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FILE PHOTO: Workers paint the ground at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke on Tuesday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, exchanging views on pushing forward the next stage of trade talks, China’s Commerce
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women’s healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. FILE PHOTO: Healthcare activists with Planned Parenthood and
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would
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FILE PHOTO: Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court, while the court justices consider case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries, in Washington, DC, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court handed President
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected on Friday to provide new details on how two of President Donald Trump’s closest former aides have helped or hindered his probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Mueller last month accused Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of breaching a
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(Reuters) – The arrest in Canada of a top Chinese technology executive for possible extradition to the United States has roiled markets and cast doubt on a recent U.S.-China trade truce. FILE PHOTO – Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision said on Thursday, tapping someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world’s thorniest issues. FILE PHOTO: Spokesperson Heather Nauert (L) speaks as
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(Reuters) – A day after Wisconsin Republicans approved a package of bills intended to restrict the powers of incoming Democratic leaders, Republican lawmakers in Michigan were advancing a similar effort despite an outcry from Democrats. FILE PHOTO: The Michigan Capitol building is pictured in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. on December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo The
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(Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Mark Harris, Republican candidate from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district, in Charlotte, North
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FILE PHOTO: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) arrives for a closed briefing with Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday urged the Trump
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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A marathon legislative session at the Wisconsin state capitol dragged on overnight into early Wednesday as Republican state lawmakers sought to approve a set of bills that weaken both the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. FILE PHOTO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers greets supporters at an election eve rally in Madison,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn provided “substantial” cooperation with its probe into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign team and Moscow. FILE PHOTO: Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn reacts at a campaign event for then Republican presidential nominee Donald
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a conference of the German Marshall Fund of the United States on “Reforming the Rules-Based International Order”, in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as
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(Reuters) – North Carolina’s board of elections on Friday declined to certify Republican Mark Harris’ apparent victory in a U.S. House of Representatives race, calling instead for a public hearing to investigate claims of voter fraud and irregularities. FILE PHOTO: Mark Harris, Republican candidate from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district speaks as U.S. President Donald
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