Trump has condemned Bowe Bergdahl and his Taliban release from the beginning

Trump has condemned Bowe Bergdahl and his Taliban release from the beginning

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump was open about his displeasure of then-President Obama’s deal to retrieve Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan after his 2009 disappearance and capture by the Taliban. Beyond condemning the deal itself, Trump also verbally attacked Bergdahl repeatedly, calling him a traitor and a deserter. U.S. officials reached a deal in 2014 to release several Taliban prisons in exchange for Bergdahl, but then charged him with desertion with intention…

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WATCH: On the front lines with police officers in real time

WATCH: On the front lines with police officers in real time

Transcript for On the front lines with police officers in real time We’re back with a realtime look at one of the most dangerous calls police officers face when a suspect is threatens people’s lives and willing to lose their own. We’re showing a call that officers got on “Live pd” this weekend. Dan Abrams the coast. This is scary. It happens all the time. Yeah, look, we watched live as sheriff’s deputies from Pasco…

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Death toll in ‘barbaric’ bombing in Somalia rises to 300

Death toll in ‘barbaric’ bombing in Somalia rises to 300

Two powerful truck bombs in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 300 people and injured about 300 more, in what authorities call the deadliest attack in the country’s history. Funerals have begun for the killed who have been found. But the death toll from the attacks is expected to rise, as rescue workers continue attempts to pull victims from the rubble. The government has blamed the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group for…

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EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea

EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea

The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The sanctions agreed by EU foreign ministers Monday include a total ban on EU investment in North Korea, and a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The EU slashed from 15,000 to 5,000 euros ($17,700 to 5,900) the amount of money people can send to North Korea, as it believes these “personal remittances”…

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WATCH: Candidate Trump’s harsh words for Bowe Bergdahl

WATCH: Candidate Trump’s harsh words for Bowe Bergdahl

Now Playing: Candidate Trump’s harsh words for Bowe Bergdahl Now Playing: Bannon declares ‘war’ against GOP establishment Now Playing: Republican-led Congress faces legislative battles Now Playing: The Note: Trump moves to break governing deadlock, but can’t just go-it-alone Now Playing: Steve Bannon warns of ‘open season’ on politicians who stand in Trump’s way Now Playing: Sykes: Republicans have allied themselves with a ‘mad king’ Now Playing: Van Jones: Silicon Valley needs to be worried that…

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Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion, misbehavior case

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion, misbehavior case

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of desertion with intention to shirk duty and misbehavior before the enemy stemming from his 2009 disappearance and capture by the Taliban. Bergdahl drew international headlines after he left his Army outpost in Afghanistan over eight years ago. He was captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years until his release was negotiated in 2014 by the Obama administration as part of a…

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Justices to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

Justices to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland. The case is among several legal clashes…

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The Note: Trump moves to break governing deadlock, but can’t just go-it-alone

The Note: Trump moves to break governing deadlock, but can’t just go-it-alone

THE TAKE with ABC News’ RICK KLEIN The Trump presidency is no longer defined by paralysis. However, this flurry of unilateral action does not mean President Trump can ride alone and expect to get results. This presidential phase may be one of disruptive action — with Trump blowing things up to force things along. But the White House will also have to enter a cooperative phase if it wants to accomplish some key goals. That’s…

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Ireland, UK brace for Ophelia; officials warn of ‘danger to life’

Ireland, UK brace for Ophelia; officials warn of ‘danger to life’

Storm Ophelia was beginning to pummel Ireland early Monday and is expected to hit Scotland and Northern Ireland, bringing “violent and destructive” wind gusting up to 90 mph as well as flooding due to heavy rain and storm surges. Forecasters said Ophelia is likely to be the most powerful storm to hit Ireland since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. Ireland closed schools and hospitals ahead of Ophelia, placed troops on standby and warned people to stay…

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Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments

Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins at Fort Bragg today as he doubts that he could get a fair trial following campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five years in a Taliban cage, Trump had called Sgt. Bergdahl a “traitor” who should be executed in several campaign speeches as a presidential candidate. In an on-camera…

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