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Ostrich jacket, fake rallies, therapy dogs and other odd scenes in Trump-Russia probe

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Question: What do you get when you combine Russian agents, a therapy dog and a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket? Answer: A criminal investigation that could decide

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White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday is hosting major chief executives who joined a Trump administration advisory board on workforce issues.

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Trump slams Mueller, mocks critics in fiery two-hour speech

(Note language in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers.) By Katanga Johnson and Steve Holland OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked U.S.

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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

By John Whitesides (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed a more personal side as he hit the 2020 campaign trail for the first time on Saturday, describing the struggles

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Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime?

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow's role in the 2016 U.S.

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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-led congressional panel on Friday demanded that the White House comply with requests for documents and witnesses for a probe into alleged security

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New Jersey's largest city plans to test Universal Basic Income program

New Jersey’s largest city plans to test whether universal basic income is feasible, making it the latest government to flirt with a program that would guarantee income for residents whether or not they have a job.

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Ilhan Omar hits back at Trump after he promotes report on primary challenge: 'Can’t #MuslimBan us'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., hit back at President Trump after he promoted a report suggesting Democrats are trying to have the freshman ousted from Congress in the next election.

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O’Rourke raises eye-popping $6M in campaign’s first 24 hours

Beto O’Rourke, whose entry into the 2020 presidential race last week was accompanied by immense media fanfare, is already rolling in campaign cash.

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband rips Trump again, says condition getting worse

George Conway, an attorney and outspoken critic of President Trump, on Sunday took to Twitter to apparently express concern that the presidents “condition” is worsening.

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Kansas DOT’s official Twitter account calls Trump a ‘delusional communist’

A tweet from the Kansas Department of Transportation on Sunday called President Trump a “delusional communist” and apparently cost the unknown worker a job.

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RNC criticized over St. Patrick’s Day tweet featuring Beto O’Rourke mugshot

The Republican National Committee on Sunday tweeted out a "special message" from “noted Irishman Robert Francis O’Rourke,” by sending his mugshot with a leprechaun hat that was widely criticized as insensitive.

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Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors.

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Justices spurn Georgia inmate, despite juror's racial slurs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting a new appeal from a Georgia death row inmate, despite evidence that a juror in his capital case used racial slurs.

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Trump targets Biden after former VP's verbal slip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is targeting Joe Biden after the former vice president made a verbal slip about a potential 2020 presidential bid.

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Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple.

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Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant.

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Warren embraces underdog role as she faces 2020 challenges

BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her past claim to Native American identity.

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Fox Yanks Judge Jeanine’s Show

Justice With Judge Jeanine went quiet on Saturday night, reports the New York Times , with Fox News pulling Jeanine Pirro's 9pm show in favor of a re-run of Scandalous . The network had little to say on the matter—"We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters"—and didn't clarify whether the...

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Gillibrand: 'Brave' Isn't Winning Right Now

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling the country to gauge support for...

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Beto Apologizes for Teen Writings, Remarks on Wife

Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife, as well as writings he produced online when he was young. During a taping of the Political Party Live podcast in Cedar Rapids,...

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Bernie Sanders' Campaign Workers Just Notched a Historic First

Campaign workers for Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign workers in history to do so. The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed Friday that Sanders' campaign workers were the first to win union representation, per the AP . UFCW Local 400 President Mark...

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Trump Uses His First Veto Over Border Wall Funding

President Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional attempt to keep him from obtaining funding for a wall at the Mexico border. The "reckless" resolution would endanger Americans, he said at the Oval Office ceremony, reports the Hill . "Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty...

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Trump: White Nationalism Isn't Rising Threat

President Trump on Friday said he doesn't think that white nationalism is a rising global threat. "I don't really," said Trump when asked about the issue in the wake of the New Zealand massacre at two mosques, per USA Today . "I think it’s a small group of people that have...

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