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Pyongyang's sole major ally - to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Kim said about 200 protesters, mostly residents in two towns near the battery site, rallied overnight and would remain near the location. Lindsey Graham of SC told reporters Tuesday.
  • Trump to stick with NAFTA trade pact for now

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    The announcement came as White House officials disclosed that Trump and his White House advisers were considering issuing an executive order to withdraw the United States from the trade pact with Canada and Mexico. Trump targeted Canada this week for what he said was unfair trade practices, and ordered a new 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber exports. "Nafta's been very, very bad for our country", Trump said last week.
  • Donald Trump: US to renegotiate, not pull out of NAFTA

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    The development came after POLITICO reported that White House aides were drafting an executive order on withdrawing from the pact, prompting an uproar from Republicans in Congress anxious about disrupting business ties that now support 14 million American jobs.
  • 'The Simpsons' mark Trump's 100-day milestone: Justice Ivanka, Marge on Prozac

    'The Simpsons' mark Trump's 100-day milestone: Justice Ivanka, Marge on Prozac

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    The clip shows Trump in bed, surrounded by books with titles like Florida on $10 Million a Day as he touts his accomplishments, among them, lowering his golf handicap and upping his Twitter followers.by 700. The long-running animated series is no stranger to politics, with episodes poking fun at each of the last several Oval Office occupants. Marge has run out of prescription pills, complaining "this was supposed to last me the whole four years!" Back in November, an old video resurfaced ...
  • Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

    Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

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    Keeping GOP options for quick action alive, the House Rules Committee approved special procedures that could allow a sudden House vote on a health care bill through Saturday, though that seemed unlikely. The White House, which has been involved in discussions about the changes, is still eager to resurrect the health-care bill. For weeks, arch-conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus shouldered the blame for the collapse of the Obamacare repeal.
  • White House: Judge's sanctuary cities ruling a 'gift' to criminals

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    Trump could push Congress to pass a law giving him clear authority to revoke certain funding, said Margo Schlanger, a University of MI law professor and former head of civil rights at Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Orrick government's rejected argument that only a small amount of money was involved. Once again President Trump is seeing his efforts to enforce USA immigration law held up in a courtroom.
  • Senate expected to confirm Perdue as agriculture secretary

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    Perdue was the last cabinet member to be nominated before President Trump took office in January but there is still one more to be confirmed and that is Alex Acosta, who was second choice for labor secretary after Trump's first choice withdrew.
  • Latest draft buzz indicates Cleveland considering passing up Myles Garrett

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    While he says playing for the Browns would fulfill a boyhood fantasy of his, his ultimate dream is to play in the National Football League, and he'll give his all to whatever team drafts him. Cleveland has been searching for its franchise quarterback for a long time; is this the year they finally get him? Reddick's ability to impact the quarterback as a rusher and in coverage could make him the first linebacker drafted this year, with the Bengals at No.
  • Top Mexican official calls USA border wall a 'hostile' act

    Top Mexican official calls USA border wall a 'hostile' act

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    I'm afraid he's starting to dip his foot into the swamp. In his bumpy first three months in office, Trump has reversed himself on campaign promises now seen as impractical or unnecessary, from repealing and replacing Obamacare in a single day to labeling China as a currency manipulator.
  • Chinese Workers Paid $1 an Hour to Make Ivanka Trump's Clothes

    Chinese Workers Paid $1 an Hour to Make Ivanka Trump's Clothes

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    The group is merely part of a trend that has seen numerous worldwide companies transfer their manufacturing operations to low-wage nations where workers work long hours for low pay, sometimes in risky environments, in order to make a better life for themselves and their families.
  • Trump shelves Mexico wall funding plan

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    Democrats want assurances that Trump won't yank funding for subsidies to help some Americans afford healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, as he has suggested. Shelley Moore Capito also was confident the Senate would approve the plan and noted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky supports it.
  • Judge cites Trump's comment in "sanctuary city" ruling

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    Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. A federal judge in San Francisco ruled today that President Donald Trump can not punish so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds. "We've got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit, who, they've been hostile to the order", Sessions said . Trump's order threatened the transfer of some US$1.7 billion to Santa Clara County and US$1.2 billion for San Francisco .