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Exclusive: Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis & Palestinians

By Steve Holland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he likes the concept of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, expressing his preference on the issue for the first time since sparking international criticism for appearing to back away from the longstanding bedrock of Middle East policy. 515 more words

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Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq & Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America’s top general said on Thursday. 384 more words

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Public Art - A Good Match

Does public art match it’s environs? Sometimes. Here’s a few of my favorites for this week’s photo challenge A Good Match.

I love the placement of one of the… 147 more words

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White House sees greater enforcement on recreational marijuana

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The administration of President Donald Trump expects to see greater federal enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. 104 more words

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Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case

By Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s move on Wednesday to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice has raised the stakes for an upcoming U.S. 785 more words

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Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

By Steve Holland and David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared China the “grand champions” of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing’s foreign exchange practices. 444 more words

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Trudeau & Trump talk borders as asylum-seekers stream into Canada

By Andrea Hopkins and David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed border cooperation in a phone call on Thursday as pressure mounted in Canada over rising numbers of asylum seekers arriving from the United States. 418 more words

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