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He has been tasked by Trump with solving Middle East peace, reforming the federal government and is seen by foreign capitals as the quickest, most reliable, way to get a message to the new president. Substantively, Bannon received some blame for the controversial travel ban that sparked street protests and remains bogged down in the courts. And Bannon's creation of an in-house think tank known as the Strategic Initiatives group has been marginalized.
  • Turkey's Erdogan Says Emergency Rule Could Be Extended Again

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    A woman waves a Turkish fl ag decorated with an image of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk, in Istanbul on April 12. "We can't talk about a fair vote and an honest referendum here". A loss could weaken Erdogan and cause internal challenges against his hold on power ― but the opposition is divided and the president would still control significant influence over all areas of government.
  • NKorea 'will go to war' if US provokes

    NKorea 'will go to war' if US provokes

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    Wang warned that history would hold any instigator to account. The reclusive nation's vice foreign minister also added that it would not stay silent in the event of a pre-emptive strike by the US. The US president has also said he would not signal his punches before embarking on any military action overseas. While Japan did not see a high risk of military action, it expected to be consulted by the United States if it chose to attack.
  • Trump Reverses on NATO: 'It Is No Longer Obsolete'

    Trump Reverses on NATO: 'It Is No Longer Obsolete'

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    Bush administrations. Both outlets cited the rise of the relatively centrist wing of the administration led by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as comments from Trump indicating he's turning to the center on issues including currency manipulation , NATO, and the Export Import Bank.
  • 3 dead after boiler explosion in St. Louis

    3 dead after boiler explosion in St. Louis

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    The St. Louis Fire Department's Collapse Rescue Task Force was able to free that victim from under the boiler, Jenkerson said. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says he believes a boiler explosion that killed three people and injured four others, two critically, in two different businesses was a commercial accident.
  • Charleston shooter back to jail, then to prison

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    Dylann Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges and Judge JC Nicholson sentenced him to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Though Roof's federal trial ended in January with a death sentence, Gergel had been reluctant to release records about his mental status while the state case was pending.
  • Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Found Dead African American Muslim New York

    Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Found Dead African American Muslim New York

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    Also mourning Abdus-Salaam's mysterious death was state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who described her as "an inspiration". The medical examiner is to determine the exact cause of death. The State Court of Appeals judge found dead in the Hudson River on Wednesday committed suicide, police believe. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first female Muslim judge in the US, was found dead in NY on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Feuding Donald Trump aides told to end 'palace intrigue'

    Feuding Donald Trump aides told to end 'palace intrigue'

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    But some see his role as declining. Counselor to the President Steve Bannon, left, talks with White House senior advisers Jared Kushner in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. One Trump aide, who sits on the Kushner side of the divide, bluntly acknowledged this tension and said it could be a reason for the President to not throw Bannon overboard for fear of what he may do to the presidency he helped build.
  • Donald Trump's son-in-law beats U.S. secretary of state to Iraq

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    Kushner sought ideas on how to improve Muslim relations with the president-elect, and he even asked for the names of Muslims who could potentially serve in the administration. Greg Hicks, also said that Kushner is "traveling on behalf of the president to express the president's support and commitment to the government of Iraq and U.S.
  • 'SERIOUS THREAT' | Abe says he, Trump agree on North Korea missile launch

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    According to the FT, Trump said the USA could "totally" handle the situation in North Korea without assistance from the Chinese, but he declined to go into specifics. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. Washington , Seoul and others call the North's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program.
  • House GOP to go home for Easter break without health care deal

    House GOP to go home for Easter break without health care deal

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    Gary Palmer, R-Ala., and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., demonstrates "another example of House Republicans' unwavering commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare [President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] and provide immediate relief to those trapped in this failing law".
  • Liberals introduce plan to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018

    Liberals introduce plan to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018

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    Under the current law that is still in force until the new bill passes all stages of parliamentary scrutiny, and is passed into law, a person found guilty of a first-time offence of possessing a small amount - 30 grams or less - of marijuana faces a maximum penalty of a fine up to $1,000, a six-month jail term, or both.