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Macri's coalition sweeps Argentina's mid-term vote

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday's mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez.

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McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments

Sen. John McCain, in an interview about the Vietnam War, appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump when he criticized people from "the highest income level" who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."

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Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez trails in Senate race: early tally

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The candidate backed by Argentina's business-friendly president, Mauricio Macri, held a wide lead against former President Cristina Fernandez in Sunday's race for the Senate in the bellwether province of Buenos Aires, early election results showed on Sunday.

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Trump: Sometimes feuding helps

President Trump said in an interview that sometimes bickering and feuding helps get people "to do what they're supposed to be doing." CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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Argentina's Macri aims for mid-term win to bolster reform agenda

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Polls closed in Argentina on Sunday in a vote to elect one third of the Senate and half of the lower house of Congress that could give business-friendly President Mauricio Macri's coalition a broader mandate to implement reforms.

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Rep. Wilson: Niger will be Trump's Benghazi

After President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to her as a "wacky congresswoman," Rep. Frederica Wilson fired back, saying the ambush in Niger that left four US soldiers dead is "Trump's Benghazi."

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Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he fell short of a majority in Sunday's first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

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Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

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Billionaire is trying to impeach Trump

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire Tom Steyer is spending more than $10 million on a national TV ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. He tells CNN's Fredericka Whitfield why he believes it is money well spent.

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Trump claims he'll bring 'biggest tax cuts ever'

President Donald Trump dismissed Democratic leaders' assertions that the Republican tax reform proposal will hurt the middle class as "their standard" line in an interview that aired on Fox News on Sunday.

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Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Mr. Xi has enjoyed remarkable success expanding Chinese global influence, benefiting from President Trump’s election. But he is also facing pushback to his assertive approach to foreign policy.

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Trump says he hasn't been asked to talk to Russia special counsel

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates.

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How media pressure leads to White House action

"This is where media questioning matters." Olivia Nuzzi, Brian Karem, and John Kirby speak with Brian Stelter about how persistent questions from journalists shape President Trump's response to issues. The most recent example: an ambush in Niger.

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Why Trump's visit to Capitol Hill could get tense

President Trump faces huge personnel and policy decisions while visiting the Hill this week to push tax reform. His upcoming trip to Asia could be ... complicated. And will he push for a new Fed Chair to replace Janet Yellen?

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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Stelter: Media forces Trump to act

CNN's Brian Stelter discusses several actions from President Trump recently that have stemmed from press reports and questions.

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McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals this week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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McConnell says waiting for Trump to signal OK on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring a healthcare bill up for a vote in the Senate but was waiting to see what President Donald Trump wants, after a week in which Trump sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill to shore up insurance markets created under Obamacare.

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McConnell says he trusts working with Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off harsh criticism he has received in the past from President Donald Trump and said he trusts Trump as a negotiating partner.

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Democratic senator: I may support Trump's tax plan

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he may support President Trump's tax reform package if it includes tax breaks for middle class families and corporations who don't outsource jobs.

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Trump doesn't get enough credit, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says President Donald Trump, who has attacked him for not getting the job done, doesn't receive "nearly enough credit" for his accomplishments during the President's first nine months in office.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage -statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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Zimbabwean President out as goodwill ambassador after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be one of the longest-serving leaders, but his stint as a goodwill ambassador was anything but.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.

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WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) was poised on Sunday to sideline Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage at the hastily-announced appointment.

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Jimmy Carter: I'd go to work for Trump

President Donald Trump may have found an unlikely ally in the presidents' club.

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Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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South Korea's Moon says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.

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NYT: Carter wants to work for Trump

Former President Jimmy Carter wants a job in the Trump administration, according to a New York Times report.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

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Trump video played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Mr. Tillerson talked with Jason Zengerle about his most important diplomatic relationship — the one with President Trump — factoring the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.

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Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

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Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video posted online for their work helping to raise funds to help victims of recent hurricanes.

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Report: Document contradicts Trump's Gold Star claim

A report states a Pentagon document contradicts President Trump's claim that he has contacted nearly every Gold Star family. CNN's Pamela Brown has the story.

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News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.

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N.A.A.C.P., Seeking a New Voice, Names Derrick Johnson as President

With a pair of major announcements on Saturday, the century-old organization moved to reclaim its role as the nation’s pre-eminent voice on civil rights.

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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as "a critical breakthrough" in a worldwide campaign against the militants.

