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So Pence struck a stern tone after arriving at a USA naval base from South Korea. The U.S. has also allied itself with South Korea and China in an attempt to influence North Korea to stop its nuclear missile tests. The dialogue with North Korea for the sake of the dialogue is pointless. But no one was predicting what might come next. 'But the era of strategic patience is over, ' he declared.
  • Ivanka Trump was forced to defend Donald Trump in G20 Women's Summit

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    Trump was discussing the lack of paid leave policies for women in the United States, and she said she was "very proud of" her father's advocacy for paid leave, calling Mr. Still, any involvement in the fund could prompt questions about potential conflicts of interest for the first daughter, who has stepped away from executive roles with her fashion brand and the Trump Organization to take an unpaid role in her father's administration, though she still owns her business.
  • Sabers Rattle Amid Korean Standoff, White House to Brief Senators

    Sabers Rattle Amid Korean Standoff, White House to Brief Senators

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    The Trump administration hosted senators for briefing Wednesday during a time of heightened pressures with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Top Trump administration officials on Wednesday warned of increased worldwide efforts to bring North Korea's nuclear program to heel, saying that past efforts have failed to reign in the North's nuclear program.
  • EPA chief tours toxic East Chicago site

    EPA chief tours toxic East Chicago site

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    The pollution from the Superfund site is not the only issue facing the city. The site includes part of the former USS Lead facility along with nearby commercial, municipal and residential areas, including the West Calumet public housing complex.
  • Trump's second-rate plan: A tax scheme for POTUS and his pals

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    While this isn't a radical change; it is an effort at simplifying the tax code which is much needed. As we all know, job creation and economic growth is the top priority of the administration. The only itemized deductions that would be preserved under the plan would be for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions . The estate tax, or " death tax ", is a tax "on your right to transfer property at your death", according to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Trump's first tariffs: Canada's lumber imports

    Trump's first tariffs: Canada's lumber imports

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    But they've outsmarted our politicians for many years, and you people understand that". "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard". And this is not the only sign of increased trade tension between the USA and Canada. Most US homes are made with wood framing and some entirely of wood.
  • Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

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    Trump said that one of her goals as an unofficial adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump is to promote women's issues in the White House, but drew hisses and boos from the crowd while describing her father as a "tremendous champion of supporting families".
  • Turkish court rejects opposition bid to appeal referendum

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    Ankara does not recognize the "entirely political" decision, Erdogan told Reuters news agency, APA reported. One of Europe's leading human rights bodies has put Turkey back on a watchlist over "serious concerns" about democracy and human rights, putting pressure on the European Union to reassess relations with Ankara.
  • Paul Ryan says avoiding government shutdown, not repealing Obamacare is current priority

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    Not only must Republicans overcome intraparty ideological divisions that stopped major healthcare legislation last month, but they will have to win over some opposition Democrats with provisions that could be distasteful to conservatives. With congressional elections looming next year, Republicans acknowledge the stakes are high. Adding another wrinkle to budget talks, the president wants the House to roll out the new American Health Care Act next week.
  • Negotiations on big spending bill hit new snag

    Negotiations on big spending bill hit new snag

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    Shelley Moore Capito also was confident the Senate would approve the plan and noted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky supports it. In the event that the House and Senate cannot clear a measure by the midnight Friday deadline, Congress could pass a weeklong stopgap measure that funds the government at current levels to give appropriators more time to finish negotiations.