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WSJ.com: World News: U.S. Strikes Advancing Syrian-Led Troops

The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria launched airstrikes on Syrian regime forces as they approached U.S.-backed rebels in al-Tanf, on the border with Jordan.

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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
Reuters: World News: Dozens killed in renewed clashes between factions in Libya’s south
AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen
Reuters: World News: China-Hong Kong bridge to unity, or tentacle of Beijing control?
Top Stories – Google News: What That Stunning Photograph Of Chelsea Manning Really Shows – Daily Beast
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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
WSJ.com: World News: U.S. Strikes Advancing Syrian-Led Troops
WSJ.com: World News: Venezuela Opposition Leader Barred From Leaving Country
NYT > World: Times Square, Roger Ailes, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
World news + Video | The Guardian: Trump: Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt’ video
Top Stories – Google News: House held back ObamaCare repeal bill for potential second vote – The Hill
NYT > Home Page: Times Square, Roger Ailes, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
WSJ.com: World News: Greece’s Parliament Approves New Cuts, Austerity Measures
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NYT > World: 20 Are Convicted for Sexist and Racist Abuse of Dutch Politician
Reuters: World News: Greek parliament approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief
World news + Video | The Guardian: Erdogan appears to watch Turkish security teams clash with protesters  video
Donald Trump – Google News: It May Be Too Late to Bet That President Trump Will Be Impeached – Fortune
Top Stories – Google News: States get involved in lawsuit to shield Obamacare, saying Trump can’t be trusted – Washington Post
AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Kobach says he won’t pre-judge voter fraud panel’s findings
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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders….

AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT

Reuters: World News: Dozens killed in renewed clashes between factions in Libya’s south

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – At least 60 people were killed as rival Libyan forces clashed at a southern air base on Thursday, medical and military officials said, dimming hopes that tensions in the area can be calmed.

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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol….

AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT

Reuters: World News: China-Hong Kong bridge to unity, or tentacle of Beijing control?

PEARL RIVER ESTUARY, China (Reuters) – As a 30-km (19-mile) bridge between Hong Kong and China across the Pearl River estuary nears completion, Chinese officials are hoping it will bring more than economic integration at a time of growing tension between the two sides.

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Top Stories – Google News: What That Stunning Photograph Of Chelsea Manning Really Shows – Daily Beast


Daily Beast
What That Stunning Photograph Of Chelsea Manning Really Shows
Daily Beast
The picture released by Chelsea Manning following her release from jail shows someone fresh-faced and seemingly at ease. And her hairstyle says so much more. Samantha Allen. 05.18.17 7:05 PM ET. French philosopher Roland Barthes famously …

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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president….

AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT

WSJ.com: World News: U.S. Strikes Advancing Syrian-Led Troops

The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria launched airstrikes on Syrian regime forces as they approached U.S.-backed rebels in al-Tanf, on the border with Jordan.

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WSJ.com: World News: Venezuela Opposition Leader Barred From Leaving Country

Henrique Capriles said Thursday he was barred from leaving the country as authorities seized his passport while he was en route to the United Nations to denounce rights abuses by President Nicolás Maduros government.

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NYT > World: Times Square, Roger Ailes, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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World news + Video | The Guardian: Trump: Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt’ video

At a news conference on Thursday, Donald Trump assailed the justice departments appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, calling it a witch hunt. He also praised his administrations progress in the past 100 days

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Top Stories – Google News: House held back ObamaCare repeal bill for potential second vote – The Hill


The Hill
House held back ObamaCare repeal bill for potential second vote
The Hill
House Republicans have not yet sent their ObamaCare replacement bill to the Senate due to the possibility that the House could have to vote on it again if it fails to meet certain budget rules. The House, despite passing the repeal bill two weeks ago
House May Be Forced to Vote Again on GOP’s Obamacare Repeal BillBloomberg

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NYT > Home Page: Times Square, Roger Ailes, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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WSJ.com: World News: Greece’s Parliament Approves New Cuts, Austerity Measures

The measures, totaling more than $4.4 billion, were passed by a vote of 153 lawmakers from the ruling left-wing Syriza party and its junior coalition partner, the Independent Greeks.

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NYT > World: 20 Are Convicted for Sexist and Racist Abuse of Dutch Politician

The Dutch politician and media personality Sylvana Simons answering questions during a book presentation in March. A court on Thursday convicted 20 people of directing sexist and racist speech toward Ms. Simons over the internet.

