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U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated

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Judge sees 'gaping holes' in Trump lawyer bid to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday signaled possible shortcomings in a request by Donald Trump's personal lawyer to delay adult-film actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

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Lawmakers propose giving top NY prosecutor power to bypass Trump pardons

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation to give the state's attorney general and other local prosecutors the power to bring criminal charges

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Explainer: If Trump revives Iran sanctions, they'll take time to come back

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reports of the Iran nuclear deal's imminent demise might just be premature. President Donald Trump will decide by May 12 whether to restore U.S.

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Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related

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Comey says in memos that Trump showed concern about leaks, loyalty, dossier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in

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West Virginians weigh opioid response as they look at GOP Senate candidates

Republican candidates running in the Mountain State’s Senate primary have spent time in court, in Congress, and in a correctional facility.

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Babies in the Senate? In a way, it's not the first time we've seen that

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made a stir when she brought her 10-day-old baby, Maile, to work. But history shows infantile behavior has long, strong roots in Congress.

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Justice Department IG probing Comey memos over classified material

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is probing James Comey's handling of classified information as part of the memos he gave to a friend documenting discussions with President Trump.

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Democratic Party files suit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks to sway 2016 election

The Democratic Party on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor.

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McCabe's fate rests with Trump-appointed prosecutor

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe’s fate rests in the hands of a Trump-appointed prosecutor, now that the Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral over an investigative finding that he lied to James Comey and bureau investigators about a media disclosure.

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McCabe 'upset and disappointed' over Comey comments

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe is “upset and disappointed” over comments made about him by his former boss James Comey, a lawyer for the embattled deputy said Friday – a day after it emerged McCabe was the subject of a criminal referral sent to the top federal prosecutor for Washington, D.C.

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Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal.

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About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing

HOUSTON (AP) — His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St.

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In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action.

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Judge: Trump lawyer must make sworn statement to slow suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday.

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Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11.

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Hot potato: Dems shy from Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

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Price of Chris Christie Portrait Raises Eyebrows

Chris Christie has found a new way to ruffle taxpayers' feathers despite having left office earlier this year as the least popular governor in New Jersey history. Christie has commissioned award-winning Australian artist Paul Newton to paint his official portrait at a cost of $85,000, the Bergen Record reports....

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Comey Memos: Trump Wanted to Go After Reporters

Former FBI chief James Comey's long-anticipated memos on his private meetings with President Trump were released to Congress on Thursday after House Republicans seeking to clear the president of obstruction of justice allegations threatened to subpoena the documents. Comey has said he kept a detailed record of his conversations with...

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Trump Is Skipping Barbara Bush's Funeral

President Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign. The White House said Thursday that Trump would not attend "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and...

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Pompeo's Nomination Gets Key Boost

Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks. Just a handful of senators could determine Pompeo's confirmation. Republicans have...

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Schumer's 4/20 Plans Involve Marijuana

Chuck Schumer will introduce a bill Friday —which is, appropriately, 4/20—to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the Senate minority leader tells VICE News in an interview set to air in full on HBO Thursday night. "I’ve seen too many people’s lives ruined because they had small amounts of...

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Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob...

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