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China's President Xi Jinping to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago in April

BEIJING –  Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on April 6-7 at the latter’s Florida resort, China’s foreign ministry announced Thursday. The future relationship between the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 economies has been uncertain following the election of Trump, who accused China during his campaign […]
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Sanctuary cities: Seattle sues Trump administration over executive order

Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Trump’s executive order threatening to cut off federal funding for cities offering to protect illegal immigrants. Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing sanctuary cities is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city’s budget. The city said it anticipates at least $55 million in federal […]
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North Carolina lawmakers set to vote on 'bathroom bill' repeal, gay rights advocates slam deal

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections. GOP leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on Thursday—at about 9:15 a.m. ET– but […]
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Hannity: Ex-Obama official 'could vindicate' Trump's surveillance claims

Fox News’ Sean Hannity opened Wednesday night’s edition of “Hannity” by saying that statements by a former Obama administration official “could prove the Obama administration was very much involved in the surveillance of Trump transition team members.” Hannity was referring to a March 2 MSNBC interview with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for […]
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North Carolina lawmakers announce plan to repeal 'bathroom bill'

North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill” may soon be flushed away. At a late-night press conference Wednesday, Republican lawmakers announced an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to repeal the law known as House Bill 2, which was enacted last year. The law limits LGBT nondiscrimination protections and requires transgender people to use public restrooms […]
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Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge extends hold on implementing executive order

A federal judge in Hawaii issued an extension on his order blocking President Trump’s travel ban hours after hearing arguments Wednesday. Hawaii contends the travel ban discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state’s tourist-dependent economy. State Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that the ban’s implied message is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim […]
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Sorry, Not Sorry: New York Times tells Trump it did not apologize for coverage

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that The New York Times “apologized” to its readers for its election coverage, but the paper said it did no such thing. Trump was likely referring to the November letter from the paper’s embattled publisher, Arthur O. Sulzberger that was released shortly after the election. Sulzberger promised readers that the paper […]
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Trump's rapid rapprochement plans with Russia fade

Expectations that President Donald Trump’s election would lead to a rapid U.S. rapprochement with Russia are fading, as the White House pushes off the Kremlin’s proposals for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin and takes an increasingly skeptical view of reaching a grand bargain with Moscow. At a White House meeting this week, high-level national-security […]
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Bush reportedly used colorful language to describe Trump's inauguration

While former President George W. Bush was leaving President Trump’s inauguration, he reportedly gave a brief summary of the event: “That was some “weird s–t.” New York Magazine, citing three “people who were present,” reported that all three heard the comment. A spokesman for Bush declined to comment to the magazine. Bush did not make […]
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Comey reportedly tried to expose possible Russia tampering before election

James Comey, the FBI director, was reportedly prepared to write an op-ed over the summer about information on Russia’s influence in the U.S. presidential election, but officials from the Obama administration blocked him from writing the piece. Newsweek, citing two unnamed sources, reported on Wednesday that Comey pitched the idea in the White House’s situation […]