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Trump: Defense Secretary Mattis can ‘override’ me on torture

Trump: Defense Secretary Mattis can 'override' me on torture

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday he will allow his Defense Secretary James Mattis to “override” him on torture, an issue on which the two men disagree. “I don’t necessarily agree, but I would tell you that he would override because I am giving him that power,” Trump said Friday during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Obama unleashed

Los Angeles (CNN)Maybe it’s his rapidly approaching return to life as a normal citizen. Or the knowledge that, two weeks from Election Day, his preferred successor is enjoying a decisive edge over Donald Trump. Or maybe it was just the West Coast vibe. In California this week, a loosened President Barack Obama left few Republicans spared in a fierce reproach ...

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Buzz grows in Dem circles over Kaine as Clinton VP

Washington (CNN)Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is emerging as an early favorite to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate among major Democratic donors, operatives and congressional Democrats, who argue the Spanish-speaking former governor could be a steady hand in a difficult election environment. As the party establishment begins to shift its attention to a likely general election matchup against Donald Trump, many ...

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Democratic town hall: Clinton, Sanders poised to face off

(CNN)Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will appeal directly to voters in Iowa on Monday night during an intimate CNN town hall meeting, as they seek a critical edge in a neck-and-neck race, exactly a week before the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Watch CNN’s Democratic town hall, airing live from Iowa on Monday, 9 p.m. ET The rivals, as well as long shot ...

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U.S. sanctions North Korean leader for first time over human rights abuses

Washington (CNN)The Obama administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other regime officials for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people. The move marked the first time Washington sanctioned Kim Jong Un personally. Administration officials said Kim was “ultimately responsible” for what they called “North Korea’s notorious abuses ...

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