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Another Trump Order Blocked

A federal judge blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. It's yet another case of President Donald Trump's executive orders facing scrutiny from the judiciary

Ivanka Trump Attends W20 Conference In Berlin

Ivanka Trump Booed in Germany

Ivanka Trump was booed by the audience as she defended her father as a supporter of women during a panel discussion at the W20 Summit, while answering questions about her dual role as a first daughter and presidential adviser

Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, speaks to members of the media after a closed House Republican election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

House Oversight Leader: Flynn Apparently Broke Law

Rep. Jason Chaffetz said former national security advisor Michael Flynn appears to have broken the law when he accepted payments from entities linked to Russia and Turkey. Flynn was forced to step down as national security advisor in February

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces Retirement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he is retiring after this season. The driver won NASCAR's most popular driver award for 14 years running, and said he still hopes to be involve in NASCAR in some capacity

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Oklahoma Panel Wants Death Penalty Moratorium

An Oklahoma commission recommended the state extend its moratorium on the death penalty. The report described a year-long investigation as "disturbing," and said that "the burden of wrongful convictions alone requires systemic corrections"


Turkey Strikes Suspected Kurdish Rebel Positions

Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, which is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries

President Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Agriculture And Rural Prosperity In America

Trump: Canada Has Outsmarted U.S. for Years

President Donald Trump continued to have harsh words for Canada while signing an executive order to promote agriculture. "People don't realize Canada's been very tough on the United States...they've outsmarted our politicians for years," Trump said.

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Rick Perry Says U.S. Should 'Renegotiate' Paris Agreement

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he supports remaining in the Paris Agreement but would like the country to "renegotiate" the climate change accord. Perry's comments come as President Trump is considering whether to pull the U.S. from the agreement


North Korea Holds Drills as Trump Calls for More Sanctions

North Korea held live-fire drills in an area around the eastern coastal town of Wonsan. Meanwhile, President Trump told ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries they must be prepared to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea

En Marche Leader Emmanuel Macron Addresses Supporters After First Round Of French Voting

Macron's Campaign Targeted by Russian Hackers

Researchers say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin

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


Taliban Attack on Afghan Base Raises Fears of More War

Just over a week after the U.S. dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan, a bloody attack on an Afghan army base has highlighted the country’s central security threat — the Taliban insurgency