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The New York Times reported that it was "unclear what Mr. Kushner , who has been expanding his reach in his father-in-law's administration, planned to gain from the trip". He has been deeply involved with presidential staffing, recently launched a task force meant to modernize government using lessons drawn from the private sector, and has played the role of shadow diplomat, advising on relations with the Middle East, Canada and Mexico.
  • Australia urges respect after Turkey vote

    Australia urges respect after Turkey vote

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    If the opposition failed to support such a bill, he said another referendum could be held on reinstating the death penalty. The referendum approves 18 constitutional amendments to replace Turkey's parliamentary system with a presidential one.
  • California police seek more suspects after violent rallies

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    Demonstrators in support of U.S. President Donald Trump rally in Berkeley, California in Berkeley, California , U.S., April 15, 2017. They say demonstrators left Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. He held a crumpled "Stop Liberal Intolerance" sign in his hand. Nancy Traver, of Silver Spring, Maryland, who was at the Washington march said, "Every president, Democratic and Republican for years has showed, has revealed his tax returns, so why shouldn't Trump?" "As a veteran, I like the ...
  • Trump's 1st Easter Egg Roll Gets Underway

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    White House staffers eventually reached out, and the manufacturer created 18,000 custom eggs. 9 The Easter Bunny greets children on the South Lawn. While some reports painted the picture of an unprepared White House , the event appeared to go smoothly, though it was a notably less showy affair than previous Easter Egg Rolls.
  • Alec Baldwin back as Donald Trump on 'SNL'

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    He closes the folder. Trump calls them in to have a little talk with them. Security clearance can provide access to classified government information and secure communications technology, as well as knowledge to White House-related travel schedules.
  • Samsung Defies Setbacks, Sees Q1 Profits Surge

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    A few months later, its de facto heir and several top executives were charged with crimes linked to a political scandal that toppled the country's president. Of the total, 20.4 billion won went to two dubious foundations allegedly controlled by Choi. The scion of South Korea's Samsung business empire Lee Jae-yong, has appeared in court on trial for bribery and other charges.
  • Turkey electoral board confirms pro Erdogan vote as critics cry foul

    Turkey electoral board confirms pro Erdogan vote as critics cry foul

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    Sigmar Gabriel spoke on Monday in Tirana, where he was to meet with senior Albanian officials. Opponents had argued the constitutional changes would give too much power to a man who they say has shown increasingly autocratic tendencies. Authorities said the decision to accept unstamped ballots was legitimate because it was taken before voting began. Many people have heard the accusations of vote rigging, and some say that they have witnessed it, with a few posting video on Twitter , for ...
  • One soldier dead, two injured in Army helicopter crash

    One soldier dead, two injured in Army helicopter crash

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    A golf pro at Breton Bay said the helicopter "was kind of flying sideways, pretty low". The two injured crew members - one in serious and one in critical condition - are at the University of Maryland R. Leonardtown is about 60 miles southeast of Washington , D.C. "You could just hear the rotors hitting trees", Harvey said of the landing. A fighter jet crashed in a wooded area near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland less than two weeks ago.
  • U.S. allies show support for strikes on Syria

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr. Trump had "sent a strong and clear message" that will be heard far beyond Syria . "So this makes us more afraid". "Strengthening Assad will only lead to more murders", she said. Several Western allies of the United States described the strikes as a proportionate response to Mr Assad's suspected use of poison gas.
  • Baldwin's Trump Decides Between 'Bannon' and 'Kushner' in Elimination Night Ceremony

    Baldwin's Trump Decides Between 'Bannon' and 'Kushner' in Elimination Night Ceremony

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    Nominated Neil Gorsuch", Pence responds. By all accounts, Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump's favorite daughter, has become an extraordinarily powerful man in the White House. Baldwin followed the script often used by reality show host Tyra Banks , and said: 'Jared, Steve, standing before me are my two top advisers. That's right, tonight is elimination night.