Trump warns that U.S. nuclear arsenal is ‘more powerful than ever before’

President Trump continued to forcefully threaten North Korea on Wednesday, asserting that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” Trump’s projection of U.S. nuclear strength comes during a moment of rhetorical brinkmanship between him and North Korea’s erratic leader, Kim Jong-Un. Trump used extraordinarily chilling language for a U.S. president on Tuesday afternoon when he warned that North […]

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Cellphone, internet outages reported across U.S.

If you’re having trouble making calls or connecting to the internet on your cellphone, you’re not alone. CBS Tucson affiliate KOLD-TV reports several major cellphone providers — including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile — were having service issues on Monday. The website downdetector.com, which compiles users’ reports of outages, posted maps highlighting a number of different areas with problems: Verizon outage […]

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As the U.S. leaves Paris climate accord, some see shifts in global leadership

In ditching the Paris accord on climate change, President Trump has cemented his reputation as the international disrupter in chief with the latest in a string of decisions that foreign policy analysts believe could have profound consequences for U.S. global leadership. The decision to exit the Paris agreement is sure to anger many of the almost 200 nations that signed […]

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Those waiting to enter the U.S. get crash course in American politics, justice

Syrian refugees across the Middle East have felt something akin to legal whiplash these past few weeks. As news broke Friday that the suspension of President Trump’s immigration ban had been sustained by a federal appeals court, that sensation was melting into one of relief. Trump’s Jan. 27 order, which temporarily barred travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, had blindsided […]

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U.S. labeled ‘flawed democracy,’ but don’t blame Trump

Researchers and analysts have granted the United States a sobering new moniker: “Flawed democracy.” But don’t blame President Donald Trump’s election victory, said those at the Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year assesses nearly 170 nations for their democratic values. The new commander in chief didn’t sow the distrust of America’s governmental institutions, the organization said. Rather, he benefitted from it. […]

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Trump warns of ‘retribution’ if companies move jobs out of U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday issued a dramatic warning to companies that they would face “retribution” in the form of tariffs if they move American jobs overseas, setting up a collision with corporate America and the free-market wing of the Republican Party. In a string of early-morning tweets, Trump said he intends to keep jobs in the United States by […]

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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters take to streets of U.S. cities

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan […]

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Trump: U.S. should accept ‘tremendous numbers’ of legal immigrants based on merit

After months of declaring that he would curtail legal and illegal immigration, Donald Trump proclaimed at a campaign rally on Wednesday night that as president he would allow “tremendous numbers” of legal immigrants based on a “merit system.” “I want people to come in. I want tremendous numbers of people to come in,” Trump said at a rally here, his […]

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