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The call is the first known conversation between a U.S. president or president-elect with a Taiwanese leader since 1979. China considers Taiwan a province, and news of the official outreach by Donald Trump is likely to infuriate the regional military and economic power.
For those concerned that the president-elect doesn't have the discipline to deal with the intricacies of foreign policy, he's proving their point by creating a needless headache over a “congratulatory call” with Taiwan's leader.
The approaches of the president and the president-elect offer a contrast: Obama’s success was slow, uneven and policy-driven, whereas Trump appears to be pushing an agenda grounded as much in emotion as economics.
A protest camp at sunrise. (Reuters)
A protest camp at sunrise. (Reuters)
Tribal leader Tom Goldtooth. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Tribal leader Tom Goldtooth. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Morton County sheriff's deputy Jon Moll. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Morton County sheriff's deputy Jon Moll. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Activists have been gathering for several months. (Getty)
Activists have been gathering for several months. (Getty)
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Volunteer and protester Kendra Obom. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Local union official Cory Bryson. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Local union official Cory Bryson. (Zoeann Murphy/Post)
Native Americans and military veterans. Environmentalists and police. Cattle ranchers and lumberjacks. College students and nurses. All have been drawn to a desolate North Dakota prairie, site of an oil pipeline that has become a powerful symbol of heritage and history, progress and oppression, indigenous rights and corporate might.
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At least 9 people have been confirmed dead following the massive blaze at a warehouse party on Friday. More than 50 people were inside the building that had been turned into a multi-purpose venue, the Oakland fire chief said.
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Accomack County schools have assembled a committee to decide how to proceed after the books were pulled from classrooms and libraries because they contain racial slurs.
Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), a telecommunications management entrepreneur, said he is “the only real job creator” in the race to replace Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who is running for governor.
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College Football: Temple vs. Navy
7:17, 3rd quarter
7:17, 3rd quarter
1 2 3 4 Total
TEMPLE 14 10 0 - 24
NAVY 0 3 0 - 3
Recent updates
7:01 Adonis Jennings rush to the left for a loss of 3 yards to the Temple11.
7:17 Penalty: Illegal Substitution on Owls -5 yards.
7:44 Ryquell Armstead rush to the left for 2 yards to the Temple19.
Stat leaders
P. Walker
153 yards, 2 TD
R. Armstead
6 rush, 47 yards
K. Kirkwood
5 rec, 98 yards, 1 TD
Z. Abey
59 yards, 0 TD
S. White
8 rush, 19 yards
J. Tillman
2 rec, 37 yards, 0 TD
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
P. Walker 12 21 153 2 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
R. Armstea... 6 47 0 25
J. Thomas 12 42 1 15
A. Jenning... 2 36 0 20
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
K. Kirkwoo... 5 98 1 56
V. Bryant 3 28 1 22
I. Wright 2 7 0 4
J. Thomas 1 16 0 16
A. Jenning... 1 4 0 4
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
Z. Abey 3 5 59 0 1
W. Worth 1 2 34 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
S. White 8 19 0 5
T. Gulley 2 18 0 15
Z. Abey 6 17 0 9
W. Worth 6 17 0 4
C. Cass Jr... 2 13 0 8
C. High 2 8 0 7
D. Romine 1 4 0 4
T. Walker 1 1 0 1
D. Bonner 1 -5 0 -5
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
J. Tillman 2 37 0 29
D. Romine 1 34 0 34
C. Cass Jr... 1 22 0 22
Game Details
College Basketball: West Virginia vs. Virginia
11:12, 1st half
11:12, 1st half
1 2 Total
WVU 9 - 9
UVA 17 - 17
Recent updates
11:12 Official TV timeout.
11:13 Mountaineers with a defensive rebound.
11:13 Ty Jerome misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.
11:49 Daxter Miles Jr. makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Teyvon Myers with the assist.
12:07 Substitution: Devon Hall in for Marial Shayok.
Stat leaders
West Virginia
Miles ... 5
3 tied 1
2 tied 1
Thompson 6
Perran... 3
Perran... 2
Player stats
Player FG Pts Reb Ast
E. Ahmad 0-1 0 0 0
E. Macon 0-0 0 0 0
D. Miles ... 2-2 5 1 0
J. Carter 1-2 2 0 0
N. Adrian 1-2 2 1 1
T. Phillip 0-2 0 0 0
B. Watkins 0-1 0 1 0
T. Myers 0-1 0 0 1
S. Konate DNP
J. Long DNP
J. Bolden DNP
Player stats
Player FG Pts Reb Ast
L. Perran... 0-0 0 3 2
D. Thomps... 2-3 6 1 0
I. Wilkins 0-1 0 0 0
J. Salt 1-1 4 0 0
D. Hall 0-0 0 0 1
J. Reuter 0-1 0 0 0
M. Shayok 0-0 3 0 0
M. Diakite 1-1 2 0 0
K. Guy 1-1 2 1 0
T. Jerome 0-1 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP
J. Bartley DNP
D. Hunter DNP
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