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Doors for Refugees Close as Displaced Population Soars, U.N. Says

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A refugee agency’s annual report shows no letup in the number of people who fled their homes in 2017. Source: NYT > World
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Now German Hard-Liners Want to Close Their Borders, Too

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Following the lead of Hungary, Austria and Italy, a full-blown mutiny in Bavaria is threatening to bring down Angela Merkel’s government over migration. Source: NYT > World
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Let’s Close Out This Crazy Day With A Simple Story Of An Ex-Congressman’s 23 Felony Convictions

2 months ago | 0 comment
Ol’ Boy, but not so good. Former congressman Steve Stockman, that wild feller from the One-Star State — who notoriously invited Ted Nugent to Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address — was convicted yesterday on 23 out of 24 felony [...]
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India Is Close to Buying a Russian Missile System, Despite U.S. Sanctions

3 months ago | 0 comment
Washington is increasing pressure on Moscow over its meddling in American elections and over the poisoning of a Russian spy in London last month. American officials told Reuters that additional sanctions on Russia could be announced as [...]
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Trump close to tapping Kudlow to succeed Cohn

3 months ago | 0 comment
President Donald Trump is close to choosing economic analyst Larry Kudlow as his new top economic policy adviser, according to three people briefed on the internal deliberations. After souring on Kudlow because he publicly criticized [...]
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The big challenge for Cohn’s successor: Staying close to Trump

4 months ago | 0 comment
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has one more thing he wants to do before he leaves his post: help President Donald Trump pick his successor. Behind the scenes, one candidate Cohn is pushing is his deputy director of domestic policy, [...]
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Republicans close in on historic tax deal

6 months ago | 0 comment
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady arrives to the first day of a tax reform markup session on Capitol Hill on on Nov. 6. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Republicans [...]
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In Syria’s Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes

7 months ago | 0 comment
In recent weeks, Russian bombers have intensified airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. There have been reports that the Russians have met with Syrian Kurdish fighters — the backbone of the American-supported [...]
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Mud flies in close Virginia governor’s race

8 months ago | 0 comment
One candidate has linked his opponent to torch-wielding white nationalists. The other implies his opponent supports gun rights for pedophiles. This year’s Virginia governor’s race, long a gentlemanly affair, is getting ugly. Democrat Ralph [...]
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Close Virginia governor polls set Democratic nerves on edge

8 months ago | 0 comment
Democrat Ralph Northam is leading most polls of the Virginia governor’s race. He has millions more to spend in the closing weeks of the race than Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee. And he’s aired more television ads than Gillespie over [...]