Ex-business associates of Michael Flynn charged in plot centered on Turkish cleric

Two former business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have been indicted for conspiring to influence both U.S. politicians and public opinion concerning a political rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. Interested in Donald Trump? Prosecutors charged Bijan Rafiekian, also known as Bijan Kian, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin with acting as unregistered […]

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After Trump calls Cohen a ‘Rat,’ criticism of ‘mob’ language

“Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.” That’s a famous line from Robert Di Niro’s organized crime boss character in the movie “Goodfellas.” But does that “mobster rule” apply in politics? President Donald Trump seems to think so. Over the weekend, the president attacked his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in a tweet, calling him a […]

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UPS Store Twitter account gets heat for icy tweet on letters to Santa

@TheUPSStore, the official Twitter account for retail locations of the shipping company, may have set some sort of bleak record for the most Grinch GIF (pronounced “jif”) replies after tweeting out what some users thought deserved a big lump of coal. Interested in Christmas? “If your child addresses a letter to the North Pole, you can leave it with us,” […]

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President Trump reviewing case of former US service member charged with murder

President Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he will be reviewing the case of a former U.S. Army Green Beret who has been charged with the murder of a suspected Taliban bomb maker, suggesting that the president may be considering granting a pardon. The charges against Major Matthew Golsteyn, announced last week, follow multiple investigations into his role in the 2010 […]

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As Trump argues for a wall, a border security measure gets pulled back

U.S. Army soldiers have removed barbed wire along the US-Mexico border in areas where the Trump administration has said more border security measures are needed after local community leaders raised concerns. About 2 miles of military-grade wire was removed from city land in Laredo, Texas, according to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials. The agency ordered the removals after hearing […]

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Pompeo calls Canadians’ detention in China ‘unlawful’ amid trade tensions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called the detention of two Canadians in China “unlawful” and said “they ought to be returned.” China’s arrests of the two Canadians — a diplomat and a businessman — come after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, on a U.S. arrest warrant. She is free on $10 million […]

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7-year-old girl dies in US Border Patrol custody

A 7-year-old girl, taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody while attempting to cross into the United States with her father, died about a week ago after suffering a high fever and going into cardiac arrest, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Interested in Immigration? Democrats immediately called for an investigation and the ACLU criticized how migrants are treated once […]

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Rolling Thunder announces last Memorial Day ride to take place in 2019 after 31 years

The advocacy group Rolling Thunder will hold its last annual Memorial Day motorcycle ride in Washington in 2019, the group’s founder announced on Thursday. It’s been a Memorial Day weekend tradition for 31 years and is a demonstration to bring attention to and demand accountability for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. In 2018, the ride […]

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Trump claims without evidence that Mexico will pay for border wall via trade deal

After threatening to shut down the government if Congress does not allot $5 billion for a wall across the southern border, President Trump now says Mexico will be paying for the wall using money the U.S. would “save” from the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement. The president tweeted, “I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going […]

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