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NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other

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Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the

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New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior

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Trump: Chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he will leave it to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to settle a security clearance dispute involving son-in-law and

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Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after

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Trump says he wants to review U.S. military policy of gun-free zones on bases

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the U.S. military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting

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Manafort faces new charges in Mueller probe, blasts ex-partner for pleading guilty

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort blasted his former business partner Rick Gates for pleading guilty Friday in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, accusing Gates of lacking the "strength" to battle the allegations.

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Who's been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election has led to charges for four Americans.

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Mueller's Russia investigation: What to know

The investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election continues – with Special Counsel Robert Mueller at its helm.

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How Paul Manafort is connected to the Trump, Russia investigation

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, has been hit with new charges.

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Rick Gates charged in Mueller's Russia probe: Who is he?

Rick Gates is a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Trump will let John Kelly decide if Jared Kushner keeps interim security clearance

President Trump on Friday defended his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a “high-quality person” while saying chief of staff John Kelly will ultimately decide whether aides like Kushner keep their interim security clearances.

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California's balancing act for harassment discipline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found he likely engaged in flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with a half-dozen women.

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Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference.

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Missouri governor indicted under law targeting peeping toms

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge under a state law enacted to punish Peeping Toms who secretly photograph or shoot video of their victims.

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Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes.

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White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has received a memo from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis making recommendations for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military.

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Florida Governor Breaks With NRA on Guns

Just over a week after the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan Friday to keep his state's students safer: a $500 million proposal to ban bump stocks, restrict people under age 21 from purchasing guns, and prohibit the "violent...

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Trump Announces Tough New Sanctions on N. Korea

The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior administration official said Friday. President Trump was set to announce the action at the Conservative Political...

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As Ivanka Arrives in S. Korea, One Big Question Lingers

Ivanka Trump received a red-carpet welcome as she arrived in South Korea on Friday for a trip with two main official components: She dines with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday evening and will attend the closing ceremony of the Olympics Sunday to cheer on US athletes. Coverage, however,...

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Trump Has Another Idea to 'Harden' Schools

President Trump has proposed a pay rise for teachers—armed ones, that is. The president said Thursday that arming teachers would make schools "hardened targets," and teachers who undergo weapons training and carry guns should get a bonus, CNN reports. "These people are cowards. They're not going to walk into...

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Nude Photos May Show Mayor's Affair Was a Crime

Investigators in Tennessee say nude photos recovered from a former police officer's phone could be evidence of two crimes—or possibly three, since Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says if the photos are of her, they were taken without her consent. In an affidavit, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says photos...

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Missouri Gov. Indicted Over Alleged Compromising Photo

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an...

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