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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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Trump: I should have left UCLA players in China jail

President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.

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Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’

A day after Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter.

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill -aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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Mnangagwa, a 'tyrant' who could be Zimbabwe's next president

The elevation of Emmerson Mnangagwa to the presidency of Zimbabwe would amount to an act of political survival matched only by the man he'd replace, Robert Mugabe.

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Zelizer: What Trump won't tweet

You're not going to read this in a tweet from President Donald Trump; but it can be said in a Twitter-length post: The free press is not an optional part of our democracy, it is an integral part of it. Without it, our political system can never be its best.

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Ex-Chile leader Pinera favored to win presidential election

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted for a successor to President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, though a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

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Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

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Former leader Pinera seen as favorite as Chileans vote for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

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Can anyone stop Trump from ordering a nuclear strike?

For the first time in more than 40 years, Lawmakers on Capitol Hill debated the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike.

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Clinton on Trump tweet: He's obsessed

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to President Trump's tweet telling her to get on with her life after the election.

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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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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

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Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.

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Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.

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Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.

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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

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Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.

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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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The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

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Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

Republican governors gathered in Austin amid grave misgivings over the impact that President Trump will have on the party’s control over statehouses.

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Trump says he has put big-game trophy decision on hold

President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold.

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Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

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White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

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Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Russian-Trump Jr. meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

The president reversed his own administration’s decision in an evening tweet, prohibiting trophies of killed elephants from being brought into the country.

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Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.

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Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

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Notorious Russian Twitter troll may be back

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Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday.

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On Franken, Trump shouldn't have gone there

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Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

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U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure.

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Sessions jokes to crowd: 'Any Russians' in the room?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a joke in a speech to The Federalist Society, asking if anyone in the crowd had been to Russia.

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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

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President Trump begins paying legal bills from his own pocket

President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday.

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

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Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.

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Analysis: Why did Trump attack Franken? Simple.

When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.

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Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

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White House Requests $44 Billion in Additional Disaster Relief

The Trump administration said lawmakers should make spending cuts to offset the disaster spending, a request that a top Democrat immediately denounced.

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Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

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Tax Fight Gets Personal as Senators Spar Over Bill

A daylong debate over taxes devolved into an angry shouting match as Senators Orrin Hatch and Sherrod Brown sparred over whether the bill favored the rich.

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Trump invites a new round of scrutiny over past sexual harassment accusations levied against him

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies .

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Russia says humiliating to go to Olympics without flag: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem, RIA news agency reported on Friday.

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Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin, Brad Brooks and Christine Murray

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We’re With Stupid

The problem is not the Russians — it’s us. A huge percentage of the population can’t tell fact from fiction.

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On Washington: Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

Lawmakers see a possible turning point against inappropriate behavior that has been tolerated on Capitol Hill because of political power.

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Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.

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US allies frustrated by Trump as they lobby hard to keep Iran deal

US allies campaigning hard in the halls of Congress to preserve the Iran nuclear deal are finding the process frustrating and confounding.

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Cardona: Trump tweets highlight hypocrisy

In a panel discussion, CNN political contributor Maria Cardona says that President Trump's tweets about Al Franken highlights the hypocrisy and lack of moral leadership from Trump.

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Trump, a Veteran of Sexual Harassment Accusations, Scolds Franken

In a pair of tweets late Thursday night, President Trump weighed in on the sexual assault allegations surrounding Senator Al Franken.

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Special counsel subpoenas Trump campaign for more documents

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to the Trump campaign for more Russia-related documents, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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US and Russia partnership on Syria is limited and this just proved it

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Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party

The divisions that have split Republican leadership from its grass roots have sunk to a new level because of the Alabama Senate candidate.

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Trump perfects the art of ignoring

President Trump perfects techniques for ignoring shouted questions. Jeanne Moos reports it's all Q and no A.

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UPDATE 1-Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

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In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel

It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.

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Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursday, as party leaders in Alabama stood by their nominee.

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Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, including requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

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McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

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Lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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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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U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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Chile's presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's presidential hopefuls wrapped up campaigning on Thursday in a race that has pitted billionaire Sebastian Pinera's promise for change against center-left candidate Alejandro Guillier's defense of a recent raft of progressive reforms.

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Trump stops short of saying U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday, while state party leaders in Alabama vowed to stand by their nominee.

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Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Thursday he would support the governor of the country's Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections if Mohamed Tahir Ayala decided to stand.

