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U.S. Justice Department looking to battle college affirmative action policies: report

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U.S. Justice Department looking to battle college affirmative action policies: report

The next target for Donald Trump’s administration appears to be affirmative action at U.S. colleges, according to a report.A new document obtained by the New York Times reveals the Justice Department is planning to investigate admissions policies at U.S. universities which may discriminate against white candidates.READ MORE: Jeff Sessions wants to crackdown on legal medical…

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Christopher Wray confirmed by U.S. Senate to replace James Comey as FBI chief

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Christopher Wray confirmed by U.S. Senate to replace James Comey as FBI chief

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray as FBI chief, nearly three months after the agency’s previous director, James Comey, was fired by President Donald Trump. Story continues below Wray, who was confirmed by vote of 92-5, will take charge of the country’s top domestic law enforcement agency…

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Donald Trump ‘weighed in’ on son’s Russia attorney statement, White House confirms

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Donald Trump ‘weighed in’ on son’s Russia attorney statement, White House confirms

The White House said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had a role in producing a statement in which his son denied that a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer was related to the 2016 presidential campaign, comments later shown to be misleading.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a briefing that Trump “certainly…

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Jared Kushner says Donald Trump’s campaign was too dysfunctional, disorganized to collude with Russia

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Jared Kushner says Donald Trump’s campaign was too dysfunctional, disorganized to collude with Russia

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law told a group of congressional interns that the Trump campaign couldn’t have colluded with Russia because the team was too dysfunctional and disorganized to co-ordinate with a foreign government. Story continues below The remarks on Monday by Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, came in response to…

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North Korea showing ‘unprecedented levels’ of submarine activity: report

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North Korea showing ‘unprecedented levels’ of submarine activity: report

North Korea has been showing “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of submarine activity in the days following the country’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to a CNN report. Story continues below Citing an unnamed U.S. defence official, CNN reported Monday the U.S. military also detected the third submarine “ejection test” in…

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Donald Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members: WH spokesperson

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Donald Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members: WH spokesperson

WASHINGTON – Simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and his attorney general appear to be cooling down.The White House said Monday that Trump has “100 per cent” confidence in his Cabinet, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Story continues below Trump has publicly belittled Sessions in in recent weeks, calling him “weak” and “beleaguered” in retaliation…

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All the president’s men: the communications directors of Donald Trump

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All the president’s men: the communications directors of Donald Trump

Anthony Scaramucci almost set a new record Tuesday.After just 10 days, he is out of the job, becoming the second-shortest serving White House communications director in the position’s history.READ MORE: Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director Story continues below He fell short of the standard set by Jack Koehler, who served in the…

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Donald Trump dictated misleading statement on son’s meeting with Russian: report

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Donald Trump dictated misleading statement on son’s meeting with Russian: report

U.S. President Donald Trump dictated a statement, later shown to be misleading, in which his son Donald Trump Jr. said a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was not related to his father’s presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Story continues below Trump Jr. released emails earlier in July that showed he eagerly…

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Donald Trump’s new chief of staff John Kelly takes over a White House in chaos

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Donald Trump’s new chief of staff John Kelly takes over a White House in chaos

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump‘s new chief of staff is entering a West Wing battered by crisis.Retired Gen. John Kelly, previously the Homeland Security secretary, takes over Monday from the ousted Reince Priebus. Trump hopes Kelly can bring some military order to an administration weighed down by a stalled legislative agenda, a cabal of infighting…

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Venezuelan election illegitimate and a ‘step towards dictatorship,’ U.S. says

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Venezuelan election illegitimate and a ‘step towards dictatorship,’ U.S. says

The election for a new constitutional super-body being held in Venezuela under President Nicolas Maduro is a “step toward dictatorship” and the United States will not accept an illegitimate government in Caracas, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.Haley offered Washington’s first official response to Sunday’s ballot as deadly protests rocked…

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