France, Germany and Britain have been striving to convince President Trump that they want to join him in cracking down on bad Iranian behavior in hopes of preserving the 2015 nuclear agreement that he has railed against. But even if the European allies and administration officials can forge a deal, there is no guarantee that it will placate the mercurial president.
The Florida House speaker and 73 Republican colleagues urged Gov. Rick Scott to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who has faced intensifying questions about his office’s response to the school shooting. A defiant Israel said, “I can only take responsibility for what I knew about.”
A White House official said John Dunkin, who flew Trump around the country on a Boeing 757 during the 2016 campaign, is on the administration’s shortlist to head the agency that regulates civil aviation in the United States.
A sculpture depicting an oil derrick resting in a hand is seen in Caracas, Venezuela. (Bloomberg News)
A sculpture depicting an oil derrick resting in a hand is seen in Caracas, Venezuela. (Bloomberg News)
Venezuela was once considered to be the Saudi Arabia of South America, but mismanagement by the socialist government has wreaked havoc on its oil industry. Now a potential U.S. embargo threatens to worsen the country’s humanitarian crisis and disrupt regional oil supplies.
Fane Lozman’s latest legal tussle with the town of Riviera Beach has grown from a ham-handed attempt to cut him off at a city council meeting into a free-speech showdown that will have nationwide implications for citizens arrested — as Lozman was — by government officials they criticize.
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Feinstein's more liberal challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de León, won the majority of convention delegates’ support, setting up a June primary that could define what the Democratic Party stands for in the age of Trump.
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For the 241 Americans who were part of the U.S. Olympic team, these Games were memorable on some nights, historic on others. But were the Americans successful? It all depends on the measuring stick.
Mexicans didn't fault Enrique Peña Nieto for canceling his trip to Washington, but they were left wondering why he even wanted to go after two previously embarrassing encounters with the U.S. president.
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The plan would change the country’s political trajectory, securing Xi Jinping’s place as the most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, who ruled for more than three decades through 1976.
The Harvard-educated epidemiologist and researcher was not feeling well on Feb. 12 and left work around midday. His sister said a conversation with him that day left her feeling something wasn’t right.
Since the 2016 election, Kam Musser had gone from supporting white supremacists to joining a neo-Nazi group. Now his mother and grandmother fear that what they had thought was just a phase is quickly becoming his life.