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Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas. Read More

 

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Mueller files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year. More »

 

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. More »

 

Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country�to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. More »

 

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump's agenda. More »

 

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. More »

 

North Korea says U.N. chief 'picking a quarrel' with sanctions remarks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General Ant�nio Guterres of "picking a quarrel" with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. More »

 

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect. More »

 

Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a cabinet-level meeting early next week to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to three sources familiar with the matter. More »

 

After war cabinet, Britain's May to set out 'way forward' on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out "the way forward" for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators. More »

 

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