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Trump pushes Supreme Court pick as campaign issue for Republicans

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick as campaign issue for RepublicansStumping for Rep. Kevin Cramer in his race with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the president told his audience that Democrats would “destroy your freedoms.”



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U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikely

U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikelyBy Lesley Wroughton and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump in May said his administration was withdrawing from the “defective” nuclear deal agreed between Iran and six world powers in July 2015, aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions, and ordered the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Tehran that were suspended under the accord. “Yes, we are asking them to go to zero,” the official said when asked if the United States was pushing allies, including China and India, to cut oil imports to zero by November.



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New York Attorney General Pushes To Sidestep Any Trump Pardons

New York Attorney General Pushes To Sidestep Any Trump PardonsNew York's attorney general has asked officials to change state law so



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Russia pushes for UN talks after joint spy probe rebuffed

Russia pushes for UN talks after joint spy probe rebuffedRussia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiralling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group of expelled US diplomats left their embassy in Moscow early Thursday. Britain blames Russia for the March 4 poisoning on UK soil of former double agent Sergei Skripal with what it says was a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union, sending relations between Moscow and the West plummeting to new lows. More than 150 Russian diplomats were ordered out of the US, EU members, NATO countries and other nations in the wake of the attack, a move that was met in kind by Moscow.



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After Firing McCabe, White House Pushes Back Against Mueller Probe

After Firing McCabe, White House Pushes Back Against Mueller ProbeOn Saturday, Mr. Trump's attorney John Dowd called on deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to, quote, "bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey"



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Man Dressed As Elsa From 'Frozen' Pushes Police Wagon Out Of Snow

Man Dressed As Elsa From 'Frozen' Pushes Police Wagon Out Of SnowThe police needed help and Jason Triplett wouldn't let it go.



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US threatens to act in Syria as it pushes new UN ceasefire

US threatens to act in Syria as it pushes new UN ceasefireThe United States on Monday warned it was ready to act in Syria if needed to end chemical attacks and “inhuman suffering” as it pushed for a new 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council that a ceasefire approved two weeks ago “has failed” and circulated a new draft resolution calling for a 30-day truce in the rebel enclave and Damascus.



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China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power

China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in powerBy Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party. The ruling Communist Party on Sunday proposed to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office, meaning Xi, who also heads the party and the military, might never have to retire.



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After Korean thaw, UN chief pushes 'serious' talks

After Korean thaw, UN chief pushes 'serious' talksUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that it was “absolutely essential” for key players to hold “serious” talks on North Korea’s nuclear crisis to build on a thaw in relations between Pyongyang and Seoul. Guterres will pay an official visit to South Korea next week for talks with leaders in Seoul and to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. “Our objective remains the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” Guterres told reporters at UN headquarters.



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Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do it

Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do itDistrict judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors’ deliberations to say they should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez. Judge Robison then reportedly recused himself for the remainder of proceedings. Perez, of Buda, Texas, was convicted anyway on one count of continuous traffic of a person and jailed for 25 years, the site said.



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