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Trump Lays Out Non-Interventionist U.S. Military Policy

By Steve Holland FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Dec 6 – President-elect Donald Trump laid out a U.S. military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State militancy. In the latest stop on a “thank you” tour of states critical to his Nov. 8 election win, Trump

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Trump Attends ‘Villains and Heroes’ Party at Major Donor’s Home

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec4 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a “Villains and Heroes“ costume party at a major donor’s Long Island home on Saturday night, but declined to don any garb that was in keeping with the theme. Trump entered the party hosted by the Mercer family, one of his biggest donors,

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Bergdahl Seeks Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments

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Trump Vows to Shut U.S. Borders to Middle Eastern Migrants in “Thank You” Tour

By Emily Stephenson CINCINNATI, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his post-election “thank you tour” on Thursday by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants. Speaking in an arena that was about three-quarters full, Trump rallied the

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Trump Announces Dec. 15 News Conference to Discuss Leaving Business

By Steve Holland NEW YORK, Nov 30  – Under pressure to avoid any conflict of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business “in total” to focus on running the country and scheduled a Dec. 15 news conference to lay out his plan. Trump announced his plans in a

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Vote Recount Effort Races Forward Despite Trump Team Rejection

By Julia Harte and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Nov 29 – Donald Trump’s transition team on Monday pushed back against an effort to recount Nov. 8’s presidential election votes, calling the effort “nonsense,” but offering no evidence to back a weekend Trump tweet alleging millions of illegal votes. With the clock winding down for voters and

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Fearing Tighter U.S. Visa Regime, Indian IT Firms Rush to Hire, Acquire

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Euan Rocha BENGALURU, Nov 28  – Anticipating a more protectionist U.S. technology visa programme under a Donald Trump administration, India’s $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily from college campuses there. Indian companies including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , Infosys and

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U.S. President-Elect Trump, on Twitter: “Fidel Castro is Dead!”

By Roberta Rampton WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov 26  – U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump gave his first reaction to the death of Fidel Castro on Saturday, saying on Twitter, “Fidel Castro is dead!”, without elaborating. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, threatened during his campaign that concerns about religious freedom in Cuba could

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Polling Calls to U.S. Muslims Raise Surveillance Fears

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Nov 24 – Muslims across the United States feared they were being targeted for surveillance this week when they received automated polling calls asking them to press one if they identified as Muslim or two if they did not. Many worried President-elect Donald Trump was making good on his campaign promise

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Trump Chooses Governor Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador

Nov 23 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who was critical of him during his election campaign and who has little foreign policy experience, to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The choice of Haley was announced in a statement on Wednesday from Trump’s transition team. “Governor Haley

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