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Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara lands book deal after ouster by Trump

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, known for pursuing a series of cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street before President Donald Trump fired

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Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

By Chris Kenning (Reuters) - More than 80 percent of Americans want to limit firearms access for people with mental illness and require background checks at gun shows and in private sales, according

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U.S. House Dems reject Deutsche Bank privacy claim in Trump query

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats rejected an assertion by Deutsche Bank that privacy laws prevent it from sharing information about President Donald Trump's finances, as they investigate

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Leading U.S. House Republican rejects tax cuts without reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives rejected the possibility of cutting taxes without fundamental changes to the U.S.

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Under fire in Washington, Trump back in campaign mode in Iowa

By Steve Holland CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under siege in Washington, defended his record at a raucous political rally in Iowa on Wednesday, rejecting a Russia

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In high-level talks, U.S. asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile

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'Pizzagate' gunman sentenced to 4 years in prison

The man who walked into Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza shop, armed with an AR-15 assault weapon and a revolver to investigate internet rumors has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is urging the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela, where she says "people are starving while their government tramples their democracy."

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Senate health care bill: 4 key Republicans come out against GOP plan

Key Republican senators came out against the Senate Republican health care plan on Thursday, and their opposition is enough to defeat the package before a vote.

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New Utah party sues to get onto ballot to replace Chaffetz

Jim Bennett, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, sued the state of Utah Wednesday to be allowed on the ballot with his new political party in the November special election to fill the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

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Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans "under attack" in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation's LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration.

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GOP senators unveil ObamaCare overhaul

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a draft version of their healthcare reform bill that cuts Medicaid, ends penalties for people not buying insurance and reshapes subsidies to low-income users.

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Associated Press

The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police are arresting dozens of people who are protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill.

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No tapes: Trump says he didn't record meetings with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.

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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

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Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

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High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

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After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

WASHINGTON (AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan said he visited Rep. Steve Scalise on Thursday morning and that "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week.

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Senate GOP Faces 'Revolt' Over Healthcare Bill

Leading Senate Republicans are ready to unveil a healthcare bill seen as a compromise between the House's version of ObamaCare repeal and ObamaCare itselfbut they now have to find a compromise between conservative and moderate senators. The 52-member Senate GOP caucus will be presented with the bill Thursday morning...

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Professor Says Fox News Comments Got Her Sacked

An adjunct professor in New Jersey says she was suspended by the administration because of an appearance on Fox News, the Star-Ledger reports. Lisa Durden was scheduled to teach courses on speech and popular culture at Essex County College in the fall but was informed June 8 she had been...

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James Corden Sends Trump 297 Copies of Tom Hanks Flick

Late Late Show host James Corden thinks he's come up with a can't-miss way to get President Trump more involved in the fight against AIDS. He has sent 297 copies of the movie Philadelphia to the president's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida. On his show Tuesday , Corden explained that he...

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Trump's Office Towers Cause Net Worth to Slip

President Trump may be keeping his tax returns close to the vest, but Bloomberg thinks it has a handle on his net worth. Its latest Billionaires Index pegs it at $2.9 billion, down from $3 billion last year. The site chalks up the loss mainly to three under-performing office...

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Trump Boasts About Being Perfect in Special Elections

President Trump's critics had turned Georgia's congressional runoff into a referendum on him, and the president was happy to do a little gloating in the wake of victory . "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake...

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Twitter Goes Wild Over Rubio's 'Failed Hug'

Sometimes all you can do is surrender to Twitter. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may have started out his day Tuesday thinking about deep issues. But when Twitter went wild over an awkward photo of him leaning in for a hug with Ivanka Trump at a Capitol Hill meeting, Rubio was...

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