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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Syria, Migrants: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Don Lemon's open letter to President Trump: 'Please stop!'

Dear Mr. President,

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Don Lemon's open letter to Trump: Enough

CNN's Don Lemon reads an open letter he penned to President Donald Trump and Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.

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UPDATE 1-Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise

San Diego, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferment

CNN's Anderson Cooper examines President Trump's history of draft deferments and lack of military training.

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Ex-mayor rips Trump's call to Gold Star widow

Michael Nutter, the former mayor of Philadelphia, criticizes President Donald Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of a US soldier killed during an ambush in Niger.

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Congressional watchdog calls on Trump to act on climate change

A government report released Monday is sounding an alarm over the threat of climate change, and the government's response.

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Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise

San Diego, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Trump's lawyer to meet with House and Senate intelligence panels this week

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to meet privately with the House and Senate intelligence panels this week as part of their ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the US election, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ralph Nader: Trump’s Anti-Consumer Agenda Hurts His Voters

His rush to dismantle regulations and the agencies that enforce them hurts the economy — and the regular people he promised to protect.

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Cutting Taxes Is Hard. Trump Is Making It Harder.

Republicans are worried that President Trump’s musings could doom their best chance for a sweeping tax rewrite.

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Opinion: What happened when Trump showed me his foot

President Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world. I should know -- I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War. And that's why I have little doubt about whom Sen. John McCain was talking in his C-SPAN interview on Sunday.

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McCain and Trump still fighting Vietnam War

John McCain may be battling, as he has described it, a "very poor prognosis" of brain cancer, but he's still a fighter.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump: survey

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump - survey

OSLO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Doctrine of Trumpal Infallibility

People who can’t admit error shouldn’t be making policy.

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Art of the deal: Trump's Empire State Building doodle fetches $16,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow in his footsteps, encouraged by the recent sale of his drawing of New York City's Empire State Building for $16,000?

Johnson, La David T (1992-2017) nytimes.com

The Sergeant Caught in a Trump Controversy

Sgt. La David Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an attack in Niger this month. President Trump’s condolence call with Mr. Johnson’s widow became a political issue.

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The Pentagon briefing was a striking change in tone from the public response of the Trump administration

The US troops attacked in Niger were on their way back to their operating base when they were ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters, according to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who provided a timeline of the attack on Monday.

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ESPN ends talk show after just one episode

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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

President Donald Trump, for the second time in his presidency, awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House.

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Trump says popular retirement program will be unscathed in tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for his sweeping tax cuts, and voiced doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest Americans.

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Opinion: How Trump has made Tillerson's job harder

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.

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Analysis: Trump's taxes are the big story no one is talking about

A week ago today was the last chance to file your 2016 federal income tax returns -- a time which, in the past, has occasioned the president to release a portion of his own taxes.

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Trump and McCain's never-ending back and forth

President Trump and Sen. John McCain have been trading words for years. When McCain criticizes Trump's policies, Trump gets personal.

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New Hampshire governor asks Trump to stop Indonesian deportation effort

BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu on Monday publicly called on U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, to halt an effort to deport 69 Indonesian Christians who fled violence in that country two decades ago and are living illegally in the state.

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Judge to decide Trump impact in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life.

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EPA pulls scientists out of climate change conference talk

The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled speaking appearances by three of its scientists set to speak at a Rhode Island conference Monday.

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Slain sergeant's widow says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump had "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband "knew what he signed up for."

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Trump says popular retirement savings program unscathed in tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for sweeping tax cuts, and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest Americans.

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Trump says he is 'very, very close' to making Fed chair decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday he is "very, very close" to making his decision on who should chair the Federal Reserve.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac sees 16 pct rise in October mortgage delinquencies in hurricane-affected areas

* Freddie Mac- expect damage from hurricanes to lead to growth in demand for housing in nearby areas not affected by hurricanes‍​

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Trump likely won't visit DMZ on trip

President Donald Trump will most likely forgo a visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea when he visits Asia next month, a senior White House official said Monday, bypassing what has been a symbolic opportunity for US commanders in chief to stare into the Hermit Kingdom.

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Judge to decide Trump's sway in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life.

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McCain asked if Trump is draft dodger

In an interview on ABC's "The View," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was asked if he thinks Donald Trump is a draft dodger.

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His crime was invoked during Trump's campaign. Today he begins trial

Kate Steinle's killing inspired an immigration bill while President Donald Trump and other Republicans have invoked her name in decrying sanctuary cities and promoting the construction of a border wall.

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea and take other steps to pressure Pyongyang when he travels to China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday.

