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Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

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President Donald Trump is blasting the FBI, asking why they didn't investigate an Obama-era payment to Iran. More>>

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. More>>

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

The Latest: Principal gives emotional message after shooting

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Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

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A handful of small-time Trump supporters who came into contact with the Russian plot to interfere with the 2016 election said their votes were not swayed and they didn't do anything they weren't happy to do. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

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Russians launched plot against US election in 2014, mixing old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools. More>>

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

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Trump over-reaches to claim Russian indictment is proof of 'no collusion'. More>>

FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

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The revelation that the FBI botched a tip on the Florida school shooting suspect intensifies pressure on the bureau. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. More>>

Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

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The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

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Many Republicans looking to Mitt Romney to be an elder statesman in the Senate, willing to take on President Donald Trump. More>>

Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

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The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo president laments EU disunity on status

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Britain's prime minister seeks 'deep' EU security partnership. More>>

South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address a nation eager to move on from corruption. More>>

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

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A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. More>>

The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

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Sen. Bill Nelson says he's inspired by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are demanding changes to make gun violence less likely. More>>

Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

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What does it mean for Trump? Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment. More>>

Khodorkovsky plots out a long game: a post-Putin Russia

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Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. More>>

Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making a political comeback by running a Utah Senate seat. More>>

Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

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A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after the special counsel charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. More>>

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

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The revelation that the FBI botched a tip on the Florida school shooting suspect intensifies pressure on the bureau. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

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What does it mean for Trump? Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment. More>>

Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

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A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after the special counsel charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. More>>

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

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Russians launched plot against US election in 2014, mixing old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools. More>>

Trump seizes on Mueller charge as proof of 'no collusion'

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President Donald Trump is seizing on what was absent in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment as proof that his campaign didn't collude with Russians. More>>

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

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A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire. More>>

Lawyer: California man in Russia probe 'has made mistakes'

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The attorney for a California man who pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russians meddling in the US elections says his client made a mistake. More>>

Republican senator charged with video voyeurism, extortion

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Rhode Island state Sen. Nicholas Kettle arrested on charges of video voyeurism, extortion; Republican senator's lawyer calls voyeurism charge 'nonsense,' says he has no idea what extortion charges are about. More>>

GOP director takes sole responsibility for anonymous website

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Maine Republican Party executive director says he alone was responsible for running anonymous website that published articles Democrats say slandered their unsuccessful mayoral candidate. More>>

Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list

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Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. More>>

Bannon interviewed in Mueller's Russia investigation

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Under threat of subpoena, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview. More>>

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms Video included

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The nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S. is seeing signs of Russian meddling in upcoming midterm elections. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Inquest opens on death of baby in Kenya poll violence

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An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. More>>

The Latest: Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

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Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by accusing President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of doing "worse than nothing" to stop mass shootings like the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school. More>>

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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Federal efforts to secure elections against Russian meddling have lagged ahead of the first 2018 primaries. More>>

Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

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Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump exchanged harsh criticisms of one another during the 2016 presidential campaign but also have a history of being willing to sit down with each other when mutually beneficial. More>>

Hungary's Orban steps up crackdown on critics before vote

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Hungary's prime minister is stepping up efforts to silence civic group critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term. More>>

Zimbabwe's president has clear road to election, few rivals

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Zimbabwe's leader has clear road to election as opposition squabbles after Tsvangirai's death. More>>

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

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Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor. More>>

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate's publicity bid

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Indiana congressman who warns about 'out-of-control' government spending used $3M in public and taxpayer money for self-promotion. More>>

3 independents poised to shake up Mexico's presidential race

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Three political party outsiders in Mexico appear destined for the July 1 ballot as the first independent candidates to seek the country's presidency, the result of a reform seen as a victory for democracy. More>>

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

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Ramaphosa poised to become South Africa's new president in parliament vote Thursday. More>>

Ideas to redraw maps beat deadline in gerrymandering case

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It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Gov. Tom Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state Supreme Court to adopt. More>>

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills Video included

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

Experts: What states can do to secure their elections

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Experts: What states can do to secure their elections. More>>

Pennsylvania man the 7th teen to enter Kansas governor race

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The field of teenage candidates running for Kansas governor has grown to seven, and the latest contender isn't even from the state. More>>

New Virginia lawmakers have little luck making laws

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The wave of Democrats who won seats in the Virginia House of Delegates last year are having little success getting legislation passed. More>>

Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

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AP sources: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running for the Senate in Utah. More>>

