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US Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to U.S. warships than ever before, the chief of U.S. naval operations said Friday. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway three times last year as it makes more frequent ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm teachers,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was shot and killed at Marjory ...

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Trump Administration Considers Easing Restrictions on Drones

The Trump administration plans to ease restrictions on flying drones at night or over crowds. Under new rules drafted by the Federal Aviation ...

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Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation if It Attacks Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump is warning Turkey it would face economic devastation if it strikes at the Kurds when U.S. forces pull out of ...

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday ...

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Pompeo Confident of US Deal With Turkey to Protect Kurds

Despite Turkey’s vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to ...

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White House Paints Crisis at Border, Considers Declaring National Emergency 

President Donald Trump is making his case Tuesday to the American public that the country is facing a "humanitarian and national security crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border and needs a wall to thwart illegal immigration, a dispute with lawmakers that ...

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Bolton to Seek Assurances Turkey Won't Attack US-Allied Kurdish Fighters

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is in Turkey for talks with senior officials as the Trump administration seeks assurances that Turkish forces will not target Kurdish fighters allied with American forces. The visit to Turkey comes after Bolton said Sunday that protection for the Kurdish fighters who have helped battle Islamic State ...

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Parkland Report Released; Father of Victim Seeks Accountability

Andrew Pollack, the father of a teenage girl who was killed in a school shooting in Florida last year, was appointed to the state Education Board by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. Scott appointed Pollack to the board Friday. Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of 17 people killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school, Feb. 14, 2018, still needs to ...

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Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who made a strong run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is apologizing to women who worked on his ...

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Bruised GOP Considers Trump's Pennsylvania Chances in 2020

Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to replicate his ...

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The U.S. put a Yemeni warlord on a terrorist list. One of its close allies is still arming him.

Abu al-Abbas acknowledges backing from the United Arab Emirates, a partner of Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen. That is at odds with U.S. counterterrorism goals in the country.

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Departure of Trump's GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee ...

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White male kicks Black toddler, uses racial slurs in Wichita store

A white male with a criminal record allegedly kicked a one-year-old Black boy to the floor of a Wichita store then proceeded to hurl racial slurs and ranted about being a white supremacist. The child’s mother was hoping the assault would be handled properly and that the racist would be punished for what she considers […] The post White male ...

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German Army Considers Recruiting Foreign Citizens

Seven years after ending conscription, Germany is concerned about being able to fill its ranks, especially for highly specialized jobs.

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Pakistan, US Military Leaders Review Afghan Peace Efforts

The U.S. commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan traveled to Pakistan Thursday to discuss Afghan reconciliation efforts with Pakistan's military ...

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Regional Players Prepare for Imminent US Pullout from Syria

Major players in and around Syria have started positioning their forces as discussions get under way on how to proceed once U.S. forces vacate the ...

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US Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition Quits Over Trump’s Syria Move

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a U.S. official said, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures. Only 11 days ago, ...

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Turkey to Delay Syria Operation, Erdogan Welcomes US Decision to Withdraw Troops

Turkey will postpone a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday as he “cautiously” welcomed a U.S. decision to withdraw its troops in the area. The surprise announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump this week that Washington would withdraw its roughly 2,000 troops has ...

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