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Ridicule Follows Campaign Clip Showing Trump as SupervillainFinished with his turn as Rocky Balboa , President Trump has taken to posing as Avengers supervillain Thanos in a new campaign ad. "House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable," the Trump War Room said in a Tuesday tweet sharing the clip in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogueThe Trump administration is hitting several Iranian transport firms with sanctions as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line and a China-based company that has been involved in delivering missile parts to Iran
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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Inspector General's report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Watchdog: "Basic and fundamental errors" in Russia probeThe Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he's concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia
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Biden Signals He Doesn't Want 2 TermsJoe Biden badly wants to be president, but apparently not for eight years. The 77-year-old former vice president has indicated to aides that he would serve only a single term if elected president next fall, Politico reports. "He's going to be 82 years old in four years and he won't...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2018, file photo shows an empty chair reserved for Google's parent Alphabet, which refused to send its top executive, as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry
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Executive Order Will Frame Judaism as a NationalityPresident Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday that will classify Judaism as a nationality, a move that will add teeth to federal efforts to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on race, color, or national origin but...
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Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer VacationDonald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines between private citizen...
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Democratic Debate Stage Just Got a Little Less WhiteThe sixth Democratic debate is happening next Thursday, and there will now be seven candidates on the stage at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The new contender to join Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren in the PBS NewsHour /Politico event: Andrew...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press statement on the European Green Deal at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. In her bid to lead the EU toward climate neutrality, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros (dollars 130 billion U.S.) to help member countries that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissionsThe president of the European Commission wants to offer 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help member countries cut climate-warming emissions
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air basesTurkey's foreign minister has suggested that his country could bar American troops from using two strategically-placed Turkish air bases in retaliation to possible sanctions by Washington against his country
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