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Trump’s Defense Spending Is Out of Control, and Poised to Get Worse

Using a time-honored trick, a bipartisan congressional panel argues we should boost the president’s record defense bill even more.

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CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing - sources

Reuters International

Nov 17, 2018

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, complicating President Donald Trump’s efforts to preserve ties with a key U.S. 228 more words

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Prince Khalid bin Salman: I never told Khashoggi to travel to Turkey

Arab News
November 17, 2018

‘The last contact I had with Mr. Khashoggi was via text on Oct 26 2017’

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman, has said he did not tell Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to go to Turkey, and has requested the US government release information related to the claim, which was made by a US newspaper. 108 more words

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List of Missing in California Fire Is Over 1,000 People. Here Is How They’re Being Counted. by THOMAS FULLER and SUSAN C. BEACHY


By THOMAS FULLER and SUSAN C. BEACHY

The news that more than 1,000 people are still missing in and around the Northern California town devastated by wildfire shocked even people helping with the search. 13 more words

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Florida Recounts Senate Votes Yet Again, and Nelson’s Chances Dwindle by AUDRA D. S. BURCH and GLENN THRUSH


By AUDRA D. S. BURCH and GLENN THRUSH

A manual recount was underway in two still-undecided statewide elections in Florida, including the race for the Senate. 13 more words

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Trump Awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson by MICHAEL TACKETT


By MICHAEL TACKETT

Among famous figures in sports, entertainment and politics, Ms. Adelson, a prominent Republican donor and the wife of the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, stands out. 13 more words

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Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander by HELENE COOPER, PETER BAKER, ERIC SCHMITT and MITCHELL FERMAN


By HELENE COOPER, PETER BAKER, ERIC SCHMITT and MITCHELL FERMAN

Defense Department officials doubt President Trump has fully grasped the role of the troops he commands, or the responsibility he has to lead. 12 more words

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