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Mueller investigation: Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour fearing he could be arrested

Mueller investigation: Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour fearing he could be arrestedA Russian pop star with close links to Donald Trump and who reportedly helped set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, has cancelled an upcoming US tour, with his agent citing fears he may be arrested by FBI agents working for Robert Mueller. Emin Agalarov, the Azerbaijan-son of Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, announced he was cancelling the five-date tour that included performances in both the US and Canada. “I really hate to be recording this message, but I’m left without a choice, due to circumstances beyond my control, I am forced to postpone my scheduled US and Canadian tour,” Agalarov said in a message posted on Facebook and Instagram.



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White House officials tell Fox News President Trump plans to give his State of the Union address as scheduled

White House officials tell Fox News President Trump plans to give his State of the Union address as scheduledSo far, there has been no response from Speaker Pelosi's office on the president's intention to give the speech at the Capitol; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.



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Trump says students 'unfairly treated' over Native incident

Trump says students 'unfairly treated' over Native incidentBoys from a Catholic school in Kentucky were treated unfairly in a rush to judgment, President Donald Trump said on Monday after allegations the students had mocked a Native American elder. “Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media,” Trump tweeted. As in many cases, Trump’s tweet appeared to be triggered by Fox News, as he cited the network’s Tucker Carlson saying new footage showed “media” were wrong about the encounter.



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U.S. top court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect

U.S. top court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effectThe Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to lift injunctions issued by federal judges against the policy while challenges continue.



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Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letter

Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letterDonald Trump is planning on pushing forward and delivering his second State of the Union to a joint session of Congress, even though Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the annual event. The White House reached out to the House Sergeant-at-Arms in an email, asking for a schedule for a walk-through for the speech. The State of the Union is scheduled for the 29 January, but Ms Pelosi had cited security concerns raised by the ongoing government shutdown as reason to delay the event.



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Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decides

Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decidesThe decision, with the court’s five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration’s request to put on hold injunctions issued by federal judges against enforcement of the policy while a challenge to its legality continues in lower courts. The court did not resolve the underlying question of the legality of the Republican president’s plan, which reversed the landmark 2016 policy of his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama to let transgender people for the first time serve openly in the armed forces and receive medical care to transition genders. The justices declined the administration’s request to immediately take up the fight over the policy’s legality even before a California-based federal appeals court that often has been criticized by Trump rules on the matter.



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Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS

Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASSA model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump’s election was freed from Russian police custody on Tuesday, but remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the TASS news agency reported. Anastasia Vashukevich and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand. Russian authorities have said they suspect her of forcing women into prostitution, a charge that carries a jail sentence of up to three years.



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Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concernsTrump’s proposal on Saturday to relax his immigration policies for young immigrants known as “Dreamers” in exchange for funding for a southern border wall did not appear to be making much headway among Democrats who control the House of Representatives. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on Trump’s plan this week but there were doubts it would pass there. Leaders of the House of Representatives have already rejected it.



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Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jailA Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, was arrested alongside Alexander Kirillov, a self-styled sex guru, when the two arrived at Moscow’s main airport following their deportation from Thailand last Thursday. Vashukevich had been waiting to travel on to the Belarusian capital Minsk.



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The Trump Offer

The Trump OfferPresident Trump offered Democrats an immigration deal over the weekend to end the government shutdown. It was a reasonable proposal to exchange a temporary amnesty for beneficiaries of DACA (the so-called Dreamers) and TPS (illegal immigrants who supposedly couldn’t go home because of war or natural disasters) for $ 5.7 billion for border barriers, $ 800 million for humanitarian programs at the border, some changes in asylum rules, and more border agents and immigration judges. Nancy Pelosi rejected it out of hand, even before hearing his formal televised offer.



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