Iran warns U.S. of retaliation in case of any attack

In the wake of strikes on the Saudi oil industry, Iran condemned remarks by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other officials linking the country with the attacks.

Trump taps U.S. hostage negotiator to replace Bolton as national security adviser

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Israel’s two main parties locked in dead heat as negotiations begin for a new government

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In whiplash moment, Democrats are now backing away from Kavanaugh allegations

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks to more than 20,000 supporters during a campaign event in New York City’s Washington Square Park Monday. (REX)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks to more than 20,000 supporters during a campaign event in New York City’s Washington Square Park Monday. (REX)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) takes the stage to address supporters at a rally Monday in New York. (AP)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) takes the stage to address supporters at a rally Monday in New York. (AP)
President Trump arrives at a rally in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Monday night. (George Etheredge/Bloomberg)
President Trump arrives at a rally in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Monday night. (George Etheredge/Bloomberg)
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‘The lines keep getting longer’: Crowd size takes center stage in 2020 race as Warren event rivals Trump

The scale of audiences is now a potentially meaningful metric of electability — one that can translate into volunteers, donors and, as candidate Donald Trump demonstrated in 2016, actual momentum.

‘He’s got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack

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The acting heads of the nation’s immigration agencies arrived in Texas to visit a makeshift courthouse, where the experimental and legally tenuous border policy known as the Migration Protection Protocols will be put to the test.
Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have vowed to adopt California’s stricter standards if they diverge from the federal government’s, as have several automakers.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell risks triggering a sea of red in the markets if he does not at least leave the door open to the possibility of more cuts this year.
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The president's announcement banning almost all flavored vaping products stunned the industry, even big companies like Juul that have nurtured relationships with policymakers to gain influence.
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