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Trump Piles Economic Action Onto His North Korea Military Threats

President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances.

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Facebook to Release Russia Ads to Congress Amid Pressure

Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light ...

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Sanders: Diplomacy, Human Rights Must Drive US World Affairs

Bernie Sanders is criticizing President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations.

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Mississippi Economic Performance 'Lackluster,' Expert Says

An expert is telling state budget writers that Mississippi has had "lackluster" economic performance since the Great Recession.

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South Carolina: Call for a Monument to Black Civil War Hero

A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, ...

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Memo: Consider Civil Rights Home for National Monument

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald ...

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Second Escaped Mississippi Inmate Back in Custody

A second inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison in back in custody.

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Emails Point to Manafort Offer to Brief Russian in Campaign

In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government ...

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Trump to Look at Even Stricter Cap on Refugees

President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say.

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GOP Senator Defends Health Bill Against Kimmel's Attacks

Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the ...

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Study: Most States Would Take a Hit from GOP Health Bill

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an outside analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in ...

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One Escaped Mississippi Inmate is Caught, One Still at Large

One of two inmates who escaped from a Mississippi prison is back in custody, and authorities are still searching for the other.

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Nations Start Signing Nuke Ban Treaty Opposed by Big Powers

Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms.

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One Last Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was ...

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7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 61 as Buildings Collapse in Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 61 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many ...