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Trump Wants a Torture Proponent to Lead U.S. Human Rights Policy. The Senate Should Say No

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Donald Trump has made no secret of his penchant for torture. It was, of course, a feature of his 2016 campaign. And while former Defense Secretary James Mattis and other senior foreign policy appointees have rejected the practice as unlawful and inappropriate, Trump has repeatedly nominated figures involved in or supportive of Bush-era torture for positions in both his administration and the federal judiciary. Now, the president has nominated yet another official with a pro-torture background-Marshall Billingslea, who currently serves as assistant Treasury secretary for terrorist...
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POLITICO Playbook: Democrats' impeachment pickle

POLITICO Playbook: Democrats' impeachment pickle

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And Iran says it won't engage in talks with the U.S. at any level.
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China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghan U.N. mission - diplomats

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UNITED NATIONS - China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road project, diplomats said on Monday.
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China's Deputy Finance Minister Liao Min Heads to the U.S. to Prepare for Trade Talks

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BEIJING - A Chinese envoy will head to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations.
The announcement Tuesday follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ahead of the October talks on their fight over trade and technology, which threatens to dampen global economic growth.
A deputy finance minister, Liao Min, will lead a delegation to Washington to “pave the way” for the 13th round of negotiations, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It gave no details of their agenda.
The two governments have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods. That has battered...
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US policy of ‘maximum pressure' will fail, Iran's Supreme Leader vows

US policy of ‘maximum pressure' will fail, Iran's Supreme Leader vows

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Tehran is not interested in dialogue with the US and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Iran will fail, the country's Supreme Leader has stated. His remarks come as the US ratchets up its hostile posturing aimed at Iran.
“Iranian officials will never talk to America... this is part of their policy of maximum pressure on Iran... their policy of maximum pressure will fail,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state media.
US President Donald Trump remains open to meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but Khamenei said that Iran would not hold...
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Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

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DUBAI - Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States, but could engage in multilateral discussions if Washington returns to the 2015 nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV.
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Ahead of UN meeting, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says 'there will be no talks with the US at any level'

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Iran's supreme leader: No talk with the US at any level

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Ahead of UN meeting, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says 'there will be no talks with the US at any level'
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Iran's leader Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

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DUBAI - Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, state TV reported.
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Iran's Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

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DUBAI - Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV.
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Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

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Thirty-eight people violated security protocols around non-classified emails, the probe found. Read more ...

Van Jones: Hillary Clinton Is Playing A 'Dangerous Game' With Tulsi Gabbard...

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