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Reuters: World News: Greek parliament approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek lawmakers approved pension cuts and tax hikes on Thursday sought by the country’s lenders to unlock vital financial aid, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament over new austerity, the latest since the country plunged into crisis seven years ago.

Reuters: World News

World news + Video | The Guardian: Erdogan appears to watch Turkish security teams clash with protesters  video

Video published by VOA Turkish appears to show Turkish president Erdoğan watching the fracas between Turkish security personnel and Kurdish and Armenian protesters in Washington on Wednesday. Erdoğan eventually turns away and walks into a building with his staff. A witness said violence erupted on the day when Turkish security officials attacked protesters carrying the Kurdish PYD party flag

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Donald Trump – Google News: It May Be Too Late to Bet That President Trump Will Be Impeached – Fortune


Fortune
It May Be Too Late to Bet That President Trump Will Be Impeached
Fortune
As news of tumult in the White House continues to shock the world, users on betting sites are growing near certain that the President Donald Trump is headed back to his glass and gold tower. Based on the most recent influx of bets placed on U.K.-based …
Trump’s Loyalty TestTIME
Cool your jets, liberals: The impeachment of Donald Trump is a great idea that is totally not happeningSalon
Forget about impeachmentDonald Trump will likely be president until 2024Quartz
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Top Stories – Google News: States get involved in lawsuit to shield Obamacare, saying Trump can’t be trusted – Washington Post


Washington Post
States get involved in lawsuit to shield Obamacare, saying Trump can’t be trusted
Washington Post
Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion Thursday to intervene in a long-running lawsuit over a core part of the Affordable Care Act. In their legal filing, the attorneys general say they can’t trust the Trump

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AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT: Kobach says he won’t pre-judge voter fraud panel’s findings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, the author of contentious policies on immigration and voter identification, enters his new role as a leader of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud by touting evidence of illegal voting he says he uncovered as Kansas' secretary of state….

AP Top News at 7:46 p.m. EDT

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Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer – New York Times
How Roger Ailes helped create Donald Trump – CNN
International Edition – Voice of America: International Edition 1305 EDT – May 18, 2017
KING: Donald Trump has reached peak white privilege – New York Daily News
Trump loyalists pay little heed to revelations rocking DC
The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria – BuzzFeed News
U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces: officials
Senate panel chairman: Flynn won’t honor subpoena – Washington Post
Trump loyalists pay little heed to revelations rocking DC
Dems seek damage assessment after Trump’s meeting with Russians – The Hill
Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square – New York Times
Canada tests lower age for pot legalization
1 in 6 newlywed spouses are of different race or ethnicity
Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt
Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem – Washington Post
U.N. counterterror chief: Europe faces return of ‘dangerous’ IS fighters
Hourly News Summary: NPR News: 05-18-2017 12PM ET
One Dead as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square
Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square
How a Special Counsel Alters the Russia Investigation
Israeli Source Seen Key to Countering ISIS Threat
Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House
Democratic leaders seek to stifle impeachment talk – Politico
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump – Washington Post
Hourly News Summary: NPR News: 05-17-2017 6PM ET
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Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer – New York Times


New York Times
Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer
New York Times
WASHINGTON Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, …
How Trump learned about the special prosecutorPolitico

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How Roger Ailes helped create Donald Trump – CNN


CNN
How Roger Ailes helped create Donald Trump
CNN
But what Ailes built not only continues on but has realized its apex in the form of President Donald Trump. Consider the conservative landscape pre-Ailes and the creation of Fox News Channel in the fall of 1996. It was, despite the grassroots landslide

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International Edition – Voice of America: International Edition 1305 EDT – May 18, 2017

International Edition delivers insight into world news through eye-witnesses, correspondent reports and analysis from experts and news makers. We also keep you in touch with social media, science and entertainment trends

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KING: Donald Trump has reached peak white privilege – New York Daily News


New York Daily News
KING: Donald Trump has reached peak white privilege
New York Daily News
Donald Trump exudes white privilege. Without it, he wouldn’t be President of the United States. No black man in America could ever have said and done the things he has said and done (don’t make me list them ) without an advanced degree or a single day

