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New Yorkers to greet Trump’s first visit home with protests

By Peter Szekely | NEW YORK NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump returns to New York on Thursday for the first time since taking office, planning a bit of diplomacy as city officials brace for


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left right FBI Director James Comey is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


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Trump, Australian PM to hit reset in New York after fractious phone call

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will find common ground with U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet in New York on Thursday, Australia's foreign minister said, in a bid to soothe ties strained by a


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left right U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to the media after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas left the White House in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas 1/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) (C)


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By Lisa Lambert and Sarah N. Lynch | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Wednesday to repeal an exemption from strict federal protections that former President Barack Obama's Labor Department had given to


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U.S. House passes bill to fund government through September

By Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September and avoid federal agency shutdowns on Saturday when existing money


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left right Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a community event on the Obama Presidential Centre at the South Shore Cultural Centre in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski 1/4 left right Former


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Trump spends more time than predecessors in White House bubble

By Ayesha Rascoe | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON In his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump made fewer appearances outside of the presidential bubble than his three immediate predecessors, venturing less beyond the White House or


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Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies

By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to work to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White


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WASHINGTON The U.S. government said on Wednesday it planned to appoint a banking regulation lawyer as interim boss of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) when the current Comptroller Thomas Curry leaves on


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