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Requests to bring in child brides OK’d; legal under US laws

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.
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Federal shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to reach deal

A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, during meeting with Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara, on March 30, 2017. (Photo: US State Dept.)video

Trump replaces Tillerson with Pompeo in dramatic shakeup

President Donald Trump has replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with current CIA Director Mike Pomeo, after months of speculation surrounding Tillerson's role in the Trump administration.
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US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said.
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FBI investigating Clinton Foundation corruption claims

The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
President Donald Trump announces the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as Vice President Mike Pence looks on at the White House on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo: CNN/Pool)video

Trump: US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It's a move that upends decades of U.S. policy.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, during meeting with Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara, on March 30, 2017. (Photo: US State Dept.)video

Trump weighs plan to replace Tillerson with CIA’s Pompeo

The White House is discussing a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a major shake-up of President Donald Trump's national security team, administration officials said Thursday
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Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values the U.S. was founded on and promotes abroad.

Trump’s budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy, foreign aid

Officials familiar with the proposal say it calls for slashing 37 percent of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development budgets.

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