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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's message on opioids is too optimistic

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s message on opioids is too optimistic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is overstating progress against the opioid epidemic, claiming "the numbers are way down" despite an increase of opioid-related deaths and overdoses in his first year in office. A look at his comments during a political rally in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday night: TRUMP: "We got $6 billion for opioid…
Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America's closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling nearly 252 points, or…
The Latest: Trump says summit preparation talks 'going well'

The Latest: Trump says summit preparation talks ‘going well’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol will travel to Washington on Friday to deliver a letter to President Donald Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo spoke…
A look at Trump's pardons and commutations so far

A look at Trump’s pardons and commutations so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced via tweet on Thursday that he would be giving a full presidential pardon to conservative media commentator Dinesh D'Souza, declaring he was "treated very unfairly by our government!" Here's a look at Trump's other pardons and commutations so far: JOE ARPAIO In his first use of his presidential…
Letters: Trump’s Response to the ‘Roseanne’ Furor: Where’s My Apology?

Letters: Trump’s Response to the ‘Roseanne’ Furor: Where’s My Apology?

To the Editor: Re “A Racist Post, a TV Apology, a Trump Gripe” (front page, May 31): The most damaging, insidious and hateful words and actions by President Trump are not the meanspirited, divisive language used against his own government employees as well as the public. Instead, they have to do with race. Bigotry is…
Talks Between U.S. and North Korea ‘Are in Good Hands,’ Trump Says

Talks Between U.S. and North Korea ‘Are in Good Hands,’ Trump Says

The Trump administration pushed ahead with hopes for a summit soon with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, after talks on Thursday with envoys from Pyongyang and the announcement of a meeting on Friday between the country’s top nuclear negotiator and President Trump. After discussions in New York, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he…
Pompeo says North Korean official Kim Yong Chol to travel to Washington on Friday with letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Pompeo says North Korean official Kim Yong Chol to travel to Washington on Friday...

Pompeo says North Korean official Kim Yong Chol to travel to Washington on Friday with letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump Pompeo says North Korean official Kim Yong Chol to travel to Washington on Friday with letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump https://apnews.com/3157516b68004758981a3814326fb7ab Link copied! NEW YORK (AP) — Pompeo says North Korean…
In Alabama US House race, Trump loyalty takes center stage

In Alabama US House race, Trump loyalty takes center stage

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) — As she seeks a fifth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby could face a political price for her 2016 criticisms of President Donald Trump during his campaign. Roby's challengers in the Republican primary have all criticized her 2016 suggestion that Trump step aside from the GOP ticket. Roby made the…
BOOK: Obama compared Trump to 'cartoon' after election...

BOOK: Obama compared Trump to ‘cartoon’ after election…

WASHINGTON — Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory. “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine. He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was…
Trump Says He Will Pardon Dinesh D’Souza, Conservative Commentator

Trump Says He Will Pardon Dinesh D’Souza, Conservative Commentator

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he planned to issue a pardon to Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative author, commentator and filmmaker, and was strongly considering commuting the sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, a Democrat. Flexing his clemency power as he and his team face multiple criminal investigations of their own,…
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