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Soldier's widow: Trump forgot my husband's name

The widow of a soldier killed in Niger appears on "Good Morning America" and says US President Trump "couldn't even remember his name."

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UK PM May says she is 'ambitious and positive' about Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was "ambitious and positive" about the country's future and its negotiations to leave the European Union, describing the talks as being conducted in a "constructive spirit".

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EU calls leak of May-Juncker talks a smear

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanor after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations.

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Analysis: Trump just hit a new low in this controversy

Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.

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Austrian conservative Kurz says needs more time on coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday he has yet to decide which party he plans to start coalition talks with, though he was still widely expected to turn to the far-right Freedom Party within days.

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade during Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease what Washington sees as unfair trade practices, a senior White House official said on Monday.

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Trump dismisses 401(k) changes, additional bracket for tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans to help pay for Republicans' sweeping tax plan and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting high earners.

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Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

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Trump Promises ‘No Change to Your 401(k)’ as House Considers a Contribution Cap

It is not clear whether Republicans will put a cap on tax-deferred contributions in its final version of the tax bill, but caps as low as $2,400 a year are being considered.

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Soldier's widow: I felt worse after Trump call

Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, speaks about her call with President Donald Trump, claiming she felt worse after speaking with the President.

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BRIEF-Potlatch board increases dividend 7%

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Soldier’s Widow Says Trump Struggled to Remember Sgt. La David Johnson’s Name

“That’s what hurt me the most,” Myeshia Johnson said of a condolence call President Trump made after her husband was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump says tax plan will not change 401(k) plans: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans after a report last week said Republicans might consider capping such pre-tax contributions in order to generate more revenue.

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U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

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Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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Did McCain mock Trump's draft deferments?

Senator John McCain appeared to mock US President Donald Trump's draft deferments during the Vietnam War in an interview with C-SPAN.

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Trump goes to Senate to talk taxes and health care

President Donald Trump travels to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch as he pushes forward on tax cuts.

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Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards

ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.

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Trump on North Korea: 'We're prepared for anything'

President Donald Trump boasted that the US is "prepared for anything" when it comes to the North Korea nuclear crisis and emphasized the importance of China's role during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo broadcast on Sunday morning

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Graham: Trump must go after Russia

Sen. Lindsay Graham believes the Trump administration has been slow to respond to Russia, but he does believe "where ever the Russia investigation takes us, it will take us."

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Japan PM Abe says to discuss North Korea 'thoroughly' with Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would discuss North Korea "thoroughly" with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits next month, and reaffirm the two countries' commitment to working together in dealing with the country.

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Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for U.S. policy hints

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday, among the first visits to Africa by a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration that diplomats hope will shed light on his plans to engage with the continent.

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Abe, Trump agree to raise pressure on North Korea: Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to work together to raise pressure on North Korea, Yasutoshi Nishimura, a deputy chief cabinet secretary, said on Monday.

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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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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Boogeymen? Women!

Trump attacks women and minorities on a personal and policy level.

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Editorial: America’s Forever Wars

How many foreign entanglements will the public tolerate, and why is Congress AWOL from this debate?

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Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel: WSJ

(Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 billion price: newspaper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price...

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Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel -WSJ

Oct 22 (Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.

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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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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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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 bln price -newspaper

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price the online lender sought, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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McConnell Signals Willingness to Hold Vote on Health Deal if Trump Approves

The comments by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, shifted attention to Mr. Trump, who has sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill unveiled last week.

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Opinion: Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."

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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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Rep. Wilson fires back at Trump and says his chief of staff 'lied to the American public' in criticizing her

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Guess who loses with Trump's tax plan?

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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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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.

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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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Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.

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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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Catalonia, John Kelly, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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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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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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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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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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Firm behind Trump dossier fights subpoena

Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm behind the controversial Trump dossier, asked a federal court on Friday to stop its bank from turning over financial records subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee.

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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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Party of 'Czech Trump' wins election

Billionaire tycoon Andrej Babis was set to become the Czech Republic's next prime minister after his ANO party won with a significant margin in the country's general election on Saturday.

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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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U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

TUNIS (Reuters) - Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections.

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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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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.

Poetry and Poets nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Inspirational ... for Poetry

Here are the winners from the thousands of submissions in my Trump poetry contest.

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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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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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McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

Senator John McCain, the irrepressible Arizona Republican, has long felt free to speak his mind. But since his cancer diagnosis, he has been a vocal defender of national ideals.

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What Chad has to do with Trump and Niger

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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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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 Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.

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What the 'Trumpification' of the presidency means to Generation Z

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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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Trump, the 'King of Debt,' makes Republicans fret

As a New York businessman, Donald Trump proudly referred to himself as the "King of Debt" -- he thrived on taking financial risks and routinely leveraged debt to grow his family empire.

