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Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

November 7, 2018


Filed under National

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Donald Trump, in a move that was widely anticipated following signs of tensions. "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date," Trump...

Several dead after gunman opens fire in Pittsburgh synagogue

Several dead after gunman opens fire in Pittsburgh synagogue

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

October 27, 2018


Filed under National

Several people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, in what members of the Jewish community have called an anti-semitic attack. A further six people were injured. Three of them were police officers shot during a shootout with the gunman, police said. Local...

Tensions over Kavanaugh drive Senate into tightened security

Tensions over Kavanaugh drive Senate into tightened security

By Katherine Tully-McManus, CQ-Roll Call

October 3, 2018


Filed under National

Tensions over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations against him have driven the Senate to a heightened security posture, as some lawmakers fended off protesters and others saw their personal information released online.

Led away in handcuffs, Bill Cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

Led away in handcuffs, Bill Cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

By Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times

September 26, 2018


Filed under National

Bill Cosby undid his crimson silk tie, removed the jacket of his navy pinstripe suit and rolled up his sleeves before being handcuffed and led slowly from the courtroom. "This is it; this is the day," said Tamara Green, a 70-year-old Cosby accuser who had traveled from San Diego to Pennsylvania to watch the entertainer face justice.

Trump, backing Kavanaugh, calls allegations of sexual misconduct ‘political’

Trump, backing Kavanaugh, calls allegations of sexual misconduct ‘political’

By Sarah D. Wire, Jennifer Haberkorn, and Eli Stokols

September 25, 2018


Filed under National

President Trump on Monday continued to stand behind his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, calling him "an outstanding person" and dismissing a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct as being part of an "unfair, unjust" political attack.

President Trump issues statement to families of victims in newspaper shooting

President Trump issues statement to families of victims in newspaper shooting

By Matt Durr, Mlive.com

June 29, 2018


Filed under National

June 29--WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump issued his first public comments Friday regarding the mass murder at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland Thursday. In a brief statement, Trump said the shooting "shocked" the conscious of the nation. "Journalists, like all Americans,...

Backlash builds against Trump’s policy splitting families at border, falsely blames Democrats

Backlash builds against Trump’s policy splitting families at border, falsely blames Democrats

By Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

June 18, 2018


Filed under National

President Donald Trump faced a growing backlash Monday over his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that since April has separated at least 2,000 children from their parents crossing the southern border, even as he continued to falsely blame Democrats for the hard-line actions.

Trump announces ‘Space Force’ plan as he signs space policy directive

Trump announces ‘Space Force’ plan as he signs space policy directive

By Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times

June 18, 2018


Filed under National

President Donald Trump signed a space policy directive Monday aimed at coordinating federal and industry efforts to manage space traffic and debris ahead of the expected launch of hundreds or even thousands of small satellites.

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

By Victoria Kim, Noah Bierman And Matt Stiles, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 12, 2018


Filed under Global, National, News

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "start a new history" with North Korea after a summit with Kim Jong Un that produced an agreement only to keep talking  and a promise by the U.S. to stop "war games" with its longtime ally, South Korea. The Pentagon's joint military exercises with South Korea...

Trump calls for Russia’s reinstatement as a major ally, adding to tensions as he heads to G-7 summit

Trump calls for Russia’s reinstatement as a major ally, adding to tensions as he heads to G-7 summit

By Eli Stokols, L.A. Times, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 8, 2018


Filed under National

Amid an escalating confrontation with American allies, President Donald Trump said Friday that Russia should be reinstated into the Group of Seven nations as he left the White House to attend the summit of the major economic powers in Canada.

Anthony Bourdain dead: Celebrity chef, TV star dies of suicide at 61

Anthony Bourdain dead: Celebrity chef, TV star dies of suicide at 61

By Geoff Herbert, Syracuse Media Group, N.Y.

June 8, 2018


Filed under National

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.

Allow ‘Dreamers’ to enlist in military for citizenship, House members urge

Allow ‘Dreamers’ to enlist in military for citizenship, House members urge

By Kate Irby, McClatchy Washington Bureau

May 23, 2018


Filed under National

"Dreamers" should be able to enlist in the military and become legal residents, says a strong coalition of congressional Republicans and Democrats as they make a renewed push for their initiative.

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