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Did Pope Francis just troll Trump with a gift?

On Wednesday, President Trump met his unlikeliest former adversary: Pope Francis. Despite press expectations of a slightly quieter Ali-Frazier-style head-to-head, the encounter seemed pleasant enough. But the pontiff slipped in an epic burn. The president's first foreign trip took him to the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:47pm

US officials leaked Manchester bomber's identity, against UK wishes: Reports

On Tuesday, U.S. officials leaked the name of the suspected Manchester suicide bomber against the wishes of British police forces, who feared compromising the investigation, U.K. news services reported. Twenty-two people were killed and dozens were wounded in Monday night's bombing at...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:42pm

Update: Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi: What we know so far

Police have identified the suicide bomber who murdered 22 people and injured 64 others at an Ariana Grande concert at England’s Manchester Arena on Monday night  as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Abedi is believed to have used an improvised explosive device to carry out the attack at the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:05pm

Trump's goal in Israel is 'lasting peach'

President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East is going about as well as expected: In two days, there have been three embarrassing memes, a questionable 15-figure arms deal and one significant misspeak that potentially compromised U.S./Israeli military intelligence. The latest gaffe comes...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:33pm

Massive budget cuts 'compassionate' to taxpayers: White House budget director

Today, the Trump administration unveiled its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which White House budget director Mick Mulvaney dubbed the "Taxpayer First" budget. He did not specify which taxpayers — but that soon became clear. Trump's budget would cut $880 million from...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:31pm

Update: Fox News host Sean Hannity backs off conspiracy theory connecting DNC staffer's murder with Wikileaks email dump

UPDATE 11:37 a.m. May 24, 2017: Sean Hannity, one of Fox News’ primetime hosts told viewers he was backing off a controversial story insinuating a DNC staffer was murdered last summer because he leaked emails to Wikileaks. The announcement on Tuesday at the start of his show, “Hannity...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:16pm

Trump's proposed budget contains a $2 trillion math error

The number of oopsies committed by the Trump administration has grown in recent weeks, from Trump's possible admissions to obstruction of justice to Trump's Oval Office conversation with Russian officials that may have weakened America and Israel's intelligence position against ISIS....

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:59am

Turkish NBA star Kanter calls Erdogan 'Hitler of our century'

Enes Kanter, the NBA star whose home country, Turkey, revoked his passport over the weekend, lashed out at President Tayyip Erdogan at a news conference on Monday, calling him "the Hitler of our century" and describing himself as the victim of political retaliation. Kanter, an outspoken...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:09pm

Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to slash healthcare and food-assistance programs for the poor as they cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years, according to the White House's budget proposal for next year. The Trump administration on Tuesday will ask Republicans, who...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:08pm

Trump can't stop American progress on climate, Al Gore tells Cannes

President Donald Trump cannot stop momentum to tackle climate change, former vice-president Al Gore said on Monday as he promoted his latest film on global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is the follow up to "An Inconvenient Truth...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:03pm

Watch: Melania Trump slaps the president’s hand away again — this time in Rome

President Donald Trump is striking out with wife Melania all over the world — just one day after the first lady slapped his hand away on the tarmac in Israel, she again refused his touch while deplaning in Rome on Tuesday. The president and first lady are in the midst of a nine-day tour of...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:52pm

Pro-Trump network publishes personal information in how-to doxxing document on opposition activists

Next time you sign a political petition, make sure the signatures are set to private. This past weekend, an online network of Trump supporters built a document detailing the names, addresses and phone numbers of thousands of anti-Trump activists, building off of an anti-fascism petition signed by...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:47pm

A sinkhole opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago, and the internet is loving it

A sinkhole has opened up right in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and the internet just can’t get enough of the metaphors. Palm Beach officials reported that the 4-feet-by-4-feet sinkhole erupted on the road in front the Trump Organization-owned resort at 10:34 a.m...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:04pm

Donald Trump is 'exhausted': White House press office

In the latest of several policy reversals since his presidential campaign, Donald Trump is tired. During the 2016 presidential election, one of Trump's prominent attacks on Hillary Clinton was that Clinton lacked the "stamina" to be president. Clinton pointed out that during her time...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:59am

Michelle Obama packs her lunch every day — and she's sharing her go-to recipe

If you’re anything like us, your arsenal of lunch staples has some starring cast members: simple sandwiches, grilled anything plus veggies and rice, last night’s dinner leftovers reinvented with some extra hits of hot sauce. When do your taste buds tire of your signature potato salad,...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment in Senate's Russia probe: Reports

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on Monday. Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:11pm

Trump visits Israel in search of revived peace process

U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on Monday he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East. On the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office, Trump is to hold talks separately with...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:21am

Trump's America: What a fine religion you people have

Look who’s pals with the Muslims now! After famously snarling that “Islam hates us” and campaigning for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, Donald Trump stood before the world’s Muslim leaders and sounded almost like a normal American president. The fight...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

Melania and Ivanka Trump go sans headscarves in Saudi Arabia; Trump criticized Michelle Obama for same move

As first lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka stepped onto the tarmac Saturday, one thing was conspicuously missing from their fashionable ensembles: headscarves. Going sans headscarves is nothing new for female Western dignitaries in recent years — former Secretary of State Hillary...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out" terrorism from their countries on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups. Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:20pm