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Explainer: U.S. enacts sweeping new asylum bar following Supreme Court decision

By Tom Hals and Kristina Cooke (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed a Trump administration rule to temporarily take effect that will radically reduce the number of migrants eligible to

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Trump orders two ex-White House aides not to testify at House hearing on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has ordered two former White House aides not to testify at a House of Representatives committee hearing on Tuesday as the panel considers whether to

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Senior U.S. Democrat focused on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on

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U.S. lawmakers blast Iran, wary of war, after Saudi oil attack

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S.

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Trump says Iran appears to be culprit for Saudi oil attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it looked like Iran was responsible for attacks over the weekend on Saudi Arabian oil plants, but he was in no rush to respond

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Top Democrats tell Trump gun bill must include universal background checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will

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US shares info with Saudi Arabia that blames Iran for oil field attack: report

Iran was the staging ground for the weekend attacks on the massive Saudi Arabia oil field, according to U.S. intelligence that was shared with the kingdom, a report said.

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Kamala Harris doubles down on call for Kavanaugh's impeachment: The allegations are 'credible'

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., reiterated her call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following the criticized New York Times story that revived the sexual misconduct allegations. 

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White House orders two former aides to defy House subpoenas

The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing.

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Trump demands resignations at NYT amid Kavanaugh outcry: 'The Times is dead, long live the New York Times'

Just hours after New York City prosecutors went on the offensive by subpoenaing his tax returns, President Trump took the stage in Democratic-leaning New Mexico on Monday night for a campaign rally that demonstrates his own aggressive tack going into the 2020 presidential election.

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Virginia GOP committee censures congressman after he officiated same-sex wedding

U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., was censured by the Rappahannock County Republican Committee last week over his voting record, his third reprimand by a local GOP group since officiating a same-sex wedding several weeks ago. 

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Trump rips New York Times over Kavanaugh piece, calls for resignation of anyone involved in 'SMEAR story'

President Trump blasted The New York Times over its supposed bombshell report on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling on "everybody" involved in the "smear" to resign. 

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APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort.

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Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be met with jeering protests.

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At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

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Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes effect.

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The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself.

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A look at Corey Lewandowski's role in the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing.

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Dems Use Same Word Reacting to Kavanaugh Allegations

Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college, the AP reports. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over...

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The Hulk Will Break Manacles of the EU, Boris Johnson Says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter...

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Honored Women Address Legacies, Issue Challenges

Angela Davis says her "consciousness has been enabled always by shared endeavors and collective consciousness." At critical points in her life, the former Black Panther Party leader said, "I’ve always been one of many," the AP reports. Davis made the point Saturday when she was one of the inductees at...

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Iran: It Wasn't Us

Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy...

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Yang Has Non-Fighting Words for SNL Cast Member's Racism

Saturday Night Live's newest cast member might have referred to an Asian-American presidential candidate as a "Jew ch---," but Andrew Yang is giving peace a chance, reports People . After Shane Gillis tweeted that "My intention is never to hurt anyone," but sometimes comedy "requires risks," Yang responded that "I prefer...

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Kavanaugh Accused of More Sex Misconduct

The New York Times has new allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it involves another female classmate, this one from his undergraduate days at Yale. Deborah Ramirez tells Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who have a forthcoming book titled The Education of Brett...

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