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Trump's rise puts Cruz in a bind

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Rep. Trent Franks backed Ted Cruz during the GOP presidential primary, but he now has a message for the Texas Republican: Get in line behind Donald Trump. [Source]

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Albright: It's time for Congress to override Trump's foreign policy powers

It is an Article 1 moment, write Madeleine Albright and David E. Price. With the President consistently falling short of the mature judgement and discerning decision-making required of the leader of the free world, Congress has no choice but to respond and compensate.

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Trump's FCC repeals Obama-era net neutrality regulations intended to keep the web open and fair

The FCC will vote on whether to repeal net neutrality comes amid mounting protests from tech companies, consumer advocacy groups and even some Republicans in Congress.

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Perrigo preparing non-binding bid for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Perrigo has decided to enter the fray for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, sources told Reuters on Thursday, and is preparing an indicative offer for the $4.7 billion business ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.

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Hamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Trump's eldest son testifies to Senate committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel's investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father's election campaign colluded with Moscow.

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Why Trump's 'giant' middle class tax cut is less than advertised

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Trump's eldest son testifies to U.S. Senate committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel's investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father's election campaign colluded with Moscow.

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Why Black Voters Backed Doug Jones: ‘It’s a Matter of Character for Us’

Turned off by Roy S. Moore, Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump, African-Americans turned out at levels that ensured victory for the Democratic Senate candidate.

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Gillibrand: Trump's tweet a 'sexist smear'

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand reiterated her belief that President Donald Trump's tweet on Tuesday about her was a "sexist smear" in an interview Wednesday.

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Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.

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Opinion: Bannon's experiment blew up in Trump's face

Voters in The Cotton State listened to native son Charles Barkley and drew a line in the sand. They showed the country that they are not "a bunch of damn idiots" and sent the message that policy is one thing, but the quality of the candidate is more important.

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Analysis: Trump's stinging defeat

President Donald Trump is waking to a self-inflicted political disaster Wednesday morning that even he could not chalk up to fake news, after Republican Roy Moore crashed to defeat in the Alabama Senate race.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision shows lack of respect for Palestinian nation: Iran's Rouhani

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.

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Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military's growing influence under Vladimir Putin.

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* FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES FIRST OFFERINGS OF MULTI PCS BACKED BY TAX-EXEMPT LOANS

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Rep. Swalwell: Trump's Gillibrand tweet was ugly

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) says President Trump's tweet saying Sen. Kristen Gillibrand "would do anything" for campaign money was "ugly and suggestive."

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'We are one': Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

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Make EU gentleman's agreement with Britain binding: EU lawmakers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament will insist on quickly making the deal reached between the European Union and Britain on divorce terms legally binding, worried London may not honor a gentleman's agreement, the parliament's chief Brexit coordinator said.

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Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

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Kremlin: We see Trump's tweets as official statements

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump are viewed in Moscow as his official position and read by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Anderson Cooper: Trump's witnesses problematic

CNN's Anderson Cooper points out the flaws in the eyewitness accounts the White House claims disprove President Trump's alleged misconduct by his accusers.

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Breaking down Trump's Diet Coke habit

President Trump's reported 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit drives nutritionists nuts. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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* AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC - SIGNED NON-BINDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND OF SAUDI ARABIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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1 sentence explains Trump's view of presidency

In this terrific New York Times piece on Donald Trump in the White House, one line stood out to me as absolutely critical to understanding how the 45th President of the United States approaches the job.

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White House claims Trump's immigration plans could have prevented attack

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump's preferred immigration policies would have prevented the suspect in an attempted New York terrorist attack from entering the country.

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Trump's 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit is risky

President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.

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Analysis: Trump's #MeToo moment is here

On Monday morning, a trio of women -- Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds -- went on Megyn Kelly's NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.

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EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.

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Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers should be heard

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard."

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U.S.-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they have set up a joint military center with the Iraqi army to protect their common border region after ousting Islamic State.

