Iran has responded to President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy more American troops to the Middle East amid escalating tensions in the region. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Major General Hossein Salami said Saturday that Iran is “ready for any type of scenario” and that any country that attacks Iran will become a “battlefield.” “Whoever
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A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely “celebrating” even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before the president and first lady Melania Trump stepped out of the
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A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump’s effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him to videotape a deposition for the
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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son’s business dealings there. Biden said in a statement that if the reports are true, “Then there is truly no bottom to President Trump’s willingness to abuse his power and abase our country.”
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A 3-year-old boy from Florida was found sleeping in a box on a stranger’s porch in New York this week, and his parents’ rental vehicle was discovered nearby — completely charred with human remains inside. The child’s parents are considered missing, and police are asking for the public’s assistance as detectives attempt to piece together
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One suspect is in custody after someone drove an SUV through the internal hallways of a mall near Chicago Friday afternoon, causing chaos while crashing into storefronts and sending panicked shoppers fleeing. What are the details? The Hartford Courant reported that emergency crews responded to the scene at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, after video
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Whether it’s Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D), or Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a remarkable number of otherwise very progressive politicians seem to have had photos surface. But several major media outlets seem intent on downplaying these scandals by reporting that these politicians simply wore “dark makeup.” What are
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. is relaunching her political action committee in a bid to elect Democratic women to office, The Hill is reporting. Gillibrand, who has dropped out of the Democratic race for president, made the announcement of the PAC in an email to supporters “Our campaign was a fearless declaration that women’s rights are
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Lauren Boebert is decidedly pro-gun. So much so that she runs a restaurant with servers who exercise their open-carry rights called Shooters Grill. It’s located — where else — in Rifle, Colorado. Boebert’s passion for the Second Amendment led her to make a three-hour drive to Aurora, the Denver Post said, where Democratic presidential candidate
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North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified “new method” in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps. In a statement released by state media, North Korean diplomat Kim Myong Gil, who will be
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is being excoriated by LGBTQ allies over a report that he made “transphobic” comments to his staff. Carson reportedly said that “big, hairy men” were attempting to gain entrance to homeless shelters for women, according to the Washington Post. The report came from three people at the meeting
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The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba’s delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel of the remaining mission members to Manhattan, drawing strong condemnation from Havana. In an announcement just days before world leaders gather for the annual U.N. General Assembly, the U.S. State
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The University of Chicago Medical Center has been moving patients out of its facility this week — including infants and children requiring intensive care — in anticipation of the hospital’s unionized nurses’ strike planned for Friday. What are the details? According to The Chicago Tribune, patients from the hospital’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says the United States may have to eliminate private car ownership to combat climate change. During MSNBC’s climate forum at Georgetown University Thursday morning, Yang told host Ali Velshi, “we might not own our own cars” by 2050 to wean the United States economy off of fossil fuels, describing private car
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Amazon announced Wednesday that its voice-controlled assistant, known as Alexa, will soon allow customers to make campaign contributions for 2020 presidential candidates. What are the details? In a blog post, the company said all “2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates can sign up to receive campaign contributions via Alexa,” and “starting next month, customers will be able
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On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Reserve pumped $75 billion into the financial system through overnight repurchase, or “repo” agreements, marking the third time it intervened in U.S. money markets in as many days. The last time the Federal Reserve flushed the banking sector with this much cash was the financial crisis of 2008. On Thursday’s
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Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., supports former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for president, Crist announced Thursday in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “Joe Biden’s record of getting things done speaks for itself,” Crist, who was governor of Florida as a Republican from 2007 to 2011, told the newspaper, crediting Biden’s as the best candidate to
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In an abrupt turnaround, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., now favors providing states with an additional $250 million in election security funding, The Washington Post is reporting. McConnell’s announcement of his support for the funding came during remarks on the Senate Floor on Thursday. “I’m proud the financial services and the general government bill
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore blackface in a picture in 2001. While apologizing for that, he also admitted to having worn blackface in high school. And now, a new video obtained by Canada’s Global News shows yet another occasion in which Trudeau decided his white skin just wouldn’t do for a costume. That’s right:
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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement would pass in the House and Senate if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would bring it up for a vote, Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview airing Thursday.  “It so much comes down to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who I believe has been dealing with our administration in good faith
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A federal judge denied bail to the former American Airlines employee who allegedly attempted to sabotage a July flight from Miami to the Bahamas because the suspect may be “sympathetic to terrorists,” according to the New York Times. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was arrested and fired in early September after being caught on surveillance video
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An American Airlines mechanic who was arrested days before Sept. 11 for allegedly sabotaging an airplane — who at the time said the act was part of a labor dispute and because he wanted overtime — has terrorist ties and wanted Allah to harm non-Muslims, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who
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Connecticut Senate candidate JT Lewis — brother of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis — told the Daily Caller News Foundation that he disapproves of a viral video aimed at preventing school shootings Wednesday. Andrew Pollack — father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack and pro-Second Amendment activist — told the DCNF that the video is a
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El Malecón Events Center and After Hours Club sits slumped behind a dumpy Git-N-Go, around the corner from Val Vista Trailer Park and New Hope Open Bible Church and Romantix, which was once voted Des Moines’ “Sexiest Adult Boutique.” In Spanish, “malecón” means “a stone-built embankment or esplanade along a waterfront.” No obvious connection existed
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