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Will Trump blow up the G7 summit?

Will Trump blow up the G7 summit?

The biggest question clouding this weekend’s G7 summit in France is whether the President of the United States will blow it up. It is a measure of the gulf between America and its allies and of how President Donald Trump has imposed his disruptive character on the world that everyone in Biarritz is bracing for…MORE

DOJ office sent news briefing to employees with link to racial and anti-Semitic content

DOJ office sent news briefing to employees with link to racial and anti-Semitic content

A Department of Justice office sent its employees, including immigration judges, a daily news briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union. The department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review sent an office-wide collection of “news” items on Monday — which…MORE

Senior DHS official exits amid department leadership changes

Senior DHS official exits amid department leadership changes

A senior official in the Department of Homeland Security will leave the agency next month, marking the latest top DHS official to leave the administration in recent months. Acting DHS public affairs Assistant Secretary Andrew Meehan decided to resign two weeks ago and his last day will be Sept. 20, according to a DHS official.…MORE

Sen. Tom Cotton says he floated the idea of buying Greenland to Trump

Sen. Tom Cotton says he floated the idea of buying Greenland to Trump

Sen. Tom Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland with the White House well before the issue became public last week, a proposal that ultimately caused a diplomatic spat between President Donald Trump and the Danish Prime Minister. The Arkansas Republican discussed purchasing the territory of Greenland with Denmark’s ambassador to the US…MORE

The ‘Never Trumpers’ are getting very, very desperate

The ‘Never Trumpers’ are getting very, very desperate

It speaks to the total takeover of the Republican Party by Donald Trump that the lingering “Never Trump” movement within the GOP is reduced to trying to pretend they are excited about the idea of Joe Walsh, Mark Sanford or Bill Weld as their banner carrier in next year’s presidential primary. Walsh, the newest entrant…MORE

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon on Thursday identified the two US service members killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Master Sgt. Louis DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, 35, died Wednesday as a result of “wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations,” in Faryab province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a…MORE

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

In towns and cities across the United States, Americans’ tap water is contaminated with so-called forever chemicals — and some are forced to live off bottled water. PFAS — short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals — are the man-made heat- and water-resistant chemicals used for decades to make everyday items like nonstick pans, food containers…MORE

Trump honors ‘Mr. Basketball’ with Medal of Freedom

Trump honors ‘Mr. Basketball’ with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Boston Celtics point guard and basketball coach Bob Cousy Thursday afternoon at the White House. “You’re one of the all-time greats in the history of sports, not just basketball, and an inspiration to us all and today America honors and celebrates everything that you…MORE

Wall Street Journal: MLB to block players from playing in Venezuelan league due to embargo

Wall Street Journal: MLB to block players from playing in Venezuelan league due to embargo

Major League Baseball will not allow its players to play in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League this coming winter while determining how to follow the Trump administration’s new economic sanctions on Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing several people familiar with the matter. The ban affects major- and minor-league players, the people told…MORE

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