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The U.S. trade deficit, both globally and specifically with China , hit record highs during 2018. In December alone, the total deficit also vaulted past expectations, surging 18.8 percent and likely weighing on an economy which already was slowing at the close of the year.
  • House Democrats Launch Massive Trump Investigation, Demanding Info from 81 People

    House Democrats Launch Massive Trump Investigation, Demanding Info from 81 People

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    Trump's comments to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland came amid expectations that Mueller is wrapping up his investigation and preparing to send his findings to U.S. Trump still has made no move to fire Mueller, a Republican and respected former FBI director who has conducted his investigation with utmost secrecy.
  • House Dems to Probe Trump's Allies, DOJ in Wake of Cohen Testimony

    House Dems to Probe Trump's Allies, DOJ in Wake of Cohen Testimony

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    When asked about Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler pursuing obstruction of justice against the President, Collins responded, "I would say to my Chairman, come back to the reality". He emerged empty-handed from a high-profile summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearisation, and Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , in three days of congressional testimony , publicly characterised the president as a "conman" and "cheat".
  • Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce

    Man and dog snowbound in OR survive on taco sauce

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    Taylor, an avid outdoorsman, was able to melt snow for drinking water and regularly started his vehicle so that he and his faithful hound, Ally, did not freeze, according to The Guardian . Taylor wrote in a Facebook post Saturday, according to Huffington Post , that he was "lucky". When one commenter mentioned the taco sauce, Taylor replied, saying: " Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives".
  • At least 14 killed after tornado hammers Alabama

    At least 14 killed after tornado hammers Alabama

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    Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told media outlets Sunday that at least 14 deaths had been confirmed in the county and some others are reported missing. Numerous tornado warnings had been posted across parts of Alabama , Georgia, Florida and SC on Sunday afternoon as the powerful storm system moved in.
  • We don't discuss security clearances

    We don't discuss security clearances

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    Then-White House Counsel "had recommended that" Kushner "not be given a top-secret clearance". The sources say concerns about Kushner included his foreign business dealings. Cummings has been pursuing reported irregularities by the White House and the Trump transition team since 2017, when Republicans were in control of the House.
  • Donald Trump announces executive order to protect free speech at colleges

    Donald Trump announces executive order to protect free speech at colleges

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    In remarks Saturday to the Conservative Political Action Conference , Trump highlighted concerns from some conservatives that their voices have been censored, whether on social media or at the nation's universities. "Robert Mueller put 13 of the angriest Democrats in the country on the commission", Trump said on Saturday. He said he always sits with the pilots when airplanes are landing: "They know what we're doing".
  • Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou can be extradited, Canada says

    Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou can be extradited, Canada says

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    Meng's case is next due in court on March 6 when the date of her first extradition hearing will be set, according to the statement. United States regarded Huawei as a potential threat to national security President Trump is expected to issue an order that will limit that sales of Huawei 5G equipment within the U.S.
  • Donald Trump predicts he'll be re-elected in 2020 with increased majority

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the special counsel investigation back in May 2017. "Now we have people that lost and unfortunately when you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there, and all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with bull***", Trump said .
  • Tracking a chance of snow this weekend

    Tracking a chance of snow this weekend

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    Thursday night - A slight chance of snow. Northern Virginia will see snow, sleet and the potential for some freezing rain. "We cannot rule out some light snow on Thursday , but we think most of the area will remain dry". The most impacted areas are expected to fall north of the Detroit-Ann Arbor line. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday: Precipitation increases in coverage and intensity.
  • Can 5G operators really do without Huawei's equipment?

    Can 5G operators really do without Huawei's equipment?

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    US District Judge Richardo S. Martinez set a trial date of March 2020 for the case. The Chinese telecommunications company won five separate awards, including for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (awarded to companies with an annual global revenue exceeding 10 million USA dollars) for its 5G radio access network innovation.
  • India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire

    India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire

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    Pakistan's World News Observer reported on Friday that Lockheed Martin - the F-16's manufacturer - was planning a lawsuit against the Indian government for falsely claiming to have shot down the Pakistani jet " for political gains ". In Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, government official Umar Azam said Indian troops with heavy weapons "indiscriminately targeted border villagers" along the LoC, killing a boy and wounding three other people.
  • US, Russia fail in rival bids for United Nations action on Venezuela

    US, Russia fail in rival bids for United Nations action on Venezuela

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    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, after deadly violence blocked humanitarian aid from reaching Venezuela over the weekend. Russian Federation and the United States have been at loggerheads over a US-led campaign for worldwide recognition of Juan Guaido , the Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the country's elected National Assembly, over President Nicholas Maduro .
  • Mark Meadows' birther history puts the lie to his thoughts on race

    Mark Meadows' birther history puts the lie to his thoughts on race

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    Trevor Noah in a segment covering the Michael Cohen hearing on The Daily Show last night, noted that among Cohen's claims was that, "Trump is a racist, a con man and a cheat". To prop up one member of our entire race of Black people and to say that nullifies that is totally insulting", she said. Chairman Elijah Cummings got them to settle down and urged Tlaib to clarify that she was not calling Meadows a racist.
  • To Brexit or Not to Brexit is The New British Disease!

    To Brexit or Not to Brexit is The New British Disease!

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    While some gave credit for the announcement to Labour MPs who have left the party to form the Independent Group, other Labour MPs in leave-voting areas also were sceptical. After parliament voted 432-202 against her divorce deal in January, May is trying to negotiate changes to the exit deal she agreed with the European Union past year and had promised to bring it back for approval in parliament by March 12 at the latest.
  • Pakistan returns Indian pilot downed over Kashmir

    Pakistan returns Indian pilot downed over Kashmir

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    It comes a day after India struck what it said was a militant camp in Pakistan in retaliation for a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 Indian troops in Kashmir - the deadliest to take place during a three-decade insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir.
  • Pakistan, India say shot down each other's warplanes

    Pakistan, India say shot down each other's warplanes

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    An Indian foreign ministry spokesman said its country's forces shot down a Pakistani fighter jet, adding that one of its own warplanes was also shot down in air battles on Wednesday, and the pilot of the missing Indian plane was missing in action.
  • PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting on security amid India-Pakistan tensions

    PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting on security amid India-Pakistan tensions

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    The remark came minutes after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in a joint session of the Parliament that the Indian Air Force pilot will be released on March 1st as a gesture of peace. Tewari said , "Dialogue can only take place when the atmosphere is conducive for a dialogue and the current atmosphere is not conducive for a dialogue".
  • Trump, Kim to meet at Hanoi French Quarter hotel

    Trump, Kim to meet at Hanoi French Quarter hotel

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said past year Trump deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. More recently, on January 3, the day that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was elected House speaker, Trump made his first and only appearance in the White House briefing room, where he delivered a statement about his proposed border wall but refused to take any questions.
  • Lynne Patton attends Michael Cohen testimony to prove President Trump isn't racist

    Lynne Patton attends Michael Cohen testimony to prove President Trump isn't racist

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    During a Q&A a few days later, Meadows made a similar remark after a man in the crowd asked him about the "birther" conspiracy, claiming there was evidence that Obama wasn't born in the United States. Republican lawmakers spent much of their time attacking Cohen's credibility during Wednesday's hearing. Patton is so close to the Trumps that she even helped plan Eric Trump's wedding.