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US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say 'major military operations' have ended there

30 min 26 sec ago
US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost their grip on their self-declared capital.
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Tillerson remains on thin ice in Trump WH, sources say

42 min 22 sec ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's future in the Trump administration is looking increasingly uncertain, an administration source tells CNN.
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US appeals for calm as allies clash in Iraq

1 hour 54 min ago
The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory.
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CNN poll: Trump approval steady, but more say he's leading in the wrong direction

2 hours 24 min ago
President Donald Trump's approval rating holds steady in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but that overall stability belies declining views on how things are going in the country today.
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Judges turn to extreme remedy to block Trump administration

2 hours 32 min ago
As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, asking judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.
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How Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

2 hours 49 min ago
As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he's governing more as a hostage taker.
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The 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2018: October edition

2 hours 51 min ago
President Donald Trump is an influential figure all over the 2018 Senate map. The problem for Republicans: He doesn't seem interested in using his power for the party's good.
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Artist Kehinde Wiley selected to paint Barack Obama's official portrait

4 hours 21 min ago
Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans and reinterpretations of classic artworks, has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
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Trump set for talks with Greek PM who once warned of his 'evil'

7 hours 55 min ago
When President Donald Trump sits for talks Tuesday with his left-wing Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, he'll face a man who last year warned his own citizens that Trump represented an "evil" raft of ideas with no place in western democracy.
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McCain's full speech at Liberty Medal ceremony

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:02pm
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the following remarks after being awarded the National Constitution Center's annual Liberty Medal. Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Liberty Medal to Senator McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the nation:
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Fewer Puerto Ricans have power restored than a week ago

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:17pm
As Puerto Rico struggles with water shortages and a dire situation for many seeking medical care, the number of customers getting power off of the island's grid has declined, according to the latest available data and conversations with energy experts.
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Intelligence firm: House panel's subpoenas 'clear abuse of power'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:40pm
The intelligence firm that produced the dossier of memos alleging Russian efforts to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign is objecting to subpoenas sent by the chairman of the House intelligence committee calling them a "clear abuse of power."
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Sen. John McCain honored with Liberty Medal

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:26pm
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Corker: Trump criticism had been 'building for some time'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:56pm
He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."
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First US airstrike targeting ISIS in Yemen kills dozens

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:23pm
US forces conducted airstrikes against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and "disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," according to a statement released by the Pentagon.
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Negotiations continue over insurance payments on Capitol Hill

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:42pm
Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Monday he's getting encouragement from both President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to reach a health care deal soon that would restore cost-sharing reduction payments in exchange for state flexibility on some plans.
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Post-Maria, Trump's approval rating on hurricanes down 20 points

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:18pm
President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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Chief deputy US marshal engaged in sexual activity on government property, report finds

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:47pm
A chief deputy US marshal was caught "engaging in sexual activity with numerous different women within government space," according to findings from a Justice Department inspector general investigation published Monday.
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FBI releases early draft of Comey's Clinton statement

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:27pm
The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the exchange.
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Donald Trump was for Steve Bannon before he was against him

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:11pm
Caution: White House observers may experience whiplash.
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