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President Trump welcomes a new grandchild, his ninth


President Trump’s ninth grandchild is the first child for son Eric and daughter-in-law Lara. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump welcomed a new grandchild Tuesday, a baby boy born to Trump’s son Eric Trump and daughter-in-law Lara Trump. “Congratulations to Eric & Lara on the birth of their son, Eric “Luke” Trump this …

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GOP senator expected to meet Trump to discuss race issues


Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who said President Trump’s “moral authority” was “compromised” by his response to the white-supremacist-fueled violence in Charlottesville last month, is set to meet with the president Wednesday to discuss issues of race and race relations, said two people familiar with …

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Clinton: ‘I am done with being a candidate’


(Patrick Semansky/AP) Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she will not pursue the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton said on CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” Clinton — who on Tuesday will release “What Happened,” her memoir of the 2016 campaign — does …

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What does Trump really want for the ‘dreamers’?


(Washington Post illustration; Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post; Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty) Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and giving Congress six months to pass legislation that protects 690,000 young immigrants from deportation. The DACA program was implemented in …

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Even Facebook ads aren’t safe from Russian influence


(Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters) In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. This week, Facebook announced that a Russian company had spent $100,000 on thousands of political advertisements during the presidential election campaign. It is unclear whether the firm, described as a …

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