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'Racial profiling, white privilege': Twitter reacts to Native American teens kicked off campus tour

Two Native American teens were pulled from a campus tour at Colorado State University because a white mother called the police fearing that they “didn’t belong.” The two teens – Thomas Kanewakeron Gray and his brother Lloyd Skanahwati Gray – were questioned by police after the mother of another teen on the tour called to report their “odd” behaviour and ...

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US ‘freezes funding’ for White Helmets as group’s Douma chem attack claim falls apart

As the reputation of the controversial militant-linked White Helmets continues to crumble, even the US State Department seems to be having second thoughts about supporting the group, reportedly placing a freeze on its funding. The State Department’s support for the White Helmets is “under active review,”according to a CBS News report. The group reportedly hasn’t received funding in weeks, but ...

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White House says Israel’s claims about Iran’s nukes are ‘consistent with what US has long known’

The “new and compelling” details about Iran’s nuclear program revealed by the Israeli prime minister are “consistent” with what the United States has long known, the White House said after Benjamin Netanyahu’s flashy presentation. On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of “lying” about its nuclear research program. Citing evidence from a trove of secret files that the Israeli ...

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Deserving or disastrous? Scorching roast of White House’s Sanders sets Twitter on fire

Liberals and conservatives are locked in a Twitter battle over the roasting of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the correspondents’ dinner. Rulings range from “she deserved it” to “pathetic.” The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is famous for poking fun at US officials, from presidents to secretaries of state and others. Even though the absent President Donald Trump ...

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‘Tough crowd’: Kids ask White House press secretary to justify Syria airstrikes (VIDEO)

Budding reporters, aged from four to 13, took part in a mock White House briefing as part of Thursday’s ‘Take your child to work day’ and showed they were not afraid to get stuck in at a press briefing. One little girl tackled press secretary Sarah Sanders directly on Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria. She asked: “Why did ...

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US still paying White Helmets despite $200mn-aid freeze for Syria recovery, State Dept confirms

As the US is reviewing funding aimed at helping war-ravaged Syria rebuild, it’s not neglecting the White Helmets – a controversial militant-linked group instrumental to the media campaign against Assad and Russia. At a Thursday press briefing, journalists asked US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert for an update on the late-March freeze of $ 200 million earmarked for the recovery ...

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White House walks back Nikki Haley statements on new Russia sanctions

The White House has walked back comments made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who said that the US would impose fresh economic sanctions on Russia. Read more During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Haley said that the US would announce the new sanctions on Monday. Haley said the sanctions would be imposed over Russia’s continued ...

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White House cites social media, open-source outlets in US assessment of alleged Douma attack

Shortly after Trump announced strikes against Syria on Friday evening, the White House “assessed with confidence” that Damascus was behind the alleged gas attack in Douma – citing social media and “reliable intelligence.” Read more “A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the Duma area of East Ghutah, near Damascus, on April 7, ...

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US blames 'bad actor' Russia for Douma 'chemical attack,' no timetable for response – White House

The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump’s belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week’s alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad. Asked to respond to Moscow’s claims that the “civil defense” group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, were behind the ...

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Third national security aide resigns from White House after Bolton takes job

The White House has announced the resignation of Deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow, the third senior official to leave President Donald Trump’s team following John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser. “The administration thanks Dr. Schadlow for her service and leadership in crafting the president’s ‘America First’ national security agenda strategy,” deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said ...

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