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Trump declassifies Russia probe documents

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/18/18, 10:45 am

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The documents include 21 pages of the warrant obtained to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Trump also declassified all FBI accounts of interviews with senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who was in contact with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy Democrats hired to conduct opposition research on then-candidate Trump. That research was compiled into an anti-Trump dossier later used by the FBI.

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U.S., China pile on new tariffs

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/18/18, 10:40 am

China said Tuesday it would increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation after President Donald Trump announced Monday new U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The 10 percent duty on Chinese goods will take effect next Monday and rise to 25 percent in January. The White House said the new tariffs were further punishment for Beijing’s unfair trade practices. Analysts believe the president’s latest move could be aimed at putting more pressure on Beijing ahead of planned trade talks later this month.

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U.S. holds record number of migrant children

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/13/18, 09:34 am

The United States is currently detaining a record number of migrant children. The New York Times reported Wednesday that population levels at federal shelters for migrant children have spiked, increasing fivefold since last summer.

The government is now holding nearly 13,000 migrant children, up from 2,400 in May of last year, according to the Times. Most of the children crossed the border alone without their parents.

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