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Trump: Paris attack will influence France’s election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a “big effect” on voters there. “Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!” he ...

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FDA: Codeine cough syrup should not be given to kids

The FDA issued its strongest level of drug warnings Thursday concerning opioid pain-reliever use in children. Medicines containing codeine and another narcotic, tramadol, will now require a label indicating that they should not be used by children under 12. For children ages 12-18, and for breastfeeding mothers, the FDA said, the use of these medications should be limited. The finding ...

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Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump

President Donald Trump met Friday at the White House with an Egyptian-American charity worker who was freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt. Trump was directly involved in negotiations to free Aya Hijazi, 30, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Hijazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area this week. “We are ...

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How powerful is France’s president? Here’s why the 2017 election matters

French presidents have more power than the leaders of most other advanced democracies, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and, arguably, the United States. They not only command the executive apparatus, including the armed forces, but tend to drive the national policymaking agenda with little parliamentary oversight. What’s more, as head of state, the president is a powerful symbol of the ...

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DOJ sends a message to sanctuary cities: Comply with federal law or lose grant money

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. The letters went to officials in California and in major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New ...

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Trump: Young immigrant ‘dreamers’ are not deportation targets

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is “not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.” RELATED CONTENT DOJ ...

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House intel panel to hear from Comey, other top officials on Russia probe

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Top law enforcement and intelligence officials are expected to testify next week on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the U.S. presidential election. The House intelligence committee said Friday that it had sent letters requesting FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, to appear at a closed hearing ...

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VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

SYDNEY — More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four-country trip to Asia. His agenda includes reassuring Turnbull about the ...

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Mattis says Syria still has chemical weapons

0SHARESShare TEL AVIV, Israel — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication is that Syria may be concerned about ...

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 today. View photos of her as a young royal

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II turned 91 years old Friday. The occasion was marked with gun salutes and birthday wishes on Twitter. View photos of the queen as she grew up in the royal family. Baby princess Ruffles and lace Corgi love Turning 13 Girl Scouts Royal wave Young family In the garden Belle of the ball Inspecting the troops ...

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