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AGENCIES WENT ON DESPITE SHUTDOWN, AND SOME ASK IF THAT'S LEGAL


Most of those parks, they tried to maintain and keep those open, said Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 4

MELANIA TRUMP WON'T ACCOMPANY PRESIDENT TO WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM


Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman, said Monday that Melania was going to skip the trip because of scheduling and logistical issues... READ MORE

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NAFTA'S FATE UNCERTAIN AHEAD OF MONTREAL ROUND OF TALKS


FILE PHOTO Flags are pictured during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 19, 2017... READ MORE

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SINGAPORE SOARS UP INNOVATION RANKINGS, U.S. FALLS OUT OF TOP 10


South Korea remained the global-innovation gold medalist for the fifth consecutive year... READ MORE

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US FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO RETURN AFTER LAWMAKERS END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN


Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown, he wrote on Twitter... READ MORE

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PENCE TO VISIT WESTERN WALL AFTER PRO-ISRAEL SPEECH


In Jerusalem, Pence reiterated Trump's position that the United States will support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if both sides agree... READ MORE

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AS DEAL IS SEALED TO DODGE SHUTDOWN, TRUMP STAYS OUT OF SIGHT


Look, what the president did clearly worked, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 0

DOCTOR WHO HELPED LEAD U.S. TO BIN LADEN LANGUISHES IN PAKISTAN PRISON, NOT HELPED BY TRUMP VOW


Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years -- since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 32

WOMAN SEEN AS INSPIRATION FOR WWII'S ROSIE THE RIVETER DIES AT 96


A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington state... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 6

A FRESH GOP PROMISE AND A 'TALKING STICK' HELP END SHUTDOWN


Moderates' stampede away from the shutdown blowback or a native American talking stick wielded by Sen. Susan Collins... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 9

CEO LOBBY GROUP QUADRUPLED SPENDING IN YEAR-END TAX BILL PUSH


That compares with the 27 million the roundtable spent on lobbying last year... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 19

IMF SAYS GLOBAL GROWTH PICKING UP AS U.S. TAX CUTS TAKE HOLD


That would be the fastest rate since 2011, when the world was bouncing back from the financial crisis... READ MORE

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SECRET TO DOLLAR'S DIM FUTURE FOUND IN FED'S LAST HIKING CYCLE


The rotation out of still-expensive U.S. assets into more attractively-priced investments abroad matters more for the dollar than relative monetary policy stances, according to Harvey... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 57

A BRAVE NEW WORLD OR A MATRIX-INSPIRED NIGHTMARE?


Taut, terrifying and thought-provoking, this is the dark side of artificial intelligence explored through the prism of Hollywood... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 32

TURKEY'S US LOBBYISTS WANT STATES TO EXAMINE ALLEGED FRAUD AT EXILED CLERIC'S CHARTER SCHOOLS


Turkey hired Amsterdam Partners to investigate the Gulen charter school network in 2015, the year before the attempted coup... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 12

PENCE DEFENDS TRUMP'S RACIAL SLURS AGAINST AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS, DISMISSES PORN STAR'S CLAIMS


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling Th... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 0

TRUMP SIGNS BILL REOPENING U.S. GOVERNMENT AS IMMIGRATION FIGHT LOOMS


WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a government spending bill Monday evening that ends a three-day partial shutdown, White House official said... READ MORE

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TRUMP CLAIMS VICTORY AS HOUSE VOTES TO END SHUTDOWN, SEND HIM FUNDING BILL


But the White House appeared in no mood for bipartisanship or magnanimity after a shutdown that overshadowed Trump's first anniversary in office... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 0

DOCTOR WHO AIDED HUNT FOR BIN LADEN LANGUISHES FORGOTTEN BEHIND BARS


Pakistan and the Taliban sanctuaries it provides are a big part of the insurgents' success in Afghanistan, but it's only one of many factors, Kugelman said... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 0

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ABORTION PILL? IT'S GOING THROUGH THE MAIL


The battle is playing out on fields large and small, from state legislatures to abortion clinics in rural Maine... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 0