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Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

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Hear Trump's robocall for Moore

President Donald Trump recorded a robocall in support of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Are Trump's TV habits causing concern?

CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod discusses the recent NYT report revealing President Trump's daily TV routine and what he's learned about the podcast world through hosting "The Axe Files," soon to be at 200 episodes.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision could help militants: UAE's Sheikh Mohammed

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned.

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Trump's 41 most eye-popping lines in Pensacola

President Donald Trump was in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night to rally support in advance of the Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones on Tuesday.

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Civil rights leaders blast Trump's visit to civil rights museum

Just ahead of the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, leaders from the civil rights movement and the local community blasted President Donald Trump's attendance as an affront to the spirit of the event.

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Trump's most controversial remarks

CNN rounded up some of President Trump's most controversial remarks on race in the US.

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Israeli airstrikes target Gaza amid tensions after Trump's Jerusalem move

Two Palestinians were killed Saturday in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported, as tensions soared in the region after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Accuser's confidante: Trent Franks offered $5M for surrogacy

The head of a prominent conservative group was present last week when a woman who has accused Rep. Trent Franks of asking her to be a surrogate for his child in exchange for $5 million detailed her allegations to House Speaker Paul Ryan's staff.

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Trent Franks, Accused of Offering $5 Million to Impregnate an Aide, Abruptly Resigns

Mr. Franks, Republican of Arizona, resigned earlier than expected after two women said he wanted to use sex as a means to impregnate them.

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Trump's false claim about Hillary and the FBI

Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI and was not punished. Read more at FactCheck.org

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* CATALYST MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LLC ANNOUNCES BINDING OPEN SEASON FOR NEW CRUDE OIL GATHERING SYSTEM TO SERVE THE DELAWARE BASIN

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Trump's fast-food meal is a diet-buster

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.

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Rep. Franks resigns effective today

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks, who said Thursday he would resign in January after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment, announced he will instead resign effective Friday.

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Congressman Franks says resigning immediately

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks on Friday announced that he would resign from Congress effective immediately, instead of the Jan. 31 date he previously had set, following the announcement of a probe into accusations of sexual harassment.

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U.S. lawyer defending travel ban grilled in court over Trump's tweets

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal appeals court judges on Friday asked about President Donald Trump's sharing of anti-Muslim videos on his Twitter account, as they grilled a U.S. government lawyer about the legality of the president's latest travel ban.

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Analysis: Is Trump's base fraying?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump famously described his core supporters as impervious to outside influence -- even when it when it came to his own troubling or divisive behavior.

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Aide tries to refocus tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Trent Franks, Brexit, ‘The Crown’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Thousands of Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies.

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Rep. Franks to resign after staff members' complaints of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Black lawmakers skip civil rights museum opening over Trump's attendance

Reps. John Lewis and Bennie Thompson will not be attending the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening because President Trump will be making an appearance, which Rep. Lewis said was insulting to the civil rights activists being honored.

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Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges.

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Analysis: Rep. Trent Franks' absolutely bizarre resignation letter

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that is is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers.

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Moore using Trump's favorite catchphrase

Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore takes a page out of Donald Trump's playbook, invoking Trump's "drain the swamp" rally cry. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

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Trump's meeting with congressional leaders makes little headway

The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday to fund the government through December 22, removing the threat of a disruption to federal agencies for two weeks while Republican and Democratic leaders work to resolve a tough set of policy differences that would allow them to pass a long-term spending bill.

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Rep. Franks resigns after staff members complain of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Congressman Trent Franks resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he will resign after two former staff members complained about discussions he had with them about efforts to find a surrogate mother.

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Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, is expected to resign amid accusations of inappropriate behavior, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a Republican source familiar with the decision.

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House Republican Trent Franks Plans to Resign

Mr. Franks, who made his name with strident social conservatism and adamant opposition to abortion in all forms, would be the third lawmaker to step down from office this week.

