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Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

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Civil rights activists gathered outside of NFL headquarters, calling on team owners to overturn a new policy aimed at stopping player protests during the national anthem and encouraging boycotting of league and sponsors. More>>

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games' Video included

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President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. More>>

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

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President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, is "doing great" nearly two weeks after a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition. More>>

The Latest: Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

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President Donald Trump is not backing down on his unproven claim the FBI planted a spy in his presidential campaign. More>>

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

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President Donald Trump is taking steps to make it easier to fire federal workers for misconduct. More>>

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

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Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change. More>>

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

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President Donald Trump is steering clear of a messy House immigration fight over the border wall and young 'Dreamer' immigrants. More>>

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

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Source: US has cut deal with China's ZTE, drawing fire but clearing way for more trade talks with Beijing. More>>

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

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President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy Friday. More>>

AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president. More>>

Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

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President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified materials shared with lawmakers. More>>

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea.". More>>

Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

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Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions. More>>

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

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Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an "active shooter" situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school. More>>

Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker's parents

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Survivors of last week's shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for more armed security to keep campuses safe. More>>

Facebook won't pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

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Facebook says it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. More>>

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

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Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US. More>>

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

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The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran. More>>

The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

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A plane carrying Irish voters trying to return home to vote in the abortion referendum has collided with another plane on a taxiway at a London-area airport, delaying passengers but causing no injuries. More>>

Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

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North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit. More>>

Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling. More>>

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

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Citing family member's medical procedure, a federal judge in Virginia delays trial of President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. More>>

Trump-Macron tree faces at least 2 years in quarantine

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The oak sapling that was a gift to President Donald Trump from French President Emmanuel Macron is facing at least two years in quarantine. More>>

The Latest: Putin says NKorea sovereignty should be ensured Video included

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President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. More>>

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

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The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. More>>

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

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A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress. More>>

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

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New US health chief pledges more action if Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads. More>>

California lawmaker cleared of groping charge back at work

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California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is back on the Assembly floor for the first time since an investigation found allegations she groped a male staffer unsubstantiated. More>>

The Latest: Putin says NKorea sovereignty should be ensured

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President Donald Trump says North Korea's latest statement on nuclear talks is "good news" and that "we will soon see where it will lead.". More>>

House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

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The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. More>>

Russia's ex-US envoy: Trump wants better ties with Russia

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Russia's former ambassador to the United States who was thrust in the middle of the Russian meddling scandal says "toxic" political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Russia. More>>

Guatemala minister: Sheldon Adelson flew officials to Israel

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The Guatemalan government says United States casino magnate Sheldon Adelson provided its official delegation a Boeing 767 to travel to Israel for the relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

The Latest: Trump tells Navy grads 'you don't give up'

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President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military.". More>>

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

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President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. More>>

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault Video included

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President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. More>>

Stormy Daniels' lawyer renews efforts to depose Trump

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer is once again seeking to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that stemmed from the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. More>>

Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

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The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. More>>

Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

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Attorneys for the Trump administration are due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the approval of TransCanada's disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline project. More>>

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

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Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens want lawmakers investigating the governor to issue subpoenas to probe more deeply into the source of a cash payment related to sexual misconduct allegations against him. More>>

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

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President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security.". More>>

The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump's caution

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A Republican senator often critical of Donald Trump says the president "made the right call" in canceling a summit with North Korea's leader. More>>

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. More>>

Saudi Arabia releases 3 women as other activists still held

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Rights groups and activists say Saudi authorities have released two women's rights activists, but 8 others remain detained. More>>

Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

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A Democratic senator says he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. More>>

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks Video included

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President Donald Trump is canceling the June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. More>>

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

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2 House lawmakers and allies of President Donald Trump are set to meet with top intelligence officials. More>>

Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

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Focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school safety and mass shootings shifting to those closest to the violence of recent attacks. More>>

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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President Donald Trump had pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. More>>

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

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The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year. More>>

Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US

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President Donald Trump is praising a new NFL policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. More>>

The Latest: 2nd briefing on Russia probe wraps up

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President Donald Trump says that the FBI is a "fantastic institution" but that "some of the people at the top were rotten apples." He says, "James Comey was one of them.". More>>

Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable

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French President Emmanuel Macron is now reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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As trade talks with Mexico and Canada stall, Trump administration explores whether tariffs are needed on auto imports. More>>

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

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The Senate is expected to give final approval to legislation giving veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

Trial underway for refugee who challenged NSA surveillance

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The trial of a refugee from Uzbekistan charged with conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization is underway in Denver. More>>

Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that President Donald Trump's budget plan wouldn't curb the spiraling budget deficit like it claims. More>>

Correction: Mark Twain Prize-Louis-Dreyfus story

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being honored with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for a lifetime in comedy. More>>

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

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US clings to health coverage gains despite Trump's attempts to repeal 'Obamacare'. More>>

