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Trump unloads on Comey ahead of ex-FBI director’s interview

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to unload on James Comey over his forthcoming memoir, calling him “slippery,” suggesting he should be in jail and labeling him “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”

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Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.

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On the lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants

Stymied by Congress and the courts, President Donald Trump has struggled to make good on his signature campaign promises to build a wall and stop migrants.

World in brief: U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad.

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Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

The CEO of Starbucks Corp. said he wants to personally apologize to two black men who were arrested while sitting inside one of the chain's coffee shops in Philadelphia, an incident that prompted accusations of racism on social media .

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10 Things to Know for Today, Apr. 16, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses.

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Facebook CEO didn’t have all the answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users.

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Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes buffeted the central U.S. with heavy winds, rain, hail and snow, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl.

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Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

Gun rights supporters – many carrying rifles and ammunition – gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against efforts to pass stricter gun control laws that they fear threaten their constitutional right to bear arms.

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On the lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants

Stymied by Congress and the courts, President Donald Trump has struggled to make good on his signature campaign promises to build a wall and stop migrants.

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Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Pentagon officials said the attacks targeted the heart of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons.

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Friends separated by Holocaust reunite in LA after 76 years

When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

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Van goes off California cliff, man walks away from wreckage

A minivan driver plunged in the vehicle off a California cliff Friday and into the ocean but managed to get out of the wreckage and walk on rocks to a rescuer who rappelled down to him, authorities said.

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Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries "slime ball"

Firing back at a sharply critical book by former FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump blasted him Friday as an "untruthful slime ball," saying, "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!"

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Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian television reported that air defenses responded to the attack.

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Missouri governor mirrors Trump in quest to survive scandal

Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from President Donald Trump as he fights for his political survival amid a #MeToo movement that has felled dozens of other prominent politicians and public figures.

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The Latest: Texas governor says half of 1,400 troops on job

The Latest on Donald Trump's effort to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

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Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western threats of retaliation and Russian warnings of the potential for "a dangerous escalation."

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Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in "each place we confront them." But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald Trump's pounding criticism of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Apr. 13, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Zuckerberg testimony reveals lawmaker confusion on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.

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Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation's history and plunging the country into mourning.

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Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

President Donald Trump insisted that all was "very calm and calculated" at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and served noticed that "nice and new and 'smart'" missiles will be coming down on Syria.

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Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.