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

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Porn star who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006 says she feels free to discuss her past with the man who would become president now that Trump's personal attorney has acknowledged paying her $130,000 just before Election Day. More>>

The Latest: Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president

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The Latest: Zuma's resignation now final, parliament says; new leader to be chosen Thursday. More>>

Scandals finally catch up with South Africa's Zuma

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As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallied his support base and, it is alleged, enabled his corrupt associates. Eventually, he ran out of options. More>>

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

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South African police raid residential compound of a business family suspected of using its ties to President Jacob Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and land state contracts. More>>

Romney's Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

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Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah is his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. More>>

Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

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The porn star whom President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney acknowledged paying $130,000 just before Election Day believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with the president. More>>

The Latest: South Africa's ANC welcomes Zuma's departure

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The Latest: South Africa's ANC preparing for no-confidence motion against Zuma on Thursday. More>>

Wellstone Action pushes out senator's sons; they push back

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A liberal campaign organization dedicated to the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone is pushing out his sons over differences in how the organization should run. More>>

The Latest: Romney delays announcement after school shooting

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Republican Mitt Romney says he's postponing an announcement planned for Thursday about Utah's Senate race because of the deadly school shooting in Florida. More>>

Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned

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Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. More>>

Democrats negotiating with FBI on classified info in memo

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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that he is continuing to negotiate with the FBI over the release of a memo about secret surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser. More>>

Judge in Manafort case chides lawyers over sealed filings

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The judge overseeing the criminal case against two of the men charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has chided lawyers for the number of sealed filings. More>>

Cramer cites patriotism, reconsiders North Dakota Senate bid

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Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says he's reconsidering a bid for Senate in North Dakota out of "patriotism" and because people from his party don't think Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp can be defeated without him. More>>

Democrats say Florida statehouse race a bellwether for US

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A Democratic win in a statehouse race on Florida's Gulf Coast is being called a referendum of sorts on Trump, bellwhether for national politics. More>>

Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. More>>

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms

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A new US intelligence report on worldwide threats says Russia likely to target midterms. More>>

Summit host yanks Venezuela's invitation over early election

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The host nation for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders has withdrawn its invitation to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over plans to hold an early election. More>>

South Africa's ruling party finally turns against Zuma

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Leaders of South Africa's ruling ANC party are struggling to remove President Jacob Zuma from office amid media reports that he asked for concessions in exchange for his resignation. More>>

Mueller probe leaves many witnesses in limbo

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Scores of people sucked into the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller are waiting to hear hether he's done with them or not. More>>

North Dakota candidate quits Senate race; expects Cramer run

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A Republican candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat says he's quitting the race because he expects GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after all. More>>

Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

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At least several private Russian military contractors have been reportedly killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the deaths that could further fuel Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. More>>

Ivanka Trump touts business tax cuts in political hotspot

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Visit to suburban Pittsburgh by President Donald Trump's daughter makes it 3rd time senior administration official has dropped in on political hotspot of 2018's 1st congressional election; seat left vacant by Republican's resignation amid abortion scandal. More>>

The Latest: Officials cite signs of more Russian meddling

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Three of the nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S. has seen Russian activity aimed at meddling in the upcoming midterm elections. More>>

Egypt arrests ex-anti-graft chief in latest pre-vote turmoil

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Egypt arrests former anti-graft chief in latest chapter of pre-election upheaval. More>>

Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a Republican-drawn map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts to replace the GOP-drawn map struck down in a gerrymandering case. More>>

Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

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Trump budget fallout: Conservatives decry "irresponsible" spending binge. More>>

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

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The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. More>>

Kochs launch $4M campaign against Dems in Missouri, Indiana

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Koch brothers are spending millions of dollars to attack two vulnerable Democrats for voting against the Republican tax overhaul. More>>

Pick to help run 2020 Census no longer under consideration

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A political science professor is no longer under consideration for a key position running the 2020 Census. More>>

Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

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President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. More>>

Democrats retain Minnesota Senate seat in swing territory

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Democrats in Minnesota are claiming more evidence of momentum after they retained a state Senate seat in a special election. More>>

Trump announces Pittsburgh-area campaign rally on Feb. 21

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President Donald Trump's campaign says he'll hold a rally in the Pittsburgh area next week. More>>

Democrats hold Minnesota Senate seat in high-stakes election

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Minnesota voters are choosing successors for two legislators who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, including a race that could factor in the battle for control of the state Senate. More>>

Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it's time for immigration deal Video included

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When it comes to trying to pass an immigration overhaul, President Donald Trump's support will be vital if Congress is to overcome election-year pressures against compromise. More>>

Former pharma exec, Christie backer seeks to oust Menendez

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A former pharmaceutical company executive and supporter of Chris Christie's presidential campaign is entering this year's Senate race as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez. Bob Hugin announced his campaign on Monday in an email. More>>

Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released

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A White House aide says he's confident the Democratic memo about the FBI's Russia investigation will be released once it's "cleaned up" by Democrats. More>>

Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi campaigns against populism

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Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's out to save Italy from a populist triumph in next month's national election. More>>

IS calls on fighters to disrupt Egypt's vote with attacks

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A video purportedly by the Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is calling on its fighters to stage attacks during next month's presidential elections and warning Egyptians to stay away from polling centers. More>>

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

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Senate to start debate on immigration, but the most influential voice may be in the White House. More>>

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan Video included

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President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. More>>

Dems taking another run at blocked memo on Russia probe

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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee say they'll revise their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure there's no harmful release of secrets, and then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. More>>

Pennsylvania race to test how tax law plays with voters

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A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats' and Republicans' arguments over the new tax law. More>>

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

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Pennsylvania Democrats say a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders is too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

US Soccer reboots, elects Carlos Cordeiro president

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Carlos Cordeiro elected US Soccer Federation president on 3rd ballot. More>>

Marchers protest racism in Italy after Africans are shot

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Italian city where man with neo-Nazi background shot and wounded six Africans braces for the possibility of violence around an anti-fascist march. More>>

Russia moves to block Navalny's latest investigation

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Russia's communications oversight agency is moving to block access to an investigation published online by opposition leader Alexei Navalny alleging that Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko received lavish hospitality from billionaire Oleg Deripaska. More>>

Immigration fight looks tougher after budget debate

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Chalk up one extensive budget agreement with wins for President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and Democrats alike. More>>

Judge leans toward asserting right to rule on border wall

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An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration stance, will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could block construction of a border wall with Mexico. More>>

The Latest: Speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

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President Donald Trump says he hopes an aide who resigned this week in the wake of domestic abuse allegations has "a great career ahead of him.". More>>

Rising racism taints Italian electoral campaign

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Anti-migrant rhetoric that is shaping the campaign for Italy's national elections is widely blamed for sharpening racist tones _ and even inviting violence. More>>

All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher

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Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight. More>>

GOP leaders unveil revamped Pennsylvania congressional map

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are approaching a court-imposed deadline to redraw the state's map of congressional districts that was thrown out on grounds it unfairly helped Republicans. More>>

Obama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states

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A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in a dozen states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. More>>

Utah taxpayers paid for hotel linked to prostitute report

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The Utah House of Representatives says it's investigating whether a lawmaker who abruptly resigned this week used hotel rooms purchased with taxpayer money for trysts with a prostitute. More>>

APNewsBreak: Public paid for hotel tied to prostitute report

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The Utah House of Representatives says it's investigating whether a lawmaker who abruptly resigned this week used hotel rooms purchased with taxpayer money for trysts with a prostitute. More>>

Zuma drama overshadows South Africa's Mandela commemorations

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President's drama overshadows South African commemorations of 100 years since Mandela's birth. More>>

Cambodian shoe-thrower arrested after Thailand deports her

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A woman who threw a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was arrested after she was repatriated from Thailand, where the U.N. refugee agency reportedly formally recognized her as a refugee. More>>

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

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Analysts say the Venezuelan government decision to plow ahead with presidential elections amid a deepening crisis risks spurring international sanctions targeting the country's oil exports. More>>

Putin, 7 rivals register for Russia's presidential race

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Vladimir Putin, 7 rivals register to run in Russia's March 18 presidential race. More>>

Trump picks California lawyer to head IRS

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President Donald Trump's pick to lead the IRS is Charles Rettig, a tax lawyer from Beverly Hills, California. More>>

Lawmakers won't meet deadline to vote on congressional map

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Pennsylvania lawmakers work against court-ordered Friday deadline to produce replacement for 6-year-old congressional district map thrown out last month, say it's unclear if they'll get it done. More>>

Jim Carrey says users should yank their Facebook accounts

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Delete your account. That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news. More>>

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

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Former President George W. Bush says there's "pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in US election. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Senate celebrates budget deal - but shutdown still possible; North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics in South; South Korean president to meet with Kim Jong Un's sister. More>>

