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U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings "for good cause shown."
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16) - Fake News, Turkey, Aretha Franklin
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
Trump's military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon
A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year, the Defense Department said on Thursday.
Pentagon postpones military parade in Washington until next year
A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until next year, the Defense Department said.
Jury in Manafort trial asks U.S. judge about 'reasonable doubt'
The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict but with several questions, including how to define "reasonable doubt."
Bolton to discuss arms control, Iran, Syria in talks with Russian counterpart
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will discuss arms control treaties and Iran's role in Syria in talks with Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, an administration official said on Thursday.
U.S. states demand better access to secrets about election cyber threats
U.S. state election officials are demanding better access to sometimes classified federal government information about hacking threats to voting systems.
U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington's special representative for Iran.
Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis.
U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut aid funding
Leaders from both parties on a powerful Senate committee vowed on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the U.S. foreign aid budget, including funds for programs in Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.
Jury in Manafort trial asks about 'reasonable doubt' as it ends first day
The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Thursday asked the judge to clarify the meaning of "reasonable doubt" and the legal requirements to disclose foreign bank accounts as it wrapped up its first day of deliberations.
Ex-CIA boss says he will not be scared into silence by Trump
Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday he would not be silenced by Donald Trump, a day after the president revoked the Obama-era official's security clearance and said the move was directly tied to the Russia investigation.
Senate Democrats threaten to sue for info on Supreme Court nominee
Democrats in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday they were prepared to sue the National Archives if it does not honor their request for information on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
EPA replacement for Obama climate plan due late next week: source
The Trump administration's proposed replacement for the Obama-era's central regulation on climate change, the Clean Power Plan, is expected to be released by the Environmental Protection Agency late next week, an agency source said on Thursday.
Senate Republicans seek to clarify tax policy for harassment victims
U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday sought to correct a section of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that threatened to prevent sexual harassment victims from claiming a tax deduction for the legal costs they incur while pursuing their cases.
Newspapers across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press
Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people.
Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."
Mike Huckabee's air travel jokes crash and burn on Twitter
It was one of those annoying snafus that air travelers encounter, and when it happened to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Thursday, he took to Twitter to make light of it. But hundreds of his readers were not amused.
U.S. will prosecute makers of 'undetectable' plastic guns: Sessions
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned on Thursday that anyone who uses a 3-D printer to make an "undetectable" gun will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, a day after his department asked a court not to block the public from downloading blueprints for the guns.
Trump pushes U.S. lawsuit against drug companies over opioids
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday again pressed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue drug companies over the nation's ongoing opioids crisis.