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February 19, 2017

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  • Leaks like Flynn information are responsible, not unpatriotic
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    Feb. 19, 2017
    Given that Flynn was privy to the nation’s most sensitive secrets, intelligence officials then leaked rather than let another day go by with a possible Russian plant on the National Security Council. ...
  • Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
    Feb. 19, 2017
    Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."
  • London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visit
    Feb. 19, 2017
    ondon's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration ...
  • Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference
    Feb. 19, 2017
    A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power ...
  • Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right
    Feb. 19, 2017
    After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors ...
  • People carry posters Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, during a rally in support of Muslim Americans and protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Times Square, N.Y.
    Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies
    Feb. 19, 2017
    More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies ...
  • Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV
    Feb. 19, 2017
    Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television ...
  • Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan
    Feb. 19, 2017
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits ...
  • Neuroscientist Shruti Muralidhar, front left, and microbiologist Abhishek Chari, front right, hold placards and chant Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, during a demonstration by members of the scientific community, environmental advocates and supporters in Boston. The scientists at the event said they want President Donald Trump's administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues.
    Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science
    Feb. 19, 2017
    Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. ...
  • Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants
    Feb. 19, 2017
    The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly ...
  • Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care
    Feb. 19, 2017
    President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray ...
  • Aide says senators want materials saved for Russia probe
    Feb. 19, 2017
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, according to a congressional aide ...
  • Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances
    Feb. 19, 2017
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine. Some European leaders, however, remain skeptical of whether Pence and the U.S. secretaries of state and defense actually speak for President Donald Trump ...
  • UNLV assistant professor Emma Bloomfield studies how people talk about science, religion and technology in public spaces, such as politics, news media and online outlets.
    Research meets rhetoric: UNLV scholar reframes the White House’s rejection of climate science
    Feb. 19, 2017
    At UNLV, Emma Bloomfield is helping students appreciate the ethics of political messaging. Specializing in rhetoric and science communication, the assistant professor directs her classes to challenge her lectures and, sometimes, their own beliefs ...
  • President Donald Trump waves in front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump is visiting Boeing before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend.
    A month of Trump, by the numbers
    Feb. 18, 2017
    The 24 executive orders include withdrawing the United States from Trans-Pacific trade deal, imposing a federal hiring freeze and reducing regulations ...
  • United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters.
    Pence: US will hold Russia accountable, stands with NATO
    Feb. 18, 2017
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought Saturday to calm jittery partners by declaring that the United States, under President Donald Trump, would "hold Russia accountable" and ...
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