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GOP Congressman Trent Franks to resign, sources say

Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday.

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Representative Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, is expected to resign amid claims of inappropriate behavior, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a Republican source familiar with the decision.

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Analysis: WH says the election ended debate on Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

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John Lewis to skip civil rights event over Trump's attendance

Two black congressmen say they will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday because President Donald Trump is set to attend.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision puts the Middle East on knife's edge

Donald Trump's announcement, on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US Embassy to the Holy City, appeared, at least on the surface, chiefly ceremonial.

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* FREDDIE MAC PRICES FIRST OFFERING OF CERTIFICATES BACKED BY SINGLE-FAMILY RENTALS

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Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising over Trump's Jerusalem plan

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

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Protests break out after Trump's Jerusalem decision

The leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has called for a new "intifada," or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem following US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Protests erupt over Trump's Jerusalem decision

CNN's Ian Lee reports from Ramallah in the West Bank as protesters respond to President Trump's Jerusalem decision.

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Saudi-backed fighters capture coastal area in Yemen from Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Western-backed Saudi-led coalition scored its first major gains in Yemen since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday when local fighters captured an area on the Red Sea coast from Houthi rebels, residents said on Thursday.

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Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising in response to Trump's Jerusalem plan

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

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Soros-backed GlenPoint opens New York office, co-founder to relocate

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based hedge fund manager Glen Point Capital, which raised cash from billionaire George Soros, has opened an office in New York, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Trump's eldest son questioned in Congress about Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., declined to discuss with lawmakers on Wednesday a conversation he had with his father about emails related to a June 2016 meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians, a congressional panel member said.

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The derailment was a cost the administration was prepared to accept to fulfill Trump's campaign promise

President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has temporarily derailed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, two senior White House officials acknowledged after Trump's speech.

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Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

LONDON (Reuters) - Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was ditching its leading role as a peace mediator.

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Opinion: Trump's global credibility is shot

No, the entire world is not obsessed with Donald Trump, but you have to travel far to reach a place where people are not following closely -- and worrying deeply -- about what's happening in Washington.

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Trump's words on Jerusalem over the years

After campaign promises, followed by a delay of nearly a year, Donald Trump has announced he will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Analysis: For Palestinians, Trump's move ends the peace process

At the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a joint appearance before the world's media.

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Why is there uproar over Trump's Jerusalem declaration?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that it will move its embassy to the holy city.

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Frustration and fury among Arabs at Trump's Jerusalem declaration

CAIRO/AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Arabs denounced President Donald Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as a slap in the face but few thought their governments would do much in response.

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Analysis: Something very weird is going on with Trump's Twitter feed right now

President Donald Trump is -- almost -- nowhere on Twitter right now.

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Palestinian leader to respond to Trump's Jerusalem announcement in TV speech

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will deliver a televised speech on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement that Washington recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian official said. 

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Trump's eldest son faces questions in Congress about Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., returned to Congress on Wednesday to face questions from lawmakers about alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with Moscow by his father's presidential campaign.

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Trump's first year in office marked by controversy, protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump took office, his presidency started generating controversy.

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Palestinians seethe at Trump's 'insane' Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians seethed with anger and a sense of betrayal over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Trump's photo op power move is awkward seating arrangements

The White House didn't shy away from one of President Donald Trump's top critics in the US Senate on Tuesday: they put Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in the seat right next to the President, making for a really interesting and totally awkward (for Flake, surely) photo op.

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Arab leaders condemn Trump's Jerusalem plan

President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin to relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. CNN's Ian Lee reports.

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CIA chief: Trump's tweets help us

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says President Trump's tweets help the spy agency in its intelligence efforts. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Senate confirms Trump's pick for Homeland Security secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a post that opened after John Kelly became Trump's chief of staff earlier this year.

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Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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White House defends Trump's Moore endorsement

President Donald Trump put politics above allegations of sexual misconduct in his decision to endorse Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.

