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Russian Federation is a Syrian ally and backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year long civil war, while the U.S. has long advocated for the Syrian dictator's ouster. Russian Federation is Syria's most powerful ally. Some U.S. officials have questioned whether Russian Federation knew about the attack or was complicit in some way, though no intercepted communications have yet supported that suspicion.
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    President Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

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    Condemning Trump's comments, Schumer called the attempt to negotiate a "cynical strategy". WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the USA tax system.
  • I told Chinese president about Syria airstrikes over dessert

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    In a stomach-churning Fox Business interview on Wednesday, reporter Maria Bartiromo giddily asked Trump to finally describe the historic moment when he told the Chinese president about the strike while they were both eating dinner at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
  • Is Bill O'Reilly's reign over at Fox News?

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    The network's parent company, 21st Century Fox, said earlier this week that it has enlisted an outside law firm to investigate sexual harassment claims against O'Reilly, after one of the host's accusers called the corporate hotline to repeat her allegations.
  • USA 'disappointed' by Russia's support for Syria's Assad

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    By proxy Russian Federation is responsible for every civilian death last week. "But what we did not see is a coherent policy on how we're going to deal with the civil war and also deal with ISIS". Those means don't exist now", Howard said in an interview during a missile defence event in Cologne. The Pentagon would not describe the other options or say how many there were, only that Trump chose "the proportional response".
  • United passenger dragged off plane has a strong legal case, experts say

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    At least three officers involved in the incident have been put on leave pending an investigation. Dao then reaffirmed he would not get up from his seat. "I'm a physician, have to work tomorrow, 8 o'clock", he said. "They should have gone up higher [when offering money to passengers to take later flights]".
  • President Donald Trump: Is Steve Bannon Next To Hear 'You're Fired?'

    President Donald Trump: Is Steve Bannon Next To Hear 'You're Fired?'

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    It was a cruel jab - Bannon headed the Trump campaign for the last 11 decisive weeks; he was a key player in the transition; and on arriving at the White House he was the man. The president's irritation with Bannon could have roots in the adviser's high profile in the early days of the administration. "Sirius National News at 7:30 A.M.
  • United States show of force to North Korea also could show USA weakness

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    China has already begun to apply economic pressure on the North by refusing to import Pyongyang's coal. These celebrations coincide with increased tension in the peninsula after the U.S. "If North Korea continues with its nuclear provocations and China fails to restrain it, Thaad's deployment will be inevitable", Moon said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
  • The Trump Era of Stricter Immigration Enforcement Has Begun

    The Trump Era of Stricter Immigration Enforcement Has Begun

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    He pointed out that illegal crossings at the U.S. In sum, the measures could substantially increase the number of cases brought against undocumented immigrants, and escalate the nature of charges brought against them, also raising the stakes for the appointment of USA attorneys in border districts.
  • Is Sessions right about Arizona border violence?

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    No more . We are going to shut down and jail those who have been profiting off this lawlessness - people smuggling gang members across the border, helping convicted criminals re-enter this country and preying on those who don't know how unsafe the journey can be.
  • Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

    Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

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    President Trump's business empire has always been a family affair and now his White House appears to be headed in the same direction. The former media executive and radio host has a following all his own. "I'm my own strategist". In fact, Mr. Trump was well acquainted with Bannon before he became campaign CEO in August. Some of Bannon's associates characterized Trump's public dressing-down as a paternal "love tap", The Washington Post reports , while others fear it was "an indirect ...