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  • Ivanka Trump setting stage for Washington policy role January 16, 2017
    She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn’t mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics. Although she has said she will have no official role in her father’s administration, Ivanka Trump has been quietly laying the groundwork for an effort that could make her perhaps the best-connected policy advocate in […] The post Ivanka Trump setting sta […]
  • Obama marks anniversary of Iran nuke deal by warning against scrapping it January 16, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s major powers. In language that seemed clearly directed at incoming President Donald Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, a […] The post Obama […]
  • Second person found frozen to death on Turkey-Greece land migrant route January 16, 2017
    Police in a region of Greece that borders Turkey say another person has died of hypothermia on a route used by migrant smugglers despite freezing temperatures. Authorities said the body of a man was discovered buried in snow outside a Greek village on Monday. They think he probably died over the weekend. The man was […] The post Second person found frozen to […]
  • Islamic State takes credit for killing of Jordan soldier but Amman disagrees January 16, 2017
    The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a shooting attack it said killed a Jordanian soldier earlier this month. The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant internet traffic, quoted the IS news agency Amaq as saying that an IS “security detachment” killed 1st Sgt. Bassam Hourani in the southern Maan province Ja […]
  • Obama fetes World Series champs Chicago Cubs at White House January 16, 2017
    President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at the White House, Cubs players filed into the White House East Room on Martin Luther King Day for Obama’s final ceremony for a championship sports team. Even sweeter for Obama is […] The post Obama fetes World Se […]
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