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Can Trump Use ‘Emergency Powers’ To Build Border Wall?

Facing stiff resistance from Congress, President Donald Trump has said he might use his emergency powers to construct hundreds of miles of wall on the southern border to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico.

US Pullout: What Impact For Syria’s Main Players?

President Donald Trump's decision last week to pull troops out of Syria could have far-reaching repercussions for the multitude of parties involved in the conflict.

Washington Sets Aside Divisions For George H.W. Bush State Funeral

A divided Washington led by the nation's five living presidents put on a show of unity Wednesday at the poignant state funeral of George H.W. Bush, as America bade farewell to its 41st president.

Wall Street Losses Deepen On Growth, Trade Worries

The Dow sank as much as three percent Tuesday afternoon as losses on Wall Street accelerated amid worries about the US economic outlook and skepticism over the US-China trade truce.

E. Coli Lettuce Outbreak Traced To California

An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce appears to have been traced to crops in California, the US food authority said Monday. 

Trump Ratchets Up Attacks On Mueller

President Donald Trump launched a fierce new attack Tuesday against Russia collusion investigator Robert Mueller, pumping up the political tensions as the probe increasingly menaces the White House.

Next U.S. House Foreign Affairs Chief Vows To Check Trump, Warns Russia

The incoming head of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Thursday of election-related sanctions against Russia and vowed oversight of Donald Trump's diplomacy, which he said had made Americans "laughingstocks."

Jury Delay Snarls El Chapo’s US Drug Trial

Juror complications on Tuesday delayed opening statements in the New York trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Trump Lashes Out at Macron as Europe Moves on Defense Without US

Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defense proposals which enjoyed a crucial new boost from Germany. 

Putin Says Had Good Conversation With Trump In Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

North Korea Hiding Missile Bases, US Researchers Say

North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump's signature foreign policy initiative.

Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday after enduring more than a year of bitter criticism from the president over his decision to step aside from the Russia investigation that has dogged the White House.

Election Night 2018: Republicans Retain Control Of U.S. Senate; Democrats Take House

Republicans kept control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday night after several key victories in tight races. The Democrats, meanwhile, reclaimed a majority in the House.

Voters to Consider Repeal of Statewide Gas Tax Hikes

With billions of dollars in transportation funds at stake, voters in the Southland and across the state will decide Tuesday whether to repeal increases in the state's gas tax and car registration fees.

SoCal Plays Key Role As Voters Decide Races That Could Swing Power In Congress

In an election being widely played out as a referendum on President Donald Trump, Southern California will play a key role Tuesday in Democrats' efforts to win back a majority in Congress, with multiple local U.S. House seats considered to be up for grabs.

US Vows ‘Relentless’ Sanctions As Iran Defiant

The United States vowed Monday to be "relentless" in countering Iran as sweeping sanctions took effect, but the Islamic republic defiantly promised to stand up to the "bullying" by Washington.
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