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Trump's lawyers to argue accuser's lawsuit should be tossed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to ask a New York state judge on Tuesday to throw out a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's television show "The Apprentice" who accused him of sexually harassing her.

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Warnings mount over Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Turkey sees 'red line'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey threatened on Tuesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel if U.S. President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, joining a mounting chorus of voices saying the move would unleash turmoil.

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Tweets and comments about the Russia probe from the White House and Trump's legal team backfired

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Senate panel to vote on Trump's Fed chair pick

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Trump's road meals revealed

President Trump doubles down on his Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish order. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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Opinion: Trump's women are complicit

I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.

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Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

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Analysis: Trump's Monday morning encapsulates his presidency

President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.

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Trump's lawyer says President can't be guilty of obstructing justice under the Constitution

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd, claims the President cannot be guilty of obstructing justice, according to an interview with Axios.

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U.S. appeals courts to consider legality of Trump's latest travel ban

(Reuters) - Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald Trump's most recent travel ban, which sharply limits visitors and immigrants from eight countries, six of them Muslim-majority.

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Billy Bush: It was Trump's voice on "Access Hollywood" tape

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of "indulging in some revisionist history" for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men waited to film a segment for "Access Hollywood" in 2005.

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Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the "petro" backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy.

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Enter 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday Venezuela would launch a cryptocurrency to combat a U.S.-led financial "blockade," although he provided few clues about how the economically crippled OPEC member would pull off the feat.

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Lawyer says he wrote Trump's tweet about firing Flynn

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, confirmed to CNN on Sunday that he wrote a tweet for the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account about the firing of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump's fired campaign manager writes book

In a new book to be released Tuesday, Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump's campaign manager during the election, and David Bossie, another top aide, detail what it was like to work with Trump when he was running for President.

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CIA director: Trump's tweets help us

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Saturday that President Donald Trump's prolific Twitter feed was yielding valuable intelligence.

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Trump's initial explanation for firing Flynn

President Trump explains why he fired national security adviser Michael Flynn at a press conference on February 16, 2017.

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Tom Hanks grades Trump's performance

Actor Tom Hanks sits down with CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod to discuss President Donald Trump and the current political climate in the US.

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Tom Hanks: Trump's attacks on press are concerning

Reflecting on the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, actor Tom Hanks recalled that prior to Trump's win, he didn't think it was possible.

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Trump's praise of Michael Flynn over the years

Donald Trump has continued to praise his former national security adviser even after he asked him to resign from the White House.

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Twitter has a new reason for why it didn't delete Trump's anti-Muslim retweets

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UPDATE 1-Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable -sources

* General Cable to pick bidder for exclusive talks by mid December

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Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - European cable firm Prysmian is finalising an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Trump's ex-national security adviser is expected to make a court appearance later this morning

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia's ambassador.

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At North Korean hub in China, uncertainty looms for Pyongyang-backed businesses

SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - North Korean-owned businesses such as the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, the biggest city in northeastern China, face an uncertain future as United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang-owned overseas businesses loom.

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White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart.

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Anderson Cooper: Trump's retweets are potentially dangerous

While President Trump calls his Twitter feed "modern-day presidential," Anderson Cooper argues it is "misinformed, factually inaccurate and perhaps at times even dangerous."

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Trump's anti-Muslim retweets elevated the conversation. White House says

President Donald Trump's decision to retweet anti-Muslim content from a leader of a far-right British political group elevated the conversation, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday, admitting that Trump likely didn't know the content came from an ultra-nationalist political group.

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Trump's call for military buildup hits bump in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's push for a major military buildup suffered a setback on Thursday when the House of Representatives put plans on hold to fully fund the federal government through next Sept. 30 and instead resorted to temporary measures freezing spending at current levels.

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The Point: The 37 most Trumpian lines from Trump's tax speech

Wednesday was one of the wildest news days in modern memory. Because so much happened, you might have missed President Trump's speech in St. Charles, Missouri, to sell his tax plan. As always, when Trump speaks, it's worth paying attention to.

