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(FILES) This file photo taken on June 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a signing ceremony for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC.President Donald Trump likes to tweet early in the morning -- often while watching television. But on August 15, 2017, he may have hit the button a bit too quickly.From Trump Tower in New York, where he is spending a few days, the Republican leader retweeted a message from a man who called him a "fascist." It took him about 20 minutes to delete it.The man was replying to a Fox News tweet about the possibility that Trump could issue a pardon to Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who has courted controversy -- and earned a conviction -- over his tough stance on immigrants. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Here's A List Of Countries And Leaders Trump Has Insulted Since His Election

It's been almost a year since Donald Trump emerged from an election campaign of threats, lies and vitriol as the future president of the United States of America. His victory speech on Nov. 9, 2016, s...
A demonstrator wears an American flag themed hat and a campaign scarf during the 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' rally in front of The White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia sponsored the event in which hundreds gather to show support for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Less Healthy Americans Were More Likely To Vote Trump, Research Finds

Parts of the U.S. where gains in life expectancy during recent decades fell below the national average were also areas where Donald Trump was more likely to outperform Hillary Clinton in the 2016 pres...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, waves to supporters during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Chancellor In German Election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has come out on top in Germany's national election on Sunday, according to early exit polls, putting her on the path for a fourth term in power. E...
Picture taken on May 11, 2016 shows street artist Ibo Omari overpainting a swastika in Berlin.A ragtag band of Berlin street artists is taking aim at an urban scourge of neo-Nazi graffiti, using 'love and humour' to turn swastikas into colourful symbols of inclusiveness. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Sophia Kembowski / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION///TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY OCEANE LAZE AND DEBORAH COLE (Photo credit should read SOPHIA KEMBOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

These Street Artists Are Turning Swastikas Into Playful Art

Street artists in Berlin are responding to neo-Nazi hate symbols graffitied around the city in the best way: by turning them into playful art. Local graffiti artist and shop owner Ibo Omari has been...

Citizens Against Monopoly

It's been more than 70 years since we've seen a broad-based citizens movement against the power of monopoly. It's long past time for one, and the following story is why. In late June, the European com...
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York on August 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A Divided Country Is Exactly What Trump Wants

WASHINGTON — Let's be clear about what President Donald Trump was up to Tuesday during his press conference in Trump Tower, and what his longer-range plan is for surviving, if not prospering, in...
A policeman looks at a photo exhibition "Lampedusa 361" on Theater square in Dresden, GermanyFebruary 10, 2017. An art installation presents photographs of the tombs of migrants who died while trying to reach Europe. REUTERS/Matthias Schumann

American Tourist Punched For Giving Nazi Salute In Germany

An American tourist suffered minor injuries in the German city of Dresden on Saturday morning after he was punched and beaten for repeatedly giving Nazi salutes. German police are investigating the ma...
HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 7: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - ' RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS AND INFORMATION OFFICE / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) shake hands during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. (Photo by Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Had A Second Meeting With Vladimir Putin At G-20 Summit

President Donald Trump had a second, informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit earlier this month, White House officials confirmed Tuesday. Officials had not confirmed...
A combination photo shows Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during their third and final debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump Is Right: Hillary Was Held To A Different Standard

NEW YORK ― President Donald Trump tried to deflect attention away from his campaign's repeated lies about its dealings with the Russian government and onto Hillary Clinton Wednesday morning, spouting...
A woman with a child walks past a mural of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Belgrade, Serbia, December 4, 2016. The text on the mural reads in Russian, Serbia and English "Kosovo is Serbia". REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Trump Goes One-On-One With The Russian Who Helped Him Win

WASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump wants to make a good first impression with Russian leader Vladimir Putin when they meet Friday, two words he might consider starting with are "thank" and "...
The Republican-led legislature passed a new bill this month aimed at so-called &ldquo;fetal homicide&rdquo; that <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/State-Senate-Roundup:-Fetal-homicide-bill-passes-Senate" target="_blank">would define a fetus as a person after 20 weeks</a>&nbsp;of pregnancy.

New Hampshire Republicans Accidentally Pass Law Allowing Pregnant Women To Kill People

Lawmakers in New Hampshire scrambled to close a legal loophole on Thursday after passing a piece of legislation that, on paper, may have allowed pregnant women to commit murder without any repercussio...
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event announcing the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump’s New Thoughts On His Travel Ban Are Making His Lawyers’ Lives Miserable

WASHINGTON ― Government lawyers trying to defend President Donald Trump's travel ban in court might be excused if they decide they are stuck with the world's worst client. With the case now before the...