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Analysis
President Trump’s order to revoke the security clearance of critic and former CIA director John Brennan has generated a kind of collective rebuttal rarely, if ever, seen in relations between a commander in chief and those who have gathered the nation’s secrets.
The Justice Department is examining whether Elliott Broidy offered to influence the Trump administration for foreign officials, according to three people familiar with the inquiry.
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Annan’s popular and influential reign at the United Nations — the body he led from 1997 to 2006 — was marred by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq.
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The former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts. He is the first charged defendant to cooperate in the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the election.
The attendance of the Russian president at the ceremony generated a backlash within Austria, a country that has long been neutral but that has pivoted closer to Moscow since the end of last year.
The president said “mistakes are being made” just two weeks after some social media companies banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
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Two weeks before Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats keep reminding themselves to stick to the script in their fight against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Muriel E. Bowser assailed the “reality star in the White House” after President Trump blamed District officials for running up security costs and forcing the cancellation of a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
Queen Elizabeth’s cousin is expected to wed in the first same-sex royal wedding this summer — but he is far from the first gay British royal, according to historians.
Swiss officials said the couple's refusal to shake hands with interviewers signaled a lack of integration. Some Muslims, with the exception of certain relatives, do not physically touch members of the opposite sex.
The police chief in Chatsworth, Ga., defended his officers’ use of force, telling the Daily Citizen-News, “An 87-year-old woman with a knife still has the ability to hurt an officer.”
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