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Trump's Big Week

Desperate for a triumph ahead of President Trump’s 100th day in office, the White House is furiously pushing for another attempt at scrapping the nation’s health care law this week, setting its path toward a government shutdown


New Orleans Removes First of 4 Confederate Statues

New Orleans has begun removing statues that the city's mayor said were erected to honor the "lost cause of the Confederacy." The first to go was the Battle of Liberty statue, an obelisk that was built to commemorate an insurrection led by a group of white citizens


France Votes for a New Political Reality

In a stunning rejection of the political establishment that has dominated the country for decades, France votes to pit a newcomer who has never held elected office against an insurgent of the far right

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Dread Father's Day'

"I’m heartbroken that I was not able to give my children the stability of growing up with two parents," the Facebook COO told TIME in an interview about her new book, Option B, written after the sudden death of her husband

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Arkansas Prepares for Double Execution

Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years


Defense Secretary Mattis Makes Trip to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops. Kabul was the final stop on a weeklong tour that was intended to bolster relations with allies and partners

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Philippines' Duterte Accused in Drug Killings

A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects


President Trump Has Historically Low Approval Ratings

As President Trump nears his 100th day as president, his approval ratings are at a historical low, according to two new polls. Trump's approval rating sunk down to 40% in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — as his disapproval rating shot up to 54%


South Korea: North Could Conduct Nuclear Test Soon

South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test, or a test launch of an ICBM, around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. China's Xi Jinping told Trump to "exercise restraint"

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CNN Anchor Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota said she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, the former Fox News CEO who resigned last year amidst similar allegations from other women. She went public with her story because of Bill O'Reilly's recent dismissal from Fox

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Venezuela's President Seeks Fresh Talks With Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sought fresh opposition talks and endorsed local elections as he braces for further protests. Calls for early presidential elections and Maduro's resignation have resounded through weeks of political unrest in Venezuela

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North Korea Detained a Third American Citizen

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. It comes at a time of unusually heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea — and having another American in jail will likely up the ante even further