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Trump is expressing his hope that America can help both parties work out their longstanding differences. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had also approved their participation in person. He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit to the site in east Jerusalem . Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz said he and Trump recited two psalms.
  • Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

    Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

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    Flynn, through his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution " in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee. Burr made clear in his original statement Thursday that the committee's investigation would continue apace despite Flynn's non-compliance.
  • Trump administration notifies Congress of intent to renegotiate NAFTA

    Trump administration notifies Congress of intent to renegotiate NAFTA

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    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised the announcement which came from the newly confirmed U.S Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer. Secretary Tillerson told reporters there is much more to the U.S. "No other state has felt the pain of those losses more than MI", she said. The highly integrated nature of the North American supply chain presents a major obstacle to unwinding the agreement.
  • Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

    Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

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    The 65-year-old arrived in handcuffs and prison badge number 503 for a 10 a.m. local time (0100GMT) hearing before a three-judge panel at Seoul Central District Court. The court that upheld her impeachment her agreed with accusations that Park had abused her authority in helping Choi raise donations from companies for foundations she had set up.
  • Betsy DeVos Continues to Make Paying Back Student Loans a Nightmare

    Betsy DeVos Continues to Make Paying Back Student Loans a Nightmare

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    DeVos on Monday said any school choice plan wouldn't be dictated by the federal government and should embrace all kinds of schools, private and public. These policies have already failed children and families in MI and now Secretary DeVos wants to implement them nationwide. Regardless of the optimistic propaganda that DeVos has been promising since the inception of "School Choice", there are many teachers who believe that the policy aims to cut back funding on the barely funded public schools.
  • Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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    President Trump spoke of America's desire for peace for Israel and how Israel and the United States have a friendship built on a shared love of freedom, and a shared belief in human dignity. "We reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem living alongside the state of Israel in peace and security and good neighborhood", Abbas said, "as well as resolving all the entire final ...
  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

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    It has an estimated range of 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) or more. That test came a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Council members reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region and expressed their commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation".
  • Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

    Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

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    A screen announcing imminent statements by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Prime Minister's Residence, and the livestream of their remarks, noted the location as " Jerusalem , Israel". President Trump will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today on the second day of his two-day visit to Israel. Trump has stated that he wants to restart peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, and he has not been afraid to push ...
  • Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill

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    Nope. Trump sends up today a 2018 budget that is more draconian and unrealistic than the last effort. "We need people to go to work", Mulvaney said. - $21.6 billion in cuts to the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program, which provides help to low-income families with children. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security's disability programme.
  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

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    The former Army lieutenant general is invoking the fifth amendment to the USA constitution, which protects Americans from being legally compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal case. Burr said a possible contempt of Congress action was a possibility, but not until other measures were exhausted. "If there in fact is not a response, we will seek advice on how to proceed forward", Burr said.
  • Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

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    The Trump administration is expected to introduce its 2018 budget proposal on May 23, which will likely include major cuts to programs for low-income Americans. "In these risky times , this public safety and national security budget blueprint is a message to the world - a message of American strength, security and resolve", Trump said.
  • Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

    Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

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    In a statement to ABC , Manning said, "I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years". On social media Wednesday, people either hailed her as a courageous hero or denounced her as a traitor. And her lawyer, Chase Stranglio of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), indicated as much in a statement he made on Manning's release.
  • Queen Elizabeth: Manchester attack 'act of barbarity'

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    Dozens of parents and loved ones are still frantically searching for children who left their homes Monday for what started off as a night of fun at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and turned into the worst attack the United Kingdom has seen in more than a decade.
  • Mourinho says Manchester attack victims in United's 'minds and hearts'

    Mourinho says Manchester attack victims in United's 'minds and hearts'

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    The statement urged fans to get to the stadium as early to allow time for "detailed checks". "I am deeply saddened by the terrible terrorist attack in Manchester last night", Ceferin said . The club experienced a mixed campaign in the Premier League , which ended Sunday. United club captain Wayne Rooney expressed his shock on Twitter, writing: "Devastating news this morning".
  • Duterte: To Russia with love

