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Trump in Brüssel: "Die Deutschen sind böse, sehr böse"

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Beim Treffen mit der EU-Spitze hat Donald Trump massive Kritik an Deutschland geübt. Der SPIEGEL erfuhr aus Teilnehmerkreisen den genauen Wortlaut. Drucken Nutzungsrechte Feedback Kommentieren US-Präsident Donald Trump hat sich ...

Donald Trump promised "insurance for everybody." Here's how he can do it.

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With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare seemingly dead, it's time to revisit a big promise that Donald Trump made on the campaign trail. "I am going to take care of ...

Reckless stock trading leaves Congress rife with conflicts

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Even a looming scandal wouldn’t deter some of Congress’ most eager stock traders. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Health and Human Services secretary, was under ...

Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT

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Wed May 24, 2017 | 8:32 AM EDT MANILA U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula,

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption: 1.7 Million Free Bananas

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May 22, 2017 10:33 a.m. ET SEATTLE— Inc. has transformed businesses including retailing, filmmaking and data storage. But no one anticipated the bananas. It started with a brainstorm from founder ...

Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia

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President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn't call James Comey. He sent his longtime ...

My Family’s Slave

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Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. For more about Alex, please ...

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

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“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by ...

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

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This story was co-published with Gizmodo. Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. We parked a 17-foot motor ...

Someone killed a congressional inquiry into America’s sky-high transit construction costs

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Mass transit construction costs in the United States appear to be far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects. The Second Avenue Subway in New York City, for ...

White House expected to reassign economic adviser amid internal tension

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The White House is expected to soon reassign a top official on the National Economic Council amid internal tension among President Donald Trump’s aides, two administration officials told POLITICO. Kenneth ...

The Historic Carnegie Library Should Not Be Turned Into An Apple Store

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Over the course of three decades, Andrew Carnegie helped introduce the American people to the notion of a public library. He built nearly 1,700 libraries across the country, most in ...

Republicans plan massive cuts to programs for the poor

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House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, they’re weighing a plan to take ...

A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get ...

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security

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Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his ...

It's time for the US to use the metric system

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The metric system is far superior to the bizarre system of feet, miles, pounds, and gallons used in the United States. The whole rest of the world seems to get ...

The hilarious Trump orb photo is a nearly perfect metaphor for his foreign policy

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There is one picture from Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East that has come to stand in for the entire thing. It is a photo of Trump, Saudi King ...