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President Trump praised the Army lieutenant general as “a man of tremendous talent.” McMaster, who is outspoken and has been recognized for his battlefield leadership in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, has spent virtually no time at the Pentagon or in Washington.
McMaster will assume the position at a time of widespread security challenges, including Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election and North Korea’s ballistic missile test this month.
His planned executive orders are aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies. Although implementation will take time, it signals that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production.
The president has embraced discredited theories linking vaccines and autism. In Texas — where some parents cite “personal beliefs” against vaccination — concerns are growing about basic childhood health care among the state’s diverse groups.
An honor guard in 2008. (AP)
An honor guard in 2008. (AP)
The historic Maryland compound — up a winding mountain road, deep in the woods and with cozy cabins — exemplifies American values and deliberative diplomacy, historians say. But President Trump has shown a clear preference for his glitzy property in Florida.
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia,” an organizer of the conservative conference said, the appearance was canceled. Simon & Schuster also announced that it will not publish his book, for which he was given a $250,000 advance. Yiannopoulos defended himself against criticism of remarks he made last year.
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The sports reporter said the hardest part was telling everyone — friends, family, viewers — that she had a recurrence. But the greatest salve has been the reaction she has received.
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Cox is a retired government teacher who’s worked closely with Speaker William J. Howell, who is retiring in January. The designation is intended to signal plans for an orderly transition.
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The reported threats drew responses from first daughter Ivanka Trump and the White House, which said in part, “Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom.”
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