Bangladesh court sends former leader Khaleda Zia to prison

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Bangladesh is on high alert before a verdict against former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a politically sensitive corruption case. More>>

Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

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A woman who has publicly accused President Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her years ago is running for office in Ohio. More>>

The evangelical singer who would be Costa Rica's president

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Fabricio Alvarado rode a religious conservative backlash to first place in Costa Rica's recent election; headed into a runoff, his challenge may be to win over other voters and convince them he can tackle problems like the economy, crime and corruption. More>>

Venezuela sets April 22 for election after talks break down

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Negotiations between Venezuela's government and opposition are hanging by a thread after they failed to reach an agreement to hold presidential elections. More>>

Years later, Blagojevich still creates trouble for Democrats

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A decade after the FBI began secretly recording then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's profanity-laced conversations, the investigation that sent him to prison is still causing political problems for some Democrats. More>>

FBI texts reveal admiring view of then-director James Comey

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Text messages between two FBI officials that have been reviewed by The Associated Press show they spoke admiringly of the FBI director at the time, James Comey. More>>

A new Senate document on Russia probe spying explained

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A new Senate document on Russia probe spying explained. More>>

Dems head to midterms with energized base, unsettled agenda

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Democrats are heading into the November elections with an energized party base, an unpopular president and a wave of GOP retirements. But they must figure out how to balance a positive economic agenda while keeping up criticism of President Donald Trump. More>>

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party are still haggling over a deal to form a new coalition government after negotiations that lasted through the night. More>>

GOP bid for control in Nevada raises fear of endless recalls

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Nevada's major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two new Democratic lawmakers. More>>

Lawyers for Mueller case defendant cite client differences

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Lawyers for one of the four people charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation have asked to withdraw from the case. More>>

South Africa's deputy president poised to replace Zuma

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South Africa's embattled president warns of "fake" news as lack of resolution to leadership crisis fuels anxiety in the country. More>>

Former AG Holder on future bid for office: 'I'll see'

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he's open to the idea of running for elected office in 2020. More>>

Democrats gain Missouri House seat in area that backed Trump

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Democrats have picked up a Missouri House seat previously held by Republicans in a district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016. More>>

Pennsylvania redistricting decision gives Democrats a boost

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Pennsylvania is crucial to Democrats' efforts to regain control of the U.S. House, and a recent redistricting decision gives that strategy a boost. More>>

The Latest: South Africa in 'limbo,' opposition parties say

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The Latest: South Africa's deputy expects 'speedy resolution' to talks with Zuma on transition. More>>

White House officials review Democratic memo on Russia probe

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White House officials say a review of a classified Democratic memo on the Russia election investigation will be completed no later than Thursday. More>>

Judiciary chairman seeks answers on Trump aide surveillance

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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has launched a probe into surveillance of a former campaign aide to Donald Trump. More>>

Supreme Court blocks some redrawn North Carolina districts

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US. Supreme Court rejects some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. More>>

White House officials review Democratic memo on Russia probe

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White House officials say a review of a classified Democratic memo on the Russia election investigation will be completed no later than Thursday. More>>

On Trump's desk: Dems' classified memo on Russia probe

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House committee votes to release Democrats' classified memo that responds to its GOP-written document about whether the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump. More>>

The Latest: Kelly says Democrats' memo isn't 'as clean'

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The White House says it has a classified memo prepared by Democrats on the House intelligence committee in the panel's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. More>>

Illinois candidate wiretapped discussing black politicians

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Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker telling then-Gov. More>>

House votes to overhaul system for reporting harassment

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The House has passed legislation that requires lawmakers to reimburse the Treasury when settling sexual harassment claims rather than use taxpayers to foot the bill. More>>

Talks to forming new German government go into overtime

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Talks on a new German coalition government are going into what participants hope will be their final day. More>>

South Africa's embattled president won't give key speech

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South Africa's embattled president won't give key speech this week as resignation calls grow. More>>

Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

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The Supreme Court is allowing a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania to proceed, denying a plea from Republicans to block it. More>>

Will intelligence agencies stop confiding to Congress?

