• British police: Fatalities after incident at Manchester Arena

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    President Donald Trump described the attack as the work of "evil losers". Police have confirmed 19 people were killed and more than 50 were injured, following an explosion at the conclusion of the singer's Manchester Arena show. "So very clearly the aim was to do as much harm as possible, to shock British society as much as possible". Islamic State supporters took to social media to celebrate the blast and some encouraged similar attacks elsewhere.
  • First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

    First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

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    Trump himself quelled the frenzy, extending his hands to to quiet the shouting and declaring, twice, that he didn't mention Israel in his conversation with the Russians. Candidate Trump vowed in multiple speeches on the campaign trail that he would move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , the country's capital.
  • Roger Ailes Dead at 77

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    Former Fox News head Roger Ailes' death on Thursday sparked a debate about his legacy overseeing the rise of a dominant right-leaning news network marred by accusations of harassment. Ailes denied the sexual harassment allegations but was forced to resign in the wake of the lawsuits. That October, Ailes flipped the switch on Fox News Channel .
  • Donald Trump's airline laptop ban might be expanded to Europe

    Donald Trump's airline laptop ban might be expanded to Europe

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    The ban, already in place at 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, prohibits electronics larger than a cellphone in the passenger cabin. Devices with such batteries have started fires aboard aircraft before, but no one would be able to extinguish the flames if a fire were to start in the cargo hold.
  • 4 climbers killed in weekend of tragedy on Mount Everest

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    A mountain climber from Uttar Pradesh has gone missing after successfully summiting Mount Everest , Nepalese officials said on Sunday. He was above the 8,000 metre mark - known as the mountain's "death zone" - when he died, an area that also claimed the life of American climber Roland Yearwood .
  • Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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    It also comes as he contends with a raft of problems back home, including a special counsel investigating whether his associates colluded with Russian Federation. The official briefed on Sunday's meeting said the package includes building permits for Palestinians in Area C that has largely been off limits to Palestinian development until now.
  • Why Trump's combative trade stance makes U.S. farmers nervous

    Why Trump's combative trade stance makes U.S. farmers nervous

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    In 2015, the World Trade Organization struck down the United States' country-of-origin labeling rules as unfair to Mexico and Canada. But last month, many of them struck a sour note after White House aides signaled that Trump would deliver on another signature vow by edging toward abandoning the North American Free Trade Agreement .
  • Iran's Zarif scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

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    News organizations pay for the cost of the reporters' travel. "Trump's first overseas trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel is, therefore, not primarily about fighting terrorism but part of his plan to reinvigorate the U.S. Trump did not hesitate to single out Iran in his speech. In a highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia , Trump lashed out at Iran, accusing Tehran of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and calling for its global isolation.
  • President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

    President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

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    The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Likewise, a 10-year, $191 billion reduction in food stamps — nearly 30 percent — far exceeds prior proposals by Capitol Hill Republicans. The administration also noted some other budget items aimed at women and families. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that the program helps "people become more self-sufficient by providing child care assistance, to prevent and address child abuse and neglect, and to ...
  • Rural States Stand to Lose Under GOP Health-Care Bill

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    Congressman Dan Newhouse missed the May 4 House vote on the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) as he cared for his wife, Carol, during her battle with cancer. He also said Americans should be direct consumers of health care by increasing the use of health savings accounts, or HSAs. And that criticism may be warranted, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's new analysis .
  • Maryland student accused of murder denied house arrest request

    Maryland student accused of murder denied house arrest request

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    Police have stepped up patrols on and around the College Park campus. "They're shattered, but they do know that the assailant in this case has been arrested, and he will be appropriately charged", Mitchell said. "I can tell you that at this early stage in this investigation, we do not have enough evidence to say conclusively whether this is a hate crime". She said authorities "need something probably more than just a Facebook posting" for the killing to be considered a hate crime.