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U.S. agency seeks ideas for Trump's proposed border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Friday it will accept proposals next month for the design of a wall to be built near the U.S.-Mexican frontier, a first

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Peru's president tells Trump he favors bridges to walls

LIMA (Reuters) - The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said on Friday that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of

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In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies

By David Shepardson and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces and officers within federal agencies

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Experts dispute Trump's assertion that U.S. nuclear arms capability is lagging

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has suggested that the United States must expand its nuclear arsenal, many experts say U.S.

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NAACP calls for boycott of North Carolina over voting, bathroom laws

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Friday said it would not hold its convention in North Carolina and urged other

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Details emerge of Republicans' plans to replace Obamacare

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new

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Judge won't throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

A military judge won't throw out charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl despite scathing comments that President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail.

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Federal crackdown on legal weed coming?

With just a few sentences Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sent shockwaves through the legal recreational marijuana industry when asked about the Trump administration's attitude toward the drug.

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It's official: Pentagon now calling terror group 'ISIS'

The Pentagon has officially declared the name of the terror group the United States and its allies have been fighting for years is, in fact, ISIS.

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Media outlets accuse White House of blocking certain press from covering event

President Trump's war with the press intensified Friday when several journalists perceived as critical of the administration charged they were barred from a press briefing and lodged a complaint.

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Army vet faces trial for posting flags at VA site, Sessions asked to intervene

A 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran is set to go on trial next month for the crime of posting two American flags on the fence of a Los Angeles VA facility -- and the Justice Department is facing calls to drop the case.

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How broken are Democrats?

With a party election Saturday, Dems need to decide how to fix their party.

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Chafee blasts media over Trump 'onslaught,' metric coverage

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee defended Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday against a tiresome "full onslaught" by the "mainstream media" and says he can relate to the commander-in-chief's struggles.

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The Latest: Christie warns candidates to cool it on promises

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's lobbying trip to Washington (all times local): 8 p.m. New Jersey Gov.

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The Latest: Vice admiral turns down national security job

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 7:25 p.m. Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser.

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Many options for US when investigating Russian ties

WASHINGTON (AP) When it comes to investigating Trump administration ties to Russia, the U.S. government has options. U.S. intelligence agencies and Congress have pledged to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, and pressure on them to do so has grown after President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for providing inaccurate accounts of his conversations with the Russian ambassador before the inauguration.

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Governor's races in 2 states echo the White House contest

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. Insurgent candidates striking populist notes.

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Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump

ATLANTA (AP) The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections.

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Clooney, in Paris, Jokes About Trump's Paris Comments

Clooney, in Paris, Jokes About Trump's Paris Comments

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Retailers Push Alternatives in Bid to Kill Border-Adjusted Tax

U.S. retailers are working with lawmakers in the House and Senate to craft alternatives to a proposed tax on imported goods that they say will raise prices for consumers.

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Kudlow to Investors: 'Stay With the Trump Bull Market'

Veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser Larry Kudlow told Newsmax TV that the bull stock market raging since Donald Trumps victory is far from over.

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Agency Plans to Award Mexico Border Wall Contracts by April

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.

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White House Excludes Some Press From Friday's Media Session

White House press secretary Sean Spicer held a press gaggle on Friday instead of his daily press briefing, but excluded several news sources most of whom President Donald Trump has accused of publishing "fake news" stories from attending.

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Peru's President Tells Trump he Favors Bridges to Walls

The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said on Friday that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders.

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Hillary to Dish on 2016 Race in New Book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator, and first lady is working on a book of personal essays that will come out this fall, Simon & Schuster tells the AP...

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How Donald Trump Cost George Soros $1B

George Soros literally bet against Donald Trump after the election and lost. The Wall Street Journal reveals the hedge fund manager and Hillary Clinton supporter misread what the stock market was going to do after the election and said goodbye to almost $1 billion. Soros, who'd already been leery of...

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Pre-Election Actions of FBI, Comey, DOJ Under Review

Hillary Clinton complained just days after the election that FBI Director James Comey's 11th-hour letters to Congress about her email scandal just before the election helped bring about her defeatand now the independent entity tasked with policing the Department of Justice is taking a formal look at those grievances....

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BuzzFeed's Choice to Publish Trump Dossier Praised, Pilloried

"The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them." So writes BuzzFeed in introducing the 35-page dossier it published Tuesday night that alleges Russia has compromising information, both financial and personal, on President-elect Donald Trump. Their...

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Trump: Hacking Had No Effect on Election

Donald Trump was briefed Friday on an intelligence report on Russia's "influence campaign" during the electionand had more to say afterward about the Democrats' failures than Moscow's meddling. "Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place. The Republican National Committee had strong defense!" he tweeted...

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Intel Report: Russians Celebrated Trump's Win

Evidence that Russian hackers meddled in the US election includes intercepted communications in which senior Russian officials celebrate Donald Trump's stunning win, sources tell the Washington Post . "The Russians felt pretty good about what happened on Nov. 8 and they also felt pretty good about what they did," a senior...

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