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    Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to raise the issue of possible oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea had only caused alarm to the Chinese government. "We will seek responsible economic partners to become new allies in development", he said. "We have so many smart bombs but not as accurate". In March 2017 the Philippine leader allowed the ships of the Navy of Russian Federation and China to freely enter the territorial ...
  • Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

    Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

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    Trump is seeking sharp cuts in a variety of programs for the poor from Medicaid to food stamps and disability payments. People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. It proposes a cut of $186 million from programs at CDC's center on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis prevention.
  • Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

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    The Democrats are particularly focused on tax cuts that would benefit the wealthiest Americans. Sen. He calls it "immoral". The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of NY, says the only good news about the budget is that it's likely to be roundly rejected by senators in both parties.
  • N. Korea Rejects UNSC Statement Condemning Missile Test

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    That makes it even harder to detect signs of a missile launch in advance, prompting concerns that this would incapacitate South Korea's Kill Chain, which is supposed to carry out a preemptive strike within 30 minutes of indications that North Korea is going to launch a missile.
  • French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

    French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

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    The euro fell the most against the dollar since late March, having risen in overnight trade to just above $1.10 when opinion polls signaled the scale of Macron's victory over anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen . "I am going to serve on your behalf with humility, with devotion, with determination", said Macron. But that is far from guaranteed. Countering violent extremism is probably the biggest gain for the US and France, as a result of the Macron victory.
  • "I'm Scared" 6-year-old goes viral for anti-violence plea

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    The child's video came as a response to a drive-by-shooting that claimed the life of his mother's 17-year-old cousin. "At Six years old!" Cheatham said. I hope it teaches people to put down the gun. "God is going to make sure I'm safe". "My Son has A message for St Louis before bed". In the clip, Jeffrey, also known as "Lil J", asks people to "stop killing each other", which his mother, Leanndra Cheatham, posted to social media last week, ABC News reports.
  • Iranian president calls U.S. relations 'a curvy road'

    Iranian president calls U.S. relations 'a curvy road'

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    He says the Islamic Republic still is waiting to understand what the Trump administration wants. President Zuma said South Africa looks forward to working with Iran under President Rouhani to consolidate relations and implement existing agreements.
  • Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Amazon.com

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    Insiders have sold a total of 1,003,910 shares of company stock worth $944,447,417 over the last ninety days. Amazon.com has a 1-year low of $682.11 and a 1-year high of $975.20. (NASDAQ: AMZN ). Meeder Asset Management holds 0.65% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. Next Century Growth Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.41% in Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

    Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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    They said they were continuing their enforcement action and couldn't rule out further arrests. The sting comes as the San Francisco company has encountered regulatory roadblocks around the world, despite its huge popularity, and after five Uber drivers in the southern Chinese city were found guilty of operating without proper licences in March.
  • Trump is first sitting US President to visit Western Wall

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    Netanyahu then said "intelligence cooperation is terrific". -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific". " Iran's leaders routinely call for Israel's destruction", Trump said. Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president. During his earlier visit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, the USA leader said he "found new reasons for hope" for a joint peace effort and greater coordination in the fight against terrorism.
  • Man set afire during Venezuela protest as death toll rises

    Man set afire during Venezuela protest as death toll rises

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    After marches by various civil groups, it was the turn of the Venezuelan Medical Federation to vent its frustrations on the streets. Almost 20.000 officials from the health system headed to the Caracas Ministry of Health while the guards were struggling to keep them away from the gates of the institution.
  • Trump writes in Holocaust memorial guestbook: 'So amazing'

    Trump writes in Holocaust memorial guestbook: 'So amazing'

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    Even George W. Bush, a man not exactly known for having "the best words", had the good sense to just write "God bless Israel " and avoid putting his foot in his mouth. The Marines carried it into place. US President Donald Trump (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave after delivering a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017 .
  • Labour will do well to lose only 29 seats, says Unite leader

