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White House spokesman does not rule out Trump-Putin July meeting in Germany

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House spokesman did not rule out a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was asked about reports the two leaders may hold

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Trump aide Juster to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to India: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a top economic aide, Kenneth Juster, as the next U.S. ambassador to India, two senior White House officials said on Friday.

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White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member

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UK PM May welcomes Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador: spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The planned appointment of National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to London shows President Donald Trump's commitment to close ties with Britain, Prime

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Trump denies obstructing FBI probe, says has no tapes of talks with Comey

By Amanda Becker and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not obstructed the FBI's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.

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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution

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ObamaCare repeal push draws Obama into the fight

Former President Barack Obama is jumping back into the spotlight, using his social media pulpit to campaign against the latest bid to replace the bulk of his signature health care law.

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Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

WASHINGTON -- Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services.

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Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week.

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Senate panel questions Lynch over 'political interference' in Clinton probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally asked ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others to respond to allegations of political interference in the FBIs Hillary Clinton email probe, according to a letter released Friday.

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Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department.

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Justices side with government in property rights case

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas.

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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

WASHINGTON (AP) Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

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Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce.

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New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face in guiding the banner legislation through the Senate.

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Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

WASHINGTON (AP) A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit.

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Justices side with government in property rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas.

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Trump: Suggesting I Had Comey Tapes 'Wasn't Stupid'

Allies of President Trump have been demanding Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, reports Politico . And while Trump himself wouldn't go that far in an interview with Fox & Friends that aired...

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What Editorials Are Saying About Senate Health Plan

President Obama hates it , but that sentiment about the Senate Republicans' plan to replace ObamaCare isn't quite unanimous. Here's a look at what editorials are saying: Wall Street Journal : It implores Republicans to get this passed and not wilt under pressure from the media and Democrats. The measure is an...

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Obama: Senate Health Bill Just a 'Transfer of Wealth'

Barack Obama and other Democrats have weighed in on the Senate GOP's health plan , and the word they're using the most is "mean." In a Facebook post Thursday, the former president slammed the "fundamental meanness" of the Senate bill, saying that instead of being a health bill, it is "a...

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Johnny Depp Jokes About Killing Trump

Johnny Depp is in England, but the Secret Service might want to chat with him when he returns to the US: The actor joked about assassinating President Trump to a crowd at the Glastonbury festival Thursday night, the Guardian reports. Depp starting discussing the president while taking questions from the...

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Here's What's in the Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday finally unveiled their answer to the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Vox has an explainer of what's in it. Some major sticking points: The Better Care Reconciliation Act will ask poor and middle-class Americans to pay more for less coverage,...

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Trump Comes Clean About Comey 'Tapes'

President Trump admitted Thursday he never recorded his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comeymore than a month after he implied he may have , the New York Times reports. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether...

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