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Trump Is Rushing to Make His Border Wall Look Like a Success Before November

By Zak Cheney-Rice, The Intelligencer Before Donald Trump announced his ultimately successful run for president in 2015, he was a blowhard real-estate magnate turned reality-TV host who couldn’t remember basic talking points about his own nascent campaign. Advisers knew he needed help, so in order to keep him on message regarding a key feature of […]

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Exclusive: Drugmakers from Pfizer to GSK to hike U.S. prices on over 200 drugs

REUTERS NEWS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.L) and Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) are planning to hike U.S. list prices on more than 200 drugs in the United States on Wednesday, according to drugmakers and data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors. Nearly all of the price increases […]

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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Islamist Militant Group al Shabaab Attacks Kenya Base Used by Kenyan, US Forces

SUN, JAN 5 REUTERS NEWS KEY POINTS ● Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group attacked a military base in Kenya Sunday, Jan. 5. ● The base is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames. ● U.S. Africa Command confirmed an attack on the […]

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US Sent 4 Spy Planes to Korean Peninsula After Kim’s ‘Christmas Gift’ Threat: AP Report

Military Times/Associated Press News In what military watchers regard as an unusual move, the U.S. military sent four surveillance planes, simultaneously, over and around the Korean Peninsula this week in reaction to North Korea’s cryptic reference to a possible “Christmas gift” for the U.S. The action followed reports last week that North Korea had warned […]

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What Is The Lincoln Project? Anti-Trump Republicans Aim To ‘Defeat President Trump, Trumpism’

By Arthur Villasanta, International Business Times (REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION) KEY POINTS Anti-Trump Republicans form Lincoln Project which aims to defeat Trump in 2020 The Lincoln Project also plans to banish Trumpism and reclaim the conservative soul of the GOP It blasts the GOP for embracing and copying Trump’s cruelty and adopting his corruption Fierce conservative […]

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Flu, widespread in 30 states, blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths this season, CDC reports

By Elaine Owen (From CDC DATA) Seasonal influenza activity in the United States continues to increase and has been elevated for six weeks now. The flu is widespread in 30 states and has caused almost 2,000 deaths this season, including 19 children, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly every state has […]

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Donald Trump and Melania’s Christmas Message to America

President Donald Trump called for “peace among nations and joy to the world” in a Christmas message to the United States on Wednesday. The video—which is a little over a minute long— was shared on Twitter by First Lady Melania Trump and retweeted by Donald Trump. The presidential couple began by wishing “each and every […]

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Federal judge issues injunction against diverting military funds for border wall

Lauren Villagran, El Paso Times (Reprinted With Permission) A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday (Dec. 10_ against the Trump administration’s use of military construction funds to build a border wall. U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso said in a memorandum filed Tuesday that funds appropriated by Congress to the Department of […]

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Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after TIME honor

By Jamie Ross, Reuters News WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday (Dec. 12), a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous.” President Trump, 73, has hit out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in an […]

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