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Trump Organization and Trump SoHo cut ties

LeBron James declines to stay at Trump hotel The owner of the struggling Trump SoHo building in New York City reached a deal to end its contract with the Trump Organization early. Trump SoHo is a condominium hotel in a posh downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Although it brandishes the Trump name, it’s owned by CIM Group, a California-based real estate investment firm. Under their contract, CIM Group pays the Trump Organization licensing and management fees. In return, the Trump Organization handles the building’s day-to-day operations and, of course, lends the establishment ...

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Trump Justice Department puts Corporate America on notice

AT&T CEO: Sale of CNN a ‘non-starter’ Blocking AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner is a seemingly odd assault on business from the CEO president. President Trump’s Justice Department just became the first since the Carter administration to fight a merger between two companies in different lines of business. Because those so-called vertical mergers typically don’t reduce competition, U.S. regulators very rarely try to stop them. The government’s effort to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, would be a stunning move for an administration of ...

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Trump blasts Goodell, LaVar in series of tweets

7:22 AM ET President Donald Trump continued to target NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and LaVar Ball, criticizing both in a series of tweets Wednesday. Trump bashed a plan, as reported by The Washington Post, that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem, saying it is “almost as bad as kneeling.” The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally ...

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Trump administration slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Why North Korean sanctions have failed The Trump administration intensified pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing another round of sanctions — this time, on a Chinese businessman and several North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels. “As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we are steadfast in our determination to maximize economic pressure to isolate it from outside sources of trade and revenue while exposing its evasive tactics,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement. ...

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Trump to freed UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

7:36 AM ET ESPN news services President Trump had wondered if he’d receive thanks from the UCLA players after he helped secure their release from China following a shoplifting incident. He did. He had a response on Thursday. To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You’re welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2017 ….your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and ...

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Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

For the first time in over 40 years, Congress has examined a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. Some senators expressed concern that the president might irresponsibly order a nuclear strike; others said he must have the authority to act without meddling from lawyers. The last time Congress debated this issue was in March 1976. Trump and the nuclear codes Trump’s longstanding nuclear fixation In August, Mr Trump vowed to unleash “fire ...

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Trump hopeful of swift return of UCLA players

7:59 AM ET ESPN.com new services BEIJING — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s hopeful that three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting will be allowed to return home soon. President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested for allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou, a source confirmed to ESPN. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill could remain in Hangzhou, China, for “a week or ...

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Trump says Putin insulted by US election meddling claim

President Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can only ask so many times… he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” the US president said. Mr Putin later dismissed the allegations as “political infighting”. The US intelligence community has already concluded that Russia tried to sway the poll in favour of Mr Trump. The US justice department has appointed special investigator Robert Mueller to examine any ...

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Trump and Putin 'agree to defeat IS in Syria'

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to fight so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria until its defeat. A statement was prepared by experts after the leaders met briefly on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam on Saturday. In total, they had three encounters within 24 hours at the summit. During one conversation, Mr Trump said Mr Putin had denied allegations of meddling in the US 2016 election. Questions over Mr Trump’s ties to Moscow have dogged his presidency, with key former aides under ...

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Who is Makan Delrahim, the Trump antitrust chief?

The media merger of the decade Makan Delrahim, the Justice Department’s top antitrust cop, has been on the job for all of six weeks and he’s already in the thick of one of the largest media deals ever. Delrahim is in charge of evaluating whether corporate mergers violate antitrust laws, which seek to prevent unfair competitive practices that could harm consumers. And Delrahim has a lightning rod on the table: AT&T’s pending takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, HBO, Warner Bros., and a host of other content ...

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