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States hosting expanded NATO forces reduce own level of security – top Russian diplomat

NATO’s military buildup near Russia’s borders dramatically worsens the security situations in countries where troops and equipment of the alliance are being stationed, First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov warns. “[I am] sure that the negative consequences of NATO’s military preparations should spark serious concern among all [sides], as they worsen the security situation with regard to those states whose ...

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Senate probe expanded to anyone ‘of Russian descent or nationality’ – email

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence probe into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia includes anyone believed to be “of Russian descent or nationality,” according to a new report. April Doss, the senior counsel to the Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) defined the scope of the investigation as anyone a subject “knows ...

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Trump’s expanded travel ban goes into full effect – State Department

The US State Department announced that it is fully implementing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule injunctions against it. “National security is our top priority in visa operations. Our embassies and consulates around the world are fully implementing Presidential Proclamation 9645 to protect the American people, now that US Supreme Court orders permit ...

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City delays expanded calorie count law until at least next spring

City health officials agreed on Friday to hold off enforcing its expanded calorie labeling requirements until at least next spring. In a legal settlement reached with a handful of trade groups, the city agreed to delay its expanded calorie count law until at least May 7, 2018 — the date that similar federal regulations are supposed to be enacted. “We ...

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Definition of 'close family' expanded for visa applicants

WASHINGTON — The State Department is expanding its definition of “close family” to include grandparents and other relatives that constitute a bona fide U.S. relationship for visa applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations. In response to a federal judge’s order last week, the department on Monday instructed U.S. diplomats to consider grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, ...

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De Blasio budget would fund expanded pre-K, immigrant services

Washington may be promising to cut New York City’s spending — but Mayor de Blasio sure isn’t. “We could sit around dead in the water, just waiting for the unknown, or we can keep moving and keep building our city,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press conference unveiling the document. The mayor proposed an $ 84.86 billion executive ...

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Cheap Gas Fueling Expanded Thanksgiving Travel Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices Matt York/APA motorist fuels his vehicle Tuesday in Gilbert, Ariz. With Thanksgiving gas prices at its cheapest since 2008, the number of travelers is expected to rise. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism ...

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