President Trump is set to visit the state on Monday, following visits this year from fellow Republicans Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Gov. John Kasich (Ohio). Trump’s trip is billed as an official visit, but it is also an opportunity to shore up support and stave off a potential challenger to the sitting president — something that hasn’t happened since 1992.
Before this weekend, President Trump, under instruction from his attorneys, had been careful not to directly antagonize the special counsel. On Sunday, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a statement that Trump “is not considering or discussing the firing” of Robert S. Mueller III.
As infighting over the Russia’s domestic course rages, analysts say President Vladimir Putin will have an interest in intensifying the conflict with the West.
“The big question is, why are they doing this?”
— Raymond Zilinskas, a chemical and biological weapons expert
Russian soldiers wear chemical protection suits during a training session at a research institute outside Moscow in 2010. (AFP/Getty)
Russian soldiers wear chemical protection suits during a training session at a research institute outside Moscow in 2010. (AFP/Getty)
Since the start of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second term, a construction boom has been underway at more than two dozen institutes that were once part of the Soviet Union’s biological and chemical weapons establishment, according to Russian documents and independent researchers.
As apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border began to rise last year, so, too, did reports of children being taken from parents, advocacy groups and immigration lawyers say. Here’s the ordeal of one such family.
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Some called on chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how information about millions of users ended up in the hands of a firm that worked for President Trump’s 2016 campaign — without the knowledge of the vast majority of those affected.
Obsessed with the seemingly daily updates in the Stormy Daniels story or the impeachment potential of the Russia investigation, the American media is paying even less attention now to a topic it never focused on with much zeal.
"We don't need to have a lady teacher in a school that's got a firearm,” State Rep. Harry Shiver said.
Council member Trayon White Sr.’s remarks in a Facebook video that appeared to refer to a conspiracy theory were denounced as anti-Semitic. White later apologized: “I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues.”
NCAA Tournament
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The 16th-seeded Retrievers put up a good fight but lost, 50-43, in the second round of the NCAA tournament after their stunning upset over Virginia in the opener.
Tiger Woods is back to playing the role of Tiger Woods, and the game of golf is in a better place than when March started.
The new accusations dating to between 2013 and 2016 only add to a list of business scandals complicating Jared Kushner’s senior role in his father-in-law’s White House.
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