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Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

By Amanda Becker and Jonathan Landay DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for

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Booker seeks $1.7 million in new funds to stay in Democratic White House race

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker will drop out of the running for his party's 2020 White House nomination unless he can raise $1.7 million over

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Bernie Sanders calls for wiping out $81 billion in medical debt

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan on Saturday to eliminate $81 billion in Americans' existing medical debt, going beyond his

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Biden's LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

By Amanda Becker and Trevor Hunnicutt CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden's decades-long record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues was scrutinized on

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Warren, Sanders to visit striking GM workers as dispute continues

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major Democratic presidential candidates plan to visit striking General Motors workers in Detroit in the coming days as a five-day-old labor

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New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic

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Ukraine foreign minister defends Trump's call with Zelenskiy: 'I think there was no pressure'

A top Ukrainian official on Saturday defended President Trump's July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, during which Trump reportedly urged authorities in Kiev to investigate dealings in the Eastern European county by the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Bernie Sanders releases plan to eliminate $81B in past-due medical debt

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan Saturday to eliminate $81 billion in past-due medical debt, going a step beyond his primary rivals who have called for a government-run health insurance program.

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III announces Massachusetts Senate primary challenge against Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., announced Saturday that he will run for the Senate, setting up a primary challenge to fellow Democrat, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., next year.

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Biden goes on the attack over Ukraine controversy, pledges to beat Trump ‘like a drum’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday went on the offense over the growing controversy over President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump reportedly urged the Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son’s dealings in the country -- with Biden backing calls for a House investigation and for the White House to release the transcript of the call.

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Supreme Court could hear groundbreaking case that challenges UN immunity

As world leaders descend on New York for this year’s U.N. General Assembly, the immunity enjoyed by the organization is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court.  

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CBP chief rips into ‘reckless’ lawmakers for attacks on border agents, warns it's hurting morale

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, in an interview with Fox News this week, accused members of Congress of lying in their attacks on agents on the ground doing their job of enforcing U.S. immigration law --telling them that it is hurting morale and that instead they should do their own jobs and 

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The intersection of Trump, Ukraine and a whistleblower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Very behind the scenes, a whistleblower from the intelligence community voiced urgent concern about a matter involving a conversation between Ukraine's leader and President Donald Trump.

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Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly.

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Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall.

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Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project.

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Biden: Trump 'deserves' to be investigated over Ukraine call

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M.

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Biden to Trump: Make Your Call With Ukraine Public

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal wandered into the fray of the Trump whistleblower flap , backing up unconfirmed reports that what set off the hubbub was a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Journal reported that Trump "repeatedly" asked Zelensky to work with attorney...

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This Might Be the Reason for the Whistleblower Flap

President Trump again addressed the whistleblower controversy on Friday and dismissed it as a "partisan hack job." In comments to reporters and on Twitter , the president repeated a theme: All of his conversations with foreign leaders have been appropriate, and an unidentified whistleblower from the intelligence community who suggested otherwise...

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Bill de Blasio Is Out: 2020 Campaign Over

Bill de Blasio's 2020 campaign for president is over. New York City's mayor called it quits on Friday, telling MSNBC's Morning Joe program that "I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election, and it's clearly not my time," per Politico . De Blasio said the "central reason"...

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Report: Ukraine at Crux of Whistleblower Complaint

More details on the whistleblower complaint from an intelligence official about President Trump are beginning to emerge—and they include a possible connection to the 2020 election. Sources tell the Washington Post that the complaint centers on Ukraine and may involve a call to the country's president that House Democrats...

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Civil Rights Activist and Majority Whip's Wife Dead at 80

Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died Thursday in Columbia, according to the congressman's office. She was 80 years old. Rep. Clyburn and the woman known affectionately to...

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A Victory for Trump in Tax Return Fight

A federal judge on Thursday handed President Trump a victory in his effort to keep his financial information secret, siding with his campaign's effort to block a California law aimed at forcing him to release his tax returns, the AP reports. The ruling by US District Judge Morrison England Jr....

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