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Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul, his office announced Thursday. White House officials said Pence now plans to leave for Egypt on Tuesday so he can preside over the Senate during a likely vote next week on [...]


Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago but have come under renewed focus. Mike Bergsma is Republican county chairman in Farenthold’s home county of Nueces. He tells The Associated Press that Farenthold [...]


Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.


Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

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Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the summit of more than 50 Muslim countries in Istanbul, said the U.S. move meant Washington had forfeited its role as broker in efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "From now on, it is out of the question for a biased United States to be a mediator between Israel and Palestine, that period is over," Erdogan said at the end of the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states.

RG III still wants to play, denies narrative of days in Washington

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Robert Griffin III has his own take of how things ended with the Redskins, says he still loves the game and wants another chance to play in the NFL.


Cold case: Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of Washington state teenager

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After going nearly 30 years without answers, new DNA evidence led authorities in the state of Washington to make an arrest Tuesday in the rape and murder of a teenage girl who was last seen going for a jog with her family dog.


'Merry Christmas' greeting? Half of Americans don't care, survey says

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December 14, 2017 10:58 PM
NEW YORK (WASHINGTON) - As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump complained that the greeting "Merry Christmas" had fallen out of vogue. People would be saying it again once he took office, he promised.


Pence trip to the Middle East next week slightly delayed

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Pence will be in Washington for a few more days to work on the Republican tax overhaul plan before he leaves


US Vice-President Mike Pence's Middle East trip to go ahead: Aides

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December 14, 2017 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit Egypt and Israel next week, despite controversy and meeting cancellations as a result of the administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


OIC draft declaration says Trump's Jerusalem move marks U.S. withdrawal from peace process

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A draft declaration prepared for a summit of Muslim leaders on Wednesday said they considered Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a sign of U.S. withdrawal from its role as a sponsor of Middle East peace. The draft statement said leaders, ministers and officials from more than 50 Muslim countries "declare East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, and invite all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital." A copy of the draft declaration, tweeted by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, said the meeting rejected and condemned the U.S. move "in the strongest terms".


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