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Trump likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents

President Donald Trump is likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrant...

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Trump on Twitter (Nov 19) - Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan, Fake News

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)...

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Sixteen House Democrats oppose Pelosi, offer no rival

Sixteen Democratic members of Congress vowed on Monday to oppose fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but none of th...

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House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare

Democrats will scrutinize the Trump administration's decision not to defend Obamacare in federal court, when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives n...

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White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight

The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration...

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White House journalists invite historian, not comic, to headline dinner

Months after comic Michelle Wolf angered Trump administration officials with her blistering routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the grou...

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Sidelined State Department official returns to refugee post

A senior U.S. State Department official who had been sidelined last year from his post leading the refugee admissions program has returned to his former position, the departme...

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Handful of House Democrats oppose Pelosi, offer no rival

Sixteen Democratic Congress members vowed on Monday to oppose Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but none of them openly said they...

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White House restores Jim Acosta's press pass, ending court fight

The White House on Monday said it had made a final decision to restore press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a court fight, the network said...

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U.S. judge questions Trump administration on asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge closely questioned the government on Monday as he weighed whether to temporarily halt an order from President Donald Trump that bars asylum for mi...

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U.S. spy chiefs should publicly report on Khashoggi death: Senator

U.S. intelligence officials should issue a public report on the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Democratic U.S. Senator said on Monday, following...

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Democratic senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general

Three Democratic senators launched a new legal challenge on Monday to President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing Trump of de...

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Explainer: Was Trump's appointment of Whitaker lawful?

President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general on Nov. 7 drew another legal challenge on Monday, this time by three Democratic s...

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Democratic senators sue to challenge Trump's Whitaker appointment

Three Democratic senators filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying Trump violated...

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CNN seeks hearing after White House again vows to yank reporter's access

CNN on Monday called on a federal court to hold emergency proceedings after the White House said it would again revoke press access to correspondent Jim Acosta despite a tempo...

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U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order

Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with M...

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Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for financial aid

Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in...

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Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand rec...

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Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but eight federal races remain und...

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Republican Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in...

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Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in...

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Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish...

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Turkey says Khashoggi killers may have taken body parts out of country: CNN Turk

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broa...

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Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very vicious" but that he wants to stick wi...

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Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robe...

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Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican riv...

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Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded Florida's governor's race on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and the Democrat congratulated Republican form...

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