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Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants. | Video

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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

BOZEMAN, Mont. Montana Republican Greg Gianforte narrowly beat a political novice to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. 12:47am EDT

In blow to Trump, U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, calling it discriminatory and setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 May 25 2017

U.S. visas issued to citizens of Trump travel ban nations continue to decline

WASHINGTON The United States issued about 50 percent fewer visitor visas in April to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

Politics, Election 2016 May 25 2017

Trump officials under fire over vague tax proposals

WASHINGTON Missing from President Donald Trump's budget proposal this week was an annual report, known as the Green Book, that presidents have issued for many years to spell out their tax goals in detail, an omission that tax experts called telling.

Politics, Election 2016 May 25 2017

U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island: officials

WASHINGTON A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

World, South China Sea, China May 25 2017
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Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.