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Trump Says He Will Back Away from Business to Focus on White House

By Steve Holland and Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec 1 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate

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Anti-Trump Protest Leaders Say Preparing for Long Fight

By Scott Malone BOSTON – The protests in major U.S. cities against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election victory have been impromptu affairs, quickly organised by young Americans with a diverse array of backgrounds and agendas. But as they look out at the next four years with Trump in the White House while his party

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Trump Says He’s Considering Keeping Parts of Obamacare

Nov 12- President-elect Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he is considering retaining parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law including provisions letting parents keep adult children up to age 26 on insurance policies and barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican businessman during the U.S. presidential campaign called

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Trump Raises Specter of Crisis if Clinton Wins the White House

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./KENT, Ohio, November 1 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s

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Daesh, Refugees Top Agenda for Italy PM’s Visit to White House

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 18  – President Barack Obama will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for an official visit in which they will discuss the shared fight against Daesh and the future of Europe which faces slow growth and a refugee crisis. Italy has been an ally in Washington’s efforts in

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Trump: Blind Trust Issues

You’d have to be very gullible to buy Donald Trump’s claim that his global business deals won’t jeopardize national security By Kurt Eichenwald  Like a political Elmer Gantry, Donald Trump goes from city to city, proclaiming that only he can save America, spinning outrageous statements and spewing lies before heading off to his next revival

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Clinton and Trump to Square Off in Highly Anticipated Debate Showdown

By John Whitesides HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept 26 – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history. The surprisingly tight race for the White House and the

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U.S. to Meet Target of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees

By Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Aug 29 – The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2017, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th Syrian refugee

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Trump Draws Even with Clinton in National White House Poll

By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, May 12 – Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While much can change in the six months until

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