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Vietnamese activist 'Mother Mushroom' freed from prison, granted asylum in the US

A high-profile Vietnamese dissident and online blogger has arrived in the United States where she has been granted asylum following her release from prison in her home country.

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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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Religion and Women’s Rights Clash, Violently, at a Shrine in India

A New York Times journalist was met with rock-throwing and threats when she tried to visit a Hindu temple after justices ruled that women should be ...

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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. ...

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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, 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 ...

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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 love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Russia's ...

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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old pact give China an 'unfair' advantage.

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Chinese ambassador to US says Beijing doesn't know who to deal with

The Chinese ambassador to the United States said diplomats are confused over who is the "final decision maker" in the Trump administration, complicating future negotiations amid the escalating US China trade war.

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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 Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the health care law a “disappointment.” In a ...

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Obamacare: The big election issue that's not Trump

Healthcare is always ranked as a crucial issue by voters in these mid-terms - is the system really broken?

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Melania Trump : 'Smoke-filled' plane forced to land

Passengers on board were handed wet towels as the smoke-filled aircraft was forced to turn around.

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Melania Trump's flight forced to land after smoke fills plane cabin

Melania Trump was flying to Philadelphia when the plane was forced to land.

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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 toward President Barack Obama. —Woman who was fired after blocking Black man from entering his apartment says she’s married to a Black man and isn’t racist— Melber played audio of Trump ...

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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 Riyadh's involvement in the disappearance and alleged killing of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist in Turkey. At first, many of the business leaders reserved judgment on what happened to the missing ...

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Trump Jumps to the Defense of Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi Case

President Trump accused Saudi Arabia’s critics of presuming guilt, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi leaders in Riyadh to help defuse ...

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Smoke Forces Melania Trump's Plane Back to Military Base

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily ...

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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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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case

His comments come as Turkish sources say they have more evidence the Saudi journalist was killed.

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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 Saudi agents inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, a charge denied by the Saudis. As he headed to ...

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As Ukraine and Russia step up confrontation, US not a bystander

Trump administration officials have been maintaining a harder line on Russia's role in Ukraine as the hot war continues in the eastern Donbas region.

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