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BlackHouse, Jan. 26 – Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Wednesday she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and discussed the possibility of achieving peace. The Hawaii Democrat told CNN in an interview that during her four-day visit, she wanted to get a first-hand view of the suffering of the Syrian people. […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the U.S. role in the United Nations and other international organizations, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The executive orders would also begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties, […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will make his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 2 as he seeks to restore the conservative majority on the high court, prompting Republicans in Congress to warn Democrats against blocking the nominee. Three U.S. appeals court […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee called on the Trump administration on Wednesday to provide them with what they expect will be thousands of documents related to the investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. The request may be an effort to avoid a repeat of an unusual document […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – Congressional Republicans are set to overturn a slew of Obama-era regulations next week, including a controversial anti-bribery rule aimed at U.S. resource companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), according to a top lawmaker. After six years of legal battles, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall to start within months and that planning is already underway, according to excerpts of an interview with ABC News released on Wednesday. Trump told the television network that while U.S. taxpayers would have to initially fund the wall, […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – Derek Stoffel is the Middle East correspondent for CBC News. He has covered the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, reported from Syria during the ongoing civil war and covered the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. He has also worked throughout Europe and the U.S., and reported on Canada’s military […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was confirmed Tuesday to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, placing a rising Republican political star in charge of advancing President Trump’s agenda in an institution whose effectiveness he has questioned. She will step down from her post in South Carolina to take […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – Los Angeles prosecutors have decided not to press charges against two police officers who fatally shot a 25-year-old black man in 2014, saying that the officers acted in self-defense during a struggle over an officer’s gun. In a statement, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said that officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 25 – Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to send “feds” to Chicago over a rise in shootings in the city, escalating a feud with the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel. “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the […]