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Trump, Pelosi remain at odds over State of the Union

Trump, Pelosi remain at odds over State of the Union

The White House says it is forging ahead with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address at the Capitol next week, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears entrenched in her request for Trump to postpone the speech until the government reopens. Over the holiday weekend, the White House…MORE

Top US State Department diplomat on Europe policy resigns

Top US State Department diplomat on Europe policy resigns

The US State Department’s top diplomat focused on Europe policy has resigned his post, effective February 15. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo date January 4, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell said, “I feel that I have completed what I set out to do in taking this…MORE

Pompeo says US has ‘defeated the ISIS caliphate,’ but work remains

Pompeo says US has ‘defeated the ISIS caliphate,’ but work remains

Less than a week after a deadly ISIS-claimed attack in Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted the gains the US and its partners have made in the fight against the terrorist organization. “It should not go unnoticed that we’ve also defeated the ISIS caliphate in Syria and Iraq alongside more than six dozen nations…MORE

Virginia Attorney General warns of scams on federal workers during government shutdown

Virginia Attorney General warns of scams on federal workers during government shutdown

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring is warning furloughed federal government workers about scams geared toward them as the partial government shutdown heads into week five. According to Herring’s office, this includes fake employment opportunities, predatory lending, payday loans, auto title loans, online loans and even charitable donations. “As the government shutdown enters its fifth week,…MORE

US service member Killed in Afghanistan

US service member Killed in Afghanistan

A US service member was killed in combat in Afghanistan Tuesday. The US military would not provide additional details, saying “the incident is under investigation.” “In accordance with US Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is…MORE

Brexit-backer James Dyson is moving his company HQ to Singapore

Brexit-backer James Dyson is moving his company HQ to Singapore

British entrepreneur James Dyson was a prominent supporter of Brexit. Now, he’s moving his company to Singapore. Dyson, which makes high-end appliances like vacuums and hair dryers and is working on an electric car, announced Tuesday that it will relocate its headquarters from the United Kingdom to Singapore to be closer to its customers and…MORE