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Trump to GOP: Cut Taxes or Else

President Donald Trump warned House Republicans that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. Trump's plans would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent


Japan's Shinzo Abe Conjures Stunning Election Victory

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe romped back to power despite a series of corruption scandals earlier in the year that sent his approval rating plummeting to just 26%. His return is also a boon for President Trump

Senate Votes On Various Budget Amendments

McCain Takes Swipe at Trump's Vietnam War Exemptions

Sen. John McCain appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump's draft deferrals during the Vietnam War, following a series of public rebukes of the Trump Administration. Trump's medical deferrals have been frequently criticized

A Concert for Charlottesville

Justin Timberlake to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake has been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. This will be his third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer

U.N. Needs $434 Million for Rohingya Refugee Relief

U.N. agencies convene in Geneva to request a sum of $434 million to fund a massive emergency response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in eastern Bangladesh, where nearly 600,000 people have crossed the border after fleeing violence in Myanmar

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Former Presidents Team Up for Hurricane Relief

All five of the former living U.S. presidents made a rare appearance together, helping raise $31 million for hurricane relief. They were even joined by current President Trump — sort of