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Trump Steps up Attack on Black Lawmaker, Calls Him ‘Racist’

WASHINGTON — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot...

Facebook Isn’t Deleting the Fake Pelosi Video. Should It?

SAN FRANCISCO — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words — began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social network didn't take it down. Instead, it "downranked" the video, a be...
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US Slashes Number of Refugees to 30,000 Next Year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country ...
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After Cascade of Criticism, Trump Honors McCain’s Service

WASHINGTON — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain...