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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington.
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October 07, 2019 - 9:34 am
House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine may have fresh information to work with after a new whistleblower stepped forward with what the person's lawyer said was firsthand knowledge of key events.
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tropical pool in the Riviera Maya
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July 03, 2019 - 8:15 am
By Michelle Kosinski and Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly two years after receiving an inquiry from Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson, the State Department is finally revealing details about its investigation into multiple deaths and illnesses that occurred shortly after...
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June 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It's a vast expansion of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and a more assertive China. The move announced Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with U.S...
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Former Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Anthony 'Tony' Zinni (Ret.) speaks as he is interviewed by moderator Tim Russert during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC Studios April 15, 2007 in Washington, DC.
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January 08, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department spokesman says a retired Marine general has quit his post as an envoy seeking to resolve a dispute with Qatar. Spokesman Robert Palladino said Tuesday that the Trump administration will continue to pursue the work of Anthony Zinni, a former commander of U.S...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finishes speaking about refugees as he makes a statement to the media Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington.
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September 18, 2018 - 12:46 pm
By Susannah George, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people...
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In this March 13, 2018, file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent near the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok.
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August 09, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Susannah George and Matthew Lee, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said. The...
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Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un
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May 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is estimating that 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners are being held in prison camps in North Korea. That's according to the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. It says some of the...
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April 23, 2018 - 11:44 am
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some of its employees amid a string of deadly protests. The State Department says it's raising the threat level for Nicaragua and encouraging...
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