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CDC is hopeful weather will suppress coronavirus, others unsure of weather's role

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday confirmed the 15th case of novel coronavirus in the United States after a Chinese evacuee was flown to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The 14th U.S. case of COVID-19, the official name for the strain of novel coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands mostly in China, was confirmed on Wednesday night.The death toll for the virus reached more than 1,300 total fatalities as of Thursday morning, the vast majority of which have occurred i...
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Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

By KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss the chance to take a bow. Trump tweeted: “U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest In Recorded History! A lot of good news coming out of this Administration.” FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Ce...
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Is Trump taking credit for cancer drop, Ethiopia’s Nobel going too far?

By KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss the chance to take a bow. Trump tweeted: “U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest In Recorded History! A lot of good news coming out of this Administration.” FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Ce...
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Trump invited to House judiciary committee's first impeachment hearing

New phase of investigation will seek to determine whether Trump’s conduct amounts to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’Trump with his son Barron and first lady Melania on Tuesday. Republicans in Congress are expected to remain unified in opposition to impeachment. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APThe House judiciary committee on Tuesday will hold its first public impeachment hearing part of a new phase of the investigation that will seek to determine whether the president’s actions amount to “high crimes an...
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Stephen Miller: the white nationalist at the heart of Trump's White House

The revelation of an email trove in which the senior aide trafficked in far-right ideas provoked outrage but little surpriseStephen Miller is one of the few survivors from Donald Trump’s original White House team. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APThe extraordinary email leak came with a sense of inevitability. The senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist articles and books in emails to a writer at Breitbart, who after leaving the hard-right website leaked 900 messages to the Southe...
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John Bolton announces his next move will be Pac amid calls to testify

Ex-Trump adviser promoted political action committee on Twitter while his name has been frequently raised in inquiry * Impeach: Neal Katyal makes strong case against TrumpThe former ambassador to the UN and Fox News contributor became Donald Trump’s third national security adviser in April 2018 and left in September this year. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APThe former national security adviser John Bolton acknowledged intense speculation “about what I plan to do next” in a tweet on Saturday morning, ...
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Trump impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Rick Perry, who shunned it

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON — Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump’s favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now. The former Texas governor said Thursday he was quitting as energy secretary by year’s end. The announcement came as the House impeachment investigation highlighted his work in Ukraine, where he promoted U.S. natural gas and where Trum...
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Trump in Japan: Pomp and tense circumstance on North Korea, trade

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE TOKYO — All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea and trade. The president and prime minister tried mightily to minimize their differences during Trump’s four-day state visit to Tokyo, while playing up their close personal friendship and their countries’ long-held ties. But tension abounded, with Trump on Monday brushing off ...
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Trump meets with Japan's Abe to defuse tensions with Iran and North Korea

The United States does not seek "regime change" in Iran, Donald Trump, the US president, said in Tokyo on Monday while defending Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as a “very smart guy” who was focussed on the economic growth of his country.   The president’s comments after summit talks with Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, appeared to be an attempt to cool two of the world’s hottest flashpoints amid rising tensions in both the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula. Iran “has a chan...
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Trump escalates fight with Democrats as they move to hold Barr in contempt

Jerrold Nadler makes proposal after the DoJ refuses to give House judiciary committee an unredacted version of Mueller’s report * Follow the latest US politics news liveUS attorney general William Barr testifies at Senate judiciary hearing on investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill on 1 May. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/ReutersDonald Trump’s bitter confrontation with his political opponents continued to intensify on Monday, after House Democrats s...
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Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for first meeting with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has left for the Russian city of Vladivostok for his first meeting with president Vladimir Putin, during which the two are expected to discuss sanctions, regional security and Pyongyang’s growing need for food aid.  Kim "left here by a private train at dawn on Wednesday to visit the Russian Federation," the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported, kicking off a 20-hour journey to the far north-east of his country, where it has a short border with...
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North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon as it tells US to replace Mike Pompeo in nuclear talks

North Korea announced on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, in its first public weapons test since February’s failed summit with the US in Hanoi.  Shortly after the test, North Korea demanded that Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, be removed from nuclear disarmament talks in another sign of deteriorating diplomatic relations with Washington since the failure of their second summit in Hanoi in February.  Pyongyang wanted a replacement for Mr Pompeo who wou...
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Robert Mueller report to be made public ‘within a week’, US attorney general says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling and obstruction of justice claims will be made public “within a week”, US attorney general William Barr has said.  Mr Barr said the report, which is nearly 400 pages long, will have colour-coded redactions but each one would include an explanatory note about why the information was being kept secret. He also declined to say whether the White House had been briefed on the report, raising suspicions that Donald Trump may have bee...
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Nielsen's exit is another victory for Trump adviser Stephen Miller

The senior adviser and speechwriter is behind of some of the most restrictive components of Trump’s immigration agenda The senior White House adviser Stephen Miller listens as Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP As news broke of the abrupt departure of Kirstjen Nielsen, Donald Trump’s second homeland security secretary, reports swiftly followed that the move had been orchestrated by Stephen Miller, one of the administration...
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Uncertainty over trade policies not helping Southern California’s economy

A week ago, President Donald Trump threatened to close all points of entry along the U.S.-Mexican border — a prospect that caused businesses across the country to shudder. The president dialed down his threat on Thursday but said he might institute tariffs on Mexican automobiles if Mexico doesn’t start controlling the flow of drugs coming into the U.S. The possibility of closing all points of entry from California to Texas was geared toward halting illegal immigration. But it also could have bot...
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Trump's threat to close US-Mexico border is to please voters, experts say

