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Ostrich jacket, fake rallies, therapy dogs and other odd scenes in Trump-Russia probe

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Question: What do you get when you combine Russian agents, a therapy dog and a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket? Answer: A criminal investigation that could decide

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White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday is hosting major chief executives who joined a Trump administration advisory board on workforce issues.

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Trump slams Mueller, mocks critics in fiery two-hour speech

(Note language in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers.) By Katanga Johnson and Steve Holland OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked U.S.

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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

By John Whitesides (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed a more personal side as he hit the 2020 campaign trail for the first time on Saturday, describing the struggles

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Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime?

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow's role in the 2016 U.S.

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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-led congressional panel on Friday demanded that the White House comply with requests for documents and witnesses for a probe into alleged security

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Pompeo vows to pile economic, political pressure on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News Thursday that the United States would step up financial and political pressure on Iran's theocratic regime as it seeks to "extend its reach" across the Middle East.

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Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive 'private' comms channel with Israel

A newly unearthed batch of classifed emails from Hillary Clinton's email server reveals that the former secretary of state discussed establishing a "private, 100% off-the-record" back channel to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that her top aides were warning that she was in "danger" of being "savaged by Jewish organizations, in the Jewish press and among the phalanx of neoconservative media" as a result of political machinations by "Bibi and the Jewish leadership."

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Marine Corps commandant warns of dire fiscal situation after funds are rerouted to troops at border

In internal documents obtained by Fox News and first reported by the Los Angeles Times, the top Marine Corps commandant, Robert Neller, a four-star general, is warning Defense Department officials that there's a cost to the massive response at the border. He called it an “unacceptable risk,” one that's “negatively impacting Marine Corps readiness.”

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Texas House passes bill legalizing lemonade stands run by kids; next stop is Senate

The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children.

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Maine bill aimed at guaranteeing menstrual products for inmates 'not needed,' GOP lawmaker says

A Republican lawmaker in Maine on Friday argued that a bill to guarantee free tampons, pads and menstrual cups for state prison inmates was unnecessary — and warned against attempts to "micromanage" the criminal justice system.

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Trump says John McCain 'was horrible, what he did with repeal and replace'

President Trump returned to his ongoing, one-sided feud with the late Sen. John McCain Thursday, telling Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria,"  "I'm not a fan of John McCain, and that's fine."

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Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand pitched her ideas Thursday to improve the asylum process while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps immigrants with legal matters.

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Joe Biden's challenge: Winning over progressives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.

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Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S.

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US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.

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Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.

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Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.

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Here's What Kellyanne Has to Say About Hubby's Trump Spat

The Conway marriage saga continues: On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway went on Fox Business, where the White House adviser took issue with her husband's very public criticism of her boss, President Trump. "My husband ... has been very critical of the president publicly, which is unlike him," she said, per Mediaite . "He’s...

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Top FAA Regulators Never Knew of Boeing Software Issue

The Boeing 737 Max is grounded as the company works on a fix for an anti-stall software issue suspected in two fatal crashes. In the meantime, the feds are trying to figure out how the jet passed FAA inspection in the first place. A story in the New York Times...

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George W. Bush Posts Photo of a First

Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has become a painter and a pal of a former first lady. On Wednesday, he posted a photo about a new accomplishment: notching his very first hole-in-one, reports Golfweek . It came on the par-3, 164-yard 12th hole at Trinity Forest Golf Club...

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Jared Kushner's Father Comes to Son's Defense

Jared Kushner has been under much public scrutiny of late, but someone who knows him well came to his defense on Thursday: his own father. Charles Kushner wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post with two big themes: He defended Jared's stewardship of Kushner Companies and said his son had...

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Devin Nunes Was Bugged by a Parody Cow. Now It's Worse

Devin Nunes' Cow might have had only 1,200 followers as of Monday, but GOP Rep. Devin Nunes had tired of the insults it had been dishing out since August 2017. So he sued it, Twitter, and a couple of other accounts for $250 million on Monday , claiming Twitter ignored...

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Clarence Thomas Makes an Extremely Rare Move

Something highly unusual happened at the Supreme Court on Wednesday: Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question. The Hill reports that spectators were shocked when the notoriously silent justice asked a question—and a follow-up— during an argument on racial discrimination in jury selection. The court was hearing the case of...

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