10,000 Dead Worldwide From Coronavirus

The United States warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an “indefinite” absence, and California’s governor asked all 40 million residents to stay home, to try to slow a pandemic toll that on Friday surpassed 10,000 people worldwide.

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Pompeo Grilled on Outbreak Readiness as Iran Hearing Goes Afield

As stock markets quake and anxiety over the coronavirus spreads, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worked in a deeply contentious hearing Friday to assure lawmakers that the Trump administration is capable of handling an outbreak in the U.S. 

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In Munich, Frost Thickens on US-Europe Relations

In a speech at an annual gathering in Munich where world leaders and foreign policy experts chew on the state of the world, a tone deaf Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to dispel European misgivings over the trustworthiness of American leadership and dismiss notions that the power of the West is in decline.

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US-Europe Relations to Be Tested at Security Summit

Some of President Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as the secretaries of state and defense head to an annual security forum in Germany. Strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship have cast doubt on whether they can count on much help from European leaders in advancing Trump’s agenda.

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States Sue Over White House Plans to Loosen 3D-Printed Gun Restrictions

Accusing the Trump administration of jeopardizing public safety to appease gun lobbyists, 21 attorneys general sued the federal government Thursday over new rules that make it easier to distribute blueprints for 3D-printed guns online.

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