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U.S. Senator Graham says supports Mueller bill, urges vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would

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White House hit with staff upheavals - again

By Steve Holland and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Another round of upheaval engulfed President Donald Trump's White House on Tuesday, with the future of several senior aides in doubt just a

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U.S. senators alarmed if China gets control of Djibouti port

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent U.S. senators expressed alarm on Tuesday about the military and political consequences if China gains control of a port terminal in Djibouti,

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Trump to fire Homeland Security boss, replace chief of staff: source

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to remove Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and is considering replacing chief of staff John Kelly

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Trump could answer written Russia probe questions this week: source

By Karen Freifeld (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to provide written answers to questions from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

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Maryland goes to court to challenge Trump's attorney general pick

By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Maryland launched a court challenge on Tuesday to the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as

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CNN suit against Trump is more about PR battle than the law

The suit isn't going to get Jim Acosta's credentials restored any time soon, if at all.

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Abrams' campaign plans on judge's favorable ruling in lawsuit, says Kemp's lead has narrowed

Stacey Abrams said she expects to have a decision on Wednesday regarding the federal lawsuit her Democratic campaign filed over the weekend in hopes of forcing a runoff election in Georgia’s unsettled governor's race. 

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Florida's Palm Beach County voting machines overheat, forcing another recount of about 175K early votes

Florida’s Palm Beach County recount was delayed Tuesday night after its voting machines overheated, forcing it to restart the recount of about 175, 000 early votes, according to Susan Bucher, supervisor of Elections.

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Danger looms for House Democrats if they overplay their hand

It's possible that losing the House could be the best thing that ever happened to President Trump.

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Bob Woodward criticizes CNN's Acosta lawsuit, says media's 'emotionally unhinged' about Trump

Bob Woodward, the Watergate journalist whose recent book "Fear" described chaotic infighting at the White House, on Tuesday criticized CNN for filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration and charged that too many media figures "have become emotionally unhinged."

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Broward elections official Brenda Snipes says it's 'time to move on' from role

A day after Jeb Bush called for her to resign, Broward County's Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said "it is time to move on" from her role overseeing the Florida county office.

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CIA considered using 'truth serum' on post-9/11 detainees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks.

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Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.

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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

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Florida's ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match the signature on file with election authorities.

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Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor.

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Bloomberg likely to decide on 2020 bid by early next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

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'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

In a move being called " extraordinary " and " stunning ," Melania Trump has publicly called for a top White House National Security Council official to be fired. The Wall Street Journal reported soon after that Mira Ricardel, national security adviser John Bolton's deputy, was in fact expected to be fired (the newspaper...

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Trump May Have Found a Way to Get Rid of John Kelly

Jeff Sessions is out, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen may be next , and Chief of Staff John Kelly could round out the trio, at least according to a growing number of media outlets. NBC News cites "seven people familiar with the discussions" who say Kelly may soon exit the Trump...

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Day One of Orientation: Protest at Pelosi's Office

It was a pretty safe bet that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was going to get a lot of attention in DC Tuesday as orientation began for new incoming members of Congress. The 29-year-old from Queens is, after all, the youngest woman ever elected to the House. But Ocasio-Cortez made more headlines than...

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Trump: North Korea Report Is 'Nothing New'

A story emerged Monday suggesting that North Korea was violating the spirit of promises to reduce its nuclear arsenal. Not so, says President Trump. "The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate," he tweeted . "We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing...

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In Tweetstorm, Trump Has a Message for France

President Trump took some lumps in France over the weekend, but he fired back with a Tuesday morning tweetstorm in which he jabbed at Emanuel Macron and France's war records, and sought to explain his no-show at a ceremony event to honor WWI soldiers. It all culminated with this tweet...

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CNN Sues Trump, Sanders Over Acosta Controversy

CNN has sued the White House over last week's controversy involving reporter Jim Acosta. The White House revoked Acosta's press credentials after he rebuffed an intern who was trying to take his mic away as the reporter peppered President Trump with questions. Now the network wants a judge to intervene...

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