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Judges appear reluctant to immediately end case against Trump ex-aide Flynn

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. appeals court judges on Tuesday signaled reluctance to compel a federal judge to immediately drop the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former

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Watchdog finds U.S. did not weigh civilian risks when pushing Saudi arms sales

By Patricia Zengerle and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties in Yemen when it pushed through a huge 2019

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Factbox: Who is speaking at the Democratic National Convention - and why

By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Next week's Democratic National Convention will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans making the case for why Joe Biden

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Trump: order on pre-existing conditions a 'double safety net' despite Obamacare law

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday an executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover patients with pre-existing conditions would emphasize

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Facebook places curbs on ads by U.S. news publishers with political ties

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new policy that would prevent U.S. publishers with political ties from running ads presented as news articles, as the country gears up for the

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Factbox: Why North Carolina and Wisconsin, U.S. political convention hosts, matter for Trump and ...

By Michael Martina (Reuters) - Democrats and Republicans chose Wisconsin and North Carolina, two battleground states that will help decide the Nov.

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Could Kanye even theoretically win? Missed ballot deadlines seem to erase any path

Kanye West's bizarre bid for the White House has hit a major roadblock -- if his goal was ever to become president, rather than play spoiler against Joe Biden.

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Larry Elder: Joe Biden has been lying about his civil rights record for decades

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been lying about his civil rights record for decades, said radio talk show host Larry Elder on Tuesday.

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Ahead of VP pick, Biden up 10 points over Trump: poll

As Joe Biden gets ready to announce his running mate, a new national survey indicates that the former vice president holds a 10-percentage point lead over President Trump among registered voters

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Andrew Yang reacts to Democratic convention lineup: 'I kind of expected to speak’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday said he "kind of expected" to be invited to speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention slated to begin next week, just after the lineup for the event was made public.

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LA's Garcetti under fire from police union over 'party house' plan

The Los Angeles police union escalated its feud with Mayor Eric Garcetti this week after the mayor asked officers to crack down on “party houses” by reporting houses hosting large gatherings to the city to have their water and electricity shut off.

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Head of Fox News Decision Desk: Why results in swing states likely won't be known on election night

There may not be a clear winner on Election Day in November, according to the director of the Fox News Decision Desk, Arnon Mishkin.

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Watchdog report: Pompeo acted properly in Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not act improperly last year when he approved billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia without the consent of Congress.

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Probe: Interior held back Bernhardt records sought by court

The Interior Department purposely withheld what it called “sensitive” public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog office concluded in a report made public Tuesday.

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Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice presidential selection process, saying Tuesday that some men are “insulted” by Joe Biden's decision to promise to select a woman as his running mate.

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The Latest: Republican ends bid on primary day after arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut has abruptly ended his campaign on the day of his primary election following his arrest on a domestic assault charge.

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Democratic convention speakers span spectrum of US politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insists he can unify a fractured nation, and he'll test his theory with an unusual nominating convention intended to span the spectrum of U.S.

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Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 1937, the state of Pennsylvania has had strict rules about who can stand in polling stations and challenge the eligibility of voters.

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Here's Why Trump Was Rushed From the Briefing Room

A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to President Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference Monday, authorities said. The White House complex was not breached and no one under Secret...

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Trump: I'll Accept GOP Nomination at White House or Gettysburg

President Trump is considering accepting the Republican nomination with a Gettysburg address. The president tweeted Monday that the site of his acceptance speech on Aug. 27 has been narrowed down to two locations: "The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C." The White House and...

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'Play College Football,' Trump Demands

President Trump was quick to weigh in following reports Monday that the Big Ten Conference has voted to cancel the fall season . "Play College Football!" the president tweeted . He also retweeted a post from Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who said "we all want to play football" and called for...

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Agency Finds Jump in US Unemployment May Top Out at $300

The way the Labor Department figures it, the federal government's increase in unemployment benefits under President Trump's plan might come to $300—half the size of the checks that had been going out. That's because the agency's guidance advises that states would be allowed to count their existing payments toward...

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China Sanctions Cruz, Rubio for 'Egregious Behavior'

As police in Hong Kong stepped up a crackdown on pro-democracy figures, China slapped sanctions on 11 American citizens for behaving "egregiously on Hong Kong-related issues." Those sanctioned include Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, and...

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Young Mayor's Political Rise Runs Into Controversy

A rising progressive politician trying to pull off a congressional upset is suddenly caught up in a controversy that might derail his plans. The politician is 31-year-old Alex Morse, the mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the youngest openly gay mayor in the country, reports the Washington Post . In addition to...

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