Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump didn’t always see eye to eye through the ex-secretary of state's tenure.
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President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States has a trade deficit with Canada, following news reports that he claimed at a fundraiser about talking trade with the country's prime minister without knowing all the facts.
Trump says on Twitter Thursday: "We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of Canada, a very good guy, doesn't like saying that Canada has a Surplus vs. the U.S.(negotiating), but they do...they almost all do...and that's how I know!"
Trump, who routinely inflates trade deficits, has previously complained about a trade deficit with Canada even though the U.S. runs an overall surplus with that country — when the value of services is included in the calculation.
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The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe.
Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country.
House Speaker Paul Ryan privately warned his ranks that the election, still officially undecided, should serve as a "wake-up call" as the party tries to defend its majorities in Congress this fall. Democrats boasted optimistically of an impending wave, and produced a new list of races that suddenly seemed within reach.
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New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.
Attorney Jill A. Martin signed the documents, which were filed Feb. 22 as part of confidential arbitration proceedings. She's referenced in the filing as counsel for "EC LLC," though the address she lists is that of Trump's Los Angeles golf club.
EC appears to be a reference to a company formed by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to facilitate a $130,000 payment to silence Daniels in the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen has acknowledged making the payment, but said he was not reimbursed and denied the campaign and the Trump Organization were involved in the transaction.
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The board of trustees at a prominent Lutheran seminary in Pennsylvania has voted to fire the school's president after it was revealed she worked for a group that promoted "conversion therapy."
United Lutheran Seminary said in a letter posted to its website Wednesday it had fired the Rev. Theresa Latini.
In the letter, the board says Latini's "ongoing tenure would present a significant obstacle to moving forward."
Bishop James Dunlop, of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will serve as acting president.
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President Donald Trump joined his counterparts in Britain, France and Germany Thursday to call for Russia to answer all questions related to the brazen poisoning of a former spy in England with a military-grade nerve agent this month.
The leaders' rare joint statement calls the attack "an assault on UK sovereignty." It comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russia, as did U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in what ultimately became one of his last public statements before being fired. Trump was slower to reach that conclusion publicly.
"This use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War," the statement said. "Any such use by a State party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of international law. It threatens the security of us all."
Deputies say the sister of church shooter Dylann Roof has been arrested for bringing drugs, pepper spray and a knife to her South Carolina school.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department tells WIS-TV 18-year-old Morgan Roof was arrested Wednesday after an administrator at A.C. Flora High School had contacted a school resource officer.
Roof is charged with marijuana possession and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds. A judge set her bond at $5,000. She was screened for a public defender. She is not allowed to return to the school.
Tens of thousands of young people in U.S. communities big and small walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged since the massacre in Parkland, Florida.
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — where 17 people were killed by a former student — students filed outside at 10 a.m. and gathered to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 massacre. After holding a moment of silence, speakers addressed fellow classmates and faculty members, and warned lawmakers to "keep in mind that many of us will vote this November and many more will flood the polls in 2020."
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A minor league baseball player for a Pennsylvania team has been fired after a video was released showing him beating his then-girlfriend inside a Texas baseball stadium in 2016.
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If there was ever a competition to determine which city is truly the "sports and entertainment capital of the world", Arlington, Texas, would certainly be a contender.
The third largest city in North Texas is already home to AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, Six Flags Over Texas, and the College Park Center (home of UTA athletics and the Dallas Wings). And the $1.1 billion Globe Life Field is set to open in 2020, elevating Arlington's status in that realm even further.
On Wednesday, city leaders announced that yet another new stadium is coming — one that will serve as a permanent home for one of the most rapidly growing sectors in all of sports entertainment: video gaming.
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Hundreds of civilians streamed out of a town in Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television.
Al-Ikhbariya TV showed men, women and children walking out of the town of Hamouria, some carrying their belongings, including clothes and mattresses, over their heads. According to the footage, there were hundreds, if not thousands of civilians.
The mass exit came as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country's vicious civil war — and hours after Syrian government forces blanketed the town with airstrikes and rocket fire.
It’s been nearly six months since Hurricane Maria barrelled through Puerto Rico, and families continue to put their lives back together, with some still doing it in the dark. Three million people were left without power and dozens died when Maria cut through the territory in September — and while most of the island is rebuilding, people from all over the country continue to help.
Celebrity chef Jose Andres has spent weeks in Puerto Rico with his nonprofit World Central Kitchen, and the owner of Miami's Bazaar and Bazaar Mar restaurants has his own recipe for recovery, starting one plate at a time.
“I don’t think anybody was prepared for what came,” Andres said. “I saw what was happening and I began feeding hospitals, we began getting phone calls.”
In 2015, U.S. Navy pilots intercepted a high-speed unidentified aircraft somewhere off of the East Coast.
We're getting our first look at what is only the third official government release of unidentified aerial phenomena three years later.
The previously undisclosed footage was analyzed by field experts at To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and packaged in the above video, titled "Go Fast". It was reviewed by multiple government agencies for approval prior to being published.
Russia will "certainly" expel British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Britain's decision to send 23 Russians home over the poisoning of a former spy, Russia's foreign minister said Thursday.
Sergey Lavrov, speaking in remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, said the move would come "soon," but added that Moscow would inform London through official channels before publicly announcing its countermeasures.
British and Russian officials traded barbs as diplomatic relations plunged to Cold War-era levels of iciness following the nerve-agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Britain blames Russia for the March 4 attack, which has left the pair in critical condition and a police officer seriously ill.