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The Trump administration's waffling on going to the Olympics is unfair to South Korea

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It shouldn't be hard, as the White House made it, to say the US will participate in the Winter Olympics.
It's important that the US participate as a show of solidarity with the host country, South Korea.
Eventually, the White House found a way to say we are going.
Is it really that hard to say the US will participate in the Winter Olympics?
I can't figure out whether UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders created a controversy about US participation in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea on purpose or by accident. But they shouldn't...
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Trump administration backtracks on cuts to program helping homeless veterans after outrage

Trump administration backtracks on cuts to program helping homeless veterans after outrage

7 monthes ago   |   By

Associated Press
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said last week that the VA would end one of its two veterans' homeless programs.
The money would go to local VA hospitals that would decide how to spend it.
Shulkin announced Thursday that the department would not cut the program.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced Thursday that the department would not cut a program helping homeless veterans, that it previously had said it would end.
"There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless program," Shulkin said in a news release on Wednesday, just...
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White House press secretary backtracks minutes after suggesting US could skip 2018 Olympics, says US 'looks forward to participating'

White House press secretary backtracks minutes after suggesting US could skip 2018 Olympics, says US 'looks forward to participating'

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said "no official decision" had been made on whether the US would attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The comments came after US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said it was an "open question" whether the US would attend out of safety concerns.
Sanders, however, clarified moments after the press briefing that the US "looks forward to participating" in the 2018 Olympics.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday clarified that the US "looks forward to participating" in the 2018...
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