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Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, top congressional Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a "meltdown."

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Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal to end a 31-day strike by nearly 50,000 workers.

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Twelve Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a wide-ranging debate featuring the largest number of qualifying candidates on the same stage. Here's a look at how some of their claims stack up with the facts.

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Senate Republican and Democratic leaders say President Donald Trump's pullout of U.S. forces in Syria may have created a "power vacuum" that could pose a threat to the U.S. and its allies.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had warned against pulling out of the area and released a statement Tuesday morning on what he thinks the government needs to do to "avoid strategic calamity" in the Middle East.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria threatens a "strategic calamity" and "catastrophic outcome" for American interests in the region.

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National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.

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Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos.

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States.

The Center for Disease Control has confirmed that a resident from Elkhart County in northern Indiana has died after contracting the rare eastern equine encephalitis virus.

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A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said.

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 Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency.

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 A Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday morning, leaving at least one person dead and three unaccounted for, authorities said.