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday that would have renewed a mandate for the independent group investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Kushner Failed to Provide Russia Documents, Senate Panel Found

In a bipartisan letter, the Senate Judiciary Committee said that President Trump’s son-in-law did not hand over documents about a “Russian backdoor overture.”

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Trump to announce terrorism list decision on North Korea next week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday.

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Trump adviser says past U.S. emissions a 'distraction' in fixing climate

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations' view that the United States should do more to fight climate change because it is the biggest historical emitter is a "distraction" from technological innovation, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

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Senate sends $700 billion defense bill to Trump, funding uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military, but leaving unsettled how to fund the massive spending increase amid a Republican-led push to cut taxes.

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Eric Newman, Whose Coins Told of America’s History, Dies at 106

Mr. Newman, a numismatist for nearly a century, was one of the country’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.

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BRIEF-U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​

* ‍U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New President Bush accuser says he groped her in 1992

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on U.N. action on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Lawmakers want more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday they had not received information they requested from President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, including emails, phone records and documents related to communications with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Senate quickens pace of approving Trump judicial picks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One thing is definitely going right for U.S. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress: they are steadily getting conservatives appointed as judges, advancing their long-held ambition of reshaping the federal judiciary.

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UPDATE 2-Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

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Former Trump campaign adviser delivers 'irrelevant' documents to congressional committees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Thursday delivered subpoenaed documents he described as "irrelevant and unnecessary" to two congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump urges U.N. council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged all members of the U.N. Security Council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, saying it was needed to prevent President Bashar al-Assad from using the arms.

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Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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UN pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA (Reuters) - The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place.

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Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman in 2006

A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized.

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Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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Paraguayan judge authorizes extradition of ex-Conmebol president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - A Paraguayan judge authorized on Thursday the extradition of the former president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Nicolas Leoz to the United States, where he faces bribery accusations in a corruption investigation into world football executives.

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AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company's acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner .

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American Heart Association president has heart attack

The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

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Kenya court to rule on presidential election cases on Monday

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta last month and the judges could order a fresh vote or clear the way for the incumbent to be sworn in for a second term.

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Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.

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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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Trump acknowledges thanks from UCLA players released from China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the thanks he received from three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China for shoplifting and were released after he raised the case with his Chinese counterpart.

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California Today: California Today: U.C.L.A. Players Credit Trump With An Assist

Thursday: The basketball team’s China debacle, the death toll from a Northern California shooting rises, and free zoo admission for the military — forever.

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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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Trump to UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning accepted the appreciation of three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China, offering some fatherly advice while also thanking his Chinese counterpart.

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Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company.

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U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA (Reuters) - The heads of three U.N. agencies issued a fresh plea on Thursday for the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade on Yemen, saying that without aid shipments "untold thousands of innocent victims, among them many children, will die".

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Op-Ed Columnist: Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

I no longer see Christ in American conservatism.

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Olympic ban possible as doping body labels Russia still 'non-compliant'

Russia is a step closer to facing a possible ban of its athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) upheld its decision that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains non-compliant.

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Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold Syria summit in Sochi on Nov. 22: NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a summit to discuss developments in Syria next week in the Russian resort of Sochi, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Thursday.

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WADA rules Russia 'non-compliant' in Winter Games blow

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared to compete at February's Winter Olympics.

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Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

With President Trump creating unease in Asia, two longtime adversaries inch toward a possible rapprochement that reflects a shifting power balance.

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WADA says Russia still 'non-compliant' with anti-doping code

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared for the Winter Olympics in February.

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Antidoping Regulator Denies Russia’s Appeal for Reinstatement

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency is expected to set off a frenzy of scrutiny and debate three months ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

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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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Washington Memo: ‘What About Bill?’ Sexual Misconduct Debate Revives Questions About Clinton

Conservatives resurrect charges as a political cudgel, but some liberals say it may be time to rethink their defense of the former president.

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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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!

Next month, he’ll pardon Congress.

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Republicans press U.S.-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries having found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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Opinion: Trump bores us with his vacation slides

Remember when your relatives would come back from vacation and force you to watch their slide show to prove what a great time they had?

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum

Researchers have found evidence that Russian-language or Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts pushed divisive messages in British politics, too.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

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In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

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Trump dodges questions on Moore

President Donald Trump, fresh off his Asia trip, discussed the success of his political trip, while avoiding questions on whether Roy Moore should leave the Senate race in Alabama.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

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Ivanka Trump: Special place in hell for people who prey on kids

Ivanka Trump spoke out for the first time against embattled Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his early thirties. Her father, President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has largely stayed mum on the issue.

