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Obama Asks for $11.6 Billion More in Supplemental Defense Budget

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday sent a request to Congress for an additional $11.6 billion in supplemental war-related funding, which would include money to fight Islamic State militants and sustain high overseas troop levels. The request, detailed in a letter released by the White House, seeks an additional $5.8 billion

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Civil Rights a Top Concern After Anti-Trump Protests Enter Second Day

By Ian Simpson and Gina Cherelus WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Nov 11 – Demonstrators took to the streets across the country for a second day on Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, voicing fears that the real estate mogul’s political triumph would deal a blow to civil rights. On the East Coast, protests took place

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Saudi Billionaire Puts Aside Twitter Feud, Congratulates Trump

DUBAI  – Saudi business magnate Prince Alwaleed bin Talal congratulated Donald Trump on his U.S. presidential victory, almost a year after the two clashed bitterly on Twitter. “President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency,” the prince wrote on his twitter page. In December 2015 Bin

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Anti-Trump Demonstrators Set Fires, Break Windows in California

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 9  – Protests against Donald Trump broke out in California‘s Bay Area late on Tuesday after the Republican candidate won the U.S. presidential election, a Reuters witness and local media reported. Demonstrators set fire to a likeness of Trump, smashed store front windows and set garbage and tires on fire in downtown

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World Leaders Pledge to Work with Trump after U.S. Election Stunner

By Noah Barkin BERLIN, Nov 9 – World leaders pledged to work with Donald Trump after his shock victory in the U.S. presidential election but some officials expressed alarm that the vote could mark the end of an era in which Washington promoted democratic values and was seen by its allies as a guarantor of

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Backs Against the Wall: Trump Victory Casts Pall over Mexico

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, Nov 9 – Mexico was pitched into deep uncertainty by Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory on Tuesday after a bitterly divisive campaign, raising the prospect of major clashes over trade, immigration and security. The peso currency suffered its biggest fall in 22 years on fears Trump will stick to a

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Outlines of Trump Foreign Policy are Largely Uncharted Territory

By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Nov 9 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may try to improve ties with Russia, tear up trade deals with Mexico and Pacific nations and abandon U.S. allies in Europe and Asia if they don’t spend more on their own defense – or, he may not. Foreign governments are

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