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'I was all set to terminate': Inside Trump's sudden shift on NAFTA

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was set to announce Saturday, on the 100th day of his presidency, that he was withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement - the sort of disruptive proclamation that would upend both global and domestic politics and...


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In an apparent shift, Tillerson says US willing to hold direct talks with North

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - The Trump administration is willing to bargain directly with North Korea over ending its nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, an apparent shift in policy aimed at strengthening international resolve against what the Trump...


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Arkansas prepares for fourth and final execution planned this month

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Arkansas plans to execute a death-row inmate Thursday evening in what would be the state’s fourth lethal injection in a week, concluding a frantic execution schedule that has drawn international scrutiny. Attorneys petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to call off the...


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Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting “USA” held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize....


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Republicans back down from health-care push, smoothing way for government to

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they don’t have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and will not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday. A late push to act on health...


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Trump: 'We may terminate' US-South Korea trade agreement

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened to terminate the U.S. trade agreement with South Korea in an interview Thursday night, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was “a horrible deal” that has left America “destroyed.” During an Oval Office...


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'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

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NEW YORK (AP) — With a headline of “Yep, I’m Gay” on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail,...


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Breitbart looks to expand in Europe amid key elections

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - Nigel Farage raised a sudsy toast. The British government had just formally triggered its “Brexit” from the European Union and Farage, the right-wing politician who had long championed it, hoisted a pint of beer, looked into the camera, and thanked the...


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Trump's empathetic comments about Kim Jong Un

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump is currently engaged in a match of escalating rhetoric and even military posturing with Kim Jong Un. And Trump has some thoughts on his adversary -- thoughts in which Trump notably appears to empathize with him. In a new interview with Reuters,...


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Tennessee bill would undermine same-sex marriage, advocates say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On its face, the bill passed by the Tennessee legislature Thursday seems innocuous, if a little odd. The one-page measure requires that “undefined words” in state law “be given their natural and ordinary meaning.” But LGBT rights groups say the measure is as insidious...


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