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Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are worried that releasing the congressional memo alleging FBI surveillance abuse could have wide-ranging repercussions. More>>

Opposition in Azerbaijan calls for election boycott

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Opposition parties in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan are calling for a boycott of the upcoming early presidential election. More>>

Former leader, 2 Supreme Court judges arrested in Maldives

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The Maldives' government says it will not enforce a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president. More>>

Declassify? House Dems vote to air their Russia-probe memo

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers say President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation. More>>

Evangelical, ruling party candidate eye runoff in Costa Rica

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Two Costa Rican candidates with the same last name and opposing stances on gay marriage lead election returns and appear headed to a runoff to decide who will be the Central American nation's next leader. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Dow skids, closes down 1,175 in biggest single-day drop; how many tuned in to the Super Bowl; Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map. More>>

The Latest: AP sources: Bannon interview delayed again

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, saying he "must be stopped.". More>>

Governor troubled by reports on embattled state Senate boss

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Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there's truth to new reports involving ex-state Senate president whose husband is accused of sexual abuse then he shouldn't return to Senate's top post. More>>

Azerbaijan's leader calls snap presidential vote

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The president of Azerbaijan has called a snap presidential election. More>>

Italy's Berlusconi: 600,000 migrants "ready" to commit crime

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Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi contends 600,000 migrants in Italy are "ready" to commit crimes, but foes blame him for country's influx of newcomers. More>>

Ecuador referendum boosts president in battle with ex-mentor

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Ecuadoreans voted by a landslide to limit presidents to two terms in a nationwide referendum that delivered a blow to former President Rafael Correa's hopes of returning to power. More>>

Q&A: Will Congress remain in stalemate over immigration?

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Q&A: Deep divides between two parties plus political incentives may result in narrow immigration legislation if not a stalemate. More>>

Kenya government allows 2 TV stations to resume broadcasting

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Kenya police tear gassed opposition activists protesting the shutdown of four major TV stations and what they claim are other violations of constitutional guaranteed rights such as freedom of assembly. More>>

Correction: Cyprus-Presidential Election story

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A conservative veteran politician is taking on a left-leaning independent in Cyprus' presidential runoff amid skepticism that an agreement reunifying the ethnically divided island-nation can be found soon. More>>

Gas search, economy, peace talks on Cyprus president's plate

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A hydrocarbons search, reunification talks and revving up the economy on re-elected president's priority list. More>>

Tillerson says US considers Venezuela oil sale restrictions

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that the U.S. is still considering restricting the sale of oil from crisis-torn Venezuela. More>>

Trump seized on what memo could mean even before reading it

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President Donald Trump's authorization of the release of a bitterly disputed memo was his latest move to upend the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia or whether he obstructed justice. More>>

The Latest: No. 3 candidate concedes in Costa Rica election

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Early returns from Costa Rica's presidential election put evangelical candidate Fabricio Alvarado in the lead but falling well short of what he would need to avoid a runoff. More>>

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe

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President Donald Trump is claiming complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties. More>>

Q&A: On immigration, bridging partisan gap will be hard

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Q&A: It's beginning to look like Congress' election-year battle over immigration could end up in stalemate or a narrowly focused bill. More>>

Evangelical, ruling party candidate lead in Costa Rica vote

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Costa Ricans vote in a presidential race that has been turned on its ear by a court ruling saying the country should allow same-sex marriage. More>>

Current, former presidents at odds in Ecuador referendum

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A battle between Ecuador's current president and his predecessor has gone to the voters. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers say memo doesn't clear Trump

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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is slamming the release of a congressional memo that alleges FBI surveillance abuses in an investigation into the Trump campaign's Russia ties. More>>

The Latest: Ecuador voters reinstate presidential term limit

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Ecuadoreans have voted overwhelmingly to limit presidents to two terms in a nationwide referendum that is seen as a critical test of former President Rafael Correa's enduring political strength. More>>

When is a bribe not a bribe? NYC mayor says he did no wrong

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The bribe that wasn't? NYC mayor is dogged by questions about donor who says he bought influence. More>>

Abortion is a focus of early action in legislative sessions

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Abortion rises as a hot topic in this year's state legislative sessions, as activists on both sides say they expect the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in soon on how far states go in restricting access. More>>

The Latest: Challenger concedes Cyprus presidential race

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An exit poll predicts that Cyprus' conservative president has been re-elected to another five-year term, defeating a left-leaning independent for the second time. More>>

State legislative action so far this year on abortion policy

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Abortion policy has been a hot topic in state legislative sessions that convened or resumed last month. More>>

Trump seized on what memo could mean even before reading it

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President Donald Trump's authorization of the release of a bitterly disputed memo was his latest move to upend the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia or whether he obstructed justice. More>>

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