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Parkland massacre survivors post sweeping U.S. gun-control plan ahead of 2020 election

By Gabriella Borter (Reuters) - Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre on Wednesday released a sweeping gun-control plan that would ban assault-style rifles and take other steps in

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Conservation, animal rights groups sue Trump over weakening U.S. wildlife protections

By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) - Environmental and animal rights groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its proposal to revise the U.S.

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Trump says not looking at changing capital gains tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is not looking to index capital gains taxes to the inflation rate, which could slash the taxes that investors pay on profits

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Trump: A vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel

By Doina Chiacu and Maayan Lubell (Reuters) - President Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of "great disloyalty" and went a step further on

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Explainer: What early U.S. presidential polls tell us about the 2020 race

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anyone paying the slightest attention to the Democratic presidential campaign has likely seen headlines on the latest "horse race" opinion polls, highlighting one

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Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides

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Biden jabs at Sanders, Warren over 'Medicare-for-all'

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to take aim at two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination over their support for a government-run "Medicare-for-all" health care plan during a speech Wednesday to organized labor at the Iowa AFL-CIO.

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Romney takes veiled shot at Trump over 'flattery' of Russian, North Korean leaders

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appeared to further criticize President Trump on Monday when he lamented how his party offered dictators "flattery."

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Booker insists 2020 nominee must be more than a ‘safe bet,’ in jab at Biden

Sen. Cory Booker took an indirect swipe at Democratic presidential nomination rival Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing that the party’s next standard-bearer must be more than a “safe bet.”

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De Blasio mocked after video malfunction at labor forum: Voice 'higher than his poll numbers'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday.

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On the border, officials see dividends from Trump’s deal with Mexico

Illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border has slowed in recent months, and officials on the frontlines credit in part President Trump's dealings with Mexico. Fox News accompanied agents to see the impact first-hand.

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Trump turns up heat on Denmark over NATO spending, after Greenland offer spurned

If Denmark is trying to strike a hard bargain for Greenland, President Trump is turning to a familiar playbook to make the deal.

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Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."

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Trump: Germany, France must take back Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged France, Germany and other countries on Wednesday to take back citizens captured fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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President Trump offers himself as 'the chosen one'

WASHINGTON (AP) — King of Israel? The second coming? The chosen one? President Donald Trump is known to have a healthy ego. But a string of comments Wednesday went to a higher level.

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Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.

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Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles.

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As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

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Pence Announces Big Step Toward Space Force

We're a week away from having a US Space Command—not to be confused with a US Space Force . "Next week we will formally stand up the new unified combatant command that will be known as the United States Space Command," Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday during a meeting...

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White House Makes Its Move Against Flores Agreement

The Flores agreement was put into place during the Clinton administration; the Trump administration is now formally trying to replace it. The federal consent decree has since 1997 put parameters around the detention of migrant children and teens. The new rule the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of...

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At DWTS, It's Now Spicer Time

The latest chapter in Sean Spicer's varied personal-gig economy requires literal dancing rather than the metaphorical dancing of his most notable post . As USA Today reports, the former White House press secretary will appear on Season 28 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars —yes, that's 28 seasons since 2005, when...

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Obamas' First Film for Netflix Seen as 'Anti-Trump'

The first project from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions arrived on Netflix on Wednesday. American Factory , a documentary showcasing tensions between Chinese and American attitudes at an auto glass-manufacturing operation at a former General Motors plant in Ohio, comes from Dayton directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, who...

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Trump Axes Denmark Trip After Greenland Idea Called 'Absurd'

President Trump has called off a planned trip to Denmark because Prime Minster Mette Frederiksen has rejected the idea of selling him 98% of the kingdom's territory. After Trump confirmed that he had been considering a "large real estate deal" to make the semi-autonomous island part of the US, Frederiksen...

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Trump Unloads on Jews Who Vote Democrat

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in...

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