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U.S. senator insists special counsel won't derail Congress' Russia probes

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Friday that he expects Congress' investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S.

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Trump opts to keep Pentagon's top officer for another term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford to keep his post as his top military adviser for another two-year term.

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Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner wept on Friday as he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, capping a "sexting" scandal

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White House moving ahead with stiff EPA budget cuts: group, citing document

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration plans deep cuts to state environmental programs, a summary of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 budget

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U.S. official backs Trump version on Comey firing timing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump decided to fire FBI chief James Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo outlining his own concerns, Rosenstein said in a

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White House says will not announce FBI director nominee on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There will be no planned announcement on Friday of U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for FBI director, the White House said.

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Russia investigation: Ex-CIA director John Brennan testifies in House hearing -- live blog

John Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, and answers questions on Russian influence over the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign.

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Ariana Grande concert attack: Trump calls on allies to 'obliterate this evil ideology' after Manchester bombing

President Trump called Tuesday for all civilized nations to unite against terrorism and obliterate this evil ideology, citing the deadly Manchester attack to underscore the central message of his foreign trip as he concluded a visit to the Holy Land.

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ObamaCare vote do-over? House could be forced to revisit bill

House Republicans are anxiously awaiting the release Wednesday of a congressional estimate on their recently passed ObamaCare replacement bill that could force them back to the drawing board.

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Trump gets good reviews overseas, but probe still casts long shadow

President Trump, fresh off a well-reviewed speech in Saudi Arabia, was being covered in Jerusalem yesterday when breaking news banners flashed across cable news screens:

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DeVos: 'School choice' will not be mandated by Washington

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said Monday that although President Trumps administration will put forward plans of a historic expansion of school choice, the ultimate decision will be left with the states, not Washington.

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Manchester terror attack: Trump calls attackers 'evil losers in life'; offers sympathy for victims

President Trump on Tuesdaystanding beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehemoffered his condolences to the victims in Monday nights terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in the U.K., and went on to excoriate the attacker, calling those who attack the innocents evil losers in life.

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Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years.

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Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

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Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story

WASHINGTON (AP) In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise."

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Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

JERUSALEM (AP) President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past."

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Trump condemns against 'wicked ideology' behind terror

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of "evil losers" and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism.

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Veteran reporter compares Watergate, Trump's travails

In Watergate, the smoking gun was a White House tape proving that Richard M. Nixon ordered a cover-up the final evidence that forced him from the White House.

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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Scathing Adieu

In the New York Times on Monday, Monica Lewinsky offers an obituary not for Roger Ailes, but for "the culture he purveyed" at Fox News. Ailes used the story of Lewinsky's affair with then-President Bill Clinton to turn the cable network into a "juggernaut," Lewinsky writes, and he did so...

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Podesta Has Choice Words for Trump: 'Unfit for Office'

With a little time to reflect following Hillary Clinton's defeat in her bid for the White House, former campaign chair John Podesta isn't pulling punches on her opponent. In an interview on Politico podcast the Global Politico , Podesta opened up about James Comey's fate, his own hacked emails during the...

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Democrats Say Flynn May Have Lied on Background Check

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling, the AP reports. Flynn's attorneys told the Senate intelligence committee he will not turn over personal documents sought under the congressional subpoena,...

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PI in Hot Water for Trying to Dig Up Tax Dirt on Trump

Louisiana private investigator Jordan Hamlett allegedly illegally attempted to obtain Donald Trumps taxes using an unorthodox method: FAFSA forms. According to Politico , Hamlett, 31, allegedly tried digging up the then-presidential candidates taxes in September 2016 by exploiting a flaw in the online tool students use to fill out their Free...

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Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Transgender Kids

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers, and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends. But teachers...

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Melania Fails to Take Trump's Hand, and Internet Notices

Innocent flub? Public diss? Either way, President Trump and wife Melania provided an unintentionally buzzy moment upon their arrival in Tel Aviv. Watch it via this video clip from the newspaper Haaretz . It shows the president reaching back to take wife Melania's hand on the airport tarmac and then her,...

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