But public reaction nationally appears more muted than in Washington, where President Trump faced withering bipartisan criticism for appearing to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.
Rank-and-file Southern Baptists who fill the pews every Sunday have been making their own moral calculations about President Trump in church sanctuaries in places such as Luverne, Ala., population 2,700.
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U.S. negotiators have faced stiff resistance from their North Korean counterparts despite President Trump’s declaration that the crisis had been “largely solved.” Diplomats say the North Koreans have canceled follow-up meetings, demanded more money and failed to maintain basic communications, even as the once-isolated regime’s engagements with China and South Korea flourish.
The rescue workers had been among tens of thousands of civilians packed into a final pocket of opposition-held territory along Syria’s border with Israel as rebels there struck a surrender deal with the government.
An aggressive pursuit of foreign trade led to a recession-busting economic miracle in Columbus, Ind. Now it has made the area decidedly vulnerable, with businesses already canceling projects and mulling the depth of job losses.
The company that operated the amphibious duck boat in Branson, Mo., suggested doing the “water part” of the tour first because a storm was expected, Tia Coleman said. The captain informed the 29 passengers aboard that there were life jackets above them but said they didn’t need to wear them, she said.
The classes represent a radical experiment in a country known for its rigid education system, which has helped cement a new middle class over the past three decades but is also criticized for triggering high stress levels.
Gold, who was the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and also received several James Beard Foundation journalism awards, “possessed the soul of a poet,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.