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Eric Trump must testify in New York probe before the election, judge rules

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Wednesday ordered President Donald Trump's son Eric to make himself available by Oct.

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Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden, Trump about even in Florida, Arizona

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The race between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump looked like a toss-up among likely voters in Florida and Arizona,

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Trump-appointed justice could signal major Supreme Court shift on abortion

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a

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How Trump fell out of love with his generals, and why the feeling is mutual

By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked retired generals for some of his most senior national security posts when he took office and boasts

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U.S. House Democrats unveil democracy protection package aimed at Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday unveiled a new package of democratic reforms aimed at President Donald Trump, saying it would curb future presidential abuse and

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Explainer: Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision hinged on women's right to privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised concerns among reproductive rights advocates that women could lose the right to choose whether to have an

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Texas Republican Gov. Abbott sued by GOP over early voting decision

The Texas Republican Party filed a lawsuit against the state governor Wednesday, after Gov. Greg Abbott added six days to the early voting period in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sen. Rand Paul says Homeland Security panel will refer report on Bidens, Ukraine to DOJ for criminal probe

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to refer the Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees' report on their investigation into Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings to the Department of Justice later this week, he told "The Story" Wednesday.

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Debate coach Brett O'Donnell reviews what could trip Trump up during debate with Biden

Brett O'Donnell, a top GOP political debate coach said Wednesday that President Trump should be vigilant in his upcoming debate with Joe Biden, by steering clear of certain issues which might tank his White House reelection chances. 

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Ruling on Wisconsin student voter ID case would cause 'chaos' before election, judge says

U.S. District Judge James Peterson said a court decision that altered voting rules so close to the election would risk causing “chaos and confusion” for voters.

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How the Electoral College could end in a 269-269 tie

A recent projection for the 2020 presidential election shows the unlikely, but not entirely impossible scenario, in which both Donald Trump and Joe Biden could end up with 269 electoral votes, falling short of the required majority to take the White House.

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Missouri Gov. Parson and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson confirmed Wednesday evening that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, but said that they were both “fine.”

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Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan's, wishes Harry luck

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday after the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote.

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GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters.

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The Latest: Trump says he won't meet with Judge Lagoa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will not be meeting with Judge Barbara Lagoa, but says the Florida-born jurist is still on his short list to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates his gains for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed to receive a 2016 award from military veterans that didn't exist and falsely denigrated the record of the late Republican Sen.

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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

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Virus shutdown took a toll on routine health care for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown could cause long-term harm if not reversed, federal officials warned Wednesday.

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Ilhan Omar Hits Back at Trump: 'Firstly, This Is My Country'

President Trump held yet another campaign rally Tuesday night, this time in Pennsylvania, and he took the chance to hurl new, unprovoked criticism at one of his frequent targets: Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. "She's telling us how to run our country," Trump complained to the not-socially-distanced crowd gathered in a...

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Cindy McCain Delivers 'Stunning Rebuke' to Trump

The widow of the 2008 Republican nominee for president is endorsing the 2020 Democratic nominee. Per Axios , Cindy McCain officially announced her intentions via Twitter on Tuesday night, noting late husband John McCain's code of "country first" and adding , "We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate...

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Poison Letter Suspect Enters Her Plea

The Canadian woman who allegedly mailed a toxic letter to the White House has been charged with threatening the US president, CTV News reports. Pascale Ferrier, 53, of Quebec appeared in a Buffalo, New York, courtroom Tuesday to plead not guilty. Ferrier, who is accused of sending envelopes containing the...

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Trump: 200K Death Toll Is 'a Shame'

President Trump offered his thoughts Tuesday on the US reaching the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus-related deaths, calling it "a shame" in an appearance at the White House, the AP reports. “Well, I think it's a shame," he said in response to a reporter's question about the number, per...

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Report: CIA Believes Putin Is Directing Election Interference

The CIA believes Russia is once again trying to interfere in the presidential election—with Vladimir Putin personally directing the effort, according to a top-secret assessment distributed to lawmakers. Sources tell the Washington Post that the agency has concluded that Putin is likely directing operations to damage Joe Biden and...

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Trump to UN: Blame China for the 'Plague'

This year's United Nations General Assembly meeting is being held virtually, with leaders delivering pre-recorded messages—and President Trump used his to slam the nation where the pandemic began. "We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague on to the world—China," he said Tuesday, per the BBC...

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