• After delay, Trump fulfills his $25,000 promise to the father of a fallen US soldier – The Denver Post
  • Today in history — October 23
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal
  • Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate
  • Sgt. La David Johnson's widow says Trump made her cry during call

After delay, Trump fulfills his $25,000 promise to the father of a fallen US soldier – The Denver Post

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post The father of a fallen U.S. soldier has received the $25,000 that President Donald Trump promised him three months ago, perhaps ending one of the controversies since Trump falsely claimed last week to have spoken with nearly every military family who has lost a loved since he became commander in chief. Trump made out the check to Chris Baldridge, whose 22-year-old son Dillon, an…

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Today in history — October 23

In sparring with a grieving widow, Trump follows his no-apology playbook October 23, 2017, 10:52 pm The controversy over President Donald Trump’s treatment of fallen service members escalated Monday, its eighth straight day, when the grieving widow of one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger broke her silence and described how the president’s blunders on his condolence call left her angry and in tears. Source link

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal

Hong Kong’s highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail Tuesday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014. The pair were imprisoned after the justice secretary succeeded in getting an earlier, more lenient sentence overturned, raising concerns about political interference in the courts and waning tolerance for dissent in the Chinese-controlled city. The decision to release…

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Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate

SAN FRANCISCO –  Prosecutors called the father of Kate Steinle as their first witness in the murder trial of the man charged with fatally shooting his daughter in San Francisco two years ago. With his lower-lip quivering with emotion and a packed courtroom hanging on every word, Jim Steinle recounted the final moments of his daughter’s life as they walked on a summer evening stroll on a San Francisco pier…

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John McCain critiques Trump without labeling him ‘draft dodger’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor’s note. McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, stopped short of labeling Trump a “draft dodger” for getting five draft deferments. But the senator’s comments came…

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Donald Trump: John McCain declines to call him a ‘draft dodger’ after slamming bone spurs deferment – Donald Trump’s America

Updated October 24, 2017 09:38:48 Video: Senator McCain slammed medical deferments during an interview with CSPAN (ABC News) Republican senator John McCain has declined to label Donald Trump a “draft dodger”, even as he renewed his veiled criticism of the medical deferments that kept the US President from serving in the Vietnam War. Key points: McCain says it’s wrong the poorest had to serve while the wealthy got bone spurs…

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Trump disputes military widow’s account of condolence call

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Supreme Court Seeks EC Reply in 4 Weeks on Plea Against Bihar CM

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