United States Politics and Government

Watch Live: Senators Discuss Bipartisanship in Politics

Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mark Warner, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, assess the dissolution of compromise in politics at a TimesTalks event.

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Trump to tap nuclear industry lobbyist for U.S. Energy Dept job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Melissa Burnison, a nuclear energy industry lobbyist, to serve as assistant secretary in charge of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Energy Department, the White House said on Wednesday.

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U.N. to vote on rival U.S., Russia bids to renew Syria inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival U.S. and Russian bids to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

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Trump dossier made without paid sources, firm says

The ex-British intelligence agent who authored the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia did not pay the sources he used to compile the document, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified to congressional Russia investigators, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

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Rubio gives Trump pointers on drinking water during speech

Sen. Marco Rubio had a chance at payback Wednesday, when President Donald Trump noticeably sipped from a water bottle multiple times during a speech -- a move Trump had mocked Rubio for during the 2016 campaign.

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Analysis: Donald Trump's dry-mouthed victory lap

Donald Trump got back from Asia on Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, he was taking a victory lap.

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President paints his trip through Asia as a huge success that restored US standing in the world

President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US's standing in the world.

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Trump: We must denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said that during his trip to South Korea one of the topics of conversation was how to isolate North Korea and its weapons.

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Venezuela wins Russia and China backing as it says it is honoring debt

MOSCOW/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela won easier debt terms from Russia and got a vote of confidence from China on Wednesday, as the oil-rich country said it had starting making interest payments on bonds after a delay that had threatened to trigger a default.

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Trump is still silent on Roy Moore scandal

President Donald Trump is not known for being shy when it comes to hot-button political questions. But he's been unusually quiet, or circumspect, when it comes the scandal enveloping Alabama Republican Roy Moore's Senate campaign.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

In midday remarks from the White House, President Trump is expected to declare that “America is Back” as he sums up a year of action on the world stage.

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U.S. embassy defends credibility of Liberia presidential poll

MONROVIA (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Liberia on Wednesday defended the credibility of last month's presidential election there, amid allegations of irregularities and fraud that have delayed a run-off poll.

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UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Under Trump, Banking Watchdog Trades Its Bite for a Tamer Stance

A change in course has made the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which oversees the nation’s biggest banks, part of a campaign to roll back regulations.

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Trump touts 'respect' he saw on Asia trip

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senators Clash Over Last Minute Changes to Tax Bill

Democrats attacked Republicans for proposing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as part of their tax overhaul.

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U.S. House members oppose Trump administration auto trade rules proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Trump administration on Wednesday not to boost current production requirements on vehicle content for autos produced in the region under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Offers Condolences, for the Wrong Mass Shooting

In a Twitter post later deleted, President Trump again addressed a Texas town affected by a shooting on Nov. 5, though four were killed in California on Tuesday.

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Russia, Syria armies step up attacks on Damascus enclave-rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army backed by Russian jets on Wednesday stepped up shelling and air strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave in Damascus a day after rebels stormed an army base in the area, rebels, a war monitor and residents said.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Russia May Make All Outside News Media Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

The measure is said to be a response to a U.S. requirement imposed on the state-owned RT television network, but it is far broader in scope.

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Trump wants UCLA players to thank him for their freedom

Think about this: You've just spent nearly two weeks halfway around the world. You've spent most of the last 24 hours on a plane. Your body clock is somewhere between 12-14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. You are 71 years old.

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Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

World War II (1939-45) nytimes.com

Volgograd Journal: For Russians, 75 Years Later, Stalingrad Is a Battle to Remember

The 200 days of fighting along the Volga River came to be a defining event of World War II. For a Russian conflict photographer, it remains a touchstone.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's Defence Ministry.

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Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexico border to stump Trump's wall plan

Cards Against Humanity, an irreverent card game company known for its attention-seeking pranks, says it bought land on the U.S.-Mexico border to block President Trump from building his wall.

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

Radiation nytimes.com

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.

Philosophy nytimes.com

First Words: Is ‘Loyalty’ a Virtue? In the Trump Era, It’s Complicated.

The last two years in American politics have revealed our very different senses of loyalty, from its purpose to its objects.

cnn.com

He told gunman: Shoot me, not kids

Jessie Sanders ran toward the gunman who killed four people in a remote Northern California community, yelling at the gunman to shoot him instead of the children. Sanders said a bullet grazed his right forearm.

