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US punishes Russia but Trump hedges bets on Putin

The fact that anyone is surprised shows how much President Donald Trump's deferential relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin has puzzled the world following allegations that Moscow's interference in the 2016 US election helped put him in power. But Monday's announcement that the US will expel the largest number of Russian diplomats since the Cold…

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High school students are marching 50 miles to Paul Ryan’s home town to call him out on guns

On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of protesters into Montgomery, Ala., concluding a five-day, 54-mile march from Selma that would become a defining moment in the civil rights movement. On Sunday, inspired by the Selma marchers and the high school students from Parkland, Fla., a group of young people in Wisconsin began a march of…

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Trump says sanctions are hurting the North Korean economy. But in some ways it appears stable.

People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Trump at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea. (Ahn Young-joon/AP) The Trump administration says trade sanctions are undermining the North Korean economy and that the financial squeeze has compelled Kim Jong Un to negotiate. “There’s no question these sanctions…

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Stormy Daniels accuses Trump attorney of defamation

In a ’60 Minutes’ interview that aired on March 25, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels said she was threatened for attempting to tell her story about an alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006. (Patrick Martin/The Washington Post) Stormy Daniels ramped up her legal battle against President Trump on Monday, alleging in court that his personal…

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