Republican Sanford loses in South Carolina after Trump urges his ouster Jun 14, 2018 0 250 12345 REUTERSWASHINGTONUS Representative Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost a Republican congressional primary in South Carolina after Trump urged voters to punish Sanford's disloyalty by tossing him from office.A few hours before polls closed on Tuesday, President Trump tweeted that Sanford was"nothing but trouble"and"very unhelpful to me."He backed Sanford's pro-Trump challenger, state legislator Katie Arrington, for November's congressional elections.Arrington, who made a campaign issue of Sanford's criticism of Trump, won 50.6 percent of the vote to Sanford's 46.5 percent with almost all ballots counted. That just crossed the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff later this month between the top two contenders.The upset of Rep Mark Sanford, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was the latest sign of Trump's firm grip on the Republican Party. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Justice Dept to focus on discrimination against houses of worship Jun 14, 2018 0 718 Lights, camera, summit: Critics pan White House Kim film Jun 14, 2018 0 304 Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation Jun 14, 2018 0 279 Trump claims summit ended North Korea's nuclear threat AFP SEOUL US President Donald Trump arrived home Wednesday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong-un had ended North Korea's nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat .. House debate next week on 'Dreamer' immigrants bills REUTERS WASHINGTON US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to the House floor next week .. Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover TAMPA A massive dust storm raging across Mars has overcome NASA's ageing Opportunity rover, putting the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle into sleep mode and raising concerns about its survival, the US space agency ..