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President Donald Trump broke with 20 years of foreign policy by saying the US wouldn’t insist on the creation of a Palestinian state as part of peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
About a one-state or a two-state solution, Trump said, “I like the one that both parties like. I’m very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one,” during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday. The president added that he’d like to see Israel “hold back on settlements for a little bit.”
Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing.
As Puzder failed to gain support from Republicans in the Senate, there was little effort to save him. In the weeks leading up to his withdrawal, revelations about his past, including employing an undocumented worker and allegations of physically abusing his ex-wife, tarnished his reputation. This was the first time congressional Republicans broke from the Trump administration on a major issue.
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The strange case of the Russian diplomat who got his head smashed in on Election Day.
He was found just before 7 a.m. on Election Day, lying on the floor of the Russian Consulate on the Upper East Side in New York. The man was unconscious and unresponsive, with an unidentified head wound — “blunt force trauma,” in cop parlance. By the time emergency responders reached him, he was dead. By the time the man’s body left the morgue the next day, Donald Trump was president-elect of the United States.
Police officers said the death of Sergei Krivov — his name revealed here publicly for the first time — looked natural, and listed the case as closed. But who was Krivov? And how did he really die? Three months after he was found dead, as tensions between the US and Russia reach a fever pitch, the New York City medical examiner isn’t sure he had a heart attack after all. BuzzFeed News’ Ali Watkins reports.
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Get ready for the “Tax March”: Progressives are planning a series of demonstrations across 60 US cities on April 15 aimed at pressuring Trump and Congress over the president’s unreleased tax returns.
Kesha vs. Dr. Luke: Emails between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s manager that were filed in court this week detail how the music producer berated the pop star about her weight, citing it in one instance as the reason top songwriters and producers didn’t want to work with her.
Kim Jong Nam: Three people have now been arrested after Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was mysteriously killed at an airport. And people are shook after footage showed the North Korean’s alleged killer wearing an “LOL” shirt.
Trump’s America: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been bragging that he has access to Trump's Twitter account. The Trump administration issued new rules that both weaken and beef up parts of Obamacare. And hate groups are emboldened by Trump and flourishing, according to a new report.
A waterfall at Yosemite glows like it's on fire, but only for a couple of weeks in February when conditions are just right.
Entertainment: There’s going to be a Love Actually reunion in March. Instead of a full film, it’ll be a 10-minute comedy skit to raise money for charity. And everything you need to know about Laverne Cox’s groundbreaking role on Doubt.
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