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Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of

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Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump Justice Department appointment

By David Morgan and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional

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Democrats dig in for Florida recount battle, Trump sends lawyers

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor appeared headed to recounts on Friday as Republican leads narrowed, and President Donald Trump vowed to

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California-based appeals court has been thorn in Trump's side

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A liberal-leaning California-based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case

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Federal court asks how Sessions' ouster impacts lawsuit challenging Mueller

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court that is weighing a legal challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's authority said Friday it wanted to know whether the sudden

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Trump jabs back at 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway,' an unusual critic

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday took a jab at a conservative lawyer whose critical tweets and editorials have attracted an outsized following because he

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Chicago's Emanuel gives advice to Dems in House: divide and conquer

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has some advice for Democrats now that they’ve gained back control of the House: divide and conquer.

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Nelson lawsuit seeks to count ballots received after Election Day

Lawyers for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday filed a federal lawsuit that claims Florida is disenfranchising voters by not counting mail-in ballots it received after Election Day.

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House Dems are promising tougher gun control measures, but advocates may have lost ground in the Senate

Georgia Democratic Rep.-elect Lucy McBath stands out in much the same way former New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy did 22 years ago.

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Florida recount efforts underway in multiple races: What to know about the process

As lawsuits and accusations of voter fraud fly around Florida, here is a look at everything to know about the recount efforts.

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Rick Scott insists he ‘won the election,’ as recount chaos keeps Florida races in suspense

Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott insisted Monday he “won the election” while accusing incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of trying to “steal” the race from him, amid chaotic recounts in the sunshine state’s Senate and gubernatorial races.

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House Democrats reportedly preparing ‘subpoena cannon’ for Trump-related probes

Democrats, fresh off winning back control of the House last week, are preparing widespread investigations into President Trump’s life and work, as the president says he’s adopting a “warlike posture” in anticipation of the probes.

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Mississippi US senator won't discuss 'public hanging' remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, a state with a notorious history for lynchings, says she will not answer questions about a video that shows her at a campaign event praising a cattle rancher by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one.

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Afghan leader denies Taliban are winning the war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani denied Monday that the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a continuing wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control.

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US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development sites, highlighting the challenge the Trump administration faces in ensuring that North Korea complies with any eventual agreement to end its nuclear and missile programs.

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Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise.

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Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's rhetoric on voter fraud is misleading

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud.

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New Wrinkle in Miss. Senate Race: 'Public Hanging' Joke

One of the big contests still undecided after election night is the race for senator in Mississippi, and a controversial new video is getting a lot of attention ahead of the Nov. 27 runoff. In the video , GOP incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith is seen campaigning with a supporter in Tupelo, and...

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Florida Governor Wants to Impound Voting Machines

With an unprecedented double recount underway in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott is fighting to get state police involved. The Republican governor—who is clinging to a slim lead in his Senate race with Democratic rival Bill Nelson—filed lawsuits Sunday calling for elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties...

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Ariz. Democrat's Lead Is Now 'Insurmountable'

With more than 210,000 votes still to be counted in Arizona's Senate race, anything could still happen—but it's not looking promising for Republican candidate Martha McSally. According to an update released Sunday evening, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is now 32,640 votes ahead of McSally, with 49.1% of...

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White House: Cemetery Motorcade Would Have Disrupted Roads

Stung by criticism for not attending an event honoring US military dead , the White House says President Trump didn't want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France. Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence Saturday at...

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Palm Beach County: No Way We Can Do This

After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco, the AP reports. In Democratic-leaning Broward County, the scheduled start of the recount was delayed Sunday because of a problem...

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Conway: 'That's Not Altered. That's Sped Up'

Kellyanne Conway may have cleared up whether President Trump knows acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker—after Trump called Whitaker "a great guy" in October, made him acting AG last week, and claimed not to know him Friday , the Washington Post reports. "The president does know Matt Whitaker, has gotten to...

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