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Explosive Device Thrown at U.S. Embassy Building in Montenegro: Report

PODGORICA (Reuters) – An unknown man threw an explosive device at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, media in the city said. The attack came five minutes before midnight on Wednesday, web portal www.portalanalitika.me said, adding …

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Columbine Victim’s Parent: We Need to Focus On Connectedness, Not Just Unity and Diversity

At President Donald Trump’s listening session featuring families of school shooting victims Wednesday, the father of a teenager killed in the Columbine High School shooting emphasized the importance of a culture of connectedness to prevent teen violence and suicides. Darrell Scott opened by thanking Trump …

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Ivanka Trump to Lead U.S. Delegation at Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, later this week, White House officials announced Wednesday. Trump, who will be joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is expected to fly on a commercial …

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Haley: U.N. Security Council Can’t Allow Kim, Putin, Assad Regimes to ‘Act With Impunity’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday that national sovereignty is no excuse for the U.N. Security Council to allow nations to violate human rights, specifically calling out the leaders of Russia, Syria, and North Korea. “Soverignty is crucially important,” Haley said. “The United …

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GOP PAC Slams Conor Lamb for Calling Middle-Class Tax Cuts ‘Crumbs’

A political action committee linked to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) released an ad Tuesday criticizing a Democratic congressional candidate in Pennsylvania for calling middle-class tax cuts “crumbs.” The ad comes from the Congressional Leadership Fund and connects Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old …

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Stakes Rise in Turkey’s Afrin Assault as Pro-Assad Militia Arrive

By Ellen Francis and Ece Toksabay BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Their arrival raises the specter of wider escalation on Syria’s northern battlefront, …

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Billy Graham; Preacher to Millions, Adviser to Presidents, Dies at 99

By Bill Trott (Reuters) – U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman …

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Fmr. Clinton Press Sec: Trump Has Been ‘More Accessible’ to the Press Than Obama and Clinton

Former White House press secretary Michael McCurry said on Tuesday night that he believes President Donald Trump has been “more accessible” to the press than former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. McCurry, who served under Clinton, and current White House press secretary Sarah …

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Angered at White House Briefing Delay: ‘You Cannot Avoid Us’

CNN host Brooke Baldwin appeared visibly angry during her show on Tuesday after the White House press briefing was delayed multiple times, saying that the White House “cannot avoid” the media. “A memo to the White House: you cannot avoid us; stop trying to dodge …

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RNC Continues Large Fundraising Haul, Pulls in $12.4 Million in January

The Republican National Committee continued to post successful fundraising numbers, pulling in $12.4 million in January. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel made the announcement on Tuesday as the RNC gears up to try to defend its majorities in both houses of Congress. Currently, the RNC has $40.7 …

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