Trump loyalists pay little heed to revelations rocking DC

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, don't believe or don't care about the explosive revelations that forced the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Republican campaign….
The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria – BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News
The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria
BuzzFeed News
Advancing vehicles were destroyed in a US airstrike after pro-regime forces approached an area of southern Syria where US forces are currently deployed. Posted on May 18, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.. Nancy A. Youssef. BuzzFeed News World Reporter.
US-led coalition airstrikes targeted Syrian regime forcesCNN
The US Strike in SyriaThe Atlantic
US Airstrike Hits Pro-Assad Militia Forces In SyriaHuffPost
CBS NewsFox NewsVoice of AmericaThe Hill
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U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces: officials

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S.-backed fighters in the country’s south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Senate panel chairman: Flynn won’t honor subpoena – Washington Post


Washington Post
Senate panel chairman: Flynn won’t honor subpoena
Washington Post
WASHINGTON Ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will not honor a subpoena issued by a Senate committee looking into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. That’s according to the panel’s chairman, Republican Sen.
LIVE BLOG: Trump on Defense Amid Comey FalloutNBCNews.com

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Trump loyalists pay little heed to revelations rocking DC

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, don't believe or don't care about the explosive revelations that forced the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Republican campaign….
Dems seek damage assessment after Trump’s meeting with Russians – The Hill


The Hill
Dems seek damage assessment after Trump’s meeting with Russians
The Hill
Democrats are pressing the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates to assess the impact of President Trump sharing highly classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week. In a letter to Coates on Thursday

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Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square – New York Times


New York Times
Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square
New York Times
The police responded to an injury after a vehicle struck pedestrians in Times Square in New York on Thursday. Credit via Reuters. One person was killed and at least a dozen injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at …
Car Runs Down More Than A Dozen Pedestrians In Times SquareHuffPost
Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times SquareFox News
Car injures pedestrians in Times SquareBBC News
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Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 – three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization – a move that is being closely watched across the continent….
1 in 6 newlywed spouses are of different race or ethnicity

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that 1 in 6 people who married in 2015 wed someone of a difference race or ethnicity, the highest proportion in American history….
Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — A man drove the wrong way up a Times Square street at lunchtime Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing one and injuring about 20 others, a law enforcement official said….
Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem – Washington Post


Washington Post
Vice President Pence has a growing credibility problem
Washington Post
There are more than a few people who look at Vice President Pence and see President Pence possibly sooner than later. For wistful Democrats, it would be the end result of President Trump stepping aside or being impeached; for wistful Republicans, …

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U.N. counterterror chief: Europe faces return of ‘dangerous’ IS fighters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe will face an exodus of Islamic State fighters defeated in Syria and Iraq this year, more dangerous and battle hardened than previous returnees, the head of the U.N. Security Council’s counterterrorism agency said on Thursday.

Hourly News Summary: NPR News: 05-18-2017 12PM ET

NPR News: 05-18-2017 12PM ET

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One Dead as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square

One person was killed and at least a dozen injured when a car struck pedestrians in New Yorks Times Square. The driver of the car has been taken into custody.
Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square

Police responded to an injury after a vehicle struck pedestrians in Times Square in New York on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured.

How a Special Counsel Alters the Russia Investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing the investigation, had resisted pressure to name a special counsel. Here is what the appointment means.
Israeli Source Seen Key to Countering ISIS Threat

The classified information that President Donald Trump shared with Russian officials last week came from an Israeli source described by multiple U.S. officials as the most valuable source of information on external plotting by Islamic State.

Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House

Michael T. Flynn at Trump Tower in December. His lawyer told the transition team in January that Mr. Flynn was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey.

Democratic leaders seek to stifle impeachment talk – Politico


Politico
Democratic leaders seek to stifle impeachment talk
Politico
House Democrats are buzzing about the possibility of President Donald Trump being impeached. But party leaders aren’t going there at least not yet. Top Democrats in the House and Senate know their liberal base is clamoring for a harder line
Trump and the Russia investigation: What to knowFox News
Impeachment talk brews in D.C. as Democrats urge cautionNew York Daily News
Trump Impeachment Talk Grows From Conspiracy Theory To MainstreamNPR
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House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump – Washington Post


Washington Post
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
Washington Post
There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump, McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian …
Putin pays Trump,’ said Republican leader Kevin McCarthy in private meeting during primariesTelegraph.co.uk
Majority Leader McCarthy in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays TrumpThe Hill

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Hourly News Summary: NPR News: 05-17-2017 6PM ET

NPR News: 05-17-2017 6PM ET

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