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Scaramucci: Tweet Was Not a Threat Against Priebus

Anthony Scaramucci clarified a tweeted he posted Wednesday night, and later deleted, about his leaked financial information. Scaramucci added that he and President Donald Trump "have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are"

Transgender Veterans Blindsided by Trump’s Ban

Transgender veterans are reacting with shock at President Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender Americans from military service. Trump tweeted Wednesday that transgender individuals will not be able to serve in the military "in any capacity"

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Israel Removes Security Devices at Jerusalem Holy Site

Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in the streets

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Pakistan Village Council Ordered 'Revenge Rape' of Teen

Twenty people have been arrested in rural Pakistan after a village council ordered the rape of a teenage girl whose brother had been accused of raping another local girl. Police in Pakistan said the two families were related

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Scaramucci: I'm Contacting FBI Over 'Felony' Leak

Anthony Scaramucci promised to contact investigators over what he says is an illegal leak of his financial disclosure form. The comment came in a since-deleted tweet that mentioned the Twitter handle of Reince Priebus

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U.S. Slaps Fresh Sanctions on 13 Venezuelan Officials

The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration, in an effort to pressure the president into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution

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Mahershala Ali Set to Star in True Detective

The Academy Award-winner closed a deal to star in HBO's third season of the crime anthology series True Detective, the network's president of programming said at a Television Critics Associations' presentation

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Trump Announces $10 Billion Factory in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump said that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs. The factory will produce liquid-crystal display panels that are used in televisions and computer screens