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GOP Panel's Foreign Agent Inquiry Triggers Harsh Response

An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as a foreign agent. In a bluntly worded letter delivered earlier this week, the Center for Biological Diversity accused the ...

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Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.

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Poland Ordered to Reverse Purge of Supreme Court

Europe’s highest court told Poland to reinstate more than two dozen judges ousted by the ruling party, escalating a clash between Warsaw and the ...

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Turkish Police Search for Remains of Missing Saudi Journalist

Turkish police are looking for the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a forest near Istanbul and at a rural location about 90 kilometers ...

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Trump Administration Rethinks Foreign Aid With Eye Toward China

A gleaming new $3.2 billion railway cuts in half the travel time from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to the coast. Major investments in transportation, ...

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Democrats Lead in Fundraising, But Will It Be Enough to Topple Republicans?

In the battle for Congress, Democrats are winning the money game. But will it be enough for them to overtake Republicans? In what is shaping up to ...

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Trump to meet with Pompeo as Khashoggi crisis engulfs White House

President Donald Trump will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the White House struggles to contain a spiraling crisis over a journalist's apparent death at a Saudi consulate.

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Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Donald Trump says he may call upon the military to shut the border if the Central American caravan continues.

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US Downgrades Jerusalem Diplomatic Mission to Palestinians

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a ...

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Democrats: Trump Intervened Personally to Stop FBI HQ Move

Congressional Democrats say they have evidence that President Donald Trump personally directed subordinates to scrap a long-planned relocation of FBI ...

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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a ...

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Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of Arkansas, far from the big cities of the East and West coasts. That may be about to change. The Federal ...

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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told his Chinese counterpart that improved high-level relations between their countries will reduce the risk of unintentional conflict. Mattis and Chinese General Wei Fenghe met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore in an effort to normalize military relations. Following the talks, ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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Biden: Trump 'Coddles' Autocrats Like Kim, Putin, Saudis

Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he's doing” and coddles dictators.   The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he's concerned Trump “seems to have a ...

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the ...

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Europe Edition: Khashoggi, Amazon, Tuscany: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage. “Thank you, thank you very much,” Zuniga told her, accepting the gift with a broad grin. “I couldn’t stand it anymore.” Many of the more than ...

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Khashoggi’s Last Column: Arab World Needs Free Expression

The Washington Post has published a column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East “have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate.” The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in ...

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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' behind Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the case.

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McConnell: Senate Republicans May Try Obamacare Repeal Again

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said ...

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Alice Walker says Trump’s craziness is rooted in his jealousy of Obama ‘He has an inferiority complex’

Prolific author Alice Walker appeared on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” and broke down the root of President’s Donald Trump racially-charged envy ...

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Many CEOs Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

Western corporate chiefs are continuing to pull out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, distancing themselves from questions about ...

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Man to Plead Guilty to Sending White Powder to Trump Sons

A Massachusetts man is set to plead guilty to sending threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others. Daniel ...

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Europe Edition: Saudi Arabia, Brexit, Anna Burns: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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US Lawmakers, Activists Demand Answers on Khashoggi’s Disappearance

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say Saudi leaders have “strongly denied” any involvement in the case of missing Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. Human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers are urging consequences for Saudi Arabia, if ...

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Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the disappearance of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered by ...

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