• Pope Francis Met With Donald Trump

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    Trump responded by claiming that the Vatican is "ISIS' ultimate trophy". "Thank you, I won't forget what you said." Even when the two were sitting at the pope's desk in the presence of photographers and reporters, the pope avoided the kind of small talk that usually occurs before the media is ushered out.
  • Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

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    Mustafa Akyol, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times told the paper: "It is actually helpful, in my view, that American people, especially those who voted for Trump, see their president and his family happily hanging out with all the images they may typically see as scary: Arabic inscriptions on green flags, recitation of the Quran, Arab men with swords".
  • Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

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    Seven are men, the rest women. Leaving the courtroom on Wednesday in a blue suit, the 79-year-old Cosby, who is considered legally blind, held onto a cane and clutched his lawyers' arms. "How my father is being punished by a society that still believes black men rape white women; but pass off "boys will be boys" when white men are accused and how the politics of our country prove my disgust".
  • Mom gets degree, too, after helping quadriplegic son

    Mom gets degree, too, after helping quadriplegic son

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    She joined her son at his graduation on Saturday and pushed him across the stage in his wheelchair so he could accept his diploma. "I said I don't know what the process is but I just want to make a formal nomination for my mom for an honorary MBA".
  • Erdogan: Turkey will not take part in Raqqa offensive

    Erdogan: Turkey will not take part in Raqqa offensive

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    And Erdogan, speaking in Istanbul two days after meeting Trump, said he was putting Washington on notice that his forces won't hesitate to attack US -backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey . John McCain, the Republican chairman of the armed services committee , called for the Turkish ambassador to the U.S. to be thrown out of the country on Thursday.
  • The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick

    The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick

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    Trump has proposed cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent , but his budget assumes that corporate tax receipts will increase nearly every year. McConnell also praised the plan for "building on the progress" made earlier this month is a 2017 spending plan that made down payments of Trump proposals to boost defense and border security .
  • GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

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    The fate of the bill rests in part on this score, as House Republicans passed their most recent version of the bill without waiting for the CBO to report the bill's estimated price tag. Republican Senator Susan Collins said too many people would lose insurance and that older and low-income Americans would be hurt. The report could give added ammunition to Democrats who have accused President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at risk with ...
  • Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

    Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

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    Martial law will last an initial 60 days. Duterte's spokesperson made the announcement in Moscow, where the president is now visiting, saying that Mindanao - which makes up nearly one third of the country - would be under martial law for 60 days.
  • Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill

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    During that hearing, DeVos stumbled over policy questions and suggested that schools might need guns to defend against grizzly bears - a moment that became an overnight meme and fodder for late-night comics. Under the cover of the lie of "school choice", the Trump administration is undertaking the dismantling the entire systems of free, public education throughout the nation.