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Trump Ends Nine-Day Overseas Trip With a Flourish, Emphasis on America First

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One before departing from U.S. military Naval Air Station Sigonella following a G7 summit of Heads of State and Government, on May 27, 2017 near Taormina in Sicily. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One before departing from U.S. military Naval Air Station Sigonella following a G7 summit of Heads of State and Government, on May 27, 2017 near Taormina in Sicily. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

SIGONELLA, Italy—With trouble facing him back home, U.S. President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing U.S. troops at...


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    Congress Negotiators Set Spending Plan to Avert Shutdown

    WASHINGTON —Negotiators in the Congress reached a deal late on Sunday on around $1 trillion in federal funding that would avert a government shutdown later... Read more

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    Trump Aims to Expand US Offshore Drilling

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits—a move meant... Read more

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    Pentagon Probes Flynn Over Foreign Payments

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    Police Chief, on Job for 3 Weeks, Fatally Shot at Ohio Nursing Home

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City event in Washington on May 12, 2017. (Getty Image)

    US Justice Department Orders Tougher Criminal Punishments

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    2 Dead, Including Suspect in Dallas-Area College Shooting: Police

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    1 Person Killed, 3 Injured in University of Texas Stabbing

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  • An U.S.-Israeli teen who was arrested in Israel on suspicion of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three month, is seen before the start of a remand hearing at Magistrate's Court in Rishon Lezion, Israel on March 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

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    An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time on Friday in separate... Read more

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    Former Tennessee Teacher in Kidnapping Case Captured, Girl Safe

    A former Tennessee high school teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old student in March was arrested on Thursday in northern California where the teenager was... Read more

  • A road is blocked by police tape after a multiple victim shooting incident in downtown Fresno, Calif., on April 18, 2017. (Fresno County Sheriff/Handout via REUTERS)

    Gunman Targeting White Men Kills Three in California, Shouts ‘Allahu Akhbar’

    A gunman who went by the nickname Black Jesus killed three white men in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, and fired at another before he... Read more

  • Annie Dookhan, a former chemist at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute, stands beside her lawyer Nick Gordon (L) during her arraignment at Brockton Superior Court in Brockton, Massachusetts on Jan. 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

    Thousands of Massachusetts Drug Cases to Be Dismissed After Lab Scandal

    BOSTON—Close to 20,000 Massachusetts criminal drug cases are set to be dismissed because of a scandal involving a former state chemist who admitted faking tests,... Read more

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    Facebook Murder Suspect Still at Large, Police Ask Public for Help

    A murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland remained on the loose on Tuesday... Read more

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    Cleveland Police Widen Manhunt for Facebook Murder Suspect

    The manhunt for a murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland on Sunday widened... Read more

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    Cleveland Police Seek Man Who Broadcast Killing on Facebook

    Cleveland police were searching for a suspect they said broadcast video of himself on Facebook killing a person on Sunday and claiming that he had... Read more

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    Man Accused of Sending Manifesto to Trump Arrested

    A Wisconsin man accused of stealing an arsenal of weapons from a gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump has been... Read more

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    FBI Adds MS-13 Gang Member to Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List

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  • The Pulse nightclub sign is pictured following the mass shooting last week in Orlando, Fla., on June 21, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

    Widow of Nightclub Gunman Pleads Not Guilty in Florida Court

    The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to aiding her husband in... Read more

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    Three Shot Near Tennessee Auto Parts Plant

    Three people were shot, one fatally, in the parking lot of an auto parts manufacturing plant in northern Tennessee on Tuesday morning in what police... Read more

  • Police officers are pictured after a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif., on April 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

    Police Probe Motives Behind San Bernardino Shooting

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    Gunman Kills Woman, Wounds Two Students, Kills Self in California Classroom

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—A man opened fire with a pistol in a classroom at a Southern California elementary school on Monday, fatally shooting a woman presumed... Read more

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    Illinois Judge Fatally Shot Outside Chicago Home

    CHICAGO—An Illinois judge was shot and killed outside his Chicago home on Monday morning and a woman was injured in the incident, police said. Raymond... Read more

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    Second Victim Dies in Florida Fitness Center Shooting

    A second victim has died after a disgruntled fitness instructor opened fire on his former coworkers inside an upscale gym outside Miami before shooting himself,... Read more

  • The Pulse night club sign is pictured through a fence following the mass shooting there last week in Orlando, Fla., on June 21, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

    Nightclub Shooter’s Widow Will Be Sent to Face Charges in Florida

    The widow of the terrorist who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has agreed to return to the state from California... Read more

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