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange says Benjamin Jackson has been named president​

* Intercontinental exchange announces management team promotions

cnn.com

N. Korea warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

US President Donald Trump may claim he would never insult Kim Jong Un, but North Korea clearly thinks differently.

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Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global warming is likely to be slightly less severe than previously expected thanks to stronger climate policies by China and India that will offset less U.S. action under President Donald Trump, a study showed on Wednesday.

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Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.

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Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senators Warner and Corker to Speak With The Times on Withering Bipartisanship

In an era where comity is fleeting and the art of the deal appears closed for business, some senators are lamenting the sunset of bipartisanship.

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Lebanon president: nothing justifies Hariri absence, consider him detained

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday nothing justified Saad al-Hariri's continued absence from Lebanon and therefore he should be considered detained in Saudi Arabia.

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Russia passes 'foreign agents' media law on second reading

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a law giving Moscow the power to designate foreign media operating in Russia as "foreign agents" required to disclose where they get their funding and how they spend it.

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UPDATE 5-UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum: Times newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum - Times newspaper

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Russia passes 'foreign agents' media law on second reading: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed on second reading a law that would allow the Russian authorities to designate foreign media operating in Russia as "foreign agents", RIA news agency reported.

sportsNews reuters.com

Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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Plane crash in Russia's far east kills six: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six people were killed when a small plane crashed in Russia's far eastern region of Khabarovsk early on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said.

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Zimbabwe military says seizes power to stop 'criminals', President Mugabe safe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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Special envoy for Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea from Nov. 17, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member

The surgery was the latest setback to President Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

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Trump administration to release rules on disclosing cyber flaws: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to publicly release on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, a national security official told Reuters.

sportsNews reuters.com

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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UPDATE 4-UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

The president got played in his trade talks in Beijing last week.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

British Cybersecurity Chief Warns of Russian Hacking

The chief of the National Cyber Security Center said Russia recently tried to hack into Britain’s energy, media and telecommunications industries.

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Russia attacked energy, telecom and media in Britain: government official

(Reuters) - Russian cyber operatives have attacked Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year, according to prepared remarks by the head of the government's main cyber defense agency.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Don’t Sanders Supporters Care About the Russia Investigation?

Discussing Trump’s ties to Putin could give us a chance to raise the issues that matter most to us: corruption and inequality.

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Senate approves Trump administration job for author of 'torture' memos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former government official criticized for being the principal author of the legal justifications for "enhanced interrogation techniques" was narrowly confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as the top lawyer for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Trump administration.

cnn.com

Trump and McConnell talked about how to address Roy Moore situation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he spoke with President Donald Trump from Vietnam about the Roy Moore situation, and will have "further discussions" with him when the President returns.

cnn.com

Grassley calls WikiLeaks exchanges with Donald Trump Jr. 'innocuous'

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he considers the Twitter messages between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks to be "very innocuous," and the exchanges don't make him any more likely to bring in the President's eldest son for a public hearing.

cnn.com

Jeff Sessions' many denials on Russia, explained

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for another round of heated testimony regarding what he knew about the Trump campaign's interactions with Russians.

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Democrats concerned that Trump is too 'unstable' for nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Jeff Sessions Says He Didn’t Lie About Russian Contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied that he lied when he testified about Russian contacts in October. He also said he was aware of African-American groups that have transformed themselves into “violent activists.”

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Sessions Says He Did Not Lie to Congress on Contacts with Russia

In a marathon session with the House Judiciary Committee, the attorney general said he could not recall a campaign adviser’s briefing on Russia but did remember stopping a Trump-Putin meeting.

cnn.com

The stupidity of Donald Trump Jr.

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Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.

cnn.com

Russia uses fake photos to accuse US of supporting ISIS

The evidence was "irrefutable," the Russian defense ministry claimed: The US is supporting ISIS. The proof: a series of photos it posted on its social feeds.

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Russia's Defense Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

An Alabama Senate Candidate Keeps Democratic Leaders Away — but Not Their Money

Doug Jones has portrayed his race for the Senate as an Alabama effort, apart from the national Democratic Party, but he is reaping the fruit of an energized party.

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Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea's weapons program could lead to war.

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'To the best of my recollection' covers a huge contradiction on Russia for the attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was adamant about one thing during his hours-long testimony in front of the House judiciary committee on Tuesday: He has never lied under oath regarding what he knew and when he knew it about the interactions between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russia.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Considers Ending Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Plan

Republican senators are mulling whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate when their tax proposal is revised later on Tuesday.