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May 27, 2017 11:56 PM 5 takeaways from Trump's first overseas trip as president

With his first trip abroad as president behind him, when President Trump lands in Washington overnight Saturday he arrives to a slew of controversies besieging his administration. It may be a rude awakening after what Trump called a "home run" of a trip. The White House has remained largely quiet on controversies swirling at home and will likely seek to emphasize 10

May 27, 2017 8:14 PM Joe Biden on politics of fear: ‘The American people will not sustain this attitude for long’

Former vice president Joe Biden opened his address Saturday at Cornell University's senior class convocation with some lighter topics. He drew easy laughs by mentioning his love of ice cream. He played to the crowd by praising the beauty of Upstate New York. And then, with a single line about five minutes into the speech — “No graduating class gets to choose 10

May 27, 2017 7:32 PM Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day 15

May 27, 2017 5:18 PM British PM May's lead falls to 12 percentage points from 18: ComRes poll

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed by 6 percentage points ahead of the June 8 election, according to a ComRes poll. The poll for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent newspaper, carried out between May 24-26, showed the lead of May's Conservatives had fallen to 12 percentage points from 18 percentage 14

May 27, 2017 3:06 PM Trump adviser: ‘I would not be concerned’ about a Russia back channel, irrespective of Kushner

TAORMINA, Italy -- President Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday he "would not be concerned" about having a back-channel communications system with Russia, though he and other top White House officials refused to comment specifically on the growing controversy surrounding Jared Kushner. A press briefing here at the conclusion 13

May 27, 2017 1:48 PM 2 Dead, 1 Injured, After Stabbing In Portland, Ore

Two people are dead and one was injured after a stabbing on a train in Portland, Ore., on Friday afternoon. Police say the disturbance began when a man on a light-rail train "began yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions." Among the subjects of his diatribe were two young women 20

May 27, 2017 1:32 PM After Montana Race, Attention Shifts to Georgia Runoff

Republicans win latest House special election; Democrats gear up for runoff in suburban Atlanta district Montana Democrat Rob Quist’s loss to Greg Gianforte in a special House election Thursday exemplifies the party’s challenge in deeply Republican states. But Democrats have one more opportunity to score a big win this year—in Georgia, where voting begins

May 27, 2017 12:58 PM Trump and Russia: A timeline on communications

Former CIA Director John Brennan testified this week that he was concerned over intelligence he saw showing contacts between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow. After the election, Trump aides said there had been no communication between Trump’s campaign and any foreign elements, including Russia. But the story has shifted since then — most notably 19

May 27, 2017 11:10 AM Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Sought Secret Line To Moscow: Report

Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly made contact with Russia seeking a bug-proof communication line between the two presidents during Donald Trump's election campaign. Washington: President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications 12

May 27, 2017 3:00 AM Zbigniew Brzezinski, foreign policy intellectual who served as Carter’s national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the combative, visionary foreign policy intellectual who helped bring Jimmy Carter to the White House in 1976 and then guided him through a series of international crises that contributed significantly to Carter’s defeat at the polls four years later, died Friday night. He was 89. “My father passed away peacefully tonight” his daughter 22