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President Trump Signs 3 Presidential Memoranda, Pulls US From TPP

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed three presidential memoranda this morning, taking immediate action on at least one main campaign promise.One presidential memorandum called for the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fulfilling a promise made on the campaign trail in a move he says will help American businesses."Great thing for the American worker, what we just did," Trump said as he signed that presidential memorandum at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.The next presidential memorandum he signed was a hiring freeze on all ...

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US Stocks Close Lower as President Trump Begins Term

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed lower Monday after President Trump began his first full days in office.The Dow fell 27.40 (-0.14 percent) to finish at 19,799.85.The Nasdaq gave up 2.39 (-0.04 percent) to close at 5,552.94, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,265.20, down 6.11 (-0.27 percent) from its open.Crude oil prices were under $53 a barrel, down nearly 1 percent.President Trump: After a rocky weekend, the president met with key U.S. business leaders at the White House on Monday where he renewed his ...

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White House Open to Cooperation with Russia in Syria, Press Secretary Says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Monday that President Donald Trump would be willing to collaborate with Russia on military operations against ISIS in Syria.The comment in a press conference at the White House on Monday afternoon came after the Pentagon earlier in the day denied a Russian government claim that it had collaborated with the United States on a combat mission in northwestern Syria."I think the president says he is going to work with any country that shares our interest ...

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Boston Man Accused of Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers Hotel

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A lawyer for a man accused of pulling the fire alarm at a hotel for the Pittsburgh Steelers says the 25-year-old is a "die-hard Patriots fan," according to ABC affiliate WCVB-TV.Police in Boston said Dennis Harrison pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, before the AFC Championship game in Foxborough, WCVB-TV reports.Harrison, who according to prosecutors was drunk, was arrested near the hotel. He appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges ...

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Behind Trump's Plan to Move the US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli officials are awaiting what could be one of the first announcements from the new Trump administration: A decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Such a move, which Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail, may please many Israelis but anger Palestinians as well as officials in Arab nations, who could see it as directly provocative and a hindrance to future peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.Palestinians claim Jerusalem as a capital of their future state, and ...

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: 'Our Intention Is Never to Lie'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that he believes that his job is to be honest with the public but "sometimes we can disagree with the facts but our intention is never to lie.""There are certain things that we may -- we may not fully understand when we come out but our intention is never the lie to you," he said.Monday's news conference is the first time Spicer is taking reporters' questions since the inauguration. On Saturday, he appeared in the ...

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Seven Major Foreign Policy Challenges Facing President Donald Trump

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has inherited a number of foreign policy challenges spanning the globe from the Middle East through East Asia.Trump tweeted Monday morning that "THE WORK BEGINS!" yet many of his top foreign policy positions have yet to be confirmed by the Senate, including CIA director and secretary of state.The White House website says Trump will execute an "American first foreign policy ... focused on American interests and American national security." The White House ...

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Donald Trump’s victory was, in the only sense that matters when it comes to picking a U.S. president, massive.

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UT Health Logo Healthy New Year: A Happier New You

At the start of every new year we tell ourselves that this time we really mean it. We’re going to lose weight, quit smoking and in general start taking better care of ourselves. And then the year goes by and by the next New Year’s Day, we’re right where we started.
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