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Trump Indicates He May Revisit Pardoning Accused War Criminals After Stinging Attacks

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The president appears to be taking a step back following an outcry from veterans and former military officials.
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'He will have taken a step to dishonor our armed forces': One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army generals warns Trump against pardoning war criminals

'He will have taken a step to dishonor our armed forces': One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army generals warns Trump against pardoning war criminals

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President Donald Trump is reportedly considering pardoning several service members and military contractors.
One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army officers delivered a stark warning against the potential move.
"A pardon by President Trump for military personnel who have been convicted of battlefield crimes or are pending general court-martial would be enormously damaging to the values of the US armed forces," retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey wrote in an opinion column published in The Washington Post. "He should not take this action."
"It would tell foreign fighters that...
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U.S. District Court Partially Blocks Border Wall Construction

U.S. District Court Partially Blocks Border Wall Construction

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The Trump administration can't use money previously allocated to the Defense Department to instead fund the border wall, a federal judge ruled Friday in a temporary injunction. Oakland, California-based U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam ruled the Trump administration could not move $1 billion that was previously appropriated for other areas within the Defense Department to fund the border wall.
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Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall

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The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier.
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Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

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SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction. His order applies to two projects, scheduled to begin as early as Saturday, to replace 51 miles of fence in two areas on the Mexican border.
Gilliam issued the ruling after hearing arguments last week in two cases. California and 19 other...
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Judge Orders President Trump to Stop Building Border Wall With Emergency Money

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A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.
Gilliam issued the ruling after hearing arguments last week in two cases. California and 19 other states brought one lawsuit; the Sierra Club and...
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Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for "two or three" American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but justified because they had been treated "unfairly."
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The Latest: Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

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The Latest on U.S. judge blocking President Donald Trump from building sections of a border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency :
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Wall Street Weekahead: Trade protection doesn't have to exclude growth stocks

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The escalating U.S.-China trade war has sent dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors don't need to get all defensive just yet, according to strategists who say there are plenty of growth stocks with some insulation from China.
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U.S. Government Moves To Take Paul Manafort's Trump Tower Apartment

U.S. Government Moves To Take Paul Manafort's Trump Tower Apartment

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The former Trump campaign chairman was convicted of tax evasion and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
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U.S. judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall with money secured under emergency declaration

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SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall with money secured under emergency declaration.
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Pete Buttigieg slams President Trump for possible war crime pardons

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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg blasted President Trump on Friday for saying he is considering pardons for American soldiers accused of war crimes.
Trump told reporters on Friday he was “looking” at pardons “for a lot of different people” who have allegedly committed crimes like killing a captive enemy and shooting unarmed civilians.
“When a president joins in with this idea that it's just natural that if you serve in conflict you're going to wind up murdering somebody, he is eroding the integrity of the military and insulting the Constitution,” said Buttigieg, the South Bend, Ind...
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U.S. and China tech have played nice for decades. Now, a fork in the road

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The Trump administration's efforts to isolate China's technology development could derail next-generation technologies.
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Trump says to consider pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering pardons for "two or three" American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but justified because they had been treated "unfairly."
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