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Trump's retweets would be a firing offense

If Donald Trump worked at my university in the UK, he would likely be fired for retweeting the Islamophobic posts of a far-right British group.

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Trump's Twitter attack strains the US-UK relationship

The so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the US was under increasing strain Thursday after President Donald Trump publicly rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May over his dissemination of anti-Muslim propaganda.

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Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric hits dangerous new low

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted a series of anti-Muslim propaganda videos shared online by a high-ranking official in the ultra-nationalist UK political group Britain First.

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The guy who took down Trump's Twitter account says it was 'a mistake'

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Ana Navarro: GOP playing dumb on Trump's tweets

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro said that President Trump continues to go back to the same "crazy lies" and GOP lawmakers look like "idiots" for pretending not to know about Trump's activity on Twitter.

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Ex-Twitter worker claims responsibility for Trump's account shutdown

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A German man has come forward as the former Twitter Inc employee who shut down the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 11 minutes this month on his last day of work at the social network.

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Robert Mueller's team asked Trump's son-in-law about Michael Flynn, sources say

Jared Kushner met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

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Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new

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Tapper: Trump's Twitter behavior fundamentally indecent

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a look at the fallout from President Trump's recent activity on Twitter.

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Trump's past comments on race

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on President Donald Trump's history of comments about race.

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UPDATE 1-Macquarie-backed Canadian waste management firm GFL plans C$1 bln IPO -sources

TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Private equity-backed Canadian waste management company GFL Environmental Inc is seeking to raise as much as C$1 billion ($778 million) in an initial public offering that could be filed as early as the first quarter, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Macquarie-backed Canadian waste management firm GFL plans C$1 bln IPO -sources

TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Private equity-backed Canadian waste management company GFL Environmental Inc is seeking to raise as much as C$1 billion ($778 million) in an initial public offering that could be filed as early as the first quarter, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. to meet with House panel Dec. 6: CNN

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., will meet with Congress' House Intelligence Committee next week, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the agreement.

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Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. agrees to closed-door House panel meeting: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as next week, CNN reported on Wednesday citing multiple sources with knowledge of the agreement.

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Analysis: Does Trump's last 48 hours show he's losing control?

In the space of last 48 hours, Donald Trump has:

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Trump's flip-flop on his own heritage

CNN's Jason Carroll examines President Donald Trump's past comments about his German heritage in the wake of Trump calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" in front of a Navajo group.

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Lemon: Believe Trump's apology or denial?

CNN's Don Lemon examines President Trump's past apology for the Access Hollywood tape and his denial now.

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Sen. Cruz: When Democrats say 'rich,' they mean 'taxpayer'

Speaking at CNN's town hall debate on tax reform, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that when Democrats say "the rich" they mean "the taxpayer."

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Judge won't block Trump's pick for watchdog agency

A federal judge hearing the case over who rightfully can lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on an acting basis Tuesday denied a request to block President Donald Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney as acting director.

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Analysis: Trump's secret? There is no secret

The US government is set to shut down on December 8 unless Congress can pass a bill -- and President Donald Trump can sign it -- to fund the government beyond that date.

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Hawaii urges top U.S. court not to fully allow Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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Scaramucci defends Trump's swipe at Warren

Short-lived White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci defended on Tuesday President Donald Trump's racially charged swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying it was justified in the context of their antagonistic relationship.

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Turkey-backed rebels in Syria put IS jihadists through rehab

MAREA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shaven-headed former jihadists filled a classroom in northern Syria as a Muslim cleric taught them a more moderate form of Islam than the version they had imposed in Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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BRIEF-CannaRoyalty Signs Binding Term Sheets To Acquire Two Leading California Cannabis Companies

* CANNAROYALTY SIGNS BINDING TERM SHEETS TO ACQUIRE TWO LEADING CALIFORNIA CANNABIS COMPANIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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* SCOTIABANK SUBMITS A BINDING OFFER TO BBVA TO ACQUIRE ITS SHARES IN BBVA CHILE

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Where is Trump's crackdown on 'hedge fund guys'?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to raise taxes on "hedge fund guys." Now, the House and Senate tax plans stand at odds with Trump's promised crackdown.

