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White House says Trump supports both House immigration bills, after all

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump supported both Republican immigration bills being considered in the House of

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Trump's personal lawyer Cohen loses bid for quick Avenatti gag order

By Brendan O'Brien and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Friday lost his bid for an emergency gag order to stop Michael Avenatti, a

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EPA's Pruitt faces new ethics query; Trump praises his work

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced fresh ethics questions on Friday, this time about how he got tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl

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Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

By David DeKok SCRANTON, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one

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Call me any time: Trump says he gave North Korea's Kim direct number

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had given Kim Jong Un a direct phone number and suggested he might call the North Korean leader on Sunday, following their summit

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Trump attacks report on FBI, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general's report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary

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Food stamp use drops only slightly as economy soars

Food stamps, otherwise known as SNAP, is one of America's largest single programs at $70 billion a year.

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Reporter's Notebook: Tension in Manafort trial courtroom as jury deliberates

After deliberating for more than eight hours Monday, and having considered the fate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for approximately 22 hours in total, the jurors entered the ninth-floor courtroom in Alexandria, Va. at 6:12 p.m. ET.

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Trump floats possibility of taking over Mueller probe: 'I can go in and I could do whatever, I could run it if I want'

President Trump asserted on Monday that he would be "totally allowed" to take over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe if he wanted to, in yet another thinly veiled broadside against an investigation he has repeatedly derided as a partisan "witch hunt."

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Manafort, defense team 'very happy' after jury fails to reach verdict in third day of deliberations

The jury weighing more than a dozen bank and tax fraud charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort failed to return a verdict after its third day of deliberations on Monday, raising the possibility of a hung jury as the wait drags on.

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Giuliani, Trump dare 'blowhard' ex-CIA Director John Brennan to sue over revoked security clearance

President Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday publicly dared former CIA Director John Brennan to follow through on his threats to sue the administration over his security clearance revocation, saying he  "To John Brennan: Today President Trump granted our request (Jay Sekulow and me) to handle your case," Giuliani wrote on Twitter, referring to a fellow Trump attorney.

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The GOP's Pollyanna problem

Among other things.

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Associated Press

Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit.

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UK asks for more US sanctions on Russia after poisoning case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Kingdom is asking the Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

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Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.

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FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks.

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The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to roll back the centerpiece of Obama-era efforts to slow global warming(all times local): 8:20 p.m.

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AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday.

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Trump: I 'Hope' Brennan Sues Me

Former CIA director John Brennan on Sunday revealed that he has consulted with lawyers and may sue President Trump in the wake of his security clearance being revoked. Trump's response on Monday was essentially: Bring it on. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings...

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Giuliani Follows Up on His 'Truth Isn't Truth' Line

Rudy Giuliani uttered a memorable line in defense of President Trump on Sunday when he declared that "truth isn't truth." Not surprisingly, it kicked up quite a reaction online, and on Monday, Giuliani tweeted about what he meant. The explanation in full: "My statement was not meant as a pontification...

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Official: US Has Rejected Turkish Offer on Pastor's Release

The disagreement with the US currently devastating the Turkish economy doesn't appear likely to end anytime soon. American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed by Turkey for almost two years before a shift to house arrest last month, is at the center of the dispute and a senior White House...

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Brennan Says He'll Fight Trump on Security Clearance

Former CIA director John Brennan says he plans to fight back against President Trump's revoking of his security clearance , which he considers an attempt to intimidate him and other current and former government officials, the Guardian reports. Brennan told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that he has contacted lawyers...

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Report: Michael Cohen May Be Charged With Major Fraud

President Trump's former right-hand man may soon be charged with fraud involving well over $20 million in loans, sources tell the New York Times . The insiders, including a banker who reviewed the transactions, say federal investigators are looking into whether Michael Cohen and taxi businesses owned by his family misrepresented...

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Trump's New Plan Upends Obama Emissions Policy

For President Trump, federalism and climate policy just don't mix—a fact that has environmental experts in a state of high anxiety, the Washington Post reports. Trump plans to announce this week that each state can set its own own coal-emission standards (pending EPA approval) rather than follow the Obama...

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