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Trump to speak of need to confront Islamic extremism in Saudi visit

US President Donald Trump held talks on Sunday with leaders of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies, a day after Washington told their arch rival Iran to dismantle its "network of terrorism". Trump barely referenced Jews or Israel in his speech directed to the Arab world, but he called for tolerance and respect for all peoples. Obama called for understanding and acknowledged some of America's missteps in the region.


Honoring Minnesota officers killed in the line of duty

Honoring Minnesota officers killed in the line of duty

Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week are observances that pay tribute to local, state, and Federal officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. Only six police officers have lost their lives protecting the Williamson County community, but the risk is always there. Speaking on Capitol Hill on Peace Officer Memorial Day, Trump said policemen performed under "the most hard conditions" and met danger often without any recognition.


US President Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia sign $110bn arms deal

US President Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia sign $110bn arms deal

During his election campaign, Trump had stirred controversy by calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the USA, citing security concerns. The White House did not immediately release a text of the agreement. The Obama administration had a hard relationship with Sisi, who came to power after leading a military coup in 2013 during which hundreds of demonstrators were killed, and has since jailed thousands of opponents.



Justice official says he stands by memo on Comey

Figures such as Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort, and Carter Page had Trump's ear in 2016, and while Flynn was briefly part of the president's White House operation, none of these figures now has a job at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Such obstruction was one of the charges pending against Richard Nixon when he resigned, rather than face certain impeachment in the House and conviction by the Senate.


With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

Always Dreaming, whom he saddled for an easy victory in the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier, had the look of a horse that would offer an encore performance in the 142nd Preakness Stakes and stamp himself as a mighty candidate to sweep the Triple Crown three weeks later in the Belmont Stakes.


Spicer on Flynn Dismissal: 'The Process Worked'

Spicer on Flynn Dismissal: 'The Process Worked'

Before she could present further evidence, the Obama Administration holdover was sacked by the President for refusing to defend his travel ban - while Flynn stayed on as National Security Adviser for another two and a half weeks. Mr Flynn had been fired by the Obama administration in 2014. It's a stunning admission when you consider the high stakes of what Yates was alerting the White House to, and the petty partisan politics the administration apparently allowed to cloud their judgment.