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FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speak to the media at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of
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Migrants from Central America walk on a highway during their journey towards the United States, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Torres WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for an event on healthcare coverage options for small businesses and workers in
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FILE PHOTO – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke jogs a 2 mile run with members of the LGBTQ community along the Hudson River Greenway in New York City, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo BEAUFORT, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on
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OLD FAITHFUL, Wyo. (Reuters) – Against the backdrop of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Geyser, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Congress to dedicate billions of dollars in federal energy revenues for repairs to aging facilities at America’s national parks. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, flanked by wife Karen, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Yellowstone
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to give lawmakers clear authority to sue Trump administration figures who defy congressional subpoenas, including former White House Counsel Don McGahn. FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don McGahn sits behind U.S. President Donald Trump as the president holds a cabinet meeting at the
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure on its southern frontier with Guatemala to succeed on its deal with the United States to reduce migration, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico June
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Monday struck a rare deal in their wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump as the U.S. Justice Department agreed to hand over more evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry. The compromise, an unusual retreat for Trump in his months-long stonewalling campaign against House Democrats, came just before
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – Nineteen Democratic presidential candidates delivered rapid-fire sales pitches to Iowa party leaders on Sunday, touting their ability to energize voters, win the White House and deliver on longtime party goals such as universal healthcare. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks to customers at the Pierce Street Coffee Works
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