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Jim Vance, Washington’s Longest-Serving Local News Anchor, Dies at 75

In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at WRC-TV (Channel 4), he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated

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U.S. State Department to Ban Americans From Traveling to North Korea

The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. (more…)

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Trump Nominates Jon Huntsman to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia

The White House announced Tuesday night that President Trump intends to nominate former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. (more…)

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CNN Publishes Feature on Russell Moore: The Survival of a Southern Baptist Who Dared to Oppose Trump

Russell Moore was the most prominent anti-Trump voice in his denomination. It almost cost him his job. (more…)

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Trump Administration Says Iran is Complying With Nuclear Deal But Still Remains a ‘Dangerous Threat’

President Donald Trump's administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. (more…)

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Trump Threatens Sanctions on Venezuela if President Maduro Creates Constituent Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a super-legislature known as a Constituent Assembly in a July 30 vote. (more…)

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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report That It Orchestrated Qatar Hack

The United Arab Emirates has denied a Washington Post report that claims the country orchestrated a hack of Qatari state news and social media websites in May, an incident that triggered the region's worst diplomatic crisis in decades. (more…)

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15 Marines, 1 Navy Sailor Killed in Mississippi Military Plane Crash Mourned by FamiliesMarines and a Navy sailor

The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi came from around the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (more…)

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Betsy DeVos Sparks Controversy After Meeting With ‘Men’s Rights’ Groups Over Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Following a series of meetings Thursday in Washington examining Title IX sexual assault procedures on college campuses, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reexamining guidance to schools. (more…)

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Russia Says It Might Expel Some American Spies in Retaliation for Expulsion of Russian Diplomats From U.S.

Russia said on Friday that too many American spies operated in Moscow under diplomatic cover and said it might expel some of them to retaliate against the United States over Washington's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last year. (more…)

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2 Former Staffers Charged for Spreading Nude Images of U.S. House Member, Stalking Her and Her Husband

Two former staff members have been charged in the circulation of nude images and video of an elected representative to Congress and her husband, federal prosecutors and the U.S. Capitol Police announced Thursday in Washington. (more…)

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Microsoft to Harness Unused TV Channels to Help Get More of Rural America Online

Silicon Valley has dreamed up hot air balloons, drones and constellations of mini-satellites to connect the world to the internet. Now Microsoft is adding its own moonshot to solve the digital divide into that mix. (more…)

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Trump’s Right-Wing Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Meets With Palestinian Representatives for the First Time

The right-wing U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman met with Palestinian representatives for the first time in Jerusalem on Tuesday, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and the State Department confirmed to Newsweek. (more…)

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Iran Says U.S.-Russia Partial Ceasefire Deal Should be Expanded to All of Syria if it is Successful

A partial ceasefire in southwestern Syria agreed between the United States and Russia should be expanded to all of Syria if it is to be successful, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. (more…)

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