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Trump Previews Trade Talks with China 'At a Different Level'
US President Trump said Thursday that trade negotiations with China scheduled to occur later in the day would be 'at a different level,' according to Fox News Radio.
Trump Says U.S. To Retain Military Presence In Afghanistan, Even With Peace Deal
President Donald Trump says the United States will continue to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan even after a peace deal with the Taliban is reached.
Signs of new U.S.-China trade discussions emerge as increased tariffs loom
The United States and China gave signs on Thursday that they will resume trade talks as the two economic superpowers discussed the next round of in-person negotiations in September ahead of a looming deadline for additional U.S. tariffs.
Two More Countries Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Honduras and the Republic of Nauru may be two different countries on two different sides of the globe, but one thing they have in common is they both recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
US sanctions Lebanese bank used by Hezbollah, Gaza terror finance network
The Treasury Department on Thursday targeted a Lebanese bank the Trump administration calls the 'bank of choice' of Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy in Lebanon, as part of a maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.
As tensions spike in north, IDF cancels leave for combat brigades
The army’s Northern Command said Thursday it had canceled all leave for combat brigades on Israel’s northern border, just hours after the military’s commander in the north warned Israel would offer a 'harsh' response to any Hezbollah attack.
Inside the United States
Trump Administration Puts Small Dent in Planned Parenthood Funding
Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in federal funding following a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision not to freeze a new Department of Health and Human Services rule.
U.S. economy slowing, but consumers limiting downside
U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter, the government confirmed on Thursday, but the strongest consumer spending in 4-1/2 years amid a solid labor market threw cold water on financial market expectations of a recession.
Hurricane Dorian Strengthens, Florida Declares State of Emergency
The National Hurricane Center said late Thursday that Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday and remain an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane through the weekend as it sucks up the warm Atlantic waters.
'The Bible Stays': VP Mike Pence Says VA Hospitals 'Will Not Be Religion-Free Zones'
Vice President Mike Pence is vowing 'the Bible stays' in a display at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.