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Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags on

Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags onU.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned visit later this month to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown over the partial federal government shutdown to stretch into late January. Trump and congressional Democrats are in a battle over funding for the government and Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum,” Trump wrote on Twitter.



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Donald Trump slowing planned withdrawal from Syria, says Lindsey Graham

Donald Trump slowing planned withdrawal from Syria, says Lindsey GrahamPresident Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday. "I think we’re in a pause situation," the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced earlier this month that he was ordering the withdrawal of all roughly 2,000 troops from war-torn Syria, with aides expecting it to take place swiftly. The president had declared victory over the Islamic State group in Syria, though pockets of fighting remain. Graham had been an outspoken critic of Trump’s policy, which had drawn bipartisan criticism. The announcement also had shocked lawmakers and American allies, including Kurds who have fought alongside the US against the Islamic State group and face an expected assault by Turkey. "I think we’re slowing things down in a smart way," Graham said, adding that Trump was very aware of the plight of the Kurds. Critics had contended that the US withdrawal would embolden Iran and Russia, which have supported the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. National security adviser John Bolton was expected to travel to Israel and Turkey next weekend to discuss the president’s plans with the American allies.  



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After criticism, Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than planned

After criticism, Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than plannedWASHINGTON (AP) — Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months.



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President Trump Pushes Mattis Out of the Pentagon Two Months Earlier Than Planned

President Trump Pushes Mattis Out of the Pentagon Two Months Earlier Than PlannedAnger has mounted in the West Wing administration officials told TIME



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Large US troop pullout planned in Afghanistan, officials say

Large US troop pullout planned in Afghanistan, officials sayWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war.



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SCOTUS deals blow to two states' attempts to cut Planned Parenthood funding

SCOTUS deals blow to two states' attempts to cut Planned Parenthood fundingThe Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from two states that want to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood.



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Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood funding

Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood fundingChief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh unexpectedly aligned with four liberal justices in declining to review the petitions that would have placed a ban on abortion providers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a key priority for Republicans, with Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation sparking concerns among reproductive rights activist that he would back moves to overturn or restrict legal rights and access to abortions. The top court left the rulings from the lower court that halted Kansas and Louisiana from revoking public healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.



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Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood fundsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public funding by those states to Planned Parenthood.



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Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned ParenthoodWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.



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Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Let Stand Rulings Favoring Planned Parenthood

Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Let Stand Rulings Favoring Planned ParenthoodKavanaugh voted to leave intact lower court rulings that let Planned Parenthood sue Kansas and Louisiana to try to preserve the Medicaid funds. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said Monday they would have heard the appeals, which contended the federal Medicaid law doesn’t allow lawsuits by providers who are kicked out of the program.



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