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Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S.

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Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish

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Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

By Bernie Woodall FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S.

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Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for financial aid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in an

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Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his

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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

By Andy Sullivan and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S.

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With Brenda Snipes' resignation, who will be in charge of replacing her?

The new Broward County Supervisor of Elections could be appointed by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis – depending on when exactly Brenda Snipes’ resignation goes into effect.

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The Obamas are on their way to becoming a billion-dollar brand

The cash keeps rolling in for Barack and Michelle Obama. And it may not be long before they’re billionaires.

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CNN requests emergency briefing as White House looks to revoke Jim Acosta’s credential again

CNN and White House correspondent Jim Acosta accused the Trump Administration of violating their constitutional rights, again, in new papers filed with the U.S. District Court on Monday after a weekend of heated letters between the parties following Friday’s federal court ruling that temporarily restored Acosta’s credential.

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Trump-backed prison reform bill to overhaul controversial 'three strikes' rule

From a man who was sentenced for life after stealing $150 worth of videotapes to an offender sentenced for shoplifting a jacket worth $159, the new prison reform tries to overhaul the controversial “three strikes” law that led to people spending their life in prison for petty crimes.

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Trump, in FOX interview and Sunday tweets, aims at Acosta, immigration, Mueller probe and ‘little Adam’

Sunday may be a day of rest for a lot of people – but it clearly wasn't this week for President Trump.

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Dem governor's trips bust state's $2.6M security and travel budget

Washington state Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who formerly chaired the Democratic Governors Association and is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is facing criticism for racking up travel bills.

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Record 43 Latinos to serve in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will have a record 43 Latino members next year. The number increased over the weekend after California Democrat Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim, who was trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to the House.

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White House again threatens Acosta's pass; CNN seeks hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has again targeted White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. After a federal judge ordered that Acosta's credentials be temporarily restored last week, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying it had made the "preliminary decision" to suspend his pass.

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Trump waffles on pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration.

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In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state.

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Trump says 'no reason' for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally.

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Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire's ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation's first presidential primary election of the 2020 season.

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Trump Has New Nickname for a Democrat

President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional, the AP reports. Trump says Schiff shouldn't complain that Whitaker wasn't confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties...

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Looks Like the Florida Senate Race Is Over

Sen. Bill Nelson conceded a bitterly fought Florida Senate race Sunday after a recount showed him trailing Gov. Rick Scott by more than 10,000 votes, CNN reports. "I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of service," says Scott, a...

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Obama: 'She's Really Tall and Most of It Was Legs'

"This is like—you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert? ... Like, 'Crazy in Love'?" So said Barack Obama when he showed up Saturday at the Washington, DC, stop on wife Michelle's tour for her new memoir, Becoming , per CNN . "It's the same thing," added the former president,...

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With a 6th Seat Flipped, Calif. Dems Cement a Rout in House

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held US House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state's 39th District seat....

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Trump Grades Himself: 'A+ ... Can I Go Higher Than That?'

President Trump sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday for an interview that ranged from CNN reporter Jim Acosta to the midterms and his own job performance. With regard to the latter, "I think I’m doing a great job. We have the best economy we’ve ever had. We’re...

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Florida's Gillum Decides on Race for Governor

Andrew Gillum has ended his race for Florida governor, Time reports. In a Facebook video, the Democrat conceded the race Saturday after finding himself 30,000 votes behind Republican Ron DeSantis in a legally mandated machine recount. DeSantis' margin was above the 0.25 percentage points required for a manual...

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