THE COMPLEXITY OF THE NEW WORLD DISORDER AT THE ISRAEL-SYRIA BORDER


Meantime, 4,000 Syrians have crossed the fence via the Israel Defense Force's Operation Good Neighbor, including many women and children... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 5

TURKEY'S ERDOGAN VOWS TO PRESS OFFENSIVE ON U.S.-BACKED KURDS IN SYRIA


Turkey sees the Syrian Kurdish fighters as linked to insurgents fighting for Kurdish autonomy at home... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 460

TURKEY SHELLS SYRIA, PREDICTS SWIFT CAMPAIGN AGAINST KURDS


Turkey shells more targets in north-west Syria and says it will swiftly crush US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 62

SENATORS REACH DEAL TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT, ENDING THREE-DAY STANDOFF


In 2013, the Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill only to see the House, controlled by Republicans, refuse to act... READ MORE

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U.S. WARNS RUSSIA ON SYRIA'S CHEMICAL WEAPONS AFTER NEW ATTACK IS REPORTED


The United States sternly criticized Russia's failure to rein in its Syrian ally, Bashar Assad, on Monday after reports of a new regime chemical weapons st... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 5

DEMOCRAT SENATORS BREAK RANKS WITH CHUCK SCHUMER, VOTE TO END FEDERAL SHUTDOWN ON GOP 'DREAMER' PLEDGE


WASHINGTON - Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 0

FIGHTING RAGES AS TURKISH FORCES WIDEN THEIR PUSH INTO TERRITORIES OF U.S.-BACKED KURDS IN SYRIA


Turkey says it aims to create a 30-km 20-mile deep secure zone in Afrin, the Kurdish-controlled enclave on its border... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 2

BIGGEST HURDLE FOR TRUMP'S BORDER WALL IS RUGGED TERRAIN


The video captures a landscape that meanders with the Rio Grande, passing through numerous habitats, alternately stark and lush... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 0

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 2018: DONALD TRUMP BACKERS CLAIM VICTORY


WASHINGTON - President Trump declared victory Monday in the great government shutdown debate of 2018... READ MORE

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PROGRESSIVES HAMMER SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR STRIKING DEAL WITH GOP TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT


Senate Democrats attacked by left for deal with GOP to reopen government... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Washington

9/29 TRUMP WELCOMES TRUCKERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE


Jonathan Ernst The most visible person in any White House is naturally the President, followed by the press secretary... READ MORE

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GOVERNMENT ENTERS PARTIAL SHUTDOWN MODE AFTER CONGRESS FAILS TO AGREE ON SPENDING BILL


Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders... READ MORE

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DONALD TRUMP 'IMITATES INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI'S ACCENT'


In the spring of 2016, during the election campaign, Mr Trump used a such a voice to mock a call centre representative in India... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 6482

FOX NEWS HOST SHEP SMITH ON THE SHUTDOWN NEWS


Us government shuts down after congress fails to pass spending bill... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 5787

ON SECOND DAY OF GLOBAL WOMEN'S MARCHES, THOUSANDS TAKE TO THE STREETS OF EUROPE


BERLIN -- Thousands took to the streets of European capitals, among them Berlin, Paris and London, on Sunday as part of the global Women's March movement... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 5292

TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR MARKED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, NOT CELEBRATION


The president had a Mar-a-Lago celebration planned instead he is in Washington, grappling with Congress over a government shutdown... READ MORE

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EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP ACCUSES RUSSIA OF HELPING NORTH KOREA EVADE SANCTIONS


Exclusive Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions says U.S. needs more missile defense... READ MORE

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EXCLUSIVE TRUMP ACCUSES RUSSIA OF HELPING NORTH KOREA EVADE SANCTIONS SAYS US NEEDS MORE MISSILE DEFENSE


Exclusive Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions says U.S. needs more missile defense... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 4783

GOVERNMENT STILL SHUT DOWN ON MONDAY AS SENATE FAILS TO CLINCH DEAL


Flake said negotiations would resume early on Monday leading up to the midday vote on the Senate floor... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 4262

