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Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A group of Democratic voters asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a Republican-drawn map of Ohio's 16 U.S.

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Trump says 'immune' from 'Apprentice' contestant lawsuit, seeks delay

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has asked New York state's highest court to delay a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality television show "The

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Teacher defeats rising Republican star in Kentucky's state house race: media

(Reuters) - A high school math teacher in Kentucky rode a wave of discontent among educators on Tuesday when he defeated a rising Republican star in a primary for a seat in the state's House of

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Congress eases post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump

By Pete Schroeder and Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-

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Trump says he will propose new tax cuts prior to November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will propose new tax cuts sometime prior to November, when Republicans look to retain their control of the U.S.

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Republicans, no Democrats, invited to see documents on U.S. election probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S.

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Students lobby for abortion services at California public universities

Students from 14 different universities lobbied California’s state Assembly on Monday to pass a bill that would force all public universities provide medical abortion services.

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Trump, Kushner get win as prison reform bill passes House in overwhelming vote

President Donald Trump and his son-in-law scored a legislative victory Tuesday after the House overwhelmingly approved a prison reform bill that aims to help ex-convicts rebuild their lives after their release from prison.

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New flak for Hillary Clinton as she cautiously wades into the midterms

A year and a half after the election, Hillary Clinton still finds herself a political piñata.

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Bernie Sanders spokesman fuels 2020 speculation in new book

The speculations of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders making another bid for President in 2020 were fueled on Monday after his former campaign manager said he “has more energy than people half his age” and could produce medical records showing he could serve a full term as president.

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MS-13 crackdown wins praise for Trump ahead of NY gang summit

The Trump administration's crackdown on the violent MS-13 gang has been working, say residents of the Long Island communities in New York that have witnessed the gang's crimes too many times.

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Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history.

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Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Wednesday released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

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Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit would take place as planned next month, although he laid the meeting's fate squarely on Kim Jong Un.

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The Latest: Trump to discuss immigration 'loopholes' in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New York (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A White House spokesman says President Donald Trump's immigration discussion in New York will focus on "loopholes" that he says help the violent MS-13 gang "infiltrate our communities."

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Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating \"Taxi King\"

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

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Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a "MAJOR spy scandal" over its use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump's campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.

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Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.

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In Victory for Trump, Congress Approves Dodd-Frank Rollback

Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law, notching a legislative win for President...

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AP Reporter Grabbed, Shoved Out of EPA Building

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course Tuesday and allowed a reporter for the Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of the building by a security guard, the AP reports. The AP journalist, Ellen Knickmeyer, said that...

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Airlines Apparently Caving to China's 'Orwellian Nonsense'

International airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against "Orwellian nonsense." The AP found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways, and Lufthansa, now refer to Taiwan as a part of China on...

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Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

One thing is not in dispute: Paul Ryan will not be House speaker next year. In fact, he won't even be in Congress now that he's not running for re-election . But new reports are raising the question of whether Ryan will even be allowed to finish his current term as...

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5 Years Later, The Onion Responds to Michael Cohen

Back in 2013, Michael Cohen wrote an email to the Onion complaining about a satirical item written about his biggest client, Donald Trump. In the email, Cohen demanded an apology, threatened legal action, and asked the editor at the time to contact Cohen "immediately to discuss." The Onion ignored the...

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Professor Named as FBI's Trump Campaign Informant

The FBI informant President Trump accuses of "infiltrating" his 2016 campaign was Stefan Halper, an American professor who taught at the University of Cambridge from 2001 to 2015, according to multiple reports—and this is far from his first rodeo. The 73-year-old served in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations...

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