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The State Department says there hasn’t actually been an ‘uptick’ in US citizen deaths in the Dominican Republic

So far this year at least eight US tourists have died from apparent natural causes while staying at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican.
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Trump administration dodges questions on calls for a UN probe of tanker attacks as it struggles to convince allies of Iran’s guilt

The Trump administration has been dodging inquiries into whether it would support an independent inquiry into the recent oil tanker attacks.
The US State Department classifies Brazil as a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution in its travel advisories.

The riskiest vacation hot spots in South America, ranked

Here are the travel advisories for every country in South America, ranked from least to most risky based on the State Department's designation levels.
A Rainbow flag and an American Flag.

Some US embassies are still flying LGBTQ pride flags despite Trump administration advisory against it

Several embassies also honored pride month and other LGBTQ celebrations in other ways, including lights and statements.

The Trump administration is reportedly rejecting requests from US embassies to fly the rainbow flag on the flagpole for LGBTQ Pride Month

President Trump recognized LGBTQ Pride Month in a recent tweet, but his administration reportedly isn't allowing US embassies to fly the rainbow flag.
Traveling to the Dominican Republic anytime soon?

The riskiest vacation hot spots in the Caribbean, ranked

Several Americans have died in the Dominican Republic this year. Here are the US State Department travel advisories for every Caribbean vacation spot.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One to depart for Japan

Trump is going around Congress to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and a top senator warns it’s an ‘incredibly dangerous precedent’

Trump's move "allows every president to ... sell weapons to the Middle East without a check from Congress," Sen. Chris Murphy said.
A frame grab on October 10, 2018 taken from a police CCTV video made available through Turkish Newspaper Sabah allegedly shows suspects in the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (unseen) at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2, 2018.

The US State Department barred 16 people it says were involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

The State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 individuals it says played a role in Jamal Khashoggi's gruesome murder last year.

US reportedly cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump claims countries ‘set up’ migrant caravans

The US State Department is cutting off the three South American countries from financial aid.

Pompeo jokes Trump may fire him in a tweet as rumors swirl about his departure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a joke Monday that may hit a bit close to home as rumors swirl about his future outside the Trump administration.