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U.S. and South Korea to Resume Joint Military Exercises

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:01:08 GMT

South Korean marines during joint exercises with the United States in April 2017.On April 1, the countries will resume the annual drills that they suspended during the Olympics and Paralympics, the Pentagon announced Monday.

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Trump Congratulates Putin on His Re-Election, Raises No Concerns About Election Meddling Here

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:31:31 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was re-elected this week.“We had a very good call,” Mr. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We will be meeting in the not-too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.”

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Saudi Crown Prince Arrives at White House to Meet with Trump

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:55:26 GMT

President Trump met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office on Tuesday.The president has lavished praise on Mohammed bin Salman, who has rapidly consolidated his position as Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent.

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As DeVos Faces Congress, Officials Say She Hid Plans to Overhaul Department

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:09 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrived for a House Appropriations Committee hearing in Washington on Tuesday.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will defend her agency’s budget before a House panel, including a reorganization plan that staff members say she tried to withhold from Congress.

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Melania Trump Wants to End Online Bullying. Her Husband Doesn’t Always Help.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:52:49 GMT

Melania Trump, the first lady, and President Trump last month.Melania Trump has long said she wants to curb online bullying. Her efforts often clash with the president's habit of using Twitter to insult people.

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Former Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:29:00 GMT

Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with Donald J. Trump, is suing a media company to be freed from an agreement to remain quiet.Ms. McDougal is the second woman this month to challenge Trump associates’ efforts to bury stories of extramarital affairs.

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Joseph diGenova: Loud, Partisan and Now Trump’s Lawyer

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:18:44 GMT

President Trump hired the outspoken lawyer Joseph E. diGenova on Monday. Mr. diGenova is an aggressive voice who attacks the F.B.I. and defends the president.

Supreme Court Warily Eyes California Law Involving Abortion and Free Speech

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:40:03 GMT

Anti-abortion activists demonstrating in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.The justices heard arguments in a First Amendment challenge to a law requiring “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide information on abortion.

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A Republican Appointee to the Senate from Mississippi Has G.O.P. Worried

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:44:15 GMT

Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi’s agricultural commissioner, at a county fair last summer.The Mississippi governor’s choice to fill the seat of retiring Senator Thad Cochran may give an insurgent conservative an opening — and Democrats a chance.

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Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: ‘I Left It to My Wife’

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:13:42 GMT

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.In a rambling, at times contradictory, explanation, Mr. Carson told a House committee that he had “dismissed” himself from the decision to buy the set for his office last year, leaving the details to his wife and staff.

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Mnuchin Defends Trump Tariffs as World Economic Leaders Worry

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:13 GMT

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gives a press conference at the G20 finance ministers and central bankers summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.As global finance ministers gather in Argentina, the United States’ protectionist position on trade has consumed the discussions.

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What Special Elections Can’t Tell Us About a Democratic Wave

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:26:56 GMT

Higher turnout, as well as the power of incumbency, may help save Republicans in the midterms.

Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:33:37 GMT

Stock markets dropped when President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum.Some economists say the recovery could continue for years. But many see the seeds of the next crisis being sown in government policy choices.

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Trump Considers Reshuffling Legal Team as He Takes On Mueller More Aggressively

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:52:21 GMT

President Trump’s shift in tone appears to be a product of his concern that the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference is bearing down on him more directly.President Trump has discussed firing one lawyer, and another has considered quitting. A third, who has pushed theories on television that the F.B.I. framed the president, was hired.

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On Washington: Louise Slaughter Set House Rules, and Played by Her Own

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:35:44 GMT

Representative Louise Slaughter in 2014. Ms. Slaughter, Democrat of New York, had held one of the most partisan posts in Congress when she led the Rules Committee, but managed to win affection and admiration from both sides of the aisle.The New York lawmaker had held one of the most partisan posts in Congress but managed to win affection and admiration from both sides of the aisle.

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White House Bans Venezuela’s Digital Currency and Expands Sanctions

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:17:55 GMT

The sanctions were intended to send a message to Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, that the United States holds him directly responsible for his country’s economic devastation, the White House said.The Trump administration also blacklisted four associates of President Nicolás Maduro, pressuring a government it has accused of graft and repression.

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Will James Comey’s Book Be the Next ‘Fire and Fury’?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:27:18 GMT

In this June 8, 2017 file photo, former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.The book surged to No. 1 on Amazon over the weekend.

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Supreme Court Won’t Block New Pennsylvania Voting Maps

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:02:11 GMT

Voters at a polling station in April 2016 in Philadelphia.The court rejected a request from Republican lawmakers unhappy with a court-imposed congressional map said to favor Democrats.

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