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U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia gets flak for Trump video

The State Department on Monday replaced a video posted by a U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia after a New York congressman complained it omitted Israel as one of the stops on President Trump’s upcoming trip to the region. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, New York Rep. Eliot Engel raised alarms that the video posted by ...

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Jared Kushner's sister offers U.S. visas to Chinese investors

Jared Kushner’s sister offered wealthy investors in China a chance to score American visas if they invest in one of the family’s properties — a deal that watchdogs saw as blatant bribery. Nicole Kushner Meyer took the stage at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Beijing on Saturday with a pitch to a room with about 100 investors: They could get green ...

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Jared Kushner's sister offers U.S. visas to Chinese investors

Jared Kushner’s sister offered wealthy investors in China a chance to score American visas if they invest in one of the family’s properties — a deal that watchdogs saw as blatant bribery. Nicole Kushner Meyer took the stage at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Beijing on Saturday with a pitch to a room with about 100 investors: They could get green ...

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Steven Holcomb, U.S. bobsledding star & Olympic champ, dead at 37

Three-time U.S. Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb passed away Saturday morning at just 37 years old. No cause of death was given but, according to the USA Bobsled federation, Holcomb died in his sleep at the Olympic training center in Lake Placid, less than a year before he was slated to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. “It would be ...

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Steven Holcomb, U.S. bobsledding star & Olympic champ, dead at 37

Three-time U.S. Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb passed away Saturday morning at just 37 years old. No cause of death was given but, according to the USA Bobsled federation, Holcomb died in his sleep at the Olympic training center in Lake Placid, less than a year before he was slated to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. “It would be ...

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Trump: 'Everybody' has better healthcare than U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump doubled down on his praise of Australia’s single-payer healthcare system on Friday, declaring that not only does it have better healthcare than the U.S. — the whole world does. “Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do — everybody does. ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare will soon be great,” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. ...

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U.S. gives Puerto Rico $295M boost for Medicaid program

Cash-strapped Puerto Rico received a small bit of good financial news Thursday — a $ 295 million cash infusion for its underfunded Medicaid program. The U.S. Senate, in approving the $ 1.2 trillion bill to keep the federal government running through September, signed off on the money for the program that assists the U.S. territory’s poor. The money won’t help ...

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Tillerson: Pushing U.S. values on nations hinders security goals

WASHINGTON — Translating “America First” into diplomatic policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday declared the United States can’t always afford to condition its foreign relationships and national security efforts on countries adopting U.S. values like human rights. He spoke to a State Department eager for answers about changing priorities and a sweeping, impending overhaul. Tillerson did not provide ...

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U.S. has not found 'one dollar' of El Chapo’s money

The feds have hit a wall when it comes to seizing El Chapo’s money. After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz proposed a plan last month to stick reputed drug cartel king El Chapo with the tab for President Trump’s much-ballyhooed border wall, it was revealed Wednesday that American authorities have not been able to find a trace of his dirty money. ...

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Tony Romo is taking another shot at qualifying for the U.S. Open

It turns out Tony Romo hasn’t hung up his spikes after all. His golf spikes, that is. The former Cowboys quarterback has entered a local qualifier for the U.S. Open Monday in Aledo, Texas, according to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Romo is joining Jim Nantz as CBS’ top NFL commentator team this fall. But it’s a long time until ...

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