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House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration
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House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan sought to head off revolts on Wednesday from the right and center of…
Trump calls on government for funding deal before August break
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Trump calls on government for funding deal before August break

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the…
Donald Trump orders National Guard to US-Mexico border
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Donald Trump orders National Guard to US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border. Trump has said the…
‘Sex and the City’ actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor
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‘Sex and the City’ actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor

Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the hit television series “Sex and the City,” announced…
US government shuts down for second time this year after spending bill vote is held up
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US government shuts down for second time this year after spending bill vote is held up

The US government has shut down once again after the Senate failed to pass a stop-gap spending measure. The Senate…
Poverty in US set to increase due to Donald Trump’s policies, says UN official
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Poverty in US set to increase due to Donald Trump’s policies, says UN official

A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the US on Friday, saying that the situation is…
Egypt expects ‘unfair’ US congress hearing on its human rights record
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Egypt expects ‘unfair’ US congress hearing on its human rights record

The spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abu Zeid, expects an “unfair” hearing at the Tom Lantos Human…
Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’
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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’

US President Donald Trump grudgingly signed new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale…
Only 6 people have ever voted against an FBI director – Five of them did today
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Only 6 people have ever voted against an FBI director – Five of them did today

Only once had a US Senator ever voted against a nominee for FBI director — until today. Five Democrats cast…
Putin says US must cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia
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Putin says US must cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia

President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and…
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