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CIA director says 'worship of Snowden" fuels rise in leaks


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo said the growing trend of leaks by state or non-state actors was triggered partially by the "worship" of whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden.

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim


President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016.

US teachers get firearm training to deal with armed assaults


Some teachers in the U.S. state of Colorado will be allowed to carry guns in school after a three-day training in aims of protecting students and school staff from potential gun violence.

Trump says he has no tapes of Comey meetings


US President Donald Trump admitted Thursday he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes.

Trump touts plan for solar-panelled Mexico wall


Donald Trump has said he is considering covering his controversial Mexican border wall with solar panels so it "pays for itself".

LA considers renaming street after Obama


The president of the Los Angeles City Council introduced on Tuesday a motion to rename a street in the city after former President Barack Obama.

Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough


President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, arrived Wednesday for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as 'terrorism'


The FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism" a knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar."

US woman killed by police while children were home after reporting theft


Seattle police shot and killed a mother of four inside her apartment in the presence of her young children after she called law enforcement to report a burglary.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer expected to take less public role


White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that have made him a prominent face of the Trump administration.