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Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public

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Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities,

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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S.

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White House's Kelly tightens security clearance procedures post-scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a

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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by

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Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S.

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Limbaugh suggests armed security is only answer to mass shootings at schools

Conservative talk radio star Rush Limbaugh on Sunday returned to the argument that allowing conceal weapons in classrooms -- not demonstration or blaming the NRA -- is the way to stop school shooting, speaking three days after 17 people were fatally shot in a Florida high school.

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Mark Kelly hopes Florida high schoolers' calls to end gun violence will move Congress

Retired astronaut and gun-laws activist Mark Kelly on Sunday again urged Congress to address the issue of gun violence, saying survivors of the recent Florida high school massacre calling for a national day or awareness should be a wake-up call on Capitol Hill

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Sessions firm on recusing himself from Russia probe, uncertain about Senate fixing DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suggesting he has no regrets about recusing himself on anything related to Russia, telling the Fox Business Network that he believes he “did the right thing.”

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Trump says Russians 'laughing their a---s off' over US collusion probes

President Trump on Sunday spun into a tweet storm over the investigations by the Justice Department and others into Russia election meddling -- writing that “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow.”

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Son of George Soros donated $650G to Dem campaigns, groups last year, data show

The son of liberal billionaire financier George Soros donated $650,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees last year, according to Federal Election Commission records.

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Longtime Republican donor calls for new gun laws, vows to withhold cash

A longtime Republican Party donor based in Florida vowed not to contribute any more money to candidates or electioneering groups until they pass legislation banning the sale of assault weapons to civilians.

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After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of his travel, including frequent first-class flights.

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The Latest: Trump to meet with high school students

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S.

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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."

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Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries.

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Paul Ryan Challenger Banned From Twitter Over Markle Post

Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he...

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FBI Director Faces Calls to Resign Over School Shooting

The Republican governor of Florida is calling for the resignation of FBI Director Christopher Wray in the wake of the FBI's admission it ignored a warning about the man suspected of killing 17 people in Wednesdays' school shooting in Parkland, CBS News reports. "Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging...

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Kelly Overhauls White House Clearance Procedure

Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide , White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security...

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Trump Claims Victory Following Mueller Indictments

Following Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals for crimes related to interfering with the 2016 presidential election, President Trump claimed victory, the Hill reports. "Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President," Trump tweeted Friday. "The results of the election...

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Trump Blames Democrats for Failing to Protect Dreamers

Lawmakers had three chances to protect Dreamers from deportation in the form of three separate bills voted on by the Senate on Thursday. None passed , and President Trump laid the blame on Democrats on Friday, the Hill reports. "Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the Democrats....

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Mueller Charges 13 Russian Nationals

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment, brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name...

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