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Trump’s Electoral College edge could grow in 2020, rewarding polarizing campaign

That persistent edge leaves him closer to reelection than one would think based on national polls, and it might blunt any electoral cost of actions like his recent tweets attacking four minority congresswomen.

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist

As per the ISNA news agency, 173 out of 215 lawmakers voted for the bill. The legislation also demands the Iranian government take unspecified action against other governments that formally back the US designation.

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Explained: The Cold War-era missile treaty that US and Russia have junked

Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan agreed to sign a comprehensive intermediate-range missile elimination agreement which culminated in the INF treaty of December 8, 1987.

US considers withdrawal of zero tariffs for India

A move to withdraw the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) from India, the world’s largest beneficiary of a scheme that has been in force since the 1970s, would be the strongest punitive action against India since President Donald Trump took office in 2017 vowing to reduce the US deficit with large economies.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

Pompeo's visit comes against a backdrop of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, as Washington seeks to counter Iran's sway in the Middle East.

US can't be world's policeman, not fair when all burden on us: Trump tells troops in Iraq

He said the US could use Iraq as a regional launching pad to carry out operations against the ISIS and Syria. Trump vowed that his administration will give a "harsh response" if America faced another terrorist attack.

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US government shuts down as talks fail to yield compromise

The House and the Senate both adjourned for the evening, ending any hopes of a last-minute compromise to pass a spending bill that would keep nine Cabinet agencies operating past a deadline of midnight.

China to step up support for economy in 2019 amid trade war

China will keep next year's economic growth within "a reasonable range", the statement said, after the conclusion of the Central Economic Work Conference, a closed-door gathering of party leaders and policymakers.

Made and Distributed in the USA: Online Disinformation

The conservative site, run by blogger John Hawkins, had created a series of Facebook pages and accounts over the last year under many names, according to Facebook.

Russia continues to sow discord in US: FBI Director Christopher Wray

Christopher Wray stood behind the intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that his country was not involved.

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President Obama leaves for his landmark trip to India

Barack Obama will be the first US President to be a Chief Guest at Indian Republic Day.

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NYT Opinion | New! A hotline for racists

Niecy Nash hosts a satirical infomercial advocating for people to stop calling 911 to harass black citizens and to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR instead.

Why some employees at Disney Land cannot pay their rent

They are struggling to get by and they’re fighting to pass a living wage ballot measure in California, they hope will change that.

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