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Trump has awarded G-7 summit to his Miami-area resort, the White House says

That decision will bring hundreds of diplomats, media and security personnel to President Trump’s financially struggling resort — where profits fell 70 percent after he entered politics.

Mulvaney confirms Ukraine aid withheld in part to force investigation of Democrats

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters on Thursday. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters on Thursday. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defended the maneuver as “absolutely appropriate.”
Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, in House testimony, criticized the president’s temporary hold on nearly $400 million in military aid and the recall of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
Perry tells Trump he is planning to resign
Democrats view Trump’s plans to hold G-7 summit at his Doral resort as another abuse of power
White House and Justice Department officials furious over Mulvaney’s remarks
House members delay vote on resolution to censure Schiff
Elijah E. Cummings
1951–2019

Democratic leader and civil rights champion dies at 68

A congressman from Maryland, he gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House and his forceful opposition to the Trump presidency.
Amid the chaos of impeachment and President Trump's Syria withdrawal, another crisis looms: A government shutdown a month from now unless lawmakers and Trump agree on a new spending deal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to win approval for his draft deal in the fractious British Parliament, beginning with a rare sitting of the House of Commons on Saturday.
The purchases are at the heart of Trump's "phase one" trade deal with China, but China’s Commerce Ministry would not confirm that agriculture figure Thursday, saying instead that purchases would be made according to Chinese market needs.
“It didn’t feel beautiful,” the spokesman said in a television interview, saying that President Trump prodded the grieving parents to meet the American woman blamed for the death of their son in Britain.
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Retired Navy SEALs authenticated the action, and a powerful new technology created imagery that's more advanced than computer generation.
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Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

The wealthy country's move is fueling a vicious cycle — and climate change means it's only getting hotter.
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Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
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United has a new tool to help you make tight connections. They say it’s saved 50,000 missed flights.

The airline says that new technology automatically flags flights that can be held and sends texts to travelers with directions to the gate.
(Alice Li, Zoeann Murphy, Rhonda Colvin, Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)
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