Politics

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April 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump made his first visit as president to Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, awarding the Purple Heart to Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos. "I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself," the president said before pinning the Purple Heart on Barrientos in a...
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April 22, 2017 - 11:54 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Vivek Murthy announced on Friday that he has resigned from his post as U.S. Surgeon General. Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, will serve as acting Surgeon General. "As my colleague Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over as acting Surgeon General, know that...
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April 21, 2017 - 7:10 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his recent comments about Hawaii that have been criticized by many as offensive or, at best, insensitive. His reference this week to the state as “an island in the Pacific” when discussing the judge who blocked President Trump’s revised...
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April 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The House Intelligence Committee has invited a number of former senior Obama administration officials, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, to testify before the panel in a public setting, the latest indication that the committee is working to put its Russia...
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April 21, 2017 - 2:07 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump had an undisclosed rendezvous with two former Colombian presidents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week, and in the process injected himself into a contentious political battle over Colombia’s peace deal that seeks to end the Western hemisphere’s longest-...
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April 21, 2017 - 12:28 pm
(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush's spokesman Friday disclosed that Bush was hospitalized after the Super Bowl earlier this year, making his most recent hospitalization the third since the start of the year. Bush, who was hospitalized in January for 12 days after contracting pneumonia,...
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April 21, 2017 - 9:23 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump tweeted this morning that the Paris attack that left one police officer dead and two others wounded "will have a big effect" on the upcoming French presidential election. "The people of France will not take much more of this," he added. Another terrorist attack in...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:52 am
(NEW YORK) -- George H.W. Bush may be recovering from a mild case of pneumonia in a Houston hospital, but it hasn't dampened his affinity for sharing personal moments on social media. The former president, 92, tweeted a photo Thursday with one of his visitors at Houston Methodist Hospital: His son...
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