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Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks

The elite military group drove the Iranian economy at the peak of the sanctions era. Now, seen as a drag on growth, it is under attack by President Hassan Rouhani.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting

Puritanical Democratic former president seeks job with louche Republican current president — but just to save the world.

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Trump: End of ISIS 'is in sight'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would soon transition into a "new phase" of involvement in Syria after US-backed forces drove ISIS members from Raqqa, the city they deemed their capital.

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Trump films message ahead of concert

The White House released a message from President Donald Trump ahead of a hurricane relief benefit concert in Texas where all five living former presidents will appear.

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Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

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Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an "undemocratic" indictment against his security detail.

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

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Snoop Dogg targets Trump

Hip-hop is going hard at President Donald Trump, and Snoop Dogg is the latest rapper to step into the ring.

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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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'Trump' football sign called racist

A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.

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Nikki Haley: This is why the President is sending me to Africa

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Trump renews attack on 'wacky' congresswoman

President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."

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Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."

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Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week.

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Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.

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Kremlin says Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital in late October, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

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WHO under fire for Mugabe ambassadorship

The World Health Organization is under fire after it selected Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its goodwill ambassador.

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Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

GENEVA (Reuters) - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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Trump's trouble with the truth

People who have worked with President Donald Trump in the past talk with CNN's Gloria Borger about his relationship with the truth.

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4 soldiers' deaths became a political fight

President Donald Trump's response to four American soldiers' deaths in Niger ignited an ongoing controversy.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Silver Lining in Trump’s Health Care ‘Sabotage’

By cutting an insurers’ subsidy, the president may accidentally save many Americans money on health insurance.

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U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, dollar strengthens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Texas Pulls Up the Welcome Mat

Some have asserted that President Trump is simply continuing Obama-era immigration policies. But it sure doesn’t feel like it in Texas.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.

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Editorial: States Take On Election Hacking. Washington Ignores It.

The threat to the American voting process cries out for national leadership. But don’t expect help from President Trump.

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Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting

Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign. 

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Opinion: Kelly showed his true colors

On October 4, tragedy struck and four Americans were killed in Niger. For over a week Donald Trump was silent. On October 16, President Trump was asked why he had not spoken about the Niger ambush.

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Trump on his tweets: 'You have to keep people interested'

President Donald Trump shared insight into his personal tweeting habits during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.

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Trump 'very surprised' by reaction to Gold Star phone call

President Donald Trump was "very surprised" that his phone call with the widow of a US serviceman could have been taken badly, according to an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.

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Kelly, in Defending Trump Call, Holds Up Military as an Elite Class

To some, John F. Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, expanded an ever-growing gulf between the all-volunteer military and the public it serves.

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Venezuela Maduro warns of repeat elections in states won by opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan state elections may be repeated in the five states won by the opposition if the governors-elect continue to refuse to be sworn in by a controversial pro-government legislative superbody, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Friday.

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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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Diplomatic Memo: For Nikki Haley, an Establishment Tutorial in Statecraft

At a panel discussion, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine K. Albright coached President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time...

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Former Defense Secretary Carter says Trump can't claim ISIS victory

President Donald Trump is wrong to claim he has dramatically changed the military approach to fighting ISIS, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.

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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

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Opinion: Trump's superpower is being invisible

Which superpower would President Donald Trump choose -- to fly, or be invisible?

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Tapper: Acceptable to question 4-star generals

CNN's Jake Tapper compares President Donald Trump's tweets to White House press secretary Sarah Sander's remarks on questioning four-star marine generals.

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Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

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Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

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#2020Vision: Sanders, Biden up in New Hampshire

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to the White House on Friday to have lunch with President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, a White House official said, describing the meeting as "nothing out of the ordinary."

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White House stands by Trump, Kelly's comments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that it is unfortunate that President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly's comments following the Niger ambush were misunderstood.

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Trump says considering having both Powell and Taylor serve at Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering tapping both current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor to serve in top posts at the U.S. central bank.

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Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data

cTORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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Fed's Mester calls for balance on bank regulation rethink

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester on Friday laid out a set of guiding principles by which to approach changes to U.S. banking regulations, emphasizing the need to tailor rules to risk, to boost cooperation across borders, and to aim for simplicity but not over-simplification.

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Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues.

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Wall Street up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains in early afternoon trading on Friday to scale new highs on hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would make further headway after the Senate passed a budget resolution.