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Putin, Erdogan Spar Over Syria Militants Amid Split on Safe Zone

Putin, Erdogan Spar Over Syria Militants Amid Split on Safe ZoneWhile Putin urged Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit on Thursday to work out ways to “completely destroy the terrorist hotbed” in the Idlib region, a joint statement after the talks referred only to the need for “concrete steps” to restore a September truce shattered by the Islamist takeover last month. Erdogan said he’d “relayed our expectations” to Putin and Rouhani for Syrian government forces to “abide by the cease-fire” agreed in September, and for Russia and Iran to support Turkey’s demand for a buffer zone inside northern Syria to counter U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the region.



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Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief fundsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.



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Trump, Democrats spar over government shutdown with no deal in sight

Trump, Democrats spar over government shutdown with no deal in sightSenate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump of being under the sway of conservative House Republicans and blasted the White House for saying “different things about what the president would accept or not accept.” “It’s Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement as the shutdown dragged through its third day. “Meanwhile, different people from the same White House are saying different things about what the president would accept or not accept to end his Trump Shutdown, making it impossible to know where they stand at any given moment,” they said.



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Harvard, Asian-Americans group spar over data in bias case

Harvard, Asian-Americans group spar over data in bias caseBOSTON (AP) — Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions records filed Friday by a group that's suing the school over alleged discrimination.



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Donald Trump Jr., Jimmy Kimmel spar via Twitter on Harvey Weinstein: 'I look forward to your monologues'

Donald Trump Jr., Jimmy Kimmel spar via Twitter on Harvey Weinstein: 'I look forward to your monologues'Looks like Donald Trump, Jr. will be tuning into late night this week.



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Prosecutor, governor spar over death penalty in Florida's top court

Prosecutor, governor spar over death penalty in Florida's top courtAramis Ayala, a Democrat who took office in January, sued the Republican governor this spring over his decision to take her off two dozen murder cases. Scott says Florida state attorneys should “prosecute individuals to the fullest extent of the law,” including the death penalty.



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Putin, Merkel spar in Russia over election meddling

Putin, Merkel spar in Russia over election meddlingMOSCOW (AP) — During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries.



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Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meetingWASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.



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DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightens

DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightensThe two leading candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.



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