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Tillerson Calls for UN Sanctions on North Korea

Friday, April 28th, 2017

 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for North Korea’s “financial isolation” at Friday’s U.N. Security Council meeting, urging member countries to cut off imports from the country, as well as…

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From Spicey to Kush: ‘SNL’s’ First 100 Days of Trump

Friday, April 28th, 2017

There have been seven episodes of “Saturday Night Live” during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the program’s been handed plenty of material by the administration, from the president’s…Photo Credit: NBCUniversal This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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How Trump’s Tweets Have Changed in 100 Days as @POTUS

Friday, April 28th, 2017

President Donald Trump is known for his quick-fire tweeting, a habit he believes helped him win the election. But as his term progressed, the number of likes and retweets each post received started to fall.As…Photo Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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‘Frederick Douglass’ Bill Aims to Combat Trafficking

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Members of Congress have introduced a bipartisan bill, named for American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, that would seek to curb human trafficking, NBC News reported.The “Frederick Douglass Trafficking…Photo Credit: National Archives

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NBC 6 in DC as Trump Nears First 100 Days

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

NBC 6’s Political Reporter Steve Litz is in D.C. following the Trump administration as the first 100 days nears.

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First 100 Days Promise Checker

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

NBC 6’s Jackie Nespral takes a closer look at the campaign promises that President Trump fulfilled and did not fulfill in his first 100 days.

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Looking Back: Trump’s First 100 Days

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

President Trump came to Washington with an aggressive legislative agenda dubbed the “100-day Action Plan to Make America Great Again.”

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Utah Rep. Chaffetz Gives Transparent Reason for Leave

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Republican lawmaker Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz revealed internal hardware that has been holding his foot together for the last 12 years on his Instagram account.Recently Chaffetz announced he would be taking…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Trump Considers Action on NAFTA Ahead of 100-Day Mark

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Trump administration is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada — though administration officials caution it’s just one of…Photo Credit: AP

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Trump Tax Reform Plan Cuts Personal and Corporate Rates

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A tax reform plan outlined by the Trump administration two days before the president’s 100th day in office proposes deep cuts to personal income tax as well as corporate taxes.Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Sen. Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo to Pay for Border Wall

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants funds seized from El Chapo, and other drug lords, to pay for the border wall.On Tuesday, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act…

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Trump to Order Review of Protected Federal Lands

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

President Donald Trump is signing a new executive order Wednesday that will call for a review of federally protected public lands, NBC News reported.The order will focus on the past 20 years of national…Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Key Things to Know Ahead of Trump’s Tax Reveal

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

President Donald Trump plans to release a broad outline of his tax plan Wednesday, three days ahead of his 100th day in office.Trump has suggested his plan will include “maybe the biggest tax cut we’ve…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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The Top Trump Controversies of The First 100 Days

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s time in office have been marked by near-daily controversies, from surprise allegations to early morning tweet storms, NBC News reports.They started right out…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Half Have Little, No Faith in GOP Health Care Efforts: Poll

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Fifty percent of Americans say they have little to no confidence in the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.The results of the…Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP, File

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73% Back Independent Probe of Russian Election Acts: Poll

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Committees in both the House and Senate are looking into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, but nearly three-quarters of Americans would prefer an independent, non-partisan commission, according to…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Obama Making 1st Post-Presidency Appearance at U. of Chicago

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Monday, with plans to hold a conversation at the University of Chicago.Obama will discuss…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Analysis: Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Boos, blowback and a American flag falling during a live interview have plagued the Democratic National Committee’s national “unity tour” featuring Sen Bernie Sanders and DNC chairman Tom Perez, NBC News…Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A deal to fund the federal government this week won’t necessarily include all the funds needed for a border wall, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be “enough to get going”…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Most Americans Think Trump Off to Fair-Poor Start: Poll

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

About two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he’s off to a “poor start,” according to results from a new…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Mike Pence Discusses North Korea With Australia Leader

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence and Australia’s Prime Minister have joined forces on the issue of North Korea. They urged China to pressure the North Korean regime to drop its nuclear weapons program.

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Scientists Hit the Streets to Demand Respect, Funding

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

On Saturday, scientists and their supporters are getting their day in the limelight with a global March for Science that grew out of the unexpected success of the Women’s March in January.As with the Women’s…Photo Credit: AP (File)

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Hillary Clinton Warns Trump Admin. Threatens LGBT Rights

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump Thursday at a fundraiser, saying his administration is a threat to LGBT rights, NBC News reported.The former presidential candidate said the administration…Photo Credit: Mary Altaffer/AP, File

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Groups Take Aim at USDA for Document Takedown

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Thousands of public records about animal welfare have vanished from the internet, part of a government database that included atrocious puppy mill conditions, improper veterinary care and other mistreatment…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Ivanka Trump’s Chinese Fan Club Worships ‘Goddess Ivanka’

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The White House’s first daughter Ivanka Trump is a starling among the young Chinese population, news agencies such as China’s official news agency Xinhua has described Trump as “capable and stylish,” and…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Trump Welcomes Palin, Nugent and Kid Rock to the White House

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock joined former reality-show star and one-time Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump Wednesday night, an…Photo Credit: Getty/FilmMagic This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Judge Curiel, Once Criticized by Trump, Gets ‘Dreamer’ Case

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A federal lawsuit brought by a so-called “Dreamer” deported to Mexico has been assigned to District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the jurist famously attacked last year by President Donald Trump.Juan Manuel…Photo Credit: Getty Images, US District Court Southern District of California

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White House Defends Aircraft Carrier Claim

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the Pentagon’s claim of sending the Carl Vinson strike group to North Korea as a nuclear deterrent. The Carl Vinson was reportedly heading the opposite direction,…

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Judge Orders Official to Produce Voting Docs Taken to Trump

Monday, April 17th, 2017

A federal judge ordered Kansas’ top elections official to turn over a document with proposed changes to federal voting rights laws that he took to a meeting with President Donald Trump in a scathing ruling…Photo Credit: Getty Images (File)

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