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Makini Brice

Trump threatens to cut Central America aid over migrant caravan

12:23am EDT

WASHINGTON/TAPACHULA, Mexico President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to begin curtailing millions of dollars in American aid to three Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for the United States a national emergency, as he sought to boost his party's chances in Nov. 6 congressional elections. | Video

Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

Oct 19 2018

WASHINGTON/RIYADH U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers. | Video

Airbnb bill may limit short-term rentals in U.S. capital

Oct 15 2018

WASHINGTON Short-term rentals of Jackie Howard's two-bedroom home near major tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. have helped her family pay for everything from plumbing emergencies to braces for her daughter.

Elizabeth Smart says prison release of her captor poses danger

Sep 20 2018

Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman whose kidnapping as a 14-year-old drew national attention to the issue of crimes against children, said in an interview that the release of one of her kidnappers on Wednesday posed a danger to the public. | Video

Aides disavow NYTimes opinion piece that Trump suggests is act of subversion

Sep 07 2018

WASHINGTON Senior aides to Donald Trump scrambled on Thursday to disown a New York Times column written by an unnamed administration official that slammed the leadership style of the U.S. president as impetuous, petty and ineffective. | Video

U.S. hotels arm staff with panic buttons, after years of resistance

Sep 06 2018

Major hotel chains including Marriott International Inc and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said on Thursday they are arming U.S. employees with panic buttons to fight sexual harassment and crime, an about-face for an industry that has opposed the idea for years.

Trump hits CNN and NBC, urges 'look at their license': tweet

Sep 04 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News yet again in a tweet on Tuesday, criticizing NBC's handling of a story on movie producer Harvey Weinstein and suggesting a "look at their license," without specifying what exactly he was calling for.

Vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

Sep 04 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar's government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release them immediately.

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

Sep 04 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar's government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release them immediately.

U.S. Congress sceptical of Trump's Mexico trade deal

Aug 28 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's trade deal with Mexico could struggle to win approval from Congress unless Canada comes on board, lawmakers from both parties said on Tuesday, saying support from Democrats would be needed to pass a purely bilateral deal.

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