City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard troops, enacted strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems to slow protest movements, but demonstrators pushed on in many cities.
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Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Steve Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
US President Trump lashes out at his accusers in the Senate, says he wouldn't attend any of the impeachment trial, but adds, "I'd sort of love to sit right there front row, and stare at their corrupt faces."
Riyadh will withdraw its cadets receiving military training in US following an investigation into a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three Americans at a naval base that US Attorney General William Barr branded "an act of terrorism."
Bezos' statement comes off the back of controversy over whether internet giants who say they want to make the world better should be involved in the defence industry.
US President Donald Trump confirms death of Daesh terror group leader in a US military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. Trump says Baghdadi did not die of a hero and spent his final moments "crying, "whimpering" and "screaming."
Remarks by Defense Department spokesman are in contrast to comments made earlier in the day by Senator Jim Inhofe who said a decision was made to stop training the Turkish pilots.
Republican Arizona Senator McSally, who is the first female air force fighter pilot in the US military, made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on the military's efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they occur.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press" and "Fox News Sunday," said "you absolutely cannot" eliminate the possibility of another shutdown on Friday if a deal is not reached over the wall.
The Swiss government says the ruling strengthened its ability to protect its brands such as Swiss Army, Swiss Military and Swiss Air Force, from being commercially exploited
The Pentagon says it wrapped up the programme in 2012, but the New York Times has quoted sources as saying that UFO 'episodes' continue to be investigated.
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