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U.K. court opens door for alleged ISIS 'Beatles' to be tried in U.S.

Two ISIS "Beatles" who allegedly beheaded Americans are closer to being tried in the U.S. thanks to a British court decision Friday.

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North Carolina Elections Board Let Green Card Holder Vote

A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections.   The News & Observer reports Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a town council member at church encouraged her to vote. She registered in Columbus County with a driver's ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national ...

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates ...

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Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

A film about Manmohan Singh is a hatchet job on him and his party months before elections, say critics.

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Syria attack: Will the US fight back or withdraw faster?

ISIS has claimed responsiblity for a lethal attack on US troops and Syrian civilians in Manbij, Syria. Now Trump must decide what that means for his ...

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Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favor Trump as he began running for the presidency. Cohen confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that in early 2015 he ...

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Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on US election unexpectedly pleads guilty

The prostitution trial of a self-styled sex coach who claims to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections ended abruptly on Tuesday after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty.

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump said on Twitter. He urged people to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

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Pentagon Agrees to Extended Role on US-Mexico Border Mission

The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland ...

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Syrian Kurds contemplate war without US allies

Syrian Kurds have been the US's strongest and most steadfast ally on the ground in the fight against ISIS. While ISIS is close to defeat, the ...

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 A Look at the History and Importance of Congress' Power to Investigate

When Democratic lawmakers won the majority in the House of Representatives in recent elections, they not only won the ability to better shape legislation in the House, they also gained the enormous power of investigation. Investigations have always ...

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's plan to build a border wall, and Castro also criticized Trump for his ...

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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 Syria.   "Likewise, do not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey," Trump said in a tweet late Sunday. Without giving any further details, he wrote "Create 20 mile (32 kilometers) safe zone."   "Russia, Iran, and Syria ...

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ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils economic and social plans ahead of May elections.

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Trump: Broken Border More Damaging than Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Sunday that the damage from the country’s “badly broken border” with Mexico is “far greater” than the effects ...

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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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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday that he was ...

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for extending legal protections for thousands of young undocumented immigrants and others who recently have lost legal status under the Temporary Protected Status ...

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Teenager Captured With ISIS Fighters Is From Trinidad, Not the U.S., Officials Say

A 16-year-old caught on the front lines in Syria had been taken by his mother to the battle zone when he was 12, his sister and American officials said.

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Israel's intelligence chief warns of foreign election interference

Israel's intelligence chief warns that upcoming elections will be interfered with through cyber-attacks and hacking.

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ISIS is far from being defeated as a fighting force or ideology

On December 19, President Trump declared: "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency." US troops ...

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India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary.

As elections near, the government’s National Clean Air Program promises big change in cities, but says little about how that can be achieved.

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Q&A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that’s shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying ...

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US Begins Pulling Troops Out of Syria

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria is beginning to remove troops from the country. The coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," said Colonel Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S. coalition fighting the Islamic State terror group. "Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, ...

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Surprise win by opposition deepens suspicions over Congo’s election

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi’s victory defied indications by polls and observers.

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Amid international condemnation, Venezuela's Maduro takes office for second term

A dozen Latin American countries are among those not recognizing Maduro's new term, after controversy over the elections.

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