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Obama briefed on Trump claims amid fear leaks would become public

WASHINGTON— Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard. In an interview with The Associated Press and other news outlets, Biden said neither he nor Obama asked ...

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Ala. Rep. claims ‘war on whites’ enables criticism of Sessions

A Republican Alabama congressman claims Democrats are carrying out a “war on whites” — and sweeping criticism of Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions is supposedly but one example. “It’s really about political power and racial division and what I’ve referred to on occasion as the ‘war on whites,’” Rep. Mo Brooks said during a radio interview on Wednesday ...

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Donald Trump Russian sex claims FAKE – Wikileaks says report has 'NO CREDIBILITY'

The site, run by Julian Assange, said there was a lack of “credible sourcing” for the CIA’s report. Mr Assange backed Mr Trump, who hit out about reports of the 35-page leaked document calling it a “political witch hunt”. The report, allegedly compiled by a former British spy, suggested Russian security services had evidence of Mr Trump involved with prostitutes, ...

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Kerry rejects Netanyahu’s claims that U.S. drove U.N. resolution

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday acknowledged the U.S. played a role in negotiating a United Nations resolution that was harshly critical of Israel’s ongoing settlement expansion in the West Bank — but disputed that the U.S. had been the “driving force” behind the efforts. “During the time of the process, we made clear to others including ...

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Trade Deficit Widens; Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly

Filed under: Economic Indicators, International Trade, Unemployment, Economy, This Built America Elaine Thompson/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit in December widened sharply to its highest level since 2012 as a stronger dollar appeared to suck in imports and weigh on exports, which could see the fourth-quarter economic growth estimate revised lower. The Commerce Department said Thursday ...

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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise; 4-Week Average Lowest Since 2000

Filed under: Personal Finance, Labor, Economic Indicators, Job Market, Unemployment Alan Diaz/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 283,000 for the week ended Oct. 18, ...

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Jobless Claims Continue to Fall; Wholesale Stockpiles Surge

Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Investing Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Jason Lange WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally ...

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Steve Harvey Tried To Strong Arm Wife About Child Abuse Claims

EXCLUSIVE Steve Harvey tried to pressure his ex-wife into making a mea clupa … that she lied when she claimed he brutally beat their son … so she claims. Steve Harvey’s lawyer wrote a letter for Mary Harvey to sign — obtained by TMZ — in which she says she made up the allegation that Steve beat their 11-year-old son with a belt ...

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Spy claims: Berlin calls in UK envoy

The UK is allegedly using hi-tech equipment housed on its embassy roof The British ambassador in Berlin has been called in to Germany’s foreign ministry to respond to spying allegations. The UK’s Independent newspaper says the British embassy in Berlin may house a “top-secret listening post”. It cites leaked ...

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