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Deadly Blast at Manchester Arena
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Grief and Shock in Manchester

Day has broken over the stunned English city of Manchester, coping with the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack that has left 22 people dead, among them children. Some 59 injured were taken to hospital. Prime Minister Theresa May said "All our thoughts are with the victims"

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney And White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Brief The Media At The White House

Trump Proposes Long-Shot Budget with Deep Spending Cuts

Presidential budgets are always aspirational political documents and almost never passed into law as written, but the one set to be introduced by Donald Trump Tuesday stretches credulity given the current makeup in Congress

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

Michael Flynn Pleads the Fifth to Senate Committee

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the election

"Suicide Squad" - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Snyder Steps Down From Justice League

Zack Snyder is stepping back from directing Justice League to focus on his family, months after his daughter's suicide. Joss Whedon, who directed both of Marvel's Avengers movies, will step in to help the movie through the post-production process

Former South Korea President Park Geun-hye Appears In Court for Trial

South Korea's Former President Park Geun-hye Goes on Trial

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has denied charges that she engaged in bribery and leaked government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could send her to prison for life if convicted. She was handcuffed in her first public appearance since her jailing on March 31

Donald Trump,Melania Trump,Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump: I 'Never Mentioned' Israel to the Russians

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


The Death Toll in Venezuela's Unrest Has Hit 51

Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51

Bill Cosby Arrives For Jury Selection In Pittsburgh

First Jurors Selected in Cosby Trial

The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape with the selection of three jurors, two white men and one white woman. The search for 12 jurors and six alternates was expected to take several days

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


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