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TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

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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.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

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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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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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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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.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

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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The extraordinary arrogance of Trump interviewing US attorneys

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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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Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

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Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.

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U.S.-Turkey Visa Standoff Disrupts Business and Tourism

As the diplomatic dispute lingers, Turks and Americans are struggling with the effects, and the United States is demanding protection for its consular staff.

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

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts

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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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Democratic billionaire launches $10M campaign to impeach Trump

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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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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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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.

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US STOCKS-Wall St up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts

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How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.

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Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet

Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.

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Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled.

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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.

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Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.

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Trump fundraising arm launches National Anthem petition

A fundraising committee backing President Donald Trump has launched a petition calling for supporters to be counted among those who believe in standing for the National Anthem.

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Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel starts crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pronounced herself optimistic as she opened the first full round of talks on piecing together the three-way "Jamaica" coalition she needs if she is to avoid an abrupt end to her 12 years in power.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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CORRECTED-Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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Ed Sheeran talks about substance abuse

Ed Sheeran is reportedly opening up about how substance abuse factored into his hiatus from music.

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Congresswoman Accuses Kelly of Lying, Escalating Dispute Over Trump’s Condolence Call

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.

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BRIEF-Excellon increases bought deal financing to $13.25 million

* To increase amount of bought deal offering to 6.6 million units for gross proceeds of about $13.25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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San Juan mayor: Sure, Trump gets a 10 ... out of 100

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz slams President Trump's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, saying the administration has been unresponsive and slow.

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Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

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Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.

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Robertson: Trump's actions are beginning to have global consequences

The last time Baghdad sent troops into Kirkuk to kick out Kurdish forces, I was in the first group of journalists taken to see the aftermath.

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BRIEF-Rice Midstream Partners increases quarterly distribution​

* Rice Midstream Partners Lp - ‍board of its general partner approved cash distribution of $0.2814 per unit for Q3, up 4 percent from Q2​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

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Austrian coalition talks set to begin, far right likely partner

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president gave the green light to conservative leader Sebastian Kurz on Friday to form a government, but Kurz gave little away about his coalition plans, leaving a tie-up with the far right the most likely outcome.

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Trump tax reform hopes boost dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated that the "Trumpflation trade" could be back in play, after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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Rep. Frederica Wilson: Trump's call 'not a good message'

Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday that President Donald Trump's message to the late Sgt. La David Johnson's family is "not a good message to say to anyone who has lost a child at war."

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Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

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No trade talks but May wins gesture, warm words at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders shunned Theresa May's summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal on Friday but sweetened the pill for the fragile British prime minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks.

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Hear Trump's full phone call to Gold Star widow

Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump.

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White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024

The Democratic Party has scarcely begun a serious reckoning with its defeat last year. It lives still in a coastal echo chamber of identity politics and Trump-bashing.

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It took Trump 12 days to comment after deadly Niger raid. Here's what happened.

How four US service members were killed in Niger -- and President Donald Trump's response to the attack -- has left the federal government searching for answers.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel launching crunch German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday begins the first full round of talks on forming a three-way "Jamaica" coalition that she needs to work or else risk her time in power coming to an end after 12 years.

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Widow shares positive experience of Trump call in April

Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.

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UK business minister travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Greg Clark will hold talks in Canada on Friday to discuss Airbus SE's plans to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jetliner program aimed at helping it avoid high U.S. import tariffs.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”

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Hear Trump's call to Gold Star widow

Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump.

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Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry.

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U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Trump again calls congresswoman's account of Gold Star call a 'total lie'

President Donald Trump on Thursday once again refuted a congresswoman's account of his call with the grieving wife of a slain US service member, deeming it a "total lie" hours after his own chief of staff seemed to bolster a key piece of her story.

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Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the Al Smith charity dinner and joked about President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the media.

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Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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Anderson Cooper scores Trump's response to Puerto Rico

President Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 for how the White House handled aid in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Anderson Cooper keeps Trump honest with a review of the response.

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Trump brags about his fake Renoir

Is President Donald Trump's "Renoir" a fake? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the art of the fake art deal.

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Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown.

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Editorial: The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

A federal court on Wednesday heard the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Trade and Tantrums

Will Nafta get the health care treatment — death by spite?

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Obama, Bush dig at Trump on same day

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both levied scathing criticisms of the current state of politics in America during separate speeches.

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Weinstein's fall grew from rage over Trump

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Trump had said lawmaker 'fabricated' his words to widow

In defending President Donald Trump's comments to the widow of a slain soldier, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday undercut a stunning allegation levied by Trump against a member of Congress a day earlier.

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Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.

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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, defends immigration and trade

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush decried "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.