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Sen. Warren responds to Trump's remark

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) responds to President Trump's comments about her during a ceremony to honor Navajo code talkers at the White House.

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Trump's tax bill faces potential Senate Republican opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Republican tax bill strongly backed by President Donald Trump faced potential opposition on Monday from two Republican lawmakers who could prevent the sweeping legislation from reaching the Senate floor.

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White House stands by Trump's original 'Access Hollywood' defense

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump stands by his original apology for his remarks recorded by the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which he described sexually assaulting women, and that his position hasn't changed in the days after The New York Times reported the President had privately questioned the tape's authenticity.

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Trump's tax bill balloons deficit, hurts poor: analysts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest U.S. Senate version of a Republican tax bill, strongly backed by President Donald Trump, would balloon the federal budget deficit and hurt poor Americans more than first estimated, congressional fiscal analysts said on Monday.

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* ENERJEX RESOURCES-ON NOV 21, ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT SIGNED BINDING COMMITMENT LETTER WITH CO RELATED TO DEAL WITH AG EAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS - SEC FILING

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The 'Access Hollywood' tape is Trump's latest conspiracy

Buried in a New York Times piece seeking to explain why President Donald Trump is defending embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama is this eye-opening paragraph:

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Ex-CIA director blasts Trump's CNN attack

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden criticized President Donald Trump's attack of CNN over the weekend, saying he could not believe a President was capable of "such an outrageous assault" on a free press or the First Amendment.

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Trump's foolish war with the press

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U.S. consumer watchdog agency official sues to block Trump's pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official filed suit late on Sunday trying to prevent President Donald Trump from naming an acting head of the watchdog agency, but its top lawyer concluded Trump had the power to do so.

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Meredith to buy U.S. publisher Time in Koch-backed deal

(Reuters) - U.S. media company Meredith Corp said on Sunday it will buy Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines, in a $1.84 billion all-cash deal backed by conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

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UPDATE 6-Meredith to buy U.S. publisher Time in Koch-backed deal

* Including debt, deal values Time at $2.8 billion (Adds that Time Inc owns People Magazine)

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UPDATE 5-Meredith to buy U.S. publisher Time in Koch-backed deal

* Including debt, deal values Time at $2.8 billion (Adds details on announcement, background on deal, paragraphs 8-24)

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Hope Hicks: A witness to Trump's rise

It took Hope Hicks seven years to go from college graduate to White House communications director.

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UPDATE 3-Meredith nears Koch-backed deal to buy U.S. publisher Time -sources

* Koch brothers are two of the world's richest men (Recasts lead, adds background on the companies)

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Time Inc. Is Said to Near Sale in Deal Backed by Koch Brothers

Meredith Corporation, the publisher of Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens, would take over the company that prints Time, Sports Illustrated and People.

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Egypt attack to spur on Saudi-backed Muslim military alliance: crown prince

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday an attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed more than 300 worshippers would galvanize an Islamic military coalition that aimed to counter "terrorism and extremism".

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The South Carolina Republican calls Trump's backing for Moore a lose-lose situation

Sen. Lindsey Graham bemoaned President Donald Trump's support for Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore on Sunday, calling the move a lose-lose situation.

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What to watch: Trump's final tax reform push

Trump's tax reform push, court changes, the CFPB controversy, sex harassment conversations on the Hill, and CHIP's future--it's all on Inside Politics.

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Analysis: Inside Trump's obsession with being Person of the Year

On Friday night, Donald Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time's "Person of the Year" for 2017 -- except that he didn't really want the honor.

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State Department won't send a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump's global summit trip, officials say

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.

