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The U.S. military has begun moving equipment out of Syria as it pushes forward on President Trump’s order to withdraw forces, but planners are still sorting out details of how and when more than 2,000 troops will leave.

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Tulsi Gabbard tells CNN she is running for president

U.S. Rep Tulsi Gabbard told CNN today that she is running for president in 2020 and will make a formal announcement next week.

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The U.S. Navy’s top officer will visit China beginning Sunday amid increasing frictions between the two militaries in the South China Sea and other issues pointing to their rivalry for dominance in Asia

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U.S. Ambassadors Worldwide Are Summoned to D.C. Forum Despite Shutdown

The State Department plans to pay for a conference in Washington for all its chiefs of mission while most of its employees go without pay.

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A man named Trump tries to convince a group of people in Texas that they must build a wall — and pay for it! — to protect them from an impending disaster. And this is in 1958. Twitter is re-discovering an episode of a CBS Western called Trackdown that’s making the rounds with its rather...

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At the stroke of midnight Saturday, the partial government shutdown entered its 22nd day and became the longest in U.S. history.

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Trump Threatens A “National Emergency” If Congress Does Not Agree To Fund His Border Wall

After Donald Trump threw a tantrum and stormed out of a budget meeting with Democrats this past Wednesday, on Thursday, he told Sean Hannity, a Fox News host, that if he did not receive the $5.7 billion dollars that he allegedly needs for his border wall, to be placed on the Mexico-U.S. border, he...

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Alabama Woman Becomes First Known Transgender Person Killed This Year in U.S.

Dana Martin, a transgender woman from Hope Hull, Ala., was found shot to death in a vehicle in Montgomery.

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Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...

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The SEC and the Commerce Department are investigating Boeing’s relationship with a satellite startup backed by a Chinese government-owned firm, following a WSJ article last month.

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Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A "substantial number" of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit, a U.S. judge said at a hearing on Friday.Judge Haywood Gilliam appeared inclined to grant a request...

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Law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump's behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests, The New York Times reported Friday. The report cites unnamed former...

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The drug overdose death rate among women in the U.S. has greatly increased, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report.

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Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally avoid media as shutdown drags on

Arizona's new U.S. senators chatted briefly with business leaders on Friday, but avoided reporters who wanted to ask about the government shutdown.         

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Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka not thinking too far ahead

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka is trying not to look too far ahead at the year's first grand slam.

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The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD (AP) " The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):12:55 a.m.Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus.State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus.It...

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This U.S. city was named the best beer travel destination in the world

If you know, you know. And people living in or near Austin, Texas already knew there was something special about the brewing industry in Austin — the juicy IPAs of Pinthouse Pizza, the farmhouse ales of Jester King Brewery, the clean lagers of the ABGB. Now, the rest of the world is catching on,...

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If you know, you know. And people living in or near Austin, Texas already knew there was something special about the brewing industry in Austin — the juicy IPAs of Pinthouse Pizza, the farmhouse ales of Jester King Brewery, the clean lagers of the ABGB. Now, the rest of the world is catching on,...

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This U.S. city was named the best beer travel destination in the world

If you know, you know. And people living in or near Austin, Texas already knew there was something special about the brewing industry in Austin — the juicy IPAs of Pinthouse Pizza, the farmhouse ales of Jester King Brewery, the clean lagers of the ABGB. Now, the rest of the world is catching on,...

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US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

NEW YORK (AP) " It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind...

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