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White House accused of picking media favorites

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President Donald Trump's White House barred several major US media outlets from a daily press briefing Friday, raising accusations of favoritism. The White House excluded some outlets that have provided critical coverage like CNN and the New York Times from an off-camera event that replaced the traditional on-camera daily briefing. Much smaller conservative outlets like the One America News Network that have provided favorable coverage did attend.

Fans wave what appear to be Russian flags in support of Trump at CPAC

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America has always been the land of red, white and blue — but now those colors come with a Russian twist. On Friday, some attendees at CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action conference, waved tiny flags that appear to be exactly copies of the Russian flag, however these have the word "Trump" emblazoned on them.  CPAC staff quickly went around and confiscated those flags so please, stop worrying America, there's clearly no pattern. Go home and find those leakers! SEE ALSO: What to do when you're so overwhelmed by the Trump presidency you can barely move The difference between the Russian flag and these Trump flags is profound.   Russian flag on left. Trump flag at CPAC on right. Nothing to see here. #CPAC2017 #russia @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/druOBp8eUS — republicaninexile (@republicinexile) February 24, 2017 Was this a prank or a really bad move? Photos of Russia  flags at CPAC during #Trump speech, later confiscated by organizers.Via @thehill pic.twitter.com/3Uuv8BPfJB — Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) February 24, 2017 Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them. pic.twitter.com/YhPpkwFCNc — Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 24, 2017 A Gallup poll recently found that Republican support for Putin has increased since Trump's election. In 2015, just 13 percent approved of what he's going. In 2017, that number climbed to 22 percent. Trump has come under fire in recent weeks after a bombshell report from the New York Times alleged that the President's aides had frequent contact with Russian intelligence officials throughout his campaign. Nothing to see here folks. Move right along. BONUS: Here's a clip of Kellyanne Conway's previous (and mercifully brief) career in stand-up comedy

Planned Back-Channel Talks Between U.S., North Korea Scuttled

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The talks, which would have been the first between the two sides on U.S. soil in nearly six years, were contingent on visa approvals for Pyongyang’s top envoy on American relations, according to people familiar with the matter.

Americans Agree ACA Needs Changes, Divided Over Scope

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Americans agree that the health care law needs a fix, but there are still big divisions on how big the scope of the changes should be.

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

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By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback.

Illinois state worker union members approve strike if needed

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Illinois could face a shutdown of its state government after its biggest labor union representing state workers said on Thursday its members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike. Just over 80 percent of members voted in favor of allowing the union's bargaining committee to call a strike if "no other path forward can be found" in reaching a new contract with the state, said Roberta Lynch, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. The union's 38,000 members, who include prison guards, healthcare providers for veterans and the disabled, child welfare investigators, state highway workers and others, have been without a contract since July 2015.

Guatemalan navy blocks Dutch 'abortion ship'

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Guatemala's military detains a Dutch boat that provides abortions as it entered the waters outside the Central American country. Abortion is illegal in Guatemala, unless the woman's live is at risk. Eve Johnson reports.

'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazers

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A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers say. The eclipse -- during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path -- will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Britain's conservative pol Nigel Farage exults over Trump and Brexit wins at CPAC

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Farage told American conservatives that "what happened in 2016 is the beginning of a great global revolution"

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