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Trump Tower Moscow concept included idea of giving penthouse to Putin

Trump Tower Moscow concept included idea of giving penthouse to Putin

One idea considered for the proposed Trump Tower in Moscow was to offer Russian President Vladimir Putin the penthouse, according to Felix Sater, who was working on the project with ...

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Schumer calls for improvements to new NAFTA deal

Schumer calls for improvements to new NAFTA deal

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) warned on Monday that the Trump administration is going to have to compromise on elements of a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico ...

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Dem lawmakers call for Cohen to testify to Congress after guilty plea

Dem lawmakers call for Cohen to testify to Congress after guilty plea

Democrats in the House want Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime attorney, to testify on a number of investigations they plan to launch upon taking control of the House in January. ...

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Trump turned California’s tragic fires into a shameless logging campaign

Trump turned California’s tragic fires into a shameless logging campaign

With tweets and taunts and political posturing, President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have made one thing clear: They apparently have no genuine interest in reducing the loss of ...

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Former U.S. ambassador to Mexico: Trump’s migrant policy is a ‘failure’

Trump defends use of tear gas at the border

A former U.S. ambassador to Mexico on Thursday ripped the Trump administration’s approach to dealing with asylum-seeking migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, calling Trump’s handling of the issue a “failure” ...

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UK’s Theresa May will raise Khashoggi murder with Saudi Crown Prince MBS

UK’s Theresa May will raise Khashoggi murder with Saudi Crown Prince MBS

Argentine President Mauricio Macri, right, greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 in Buenos Aires on Friday.AFP/Getty Images/Juan Mabromata UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Saudi ...

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Migrants begin arriving at new Tijuana shelter

Migrants begin arriving at new Tijuana shelter

Some migrants have been shuttled to the new shelter in Tijuana where “better” accommodations include a “roof and a dry floor,” according to a Human Rights Watch researcher. “Much better ...

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Trump downplays GM plant closings, repeats false claim about steel plants

President Donald Trump, in a tweet early Thursday morning, downplayed General Motors’ announcement it was shuttering several U.S. factories and laying off thousands of American workers, claiming it was an anomaly among the broader “booming” U.S. economy. In doing so, though, the president repeated his frequent false claim that steel plants are opening all over the country. The claim was repeatedly debunked by fact-checkers from ABC News and other news organizations during his time on the campaign trail, and the White House has declined to elaborate on what the president is actually referring to, although U.S. Steel has said it has restarted some blast furnaces that were previously dormant prior to Trump’s steel tariffs. BMW offered its own response to the president’s tweet, confirming only that they “are considering building an engine plant in the U.S.” But it did not go as far as the president, who said the car company has “just announced a major new plant.” “We can confirm that we are considering building an engine plant in the U.S. to supply BMW vehicles manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico,” Domonic Stoiber with BMW’s Corporate and Governmental Affairs said in a statement. “We have talked for the past few years about an engine plant to support our North American production and sales and we are now again investigating this option.”

President Donald Trump, in a tweet early Thursday morning, downplayed General Motors’ announcement it was shuttering several U.S. factories and laying off thousands of American workers, claiming it was an ...

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Comey asks court to reject House GOP subpoena

Comey asks court to reject House GOP subpoena

Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday asked a federal court to reject a subpoena he’d received from House Republicans for closed-door testimony, arguing that leaks from the hearing would ...

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Migrants stage hunger strike at Mexican border

Migrants stage hunger strike at Mexican border

A handful of migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border have started a hunger strike to protest the Mexican police blocking their way as they wait for the chance to ...

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