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donaldtrump1-052219.jpg President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders aimed at reaching an agreement on infrastructure on Wednesday, with the president declaring he will not negotiate amid ongoing congressional investigations.

manbookerprize-may22.jpg Omani novelist Jokha Alharthi has become the first Arabic author to win the coveted Man Booker International Prize for literature. Her award-winning novel, 'Celestial Bodies,' tells of family connections and history in the coming-of-age account of three Omani sisters. Alharti and Marilyn Booth, who translated the novel from Arabic to English, will equally share the 50,000 pounds or $63,396 prize

donmcgahn-052119.jpg For the second time in less than a month, a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Former White House Counsel Don McGahn joined Attorney General William Barr in refusing to testify before the important House committee.

mcconnell-052119.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., introduced bipartisan legislation on Monday that would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

us-huawei-052119.jpg Huawei Technologies Co. has been granted a temporary license that will allow the Chinese tech giant to continue doing business with some American firms for three months.

trump-immigrants-052019.jpg President Donald Trump refuted reports of proposed mass transfer of migrants from the southern border to northern or coastal border facilities, including in Florida, to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. "False reporting yesterday. There are no plans to send migrants to Northern or Coastal Border facilities, including Florida," Trump said on Twitter Sunday, naming Fox News.

trump3-111918_17may19.jpg Amid an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump has announced moves to ease trade tensions with other countries. Trump revealed during remarks before the National Association of Realtors that the U.S. will lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.

nasa2-051719.jpg NASA has selected 11 U.S. companies to develop prototypes of human landers to take American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon's south pole by 2024. "Our team is excited to get back to the Moon quickly as possible, and our public/private partnerships to study human landing systems are an important step in that process," said Marshall Smith, director for human lunar exploratio

trump3-112018_17may19.jpg Confirming media reports from earlier this week, President Donald Trump's administration on Friday officially delayed imposing tariffs on imported automobiles and parts for up to six months.

trump2-100318_16may19.jpg President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined a plan to overhaul parts of the nation's immigration system, although the proposal is expected to face an uphill battle in Congress.

sthudsonyard-051619.jpg An already crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination got even larger on Thursday, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially threw his hat into the ring.

trump-huawei-051619.jpg President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to protect U.S. computer networks from attack by "foreign adversaries". The U.S. Commerce Department said it was adding the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co and 70 affiliates to its "Entity List", which bans the Chinese company from buying components and technology from US firms without prior approval from

demonstration-051519.jpg Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday night to approve what has been described as the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion law. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 25 to 6 in favor of a bill that would ban virtually all abortions in the state and punish doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.

donaldtrumpjr-051519.jpg President Donald Trump's eldest son has reportedly agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next month as part of the panel's ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., was released from a halfway house in the Bronx on Tuesday after serving 18 months of a 21-month federal prison sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

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