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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on how a slaughter at a girls’ school may foretell Afghanistan’s future:...

A half-hour away: How Trump opted against Iran strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how t...

Trump threatens veto of measures to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto resolutions in Congress aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. A White House statement says the bills "would se...

US point person on Iran says Trump wants to negotiate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump's Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a ...

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near th...

Lawmakers say doctored videos pose national security threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers and experts said Thursday that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election.  The te...

Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats rebuffed attempts by Republicans Wednesday to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key to deterring Russia...

Lawmakers challenge Trump official on Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are grilling State Department officials over President Donald Trump's move to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional review. House Foreign Affair...

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are banding together to try and stop the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jerse...

Key Senate Democrat warns of Barr's expanded powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. ...

Senator: Trump says will use loophole to sell arms to Saudis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez says the Trump administration has notified Congress it will use a loophole in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. ...

Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials sai...

Trump mulls bypassing Congress on Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make a new arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress. ...

Dual hearings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump's Iran policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked...

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — With questions mounting over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have ...