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U.S. Vows No New Foreign Aid To Central America Without Migrant Action
By Matthew Lee, AP
The Trump administration said it will not allow new funding to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala until those countries reduce migrant flows to the U.S.
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Senate Democrats Push State Department For Answers On Its Pride Month Policies
17 Democrats urged the Trump administration to explain why it is reversing policies on Pride Month.
Trump Touts New Farm Trade Pact In Deal With Mexico That Doesn't Seem To Exist
There's no mention of it in State Department declaration, and Mexican officials told Bloomberg News they were not aware of it.
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Some U.S. Embassies, Diplomats Defy Trump Policy Against Flying Rainbow Pride Flags
One envoy called it a "Category 1 insurrection."
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Mexico Agreed To Deploy National Guard Months Before Deal With Trump: Report
Mexico promised to deploy troops throughout its country months before Trump threatened a tariff, The New York Times reported.
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Official's Climate Warning Blocked Because It Didn't 'Jibe' With Trump's View: Report
The White House stepped in when the State Department refused to cut comments about "potentially catastrophic" warming from an analyst's House testimony.
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Trump Administration Denies U.S. Embassies Permission To Fly Pride Flag: Reports
Embassies had previously flown the rainbow flag in June in support of LGBTQ Pride Month.
Lawmakers Call For End To Citizenship Policy Unfair To Kids Of Same-Sex Couples
The State Department's “discriminatory misinterpretation of U.S. law” harms American families, 19 senators wrote.
Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants Now Required To Submit 5-Year Social Media History
Under a new State Department policy, visa applicants to the U.S. will need to submit their social media usernames, email addresses and phone numbers.
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U.S. Warns Syria's Assad, Suggests Regime May Still Be Using Chemical Weapons
The State Department said Washington would "respond quickly and appropriately" if Assad was found to have launched a chemical weapon attack.
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Heather Nauert To Be Nominated To Post Overseeing White House Fellowships
The former State Department spokeswoman and Fox News host withdrew her name from consideration to be the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in February.
Trump Likely Approved $2 Million Deal For Otto Warmbier's Release: Former U.S. Official
Joseph Yun said he signed the agreement in June 2017 when he was the U.S. State Department’s special representative to North Korea.
State Department Identifies And Bans 16 People With 'Roles' In Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly ordered the journalist’s assassination, was not among those named.
Journalist Rips State Department For Yanking 'Courage' Award After Snarky Tweet To Trump
"President Trump’s attacks against the media are disgraceful," Finnish reporter Jessikka Aro said.
Watchdog Demands Record Of Mike Pompeo's Briefing To 'Faith-Based' Media Only
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington seeks to determine if access was blocked based on religion.
Pompeo Briefing On World Religious Freedom Given Exclusively To 'Faith-Based Media'
"Can’t recall religion being a test before for journalists," tweets NBC's Andrea Mitchell on the secretary of state's exclusive talk before Mideast trip.
Kim — Not Trump — Was Right About Summit Snag, Says State Department
Just to set the record straight.
More Than 37,000 Visa Applications Denied In 2018 Due To Trump's Travel Ban
Visa denials are up by at least 1,000 over the year before.
Gay Israeli-American Couple's 2-Year-Old Son Is US Citizen, Judge Rules
By Christopher Weber, AP
Dads Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks had sought the same rights for Ethan as his twin brother, Aiden.
U.S. Warns Americans Not To Travel To Venezuela
The advisory also came on the same day the Venezuelan government announced an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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State Department Forced To Cancel Border Security Conference Due To Shutdown
Add that to the list of things the Trump administration is delaying because key federal agencies lack funds.
Brett McGurk Says State Department Facing 'Extremely Difficult Circumstances' In Farewell Tweet
The outgoing U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting ISIS resigned over President Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal plan.
Ambassador's Sudden Exit Amid Deportation Fight Was Totally Normal, State Department Says
Last year, the department ordered Ted Osius to leave his post — and his host country of Vietnam. Then it told diplomats to deny anything unusual took place.
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Mother Will See Terminally Ill Toddler After Trump Travel Ban Hurdle (UPDATED)
The child's father is an American citizen who brought the 2-year-old to California for treatment.
Florida Woman Sent Ominous Message Before Disappearing In Costa Rica
Carla Stefaniak has not been seen or heard from in nearly a week.
In First-Of-Its-Kind Lawsuit, Baltimore Sues Trump Over Immigrants' Access To Benefits
City officials say the Trump administration's "unconstitutional" immigration policy is deterring residents from accessing food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits.
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