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U.S. senator insists special counsel won't derail Congress' Russia probes

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Friday that he expects Congress' investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S.

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Trump opts to keep Pentagon's top officer for another term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford to keep his post as his top military adviser for another two-year term.

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Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner wept on Friday as he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, capping a "sexting" scandal

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White House moving ahead with stiff EPA budget cuts: group, citing document

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration plans deep cuts to state environmental programs, a summary of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 budget

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U.S. official backs Trump version on Comey firing timing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump decided to fire FBI chief James Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo outlining his own concerns, Rosenstein said in a

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White House says will not announce FBI director nominee on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There will be no planned announcement on Friday of U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for FBI director, the White House said.

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John F Kennedy's life and legacy remembered on 35th president's 100th birthday

While the 35th president left a mixed legacy following his assassination in Dallas in 1963, Kennedy remains nearly as popular today as he did during his time in office and he arguably created the idea of a presidents brand that has become commonplace in American politics.

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Grassley wants review of Chinese company's marketing of deal with Jared Kushner's family

In a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security and Securities and Exchange Commission, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R Iowa) asks for an investigation into the marketing claims made by Chinese firm Qiaowai Group to fellow Chinese investors of the One Journal Square project in Jersey City, N.J.

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'Sanctuary Cities' protests interrupt Texas House session

Protests erupted in the Texas capitol building on Monday over Gov. Greg Abbotts new law cracking down on sanctuary cities, interrupting the final day in this years regular session of the Texas Legislature.

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President Trump lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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President Trump proclaims Memorial Day 2017 as a day of 'Prayer for Permanent Peace'

President Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace.

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From Nikki Haley, another side of Trump's 'America First'

BAB AL-HAWA, Turkey-Syria Border (AP) Nikki Haley crouched low in the trailer of an 18-wheeler taping up a box of lentils and wheat for besieged Syrians, her hands-on diplomacy a world apart from the gleaming new NATO headquarters where President Donald Trump was debuting his "America First" doctrine overseas.

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Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

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Oregon's first immigrant Latina lawmaker makes an impact

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) Teresa Alonso Leon envisioned a better life in a promised land when she was brought from Mexico to America as a young girl.

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The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is offering the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States.

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Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

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AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

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Lawsuit Accuses Dennis Hastert of Sodomizing 4th-Grader

In a new lawsuit, an Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert of sexually assaulting him in a bathroom stall when he was a fourth-grader. It's at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker, who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case , though previous accusers were...

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Jared Kushner's Life Could Become 'Study in Misery'

President Trump had only kind words for Jared Kushner in a statement issued Sunday night: "Jared is doing a great job for the country. I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. In...

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Tillerson Breaks With Tradition on Ramadan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done things a bit differently from the start, and Reuters reports on his latest break from tradition: Though Tillerson issued a statement Friday to mark the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, officials tell Reuters he declined a request from the State Department's...

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Merkel: US, Britain No Longer Reliable Allies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump walked away from the G7 summit in Sicily with very different takes on the meetings. The BBC reports that Merkel made a somber speech at an election event in Munich on Sunday, suggesting that Europe could no longer rely on allies Britain and...

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Trump Supporter Accused of Rally Violence Blames Trump

President Trump is dealing with another campaign-related legal headacheand it's got nothing to do with the Kremlin. White nationalist Matthew Heimbach is being sued by a protester who says he assaulted her at a rally in Kentucky last year and he, in turn, is suing Trump, saying he was...

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8th-Graders Ditch Photo Op With Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan recently discovered that not all of social-media savvy Generation Z is game to jump in front of a camera. During a class trip to Washington, DC, half the visiting students from New Jerseys South Orange Middle School opted out of a photo with Ryan, reports ABC...

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