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Changes to visa program put foreign-born doctors in limbo

Just a few months ago, the future appeared promising and certain for Dr. Sunil Sreekumar Nair. A citizen of the United Kingdom, he was completing his residency in internal medicine at a Brooklyn hospital, and he had accepted a job in a hospital near Fort Smith, Arkansas, a rural area with a severe shortage of doctors. Then the Trump administration ...

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In Middle East tour, Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for peace

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past,” as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. RELATED CONTENT After tone-shifting speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump broaches peace prospects in Israel On Iran and anti-extremism, Trump ...

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Advocates slam Trump’s proposed reduction in aid for college students

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Education advocates say President Donald Trump’s budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and cuts in other programs that help students pay tuition. The 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, slashes funding for the Education Department by 13.5 percent. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement that ...

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Trump touts the ‘ultimate’ peace deal in the Middle East. But what kind of deal will that be?

0SHARESShare In his four-day tour of the Middle East, President Donald Trump touted the “ultimate” peace deal. The real question is: What kind of deal will that be? RELATED CONTENT Trump’s overseas trip doesn’t stop storm brewing at home over Russia President Trump: Israelis and Arabs share ‘common cause’ against Iran Trump calls on Arab world to unite against extremism ...

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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

0SHARESShare The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week. Ad War Means Local TV Stations Win Big In Georgia’s Special Election — 5/21. Atlanta television stations add more programming to keep up with the ads leading up to ...

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WATCH LIVE: Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies before House committee

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The former CIA director will testify before a House intelligence committee at ...

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President Trump condemns ‘wicked ideology’ behind Manchester attack

0SHARESShare BETHLEHEM, West Bank — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism. “The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever,” said Trump, speaking ...

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WATCH: Mick Mulvaney presents Trump’s $4 trillion budget

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by Democrats and even some of GOP allies declared it dead on ...

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5 important stories that didn’t receive a news alert

Breaking news came at breakneck speed last week in the form of smartphone news alerts, television and carrier pigeon. Before journalists and the public could absorb the ramifications of, say, Robert Mueller being installed as special counsel to the Russia investigation, there were reports that President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian diplomats. Then came James Comey’s memo. Then ...

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White House wants to halt ethics office’s inquiry into ex-lobbyists in administration

WASHINGTON — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he’s granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration. That was Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s demand to the Office of Government Ethics in June 2009. He was seeking information about some of President Barack Obama’s most controversial ...

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