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singers-aug20.jpg Rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter at the weekend to air out her grievances after her record, Queen, only debuted at No.2 in the Billboard US album chart behind Travis Scott's Astroworld. Scott claimed another week in the top spot after Astroworld sold 205,000 equivalent units, while despite moving 185,000 equivalent album units in its opening week, Minaj's fourth album trailed behind the Texan r

john-aug20.jpg Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is strongly considering taking legal action against President Donald Trump's decision to revoke his security clearance. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Brennan described the move as an example of Trump's egregious abuse of power and authority, and said he is seeking legal advice to know whether there is scope for an injunction that prevents the

donald-trump-081718.jpg In an apparent continuation of efforts to use the revocation of security clearance as a punishment, President Donald Trump has now set his sights on former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr.

myanmar-flag-081718.jpg Citing alleged ethnic cleansing and other widespread human rights abuses, the Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on four Myanmar security officials and two of the country's military units.

trump01-aug17.jpg President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of his planned military parade in Washington, D.C. on Friday, blaming local politicians for the high cost of the celebration to commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I.

strikes-aug17.jpg A new Pentagon report has warned that the Chinese military "is likely training for strikes" against the United States and allied targets in the Pacific. The report warns that Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been developing strike capabilities to engage targets as far away from China as possible. "Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating a

trump-aug17.jpg The US Government created an Iran Action Group to implement the Trump administration's new Iran strategy to protect America's national security, and the security of its allies and partners. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing, and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity, and it will report directly to him.

trumpsec-aug17.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for a possible end to quarterly earnings reports for publicly traded companies, saying it would allow greater flexibility and save money.

hollywood-aug17.jpg A Hollywood cryptocurrency thriller starring Kurt Russell is currently in post-production. In an interview with Inverse, its producers said the movie doesn't focus on any particular coin. Although the film focuses on crime, corruption and cryptocurrency, the overall message is positive, according to Yale Productions' Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman. The film, titled Crypto, is based on

supremecourt-111411_16aug18.jpg Americans are divided over federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the results of a CNN poll, with support for President Donald Trump's nominee the lowest since Robert Bork.

trump4-081618.jpg President Donald Trump continued his long-running feud with the media on Thursday after hundreds of newspapers across the country published editorials criticizing the president's "sustained assault on the free press."

trumpand john-aug16.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Trump said his frustration with the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling forced him to take this action, but Brennan claims the revocation was to scare the president's critics into silence.

editorial-aug16.jpg On Thursday, more than 300 US news outlets have published editorials as part of a campaign to counter President Donald Trump's attempts to vilify the media, and to promote a free press. They are answering a call last week from The Boston Globe for a nationwide denouncement of the president's "dirty war" against the media, using the hashtag #EnemyOfNone. Marjorie Pritchard, Deputy Managing Editor

donald-trump3-081518.jpg A Quinnipiac University National Poll showing Democrats with a notable lead over Republicans on a generic ballot suggests President Donald Trump may hurt the GOP's chances of maintaining control of the House in the midterm elections.

dept-treasury-081518.jpg In a continuation of the implementation of existing UN and U.S. sanctions on North Korea, the Treasury Department on Wednesday announced actions against Chinese and Russian companies involved in facilitating illicit shipments on behalf of the reclusive communist nation.

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