President’s retreat from warning shows his immigration approach is politically motivated rather than driven by policyDonald Trump ‘hasn’t really been able to get a handle on the issue’, said Charles Kupchan, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APDespite vowing to revisit the idea of closing the US-Mexico border in a year’s time, Donald Trump’s retreat from his threat this week served as the latest example of his inability to address the signature issue of ...
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Joe Biden: ex-defense secretary's wife says viral photo used 'misleadingly'

Stephanie Carter said former vice-president had his hands on her shoulders ‘as a means of offering his support’ ‘I won’t pretend that this will be the last of that picture, but it will be the last of other people speaking for me,’ Stephanie Carter wrote of the picture. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP As Joe Biden faced intense scrutiny of his behavior toward women, the wife of former defense secretary Ash Carter dismissed claims a picture of her with the former vice-president was an example of unw...
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South Korean president to meet Trump to resolve impasse with North Korea

Donald Trump, the US president, is to meet Moon Jae-in, the South Korean leader, next week in Washington in a renewed effort to revive stalled negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.  The talks will be the first time the two leaders have met since the failed summit between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the end of February.  The summit was unexpectedly cut short when the Americans and North Koreans walked out before lunch after they failed to reach a dea...
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Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuclear talks

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, FOSTER KLUG and DEB RIECHMANN HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostility, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that will set the stage for the much more difficult talks to come about curbing North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. Facing widespread skepticism about whether they can solve a problem that has bedeviled generations of diplomat...
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Rotterdam seizes 90,000 bottles of Russian vodka believed to be intended for Kim Jong-un

The Dutch port of Rotterdam has seized 90,000 bottles of Russian vodka allegedly destined for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his top generals. Customs officers nabbed the 3,000 cases of vodka on Friday in a vessel belonging to the Chinese company Cosco Shipping on a tip from the Russian foreign ministry. They believe the intended recipient was Kim and military commanders.  The confiscation was followed by findings that a Russian tanker secretly transferred fuel to a North Korean ship at sea...
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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid, wants to be a unifier

Amy Klobuchar, a third-term U.S. senator from Minnesota and a former prosecutor, announced her bid for president on Sunday with a vow to “heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good.” The senator spoke at a rally in a Minneapolis park along the banks of the Mississippi River, where supporters braved a steady snowfall and temperatures hovered around 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Campaign aides handed out hot cider and cookies. Amy Klobuchar supporters cheer as a DJ ta...
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Hackers terrify family by broadcasting fake North Korean missile attack through home smart device

A California family reportedly received the shock of their lives when their home surveillance camera started blasting out a warning that North Korean missiles were heading for America and that war had broken out.  According to the Mercury News, the Lyons family were enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home in Orinda when an emergency alert siren, followed by an apocalyptic message that three intercontinental ballistic missiles had been fired at Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio threw them into a pan...
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Donald Trump warns US government shutdown could last more than a year

Donald Trump has warned that the government shutdown could last for more than a year as he doubled down on a pledge to block any deal that does not include US-Mexico border wall funding.  The US president confirmed during a press conference after closed doors White House talks with leading Democrats on Friday that he had made the threat.  “I did. Absolutely I said that. I don’t think it will [last that long] but I’m prepared,” Mr Trump said. However he added that he hoped the shutdown would end ...
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North Korea warns it will not give up nuclear weapons until US removes 'threat'

North Korea has vowed not to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the US reciprocates by removing its own nuclear threat to Pyongyang, in a blunt statement that casts fresh doubt on whether the current impasse in disarmament talks can be resolved.  The lengthy rebuke of Washington’s “hostile” policy towards the reclusive regime was delivered by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday.  It accused the US of “high-handed practices and pressure” and offered one of the...
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Bush celebrated with praise and humor at cathedral farewell

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON — George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral and a fourth — George W. Bush — prepared to eulogize his dad. The congregation, filled with foreign leaders and diplomats, Americans of high office and others touched by B...
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Former President George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night at his Houston home, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died ...
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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, family spokesman says

A young boy, left, reaches out in an attempt to shake the hand of President George H.W. Bush, center, as the walks amongst hundreds of surprised beach-goers at Corona Del Mar State Beach after the president made an impromptu visit to the beach in Newport Beach Friday, June 19,1992. Sunbathers were shocked to look up and see the president of the United States strolling by with a contingent of Secret Service agents and media. President Bush walked from the parking lot onto the sand shaking hands...
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Donald Trump ridiculed for telling Californians to copy Finland and rake forests to prevent wildfires

Donald Trump’s weekend visit to fire-ravaged California has prompted a withering barrage of ridicule and anger after he suggested the state should copy Finland in raking forest floors to prevent a repeat of wildfires that have killed at least 76 people. He claimed he had received the tip from the president of Finland, who promptly said he could not remember offering such advice. “You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,” said Mr Trump during his trip....
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Some wave flags to welcome Trump, others too busy packing

By SUDHIN THANAWALA | Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. — Some who fled a Northern California town leveled by the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century waved American flags to welcome President Donald Trump, who walked among the scorched ruins Saturday, but others said they were focused on packing up what little they had left and getting to their next temporary home. California’s outgoing and incoming governors joined Trump as he surveyed the devastation in the town of Paradise, population 27,000...
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Trump to meet today with Thousand Oaks mayor, Ventura County sheriff

President Donald Trump is expected to arrive in Southern California Saturday afternoon to meet with the mayor of Thousand Oaks, where tragedy recently struck twice, first with a mass shooting and then with wildfires. Thousand Oaks Mayor Andrew Fox said he and Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean were invited to meet with Trump on Saturday, Nov. 17 after the president tours Northern California and meets with state and local leaders there. But as of late Saturday morning, Fox said he had no details. ...
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