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White House can't shield information on trans military ban, judge rules

A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s request to shield the information used to rationalize the proposed transgender military ban.

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Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Director’s Security Clearance

The security clearance of a former Central Intelligence Agency director was revoked Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump, who said in a statement that John Brennan has been sowing “division and chaos” about his administration. The clearances of other former officials also are under review, including those of former U.S. National Intelligence ...

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Explainer: How Do Security Clearances Work?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. We take a look at what that ...

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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John Hopoate: Former Australia and NRL player given 10-year ban

Ex-Australia player John Hopoate is banned from the sport for 10 years for his behaviour during a minor-league match.

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South Korea to ban some BMW vehicles over engine fires

The government wants the cars off the roads until they have been safety checked by BMW.

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Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

Computer and video games featuring Nazi symbols such as the swastika can now be sold in Germany uncensored after a regulatory body lifted the longstanding ban.

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Pussy Riot activist defies Russian travel ban

One of the original members of Pussy Riot says she "escaped" Russia to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

After decades of German video games censoring Nazi bad guys, the rules have changed.

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Costa Rica Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage ban

It has given legislators 18 months to amend the law - but many are opposed to a change.

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US Court Orders Trump EPA to Pull Pesticide

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health when it overturned an Obama-era rule banning a ...

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Twitter will not ban InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

The company's CEO says Alex Jones hasn't violated its rules, despite other tech giants dropping him.

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Dak Prescott doubles down on anthem remarks: ‘I feel strongly about what I said’

If you were waiting for an apology from Dak Prescott you’re out of luck. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has faced a tidal wave of backlash since from fans and NFL insiders alike ever since publicly speaking up in support of the league’s kneeling ban and against  the efforts of those who support Colin Kaepernick. Now Prescott is saying ...

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The White House's story on the Trump Tower meeting shifts — yet again

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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As Hong Kong Clamps Down, a Tiny Political Party Finds Itself in the Spotlight

After the government sought to ban the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, officials have tried to keep its leader from giving public talks

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Trump Acknowledges Purpose of Meeting with Russian Lawyer

President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect ...

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Trump says Trump Tower meeting was meant to 'get information' on Clinton

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics — and it went nowhere," Trump tweeted.

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Trump: US Media 'Very Dangerous & Sick'

U.S. President Donald Trump, in the midst of a working vacation, unleashed a new barrage of attacks on the national news media Sunday, saying it was "very dangerous & sick!" "The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE," Trump tweeted from his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey. "I am ...

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Pompeo Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his Southeast Asia tour. Before leaving Sunday to return to Washington, he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, telling him the U.S. values its ties with Indonesia, one of the world’s largest democracies. Saturday, the top U.S. diplomat met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. ...

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Denmark imposes first veil ban fine on woman

A woman in Denmark has become the first person to be fined since a controversial law banning face coverings came into force this week.

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Protesters in face veils march against Denmark's new burqa ban

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Danish capital of Copehangen wearing burqas and other veils to protest a law against facial coverings.

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After shooting, Toronto wants to ban handgun sales in the city

Days after a deadly shooting rampage in Toronto, its city council voted overwhelmingly to urge its federal government to ban the sale of handguns in ...

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Chile bans plastic bags for businesses

It is the first South American country to enact a ban - and businesses flouting it will be fined $370.

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Grenfell Tower Is No Longer a Crime Scene, Police Say

The future of the charred 24-story apartment block in London where a fire last year killed 72 people will be decided by the local community.

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Denmark’s Ban on Muslim Face Veil Is Met With Protest

A ban on face veils in public came into effect on Wednesday, setting off protests and criticism from human rights groups.

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