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President Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'
While President Trump's first 100 days in office have produced few major legislative breakthroughs, there are still plenty of statistics to analyze. Here are a few interesting facts and figures, and how some of them compare to those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. 1. Trump has signed more
Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud
A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.
A look at every North Korean missile test this year
North Korea has launched six missile tests so far in 2017. Here's what to know about each of the tests that have already occurred this year. Feb. 12 In February, North Korea successfully tested a land-based KN-15 missile, a new solid-fuel intermediate-range missile, which traveled 310 miles into
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on UN Security Council to step up diplomatic, economic pressure on North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today called on member nations of the U.N. Security Council to step up their diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea after recent provocations from the rogue regime. "We have said this before and it bears repeating; the policy of strategic patience is over,"
Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed eliminating 2,300 jobs as part of a large cut to the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year
Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response
The night of violence in Macedonia that saw protesters attack lawmakers has elicited diametrically opposed approaches from world powers, with Russia blaming the West for meddling and the West saying the events were inconsistent with democracy
The Latest: Democrats block spending bill as shutdown looms
Senate Democrats have blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill less than 30 hours before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown
US presses for Americans' release in direct talks with Iran
The Trump administration says American diplomats used a meeting with Iranian counterparts to press the release of Americans being detained in Iran
The Latest: Trump makes brief stop in North Korea meeting
The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea
1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections
One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday