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US midterm elections 2018: Future of Donald Trump presidency and control of Congress on the line as 2-month countdown begins
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US midterm elections 2018: Future of Donald Trump presidency and control of Congress on the line as 2-month countdown begins

Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives (US House). Democrats always had an uphill climb for retaking the Senate. Ten Democrats are up for reelection in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Republicans are clinging to a razor thin 50-49 majority after Senator John McCain's demise.

Barack Obama wades into US midterm election battle and will campaign for Democrats; says Donald Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of grim political divide
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Barack Obama wades into US midterm election battle and will campaign for Democrats; says Donald Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of grim political divide

Former President Barack Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois.

Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover
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Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover

It's not clear whether US President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster.

Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'
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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats; some locals are 'afraid', some defiant: 'We won't be insulted like that, by a man with no brain'
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Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats; some locals are 'afraid', some defiant: 'We won't be insulted like that, by a man with no brain'

It started with US President Donald Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers. Then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. There was that disastrous G-7 summit in Quebec. Now it's a new North American free trade agreement that excludes America's northern neighbor. Canadians are stunned by the repeated broadsides from what has long been their closest ally and some have even begun boycotts.

Donald Trump set to replace 'job killing disaster' NAFTA with new US - Mexico deal; threatens to slap Canada auto imports with new tariffs
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Donald Trump set to replace 'job killing disaster' NAFTA with new US - Mexico deal; threatens to slap Canada auto imports with new tariffs

The Donald Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States.

Donald Trump says he's 'terminating' NAFTA; seals 'incredible' trade deal with Mexico; leaves Canada out for now
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Donald Trump says he's 'terminating' NAFTA; seals 'incredible' trade deal with Mexico; leaves Canada out for now

US President Donald Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

'Up all night': Donald Trump is unraveling after the Cohen bombshell and it's looking far too much like Nixon's final days
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'Up all night': Donald Trump is unraveling after the Cohen bombshell and it's looking far too much like Nixon's final days

If someone were to write a book on how the end of this Presidency began, it would start with Trump tweeting, in all CAPS, at 1 in the morning after Cohen’s guilty plea. It’s looking more and more like the last days of Nixon, when he grew lonely and isolated and the walls closed in.

After the Michael Cohen bombshell comes this: National Enquirer hid in a safe damaging Trump stories it killed, hush money payments
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After the Michael Cohen bombshell comes this: National Enquirer hid in a safe damaging Trump stories it killed, hush money payments

The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press.

US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump faces real political threats from fixers, foes, women with lawsuits and tapes
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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump faces real political threats from fixers, foes, women with lawsuits and tapes

The Russia probe. His former lawyer's records — and memory. Two women with lawsuits. A third with tapes. US president Donald Trump is facing real political threats following one electrifying hour Tuesday that brought a plea deal by his onetime lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the his 2016 presidential campaign.

H4 EAD: Donald Trump Govt, in court filing, confirms plan to revoke H1B spouses' work permit is in 'final clearance review' stage
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H4 EAD: Donald Trump Govt, in court filing, confirms plan to revoke H1B spouses' work permit is in 'final clearance review' stage

In a court filing dated 20 August, the US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the proposed rule to revoke H4 work permits - popularly called H4 EAD - is currently in "final clearance and review" process and senior most DHS folks are working out the fine print of the terms of approval.

US cancels high level dialogue with India as trade tensions escalate; Mike Pompeo calls Sushma Swaraj, cites 'unavoidable reasons'
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US cancels high level dialogue with India as trade tensions escalate; Mike Pompeo calls Sushma Swaraj, cites 'unavoidable reasons'

The United States on Wednesday postponed the proposed high-level '2+2' talks with India scheduled for next week in Washington even as its ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with top Indian leaders in New Delhi.

Some G7 leaders plot fightback against Trump on trade; 'no leader is forever', says Emmanuel Macron
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Some G7 leaders plot fightback against Trump on trade; 'no leader is forever', says Emmanuel Macron

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.

Donald Trump hosts first White House Iftar dinner: American Muslim groups boycott, say thanks, but no thanks
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Donald Trump hosts first White House Iftar dinner: American Muslim groups boycott, say thanks, but no thanks

Last year, Trump broke with decades of precedent by forgoing the annual Iftar dinner – a bipartisan tradition that formally began with Bill Clinton in the 1990s but has conceptual roots tracing as far back as under Thomas Jefferson in 1805.

G7 meeting in Canada: Amid tariff fight, Donald Trump faces tough crowd and chilly reception
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G7 meeting in Canada: Amid tariff fight, Donald Trump faces tough crowd and chilly reception

With his new tariffs increasing U.S. isolation, Trump heads to Canada on Friday for a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized nations. The White House is expecting a chilly reception from Canada and West European countries, already frustrated over Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement.

Melania Trump is well; media has been 'so unfair and vicious', complains Donald Trump
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Melania Trump is well; media has been 'so unfair and vicious', complains Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump is complaining about media reports questioning the first lady's recent absence from public view. Trump says the press has been "so unfair, and vicious."

Mexico retaliates against US tariffs and Donald Trump rhetoric; slaps duties on pork, bourbon, apples, potatoes
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Mexico retaliates against US tariffs and Donald Trump rhetoric; slaps duties on pork, bourbon, apples, potatoes

Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, retaliating against import duties on metals imposed by President Donald Trump and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November

Donald Trump defends tough trade negotiations as midterm elections loom; says US farmers being treated 'unfairly'
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Donald Trump defends tough trade negotiations as midterm elections loom; says US farmers being treated 'unfairly'

US President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on Monday, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president vowed to turn the tide and break down large trade barriers with top trading partners.

Donald Trump signs 'Right to Try' bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs; calls it 'fundamental freedom'
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Donald Trump signs 'Right to Try' bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs; calls it 'fundamental freedom'

US President Donald Trump has signed legislation that would help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.