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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:34 PM EDT

Officials Worry Trump May Back Plan to Privatize Afghan War

Officials Worry Trump May Back Plan to Privatize Afghan War

President Donald Trump is showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials told NBC News. The idea envisions...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 01:13 PM EDT

US Ends Syria Stabilization Funding, Cites More Allied Cash

US Ends Syria Stabilization Funding, Cites More Allied Cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:34 AM EDT

LA Mayor: Trump 'Has Done Plenty of Racist Things'

LA Mayor: Trump 'Has Done Plenty of Racist Things'

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 05:34 PM EDT

Manafort Judge Says He's Received Threats, Won't Name Jurors

Manafort Judge Says He's Received Threats, Won't Name Jurors

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S....

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:32 AM EDT

US Threatens More Sanctions, Keeping Turkish Crisis Alive

US Threatens More Sanctions, Keeping Turkish Crisis Alive

Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. Turkey's lira fell once...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 02:49 AM EDT

Next Mission for Women With Military Service: Run for Office

Next Mission for Women With Military Service: Run for Office

A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she hadn't wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 02:41 PM EDT

Former Security Chiefs Blast Trump for Yanking Clearance

Former Security Chiefs Blast Trump for Yanking Clearance

Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 08:33 PM EDT

Zinke: 'Environmental Terrorist Groups' Enabled Wildfires

Zinke: 'Environmental Terrorist Groups' Enabled Wildfires

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s claim that “environmental terrorist groups” created the conditions that enabled California’s wildfires triggered substantial blowback from environmental groups, who chastised the...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 06:39 PM EDT

Senate Confirms More Trump Judges

Senate Confirms More Trump Judges

President Donald Trump has put more judges on the circuit courts this far into his first two years than other administrations had, thanks to Senate Republicans. The Senate on Thursday confirmed two more of...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 03:41 PM EDT

Omarosa Offered $15,000 a Month To Be 'Positive': Recording

Omarosa Offered $15,000 a Month To Be 'Positive': Recording

Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the tape played on MSNBC,...

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