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Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

By Dan Levine and Yeganeh Torbati SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries

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U.S. senator probes Pentagon on Russian source code reviews

By Dustin Volz and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator on Tuesday asked the Defense Department to explain how it manages the risks when it uses software that has been scrutinized by

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CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' Senate torture report then did not

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S.

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Senate presses ex-Trump aide's son for documents in Russia probe: source

By Mark Hosenball and Nathan Layne (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to provide documents and testimony

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Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S.

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Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm

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Drug czar pick Tom Marino withdraws after opioid report

President Trumps pick for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn from consideration following allegations he helped water down legislation and weaken the Drug Enforcement Administrations ability to go after big drug distributors.

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Gowdy wants Comey to testify again following Clinton email draft release

Following the FBIs release of documents confirming that former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a letter on the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before completing several interviews, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. said Comey needs to testify again.

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Trump dossier firm's 'smear' tactics unveiled: Fusion GPS labeled critic a 'pedophile,' 'extortionist' and 'drug trafficker'

The self-described strategic intelligence firm Fusion GPS that was behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier has a track record of intimidation and smear tactics, according to congressional testimony and the firsthand account of a London-based Venezuelan journalist who said he was labeled a pedophile, extortionist and drug trafficker after criticizing one of Fusions clients.

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Comey insisted no 'special' rules in FBI Clinton probe - while drafting 'exoneration statement'

Nine days after then-FBI director James Comey took the unusual step of circulating a draft to his inner circle laying the groundwork to recommend against charges in the ongoing Hillary Clinton email case, Comey insisted to Fox News that there are no special set of rules for anyone under the bureaus scrutiny.

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Trump spoke to families of Americans killed in Niger

President Trump has spoken to the families of all four U.S. soldiers who were killed in an ambush in the West African country of Niger earlier this month.

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Fox News Poll: Guadagno trails Murphy by 14 in New Jersey governor race

In the contest for New Jersey governor, Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno trails Democrat Phil Murphy by double digits. Thats according to a new Fox News Poll of likely voters in New Jersey, the first this season.

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Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.

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Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code.

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Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead.

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Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

HONOLULU (AP) A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."

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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time George W.

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The Latest: Trump says US should not tear down history

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation (all times EDT): 7:40 p.m.

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Trump's Drug Czar Pick Backs Out After Opioids Report

A critical report accusing lawmakers of helping drugmakers flood the market with addictive opioids has claimed its first political victim: GOP Rep. Tom Marino will not be the nation's next drug czar, reports Politico . Marino "has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar," President...

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McCain Rebukes 'Half-Baked' Nationalism

John McCain didn't mention President Trump by name, but a speech he gave on Monday sounded very much like a rebuke to what NPR calls the "Age of Trump." In particular, McCain warned against "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during his speech in Philadelphia, where he received the Liberty Medal from the...

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Trump: Other Presidents Didn't Call Families of Fallen Soldiers

President Trump seemed to politicize the calling of the families of fallen soldiers Monday when he was asked about four US servicemen killed in an ambush in Niger last week. Trump, speaking at a White House press conference, said he plans to call their families as he has done "traditionally,...

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Callista Gingrich Confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

The GOP-led Senate has confirmed Callista Gingrich's nomination to be US ambassador to the Vatican. Senators voted overwhelmingly, 70-23, to approve her for the post. President Donald Trump had announced in May that he would nominate her, AP reports.

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Congressional Candidate Claim: I've Ridden an Alien Spaceship

ET, phone Miami? The Miami Herald reports on a GOP congressional candidate out of the South Florida city who once said she's remained in contact with aliens (though telepathically, not by phone) ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond, big-bodied beings" who took her into...

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Trump: My Relationship With McConnell Is 'Very Good'

Relations are reportedly chilly between President Trump and Mitch McConnell, but after their private meeting Monday, Trump told reporters he and the Senate majority leader have "been friends for a long time" and are now, "despite what we read ... closer than ever before. And the relationship is very good." He...

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