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Prosecutors can see Trump taxes, Supreme Court says

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. Mr Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon in the 1970s not to have made his tax […]

Politics

White House says masks encouraged as precaution at next Trump rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s re-election campaign made the decision to “strongly encourage” masks at the Republican president’s next rally as a precautionary measure, the White House chief of staff said on Monday. The Trump campaign plans an outdoor rally on Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “Obviously we’re looking forward to being in the Granite […]

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Trump 'not welcome' at Mt Rushmore: Native American leader

The president’s rally is met with worry over fire hazards, the coronavirus and Indigenous rights as many voice concerns. US President Donald Trump will be an unwanted guest of the Sioux People as he begins his July Fourth celebration weekend with a massive event on Friday where masks and social distancing are not required as coronavirus […]

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Trump got ‘written briefing on Russia bounties’

The White House is under pressure to explain how much the administration knew about allegations Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops. Officials have insisted that President Donald Trump was not “personally” informed of the alleged plot in Afghanistan in 2019. But reports say the president received a written briefing earlier this year. […]

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Trump retweets video of supporter shouting 'white power'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted a video showing one of his supporters in Florida shouting “white power” at protesters of his administration, drawing an immediate rebuke from the only Black Republican in the Senate. The video on Twitter shows Trump protesters and supporters shouting profanities at each other. After a protester calls […]

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Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

WASHINGTON — Undeterred by this week’s Supreme Court ruling, President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children. Trump denounced the high court’s ruling that the administration improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in […]

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Ex-security adviser Bolton says Trump sought China's Xi's help to win re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a series of allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting. Bolton, who Trump fired in September after 17 months in the White House job, also said that […]

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Trump moves Oklahoma political rally date from African-American holiday: tweet

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally from June 19th, the date of the “Juneteenth” African-American freedom day, to June 20th out of respect for the holiday marking the emancipation of slaves in Texas. “Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached […]

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Defying Trump, Republican-led Senate panel backs stripping Confederate names from military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted to require the Department of Defense to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, setting up a clash with President Donald Trump, who opposes that change and promised a veto. The committee approved the measure, proposed by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, as an amendment […]

Business

Trump touts job gains as 'greatest comeback in American history'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted the battered economy will recover all of its lost jobs by next year. “Today is probably, if you think of it, […]