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As protests rage, Trump will not move to seize control of National Guard troops

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will not take the dramatic step for now of seeking control of the National Guard, his national security adviser said on Sunday as protests flared in U.S. cities after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in police custody last week.

As protests rage, Trump will not move to seize control of National Guard troops

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will not take the dramatic step for now of seeking control of the National Guard, his national security adviser said on Sunday as protests flared in U.S. cities after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in police custody last week. | Video

Democrats launch probe of Trump's firing of State Department watchdog

17 May 2020

WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump's move to oust the State Department's internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration. | Video

France defends equal access to any vaccine as U.S. eyes its own plans

14 May 2020

PARIS/WASHINGTON France said on Thursday that the world's nations would have equal access to any novel coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi , a day after the CEO suggested that Americans would likely be the first in line. | Video

White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens

10 May 2020

WASHINGTON The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation, officials said on Sunday, while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months. | Video

Pence spokeswoman, married to top Trump adviser, diagnosed with coronavirus

09 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary, the wife of one of President Donald Trump's senior advisers, has tested positive for the coronavirus, raising alarm about the virus' potential spread within the White House's inner most circle. | Video

Trump says he did not wear mask at Honeywell facility after consulting CEO

06 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not wear a mask during a tour on Tuesday of a Honeywell International Inc factory in Arizona after consulting the company's chief executive, despite requirements at the plant that workers wear them.

Trump says coronavirus task force to work 'indefinitely,' shift focus

06 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his White House coronavirus task force would remain in place but with a focus on medical treatments and easing restrictions on businesses and social life and perhaps with different advisers.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Citing no evidence, Trump accuses Democrats of wishing him failure in coronavirus response

06 May 2020

* Trump goes to Arizona, one of the states partially lifting curbs

Trump to visit factory making masks after researchers double U.S. coronavirus death projection

05 May 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday will travel far beyond the Washington area for the first time in weeks to visit Arizona, one of dozens of U.S. states that is partially lifting its shutdown of businesses to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

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