aide, says border wall stance has not 'evolved'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his concept of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico "has never changed or evolved,&amp...

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 18) - Mexico wall, NAFTA, Rick Saccone

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS...

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Congress to vote Thursday for funding bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding government operations and avert a shutdown, sc...

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Republicans in Congress push for vote to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding and prevent the federal government from shutti...

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Trump says border wall stance has not 'evolved,' Mexico will pay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, saying his position "has never changed o...

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Republicans in Congress rush to gain support to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts on Thursday to round up the votes needed to pass a temporary extension in government fu...

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U.S. tech trade groups urge Trump to let spouses of H1b holders to work

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. technology trade groups on Thursday urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows certain spouses of highly skilled gue...

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Trump administration's infrastructure plan taking shape

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which would push most of the financing of projects to private investment an...

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U.S. senators rip Trump over his attacks on the media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media, saying Trump had embraced the despotic l...

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (January 17) - Bob Dole, Apple, Fiat, ISIS, Fake news

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS...

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