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Injuries: Tom Brady jams throwing hand, X-rays negative

The New England Patriots dodged a serious bullet ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, quarterback Tom Brady jammed his right throwing hand at practice Wednesday after accidentally being run into by a teammate. Brady's X-rays, however, revealed no structural damage and the issue "sounds manageable,"…

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Trump administration bars Haitians from US visas for low-skilled work

Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after President Donald Trump…

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US plans open-ended presence in Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US special forces and military advisers are deployed in northern and eastern Syria The US will maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria to ensure the enduring defeat of the jihadist group Islamic State, counter Iranian influence, and help end the civil war. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said…

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Haitians barred from applying for visas for low-skilled work in U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had removed Haiti from a list of countries whose citizens are permitted to apply for low-skilled work visas, Reuters reported Wednesday night. In a regulatory filing, DHS cited "high levels of fraud and abuse" from Haitians who use the program as well as a “high rate of overstaying the…

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Majority Of Americans See Trump’s First Year As A Failure

President Trump listens to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during a joint press conference in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images President Trump listens to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during a joint press conference in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. Pool/Getty Images As President Trump approaches the…

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Syria Responds to Tillerson’s US Military Engagement Pledge

STATE DEPARTMENT —  Syria's Foreign Ministry said Thursday the U.S. military's presence in Syria is an act of aggression and a violation of sovereignty. The comments came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined plans in a speech Wednesday for the United States to remain engaged diplomatically and militarily in Syria long after the…

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Officials fear China compromised US covert communications, report says

U.S. intelligence officials remain concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas informants, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for allegedly retaining classified information, The Washington Post reported. Between 18 and 20 key CIA sources in China went dark from 2010 to 2012, in…

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