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Trump arrives in Germany for G20 summit

WARSAW, Poland— President Donald Trump has arrived in Hamburg, Germany on the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. World leaders are gathering in the city for a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers. Trump spent the first half of the day in Poland, delivering a speech and holding a joint press conference with Poland’s ...

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Maine governor says ‘the sooner print press goes away, the better society will be’

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s governor is lashing out at media reports he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he makes up stories to mislead reporters. Republican Gov. Paul LePage criticized the news media for reporting that he planned to leave the state while state government is shut down. The news stories were based on ...

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Ethics director, vocal critic of Trump administration, to step down

The director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics is resigning. In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday, Walter Shaub, a 2013 appointee of former President Barack Obama, said he would step down from his position July 19. pic.twitter.com/x9TsOKABZ7 — Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 6, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Shaub wrote that in his absence the office would remain “committed to ...

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U.S. diplomats say they’re without mission and Trump budget would gut State Department

WASHINGTON — America’s diplomats are struggling to figure out what mission the Trump administration expects them to carry out, and they see the importance of their jobs waning as President Donald Trump seeks drastic cuts to the budgets of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development. The results of a survey commissioned by the State Department found a ...

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Trimming these invasive flowers could help curb malaria

Trim a tree, save a life. Biologists working in Mali are proposing an unorthodox strategy to rein in malaria: gardening. The team found the flowers of an invasive tree, which has overrun African villages, can double as a buffet for mosquitoes. Their calls for extra horticulture to eliminate these havens, published Tuesday in Malaria Journal , could halve malaria-carrying mosquito ...

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DOJ questions whether some sanctuary cities are complying with immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday questioned whether some so-called sanctuary cities responded honestly when asked whether they follow the law on sharing the citizenship status of people in their custody with federal immigration authorities. In a strongly worded statement, the department said some of the 10 jurisdictions under scrutiny insist they are compliant with the law, while they ...

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U.S. says refugee admissions won’t be suspended until July 12

WASHINGTON — The State Department says the U.S. refugee admissions program won’t be suspended until next week and has told resettlement agencies to continue scheduling arrivals through then. The department said Thursday that arrivals can continue until July 12, when a cap of 50,000 refugee admissions for the current fiscal is expected to be reached. Once the cap is hit, ...

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To hurt North Korea, Trump administration may sanction Chinese companies

WASHINGTON — Having lost patience with China, the Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear program, including an option that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North’s economy afloat. It’s an approach that’s paid off for the U.S. in the past, especially with Iran, where American economic ...

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Scalise readmitted in serious condition after June baseball practice shooting

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at a Washington hospital, according to the medical facility. The six-term Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican was in serious condition Wednesday night and back in intensive care because of new concerns for infection, ...

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Trump says Russia wasn’t only nation to meddle in 2016 election

WARSAW, Poland — On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump questioned the veracity of American intelligence about foreign meddling in the U.S. election, arguing Thursday that Russia wasn’t the only country that may have interfered. “Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump said. “Nobody really knows for sure.” Opening his second overseas trip ...

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