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|Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'
Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 10:51 AM
|Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations
All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 6:50 PM
|3 missing men at the Manafort trial
The absence of three witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place.
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 1:20 PM
|Tibbetts family thinks search is narrowing for Mollie
Mollie's father Rob Tibbetts and her boyfriend Dalton Jack believe she is still alive nearly a month after her disappearance.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 11:13 AM
|It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires
At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 9:04 PM
|Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctions
Turkey’s president escalated tensions with the US on Tuesday after calling for a boycott of American electronics, amid reports that diplomatic talks have stalled over the issue of a detained pastor. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with President Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Ankara would stop buying US-made iPhones and buy Korean or Turkish-made models instead. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel," he said, renewing calls for Turks to convert their dollars to lira as the Turkish currency began to rally on Tuesday morning. However, financial experts questioned whether such a move would have much of an effect given Turkey’s current purchasing power. Some even pointed to the irony of Mr Erdogan lashing out at American tech companies. The president fended off a coup attempt two years ago by appealing to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app. The country’s finance chief, Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, is due to address foreign investors later on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell growing concerns. Andrew Brunson: The evangelical US pastor at the heart of the Turkey crisis Talks between the two Nato countries seem to have been frozen until Turkey releases American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who stands accused by Ankara of espionage and terrorism related to the 2016 putsch. John Bolton, White House National Security Adviser, told Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic in Washington on Monday that there was nothing further to discuss until Mr Brunson was freed. The US had believed it had agreed a swap deal with Turkey during a Nato summit in July, where Mr Brunson would be released in return for a Turkish actress held by Israel over links to Hamas. Turkish citizens look at a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara Credit: AP Actress Ebru Özkan was released the next day, while the pastor was moved from prison to house arrest. Mr Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt on Tuesday appealed again to a Turkish court to release him and lift his travel ban. He said the court had up to seven days to decide. Mr Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, denies the charges. The lira started to stage a recovery on Tuesday following its dramatic two-day collapse. After plunging to record lows yesterday, the currency clawed back as much as 9.1 per cent, although it slipped again after Mr Erdogan's remarks on consumer goods. The earlier rebound was pinned on local investors attempting to cash in on the lira slide by selling their dollars. Retail investors in Turkey are understood to have sold $50m (£39m) to $60m in foreign currency with the jump in the lira exaggerated by thin trading volumes, according to Bloomberg. Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey’s central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country’s banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors. Despite the lira’s rally, it has still lost 42 per cent of its value against the dollar in 2018.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 6:35 AM
|The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska Capitol
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local):
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 7:42 PM
|Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town
Police also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:09 PM
|Koreas hold high-level talks on third leaders' summit
The two Koreas opened high-level talks Monday to prepare for a possible summit in Pyongyang between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, as the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula builds. The exact date and location of what would be their third meeting have yet to be decided, but at their historic first summit in Panmunjom in April they agreed Moon would visit Kim in the North Korean capital during the autumn. Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions.
POSTED AUGUST 12, 2018 11:35 PM
|Trump Reacts To Firing Of Peter Strzok, FBI Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts
FBI special agent Peter Strzok, who sent personal text messages critical of
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 12:20 PM