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World Jul 09U.S. sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities
The U.S. is imposing sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities.
Nation Jun 19Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections
President Trump says he will renew his administration’s effort to end legal protections for young immigrants after Supreme Court blocked the first try.
Politics Jun 17Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected
A new book by former national security adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump pleaded with China's president during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects by purchasing more American farm products.
Nation May 16Trump’s emergency powers worry some senators, legal experts
Dozens of statutory authorities become available to any president when national emergencies are declared. They are rarely used, but Trump last month stunned legal experts and others when he claimed — mistakenly — that he has “total” authority over governors…
Health Apr 23WATCH: DHS official discusses ongoing research on virus and sunlight at White House briefing
President Trump invited a senior Department of Homeland Security official to detail ongoing research his agency is conducting on the impact warm temperatures and sunlight might have on killing the virus.
Health Apr 16Medical intelligence sleuths tracked, warned of new virus
In late February when President Donald Trump was urging Americans not to panic over the novel coronavirus, alarms were sounding at a little-known intelligence unit situated on a U.S. Army base an hour's drive north of Washington.
Nation Mar 03WATCH: Trump says he and Taliban leader had a ‘good talk’
“I spoke to the leader of the Taliban today,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. “We had a good conversation. We've agreed there's no violence.
Politics Feb 28Trump again picks Rep. John Ratcliffe to be nation’s top intelligence official
Trump earlier nominated the two-term Republican congressman from Texas to be the next director of national intelligence. But in early August, Trump abruptly withdrew his name amid growing questions about Ratcliffe's qualifications for the job.
Politics Feb 13Trump says he might keep others from listening in on calls
Trump's comment comes after his impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine.
World Feb 12U.S. and Taliban close to a ‘reduction in violence’ deal
But the Taliban have also issued an ultimatum to Washington, demanding a reply on their offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan or they would walk away from the negotiating table.