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Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

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Analysis: The 13 most bizarre lines in Trump's Thanksgiving speech

President Donald Trump stopped by a local Coast Guard station in Florida on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. While there, he gave a speech extolling the virtues of the Coast Guard "brand" and talking about how everything is now better thanks to, well, him.

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Donald Trump's DC is a chilly place

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Move could indicate that Trump's former adviser is 'cooperating with prosecutors,' New York Times reports

Michael Flynn's lawyers recently informed President Donald Trump's legal team that they are not able to discuss the investigation by the special counsel anymore, four people involved with the case told The New York Times.

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BRIEF-GoldMoney signed non-binding LOI to launch GoldMoney China

* Signed non-binding LOI formalizing JV framework whereby co, Taojinyn, Zhaojin mining will launch, operate local version of co in China​

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump arrived in Florida Tuesday to celebrate his first Thanksgiving while in office, but he will spend it a little differently than past presidents -- at his Mar-a-Lago residence surrounded by family and feast.

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Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

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Trump's tweets since Moore scandal

President Donald Trump spoke out directly on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. CNN's Brooke Baldwin breaks down everything President Donald Trump has tweeted about other than Roy Moore.

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Analysis: Trump's latest tweets crossed a line

Before 6 a.m. ET, Donald Trump had already sent two tweets about the self-proclaimed "big baller" LaVar Ball.

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Inside Trump's decision to embrace Roy Moore

President Donald Trump's decision to embrace Roy Moore on Tuesday was rooted in several factors, but one of the biggest: the noise and confusion from a recent tidal wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations from Hollywood to media to politics.

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Highlights from Trump's first turkey pardon

Gather around, turkeys. President Donald Trump's first turkey pardon was stuffed with tradition.

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Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

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Analysis: Trump's incredible shrinking presidency

In the past 7 days, President Trump has attacked the following people -- and institutions -- on Twitter:

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Judge rules Trump's sanctuary city order unconstitutional

A federal judge has permanently blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities.

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Judge in California blocks Trump's order on sanctuary cities

(Reuters) - A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

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LaVar Ball spars with Chris Cuomo over Trump's UCLA tweets

In a fiery interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball responds to President Donald Trump's tweets saying he should have left the three jailed UCLA students in China after they shoplifted sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.

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Why White House aides worry about Trump's Mar-a-Lago holiday

White House aides are worrying about President Trump's Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago. The legislative agenda after tax reform is very much up in the air. And how can Congress work to avoid a government shutdown?

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Trump's war of words with Ball

President Donald Trump has called LaVar Ball "very ungrateful" after the father of one of the UCLA players detained in China downplayed Trump's role in the release of his son. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.

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Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

State Rep. Wesley Goodman supported family values and “natural marriage” but resigned after an “inappropriate interaction” in his office.

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Meet a comic who plays Trump's 'inner self'

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Trump's delay on importing heads of hunted elephants surprises administration staff

President Donald Trump's move late Friday night to postpone a decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African countries came as a surprise not only to interest groups, but also the US Fish and Wildlife Service employees who oversaw the proposed change in policy, a source with knowledge of the agency's process told CNN.

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LaVar Ball belittles Trump's role in release of UCLA players

Days after President Donald Trump touted his role in the release of three UCLA basketball students who were arrested in China, LaVar Ball, the father of one of those players, suggested the President had little to do with the matter.

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Fact Check: Trump's bizarre plane story

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, on President Trump's claim that former President Obama "never got to land" in the Philippines. More at FactCheck.org

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* Freddie Mac prices $1 billion multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

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Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labeled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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U.S. Pacific Commander: Military-backed diplomacy needed to deal with North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. military's Pacific Command, told Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on Thursday that diplomacy backed by military power was necessary to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee Dourson: reports

(Reuters) - North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said.

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Trump's sip of water goes viral

President Trump's pause for water during a speech sparked immediate reaction. He relentlessly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio for a similar moment in 2013.