Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan...

May 31, 2017 by

For years the Afghan capital was an island of relative security in a country battered by a rising tide of violence. The devastating bombing this Wednesday morning was confirmation that it has now become one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan, and is another heavy blow to a weak and fractured government. The rising tempo of attacks in Kabul pose an outsize threat to the government, the...

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Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday amid rumors he will pull the US out of the climate agreement...

May 31, 2017 by

President Donald Trump has announced he will be revealing his decision on the Paris climate change accord tomorrow at 3pm. Trump tweeted at 9pm on Wednesday: ‘I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3PM. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ As of Wednesday afternoon, he claimed that despite press reports that he was determined to pull the US from the...

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Here's what to expect when first lady Melania Trump moves to the White House...

May 31, 2017 by

With summer approaching, first lady Melania Trump and her son Barron will make the big move from Trump Tower to the White House. What can we expect from the first lady when she takes over the East Wing? Compared to former first lady Michelle Obama, Melania’s staff is pretty small. She’ll likely hire some fresh faces to grow the current crop of 10 employees — Michelle’s staff contained 24...

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"Open and shut case," Carter Page says of investigation into his involvement with Russia...

May 31, 2017 by

President Trump’s former campaign policy adviser Carter Page denied any wrongdoing in an interview Wednesday with CBS News’ Jeff Pegues, saying any review of his involvement with Russia is “going to be such an open and shut case.” Page gave the interview hours after Mr. Trump focused on Page in a series of tweets Wednesday morning, dismissing the “witch hunt” Russia investigation and saying...

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Jerry Brown says states should act if Trump quits climate deal...

May 31, 2017 by

Brown plots a course on climate change if Trump exits Paris deal. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on states to forge an alliance to support the Paris climate deal following reports that President Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the landmark international accord. Although individual states cannot sign the Paris agreement, Brown said state leaders should step up to...

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