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donaldtrump1-111219.jpg President Donald Trump delivered a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday but provided few details on the state of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Trump spent the bulk of his remarks touting the strength of the U.S. economy, crediting his policies cutting taxes and regulation for the strong growth seen in recent years.

trump-zelensky-111219.jpg On the eve of the beginning of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against him, President Donald Trump announced that he will release the transcript of his first phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart before the week's end. This is the second time he is delaying the release of the transcript after offering last weekend to do so on Tuesday. "I will be releasing the transcript of the fir

jimmycarter-nov12.jpg Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. The Carter Center said in a statement that the brain pressure was triggered by bleeding due to Carter's multiple falls recently. The procedure at Emory University Hospital is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife Rosalynn is with him, the Carter Center added.

vaping1-nov12.jpg The first double lung transplant surgery in the United States on a patient with a vaping-related lung injury has been successfully performed at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital. Both the lungs of the patient, who preferred not to reveal his identity, was irreparably damaged from the heavy use of e-cigarette, commonly known as vaping. A team of Henry Ford Health System medical experts who performed

studentloan-111119.jpg U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 1500 students who were impacted by the closure of Dream Center Schools will have their student loans canceled and their Federal Pell Grant eligibility restored. A press release by the U.S. Department of Education said students who attended Art Institute of Colorado or the Illinois Institute of Art between January 20, 2018, and December 31, 2

woodyallen-nov11.jpg Veteran filmmaker Woody Allen has settled a breach of contract lawsuit against Amazon Studios. Woody Allen had filed a $68-million lawsuit in February after the entertainment company backed out of a four-picture deal with the filmmaker in June 2018 over an old allegation by his daughter Dylan Farrow that she was raped by her father at the age of 7. Amazon Studios also cited Woody Allen's controv

iraqelections-nov11.jpg Trump said new book on him shows "very bad and corrupt people on the other side." As deadly anti-government protests continue to worsen in Iraq, the United States called on the Iraqi Government to hold parliamentary elections and implement political reforms A statement issued by the White House also appealed to the Iraqi authorities to halt violence against protesters that has claimed the lives

syriaoilrevenue-nov08.jpg A top U.S. Defense official has said that it is the rebels who are fighting the Bashar-Al-Assad regime in Syria and the Islamic State, and not the United States, who are benefiting by the revenue from oil fields in the country. "The revenue from [oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the Syrian Democratic Forces," said Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense f

lgbtqstories-nov08.jpg 2019 marked an all-time high presence of LGBTQ characters on broadcast and cable television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. Of the 879 series regular characters appearing on broadcast prime time scripted programming this season, more than 10 percent, or 90 characters were counted as LGBTQ. This is the highest percentage of LGBTQ regular characters GLAAD has counted on prime

visa1-nov08.jpg Starting next week, Polish citizens will be able to apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. Poles were granted this previlege after Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, in coordination with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, designated Poland into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). "The inclusion of Poland

trump-judges-110719.jpg President Donald Trump on Wednesday reached a milestone of appointing a record number - 158 - of federal judges within three years of his term. In all, President Trump's two Supreme Court nominees, 44 Circuit Court nominees, and 112 nominees to District Courts have been confirmed by the Congress so far. No president in recent history has nominated more circuit judges by this point. Addressing the

gretathunberg2-110719.jpg "Climate strike,", a form of protest led by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg that turned into a worldwide movement to fight climate change, has been chosen as Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year 2019. "Climate strike,", which will be entered in the next edition of the Collins dictionary, is defined as "a form of protest in which people absent themselves from education or work in order to join

health-042312_07nov19.jpg The health of millennials in the United States is declining faster than that of the previous generation, and if this pattern continues, it will severely affect the future prosperity of the U.S. economy, a new study said. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS), an apex body of 36 U.S. health insurance providers, said its examination of millennial health patterns returned many "interesting

amazonprime-nov06.jpg Critical Role's upcoming adult animated fantasy series, "The Legend of Vox Machina," will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios has ordered two seasons of the series and also signed a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop an additional 14 episodes, which will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries. The production of a 10-episode first season of

2020election1-nov06.jpg Heads of seven key U.S. federal agencies and departments warned in a joint statement that "foreign malicious actors" including Iran, China and Russia would try to interfere in the country's 2020 presidential elections. The statement was issued by Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intel

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