    Labour will do well to lose only 29 seats, says Unite leader

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    Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke said Corbyn "has made so many unfunded spending commitments it is clear that Labour would have to raise taxes dramatically because his sums don't add up". Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap vote, citing the need to strengthen her hand for Brexit talks, and polls show her Conservatives handing Labour its worst defeat since at least 1983.
  • Many in Bill Cosby jury pool have opinions about his guilt

    Many in Bill Cosby jury pool have opinions about his guilt

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    Cosby is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault of a Temple University employee in 2004 in his home outside Philadelphia. The 79-year-old actor faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. "I have a life", the woman told Judge Steven O'Neill. Cosby has said he believes the case may have racial overtones. She said Cosby gave her wine and pills that put her in a stupor before molesting her on his couch.
  • Former CIA director worried about Russian meddling

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    Brennan's testimony came in the first public hearing by the House Intelligence Committee since March 20, when then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey shocked the nation with the revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating a possible Trump team role in Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election since July.
  • Trump Forming Legal Team for Russia Probe — WashPost

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    Kasowitz's law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, has been a go-to source for Trump for decades - and one of its partners, David Friedman, now serves as the president's ambassador to Israel. It cited them as saying the team is likely to have lead counselors. News that Kasowitz was chosen to represent the president during investigations into links between Moscow and Trump associates by special counsel Robert Mueller and four congressional committees came after former CIA Director ...
  • Iowa Governor Branstad confirmed as US Ambassador to China

    Iowa Governor Branstad confirmed as US Ambassador to China

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    The U.S. Senate approved Branstad's nomination in a vote late Monday afternoon by a vote of 82-13. Branstad, who is 70, says he intends to use his decades-long relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping to advance USA and worldwide interests.
  • Justices make it easier for firms to defend patents

    Justices make it easier for firms to defend patents

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    Heartland argued that Kraft's patent-infringement suit against it should not take place in Kraft's chosen district in Delaware. TC Heartland successfully argued that the case, which pertained to alleged patent theft over flavored water, shouldn't be held in DE, where Kraft Heinz is located, versus IL, where TC Heartland is based.
  • French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

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    Instead, Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old banker and defector from the Socialist Party, ran against Marine Le Pen , whose National Front has a long history of anti-Semitism and far-right demagogy aimed at turning the anger and frustration of those hurting economically against French citizens of color and all immigrants.
  • Mark Zuckerberg: I am not running for public office

    Mark Zuckerberg: I am not running for public office

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    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has denied a current tour of U.S. states is the start of a campaign to run for public office. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in ME and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.
  • Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed

    Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed

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    Controversy precedes the US president on his stop in Israel as well, following Trumps alleged disclosure of Israeli intelligence to Russian officials. He needs the support of the Israeli right-wing settlers to remain in office. The hunger strike's committee also called for activists in West Bank villages and rural areas to continue blocking off roads to traffic, particularly for Israeli settler vehicles, in an expression of solidarity for the hunger strike.
  • Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister

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    But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to bring about a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and claimed that coming to a peace agreement is "not as hard as people have thought over the years".
  • Corruption trial of ousted SKorean leader begins

    Corruption trial of ousted SKorean leader begins

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    The scandal involving Choi also destroyed Park's carefully-crafted image as a selfless daughter of South Korea and inspired an angry public to push for her ouster and then elect Seoul's first liberal government in a decade. Police say supporters of former President Park Geun-hye are rallying near a Seoul court where she is standing trial on bribery and other high-profile corruption charges.
  • Why North Korea's latest missile test is a huge step forward

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    The North Korean missile test occurred days after Moon Jae-in, of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea, was sworn in as the president of South Korea, replacing his conservative predecessor Park Geun-hye, who was recently ousted in a corruption scandal.