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Israel in rare overture to Palestinians 'at Trump's request'

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians 'at Trump's request'

The president's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. Security was extremely tight for the Israeli leg of the visit, with police deploying some 10,000 officers.


Virginia defeats North Carolina 4-2 to win national men's tennis title

Virginia defeats North Carolina 4-2 to win national men's tennis title

Baylor women's tennis senior and Big 12 Conference automatic qualifier Blair Shankle begins 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Singles Championship play at 8 a.m. The result was a suspenseful finish set up after the teams split the first four singles contests-with UNC getting wins from William Blumberg and Robert Kelly.


The Decisive Vote to Strike Down Racial Gerrymandering Came From … Clarence Thomas?

The Decisive Vote to Strike Down Racial Gerrymandering Came From … Clarence Thomas?

Redrawing electoral maps to gain political advantage - a practice known as gerrymandering - is a long-used tool by United States political parties. This sort of "packing" actually serves to dilute blacks' voting power in other districts. The states contended that their efforts were partisan moves to protect their majorities, which the Supreme Court in the past has allowed, rather than attempts to diminish the impact of minority voters, which are forbidden.



Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

Trump's $4.1 trillion spending plan proposes to eliminate the deficit in a decade while protecting Social Security and Medicare. "We're no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs", Mulvaney said in a statement picked up by Bloomberg .


Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russia probe

Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russia probe

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Tuesday morning refused to confirm or deny Monday night's Washington Post bombshell report that President Donald Trump repeatedly asked him to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between Trump, his campaign, and Russian Federation.


Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

The election took place as the two establishment parties of the French ruling class had sunk to their lowest point in years. If he does, he would be able to pick the candidate of his choice to lead the government as prime minister. Yesterday, the president-elect joined French President Francois Hollande to commemorate the end of World War II. The 54-year-old centrist on the pro-business wing of the Socialists quit his premiership under outgoing President Francois Hollande last December ...