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Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model

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U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the

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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by

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Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S.

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U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end

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Agreement near on Democrats' Russia memo: Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are "very close" to reaching agreement with the FBI and Department of Justice on redactions to a memo that seeks to rebut

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Nashville mayor's ex-lover outpaced other cops in overtime pay: report

The police officer with whom Nashville Mayor Megan Barry recently admitted having an affair received far more overtime pay in recent years than other members of Barry’s security detail, according to a published report.

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At Florida hospital, Trump pays respects to shooting survivors and medical staff

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital in Florida on Friday night to pay respects to survivors and medical professionals involved in this week’s school shooting massacre.

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One of Seattle ex-mayor's accusers found dead in motel room

A man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims was found dead in a motel room early Friday.

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Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.

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13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election, in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that detailed a sophisticated plot to wage “information warfare” against the U.S.

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Sometimes it feels good to be a dupe

Even if it's unknowingly.

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Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory.

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Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago.

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders.

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FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure.

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'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller

MOSCOW (AP) — He's known as "Putin's chef" — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach.

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Mueller Charges 13 Russian Nationals

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment, brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name...

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Romney Is In, but Don't Expect Attacks on Trump

There's a good chance Mitt Romney will be adding "Senator" to the front of his name in the near future. The former governor and presidential candidate formally announced that he's running for the seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, and the move makes him the "instant front-runner" given his popularity...

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Letter Details Trump's Alleged Affair With Ex-Playmate

A few days before the 2016 election, the Wall Street Journal reported that the owner of the National Enquirer paid $150,000 for a story alleging an affair between Donald Trump and a former Playboy Playmate for the express purpose of burying it. Now, Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker...

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Report: Mueller Team Grilled Bannon for 20 Hours

Steve Bannon was interrogated for 20 hours over two days this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the AP reports, citing "a person familiar with the process." The insider says the former White House chief strategist answered every question that was put to him by Mueller's...

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Kushner, Ivanka Trump Lacked Permanent Security Clearance

As of November, Ivanka Trump didn't have a permanent security clearance. Neither did Jared Kushner or Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They were among more than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President with only some form of temporary security clearance by President Trump's 10th month in office,...

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Bipartisan Immigration Bill for Dreamers Falls 6 Votes Short

The Senate voted on four immigration bills Thursday, Reuters reports. All four failed, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dreamers to once again fear deportation. The toughest loss was a bipartisan bill written by eight Republicans, seven Democrats, and an Independent, which fell just six votes short of passing, according to...

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