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Donald Trump,Melania Trump,Benjamin Netanyahu
Evan Vucci—AP

Trump: 'Never Mentioned' Israel

President Trump sought to rebut claims that he inadvertently compromised Israeli intelligence during his controversial meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in which he may have relayed classified information about U.S. intelligence cooperation

Donald Trump

Iran's Conservatives Use Trump Speech to Attack Rouhani

Little more than a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in a landslide victory, his whole foreign policy has been thrown into disarray by President Donald Trump’s speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

International Auto Show 2017 - NYC

Ford CEO Mark Fields Is Out

Ford Motor Company has replaced Mark Fields, its CEO since the summer of 2014, with Jim Hackett, who has been in charge of the automaker's Smart Mobility venture, the company announced. Here's what you need to know

President Trump Attends The White House Senior Staff Swearing In

Michael Flynn Will Invoke Fifth Amendment

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents


North Korea: Ballistic Missiles Ready for Deployment

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets

2017 Billboard Music Awards - Backstage and Audience

Top Moments at the Billboard Music Awards

It was a hefty show stacked with live performances (Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, The Chainsmokers). There were meaningful tributes (Celine Dion, Cher) and remembrances (Biggie, Chris Cornell), and plenty of social media uproar (courtesy of K-pop boy band BTS)

Volunteers serve people during a free dinner service at the Chicago Catholic Charities

Trump's Budget Would Cut Food Stamp Programs

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off food stamps under spending cut proposals that are already getting panned by lawmakers in both parties. Proposals also include cuts to Medicaid, federal employee pensions and welfare benefits

Bill Cosby

Jury Selection Begins in Bill Cosby's Trial

Hundreds of potential jurors could be interviewed in Pittsburgh as a crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial gets underway. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor drugged and molested a Temple University women's basketball team manager

Thailand Hospital Bomb

About 20 Hurt in Bomb Attack at Bangkok Hospital

About 20 people were injured after a bomb exploded at an army-affiliated hospital in central Bangkok, Thai media reports. The attack coincides with the third anniversary of the country's most recent coup d'etat, which put the current junta in power

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Content Screening Guidelines Leaked

A large trove of leaked internal Facebook documents pulls back the curtain on how the social network's employees moderate postings on the site. The documents show a delicate balancing act behind Facebook's efforts to manage a deluge of postings from around the globe