By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday denied that he was leaving his post to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Asked if there was any truth to the multiple reports about him this week, Tillerson told Reuters: "None." "People need to get better sources," he said in a brief interview at the State Department ahead of a dinner to celebrate the recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors awards. Tillerson said he hoped to be at the same reception a year from now. "I’m going to be here as long as I can be effective and get something done," he said. "We’re getting a lot done." Senior administration officials on Thursday said President Donald Trump was mulling a plan to oust the top U.S. diplomat, whose relationship with the president has been strained by Tillerson's softer line on North Korea and other policy differences. Trump denied the reports on Friday, saying in a tweet that he worked well with Tillerson and that the diplomat was not going anywhere. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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After Russian troops retreated from Lyman, a Ukrainian city Putin claimed was part of Russia, powerful Putin supporters ripped military leadership.
- Panthers Wire
In a scenario straight out of a video game, we'd have the Panthers snatching QB Kyler Murray away from the Cardinals in Week 4's "Player Prowl."
- Country Living
Singer Garth Brooks revealed the reason behind his weight loss journey in a new interview.
- The Hill
Alyssa Farah Griffin denounces Trump after Elaine Chao attack: ‘He’s not even trying to hide the racism’
CNN commentator and “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin denounced former President Trump for comments he made attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Trump said on Truth Social on Saturday that McConnell had a “death wish” for supporting bills that Democrats sponsored and referred to Chao…
- Business Insider
The US Navy said 'traces' of jet fuel were found in the water on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. A sailor says the problem was way worse.
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The four royals received new titles following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8
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- College Football News
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- The Hill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke traded barbs and sought to paint each other as inherently out of touch with the state in their first and only televised debate on Friday evening. The debate — hosted by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill — gave the candidates an opportunity…
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- Rolling Stone
The former president howled about the Senate Minority Leader and made a racist remark about former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
- Detroit Free Press
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- Motley Fool
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- Niners Wire
The #49ers could see a new, familiar face at running back Monday night.
- Thunder Wire
The eight-player trade is official.
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