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White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of

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Trump's personal lawyer Cohen loses bid for quick Avenatti gag order

By Brendan O'Brien and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Friday lost his bid for an emergency gag order to stop Michael Avenatti, a

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EPA's Pruitt faces new ethics query; Trump praises his work

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced fresh ethics questions on Friday, this time about how he got tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl

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Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

By David DeKok SCRANTON, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one

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Call me any time: Trump says he gave North Korea's Kim direct number

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had given Kim Jong Un a direct phone number and suggested he might call the North Korean leader on Sunday, following their summit

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Trump attacks report on FBI, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general's report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary

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Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders, in joint rally, say their agenda is now Democratic 'mainstream'

When Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders rallied for a left-wing congressional candidate Friday afternoon in Kansas, they insisted their agenda is now the "mainstream."

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Pentagon sending $200 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine in move expected to rile Moscow

The Pentagon announced Friday it would send $200 million in nonlethal military aid to Ukraine -- a move likely to anger Moscow just days after President Trump held a summit in Finland with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Rape kit access would expand under bipartisan bill, as victims seek 'care and justice'

When Leah Griffin was raped in 2014, she immediately went to the closest hospital to have a rape kit done – the first step, she thought, in prosecuting the man who assaulted her.

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Former Trump administration officials: A list of notable departures

From the White House chief of staff to the FBI director, from leaving for a new job to learning of his firing from a television, here’s a running list of those who have left the Trump administration.

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Marc Short's hiring at University of Virginia protested by faculty, students

Marc Short trading the White House for the University of Virginia – and hundreds of faculty and students have signed onto petitions calling for the school to change its mind about his hiring.

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RNC chooses Charlotte to host 2020 convention

The Republican National Committee on Friday officially selected Charlotte to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.

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Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

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The White House week when 'no' meant 'yes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was the week when "would" turned into "wouldn't" and "no" meant "yes," as President Donald Trump and his top aides tried to walk back several of his comments on Russia and the Federal Reserve.

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Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader.

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Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, the North Carolina city selected for the 2020 Republican national Convention, has a history of diversity and inclusiveness that has sometimes been difficult to achieve.

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Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.

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The Protesters Never Showed. Counter-Protesters Burned a Flag

A small crowd gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of US Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group. The far-right Oath Keepers group didn't show, but an incident occurred nonetheless: Would-be counter-protesters there to support Waters burned an American flag taken from the...

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Intelligence Director on Putin Invite: 'Say That Again?'

President Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to visit the White House—which was news to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats during a discussion at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday. When MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said the White House had tweeted the announcement, the clearly surprised Coats said: "Say that...

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Senate Votes 98-0 to Reject Putin's Offer

The Senate on Thursday shot down a proposal from Vladimir Putin to allow Russia to interrogate US officials in exchange for Russia's help with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, voting 98-0 in favor of a resolution rejecting it. The White House had...

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Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee Abruptly Withdrawn

The White House on Thursday withdrew one of President Trump's judicial nominees minutes before he was scheduled for a Senate confirmation vote, CNN reports. In what the AP calls a "stunning move," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor that he was pulling Ryan Bounds' nomination to...

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In Rare Move for a President, Trump Criticizes Fed

President Trump isn't happy with the Federal Reserve—but the fact that he said so is surprising. The POTUS told CNBC's Joe Kernen, in an interview that will air Friday on Squawk Box , "I'm not thrilled" with the two interest rate increases the Fed has instituted this year and the...

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Another Putin Summit? Trump Tweet Drops a Hint

Tired of hearing about the Trump-Putin summit? Round two might be in the works, according to a tweet from President Trump. "I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed," he wrote. Trump then ticked off some of those topics:...

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