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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation. Learn More


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Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters

(Reuters) - A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots. More »


Trump eyeing a 10 percent middle-income tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House as he left on a campaign trip to Texas, said on Monday his administration planned to produce a resolution within two weeks calling for a 10 percent tax cut for middle-income people. More »


Trump threatens to build up U.S. nuclear arsenal against China, Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Monday that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressure Russia and China. More »


Trump lawyer: Manafort said nothing damaging in Mueller interviews

(Reuters) - Under an unusual arrangement, Paul Manafort's attorney has kept Donald Trump informed about the former campaign chairman's meetings with prosecutors investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and, according to Trump's lawyer, Manafort has not said anything damaging about the president. More »


Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh. More »


Bolton tells Russians that U.S. election meddling 'sows enormous distrust'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian meddling in U.S. elections did not have any effect on the outcome, but told Russian officials that it did "sow enormous distrust of Russia" in the United States. More »


State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. More »


Bolton denies U.S. trying to blackmail Russia over INF treaty: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States denies Russian allegations that it is trying to blackmail Moscow by saying it will withdraw from a nuclear arms treaty, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton was quoted as saying on Monday. More »


Russia pledges 'balance' if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. More »


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