TRUMP DECRIES 'PERMISSIVE' U.S. ABORTION LAWS AT RALLY


Trump decries permissive US abortion laws at rally... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 3613

MAHMOUD ABBAS URGES EU TO 'SWIFTLY RECOGNISE' PALESTINE


Based on the UN resolution 242, the accords called for a two-state solution with occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestine state... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 3211

WOMEN'S MARCH PROTESTS: THOUSANDS RALLY AGAINST TRUMP


On the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, organisers hope to encourage women to get more involved in politics... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 3076

JORDAN'S KING DELIVERS POINTED REMARKS TO PENCE ON JERUSALEM


Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza probably will also stage protests to coincide with Pence's visit... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 3058

US SHUTDOWN TO END AS SENATE STRIKES DEAL


The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill... READ MORE

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GOVERNMENT STILL SHUT DOWN ON MONDAY AS SENATE FAILS TO CLINCH DEAL


Flake said negotiations would resume early on Monday leading up to the midday vote on the Senate floor... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 2922

EX-CIA OFFICER ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF STASHING TOP SECRET INFO


Lee and his family lived in northern Virginia until June 2013, court documents say... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 2792

PENCE SAYS U.S. EMBASSY TO MAKE JERUSALEM MOVE NEXT YEAR ON FASTER TIMETABLE


Miller also said the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has so angered Palestinians that it is difficult to move forward with a peace plan... READ MORE

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WOMEN IN CANADA, U.S. AND ELSEWHERE MARCH A YEAR AFTER TRUMP INAUGURATION WITH RENEWED CALLS FOR EQUALITY


Cathy Muldoon, a high school librarian from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took her two teenage daughters to the New York rally and said marching gives people hope... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 2203

AMAZON SECOND HEADQUARTERS FINALISTS: THEIR PROS AND CONS


And Miami city commissioner Ken Russell issued Amazon a challenge come for the diversity of talent... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 2143

KING ABDULLAH REITERATES SUPPORT FOR TWO-STATE SOLUTION


Jordanian king meets with Mike Pence in Amman, in a visit that comes after US named Jerusalem as Israeli capital... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 1995

CHINA SAYS UNITED STATES IS REAL THREAT TO GLOBAL TRADE, NOT ITSELF


White House officials have said China has failed to follow through on promises to move toward a market-oriented economy... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 1887

SHUTDOWN STARTS AMID BLAME GAME AS TRUMP MARKS FIRST YEAR


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a compromise that would re-open the government as soon as this weekend, with a new funding cutoff date of Feb. 8... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 1863

MIKE PENCE SAYS U.S. EMBASSY WILL OPEN IN JERUSALEM NEXT YEAR


BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that a new United States Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 1834

AMAZON GO PUSHES MEDITERRANEAN LAMB, SKIPS THE CHILI CHEESE DOGS


You won't find a squeaking hot dog rotisserie in Amazon.com Inc.'s cashier-less convenience store... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 1828

MIKE PENCE STARTS MIDDLE EAST TOUR AMID JERUSALEM ANGER


Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah are due to meet Pence, but others have made clear they do not wish to meet him... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 1735

'MY FATHER SEES ONE COLOUR, GREEN'


Donald Trump's son says the US President is not a racist, following the furore over Mr Trump's reported shithole countries comments... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 1656

SENATE AT IMPASSE AS VOTES DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY


The group split up to brief Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 1638

TURKEY SAYS CAMPAIGN AGAINST KURDISH YPG IN AFRIN WILL BE SWIFT


A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in a village on the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey January 22, 2018... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 1614

A YEAR OF TRUMP'S 'AMERICA FIRST' AGENDA HAS RADICALLY CHANGED THE U.S. ROLE IN THE WORLD


And leaders who once fretted that Trump would abandon some of Washington's core international commitments are now reassured by robust U.S. troop deployments across Europe... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 1608

EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP'S COAL JOB PUSH STUMBLES IN MOST STATES - DATA


Exclusive Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states... READ MORE

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