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

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Companies flock to register in Wyoming after bold push for hyped new technology but results remain virtual. More>>

AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

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The Associated Press has named Dustin Weaver as a news editor overseeing coverage of Congress. More>>

IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve

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The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. More>>

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit Video included

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The U.N. chief says he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

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Arizona conservatives are torn between two icons of their movement - former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state senator Kelli Ward - in the GOP Senate primary. More>>

House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

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The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. More>>

Mexican Mafia run jail crime like an 'illegal government' Video included

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The Los Angeles jails are run by the county sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars. More>>

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

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The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are asking Amazon to stop marketing a facial recognition tool to police. More>>

Trump's campaign backs Calif. businessman in governor's race

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President Donald Trump's campaign is announcing its support for California businessman John Cox's campaign for governor, building upon the president's endorsement in the state's crowded primary. More>>

The Latest: UN chief concerned Kim-Trump summit was canceled Video included

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President Donald Trump is telling North Korea's Kim Jong Un that the world is losing a "great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth.". More>>

Spanish ruling party fined in major corruption case

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Spain's National Court has convicted and given heft prison sentences to politicians and businesspeople involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund the governing party. More>>

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

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A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump. More>>

California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

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California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer supports the death penalty. More>>

Kushner given security clearance after background check

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A security clearance has been granted to Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, after a lengthy background check. More>>

FBI overstated encryption problem with cell phones

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FBI officials say a programming error led them to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption. More>>

Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

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Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school. More>>

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

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APNewsBreak: The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of mobile phones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. More>>

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

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Lawmakers used a House subcommittee hearing get answers about the U.S. Olympic Committee's slow-moving response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports. More>>

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

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A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. More>>

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

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Texas school shooting survivors search for purpose in shadow of Parkland attack. More>>

Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'

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President Donald Trump will speak on immigration and gang violence in a speech on Long Island in New York. More>>

Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office for more questioning over alleged graft at a state investment fund he set up. More>>

FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

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Cisco says that a hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine. More>>

Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will probably have to use a "different structure" when it comes to trade with China. More>>

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

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Trump directs Commerce Department to investigate whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the US. More>>

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

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From the design of school buildings to video games, here's what the gun lobby says leads to school shootings. More>>

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

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Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year. More>>

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. More>>

In GOP immigration battle, factions split over citizenship

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Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally loom for House Republicans. More>>

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

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A teacher has scored an upset in a Kentucky legislative race. Could this be a sign of things to come in November?. More>>

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un Video included

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The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track. More>>

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate' Video included

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President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department. More>>

AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

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White House adviser Jared Kushner _ who's President Donald Trump's son-in-law _ has been granted a permanent security clearance, according to a person with knowledge of the decision but wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the matter. More>>

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

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Congress has approved expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

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President Donald Trump is predicting that U.S. automakers and auto workers will be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement. More>>

The Latest: Justice to hold bipartisan briefing Thursday

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President Donald Trump is tweeting about the "Criminal Deep State" and says its efforts have backfired. More>>

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

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Quid pro Trump? Critics fear nothing to stop foreign government favors to Trump businesses. More>>

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promise to wade into thorny issue of gun control. More>>

The Latest: North Korea blasts Pence for 'stupid' remarks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump takes place. More>>

Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

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A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. More>>

DC federal appeals court to livestream audio of arguments

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The District of Columbia-based federal appeals court has voted to livestream the audio of all oral arguments, except when classified or sealed material has to be discussed. More>>

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

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Georgia attorney and romance novelist Stacey Abrams has a tough road ahead as she campaigns to become America's first black female governor. More>>

The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

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Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed. More>>

Michigan lawmakers advance legislation on mandated reporters

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Michigan lawmakers are at odds over a decision to scale back the proposed expansion of the state's mandatory reporter law after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. More>>

US man gets 15 years in prison for illegal handgun exports

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A Montana man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally exporting high-caliber handguns to customers in countries with strict weapons laws. More>>

Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating "Taxi King"

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud. More>>

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

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Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse. More>>

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. More>>

ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

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The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. More>>

Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminants

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says dealing with a widespread contamination in drinking water is a "national priority.". More>>

The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

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The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

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The Pentagon says it has disinvited China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific. More>>

The Latest: China urges US to change 'negative mindset'

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China's foreign minister says the U.S. withdrawal of an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise is "very non-constructive.". More>>

Iran's Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

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Iran's Supreme Leader criticizes the U.S. over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers. More>>

Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

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Italy's president summons premier candidate Conte for talks on forming a government. More>>

The Latest: Trump urges nations to cooperate on immigration

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President Donald Trump will speak on immigration and gang violence in a speech on Long Island in New York. More>>

Pence warns Coast Guard graduates of the perils facing US

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Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduation ceremony. More>>

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

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Any focus on Stacey Abrams chances of becoming the nation's first black female governor has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months. More>>

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

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Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history. More>>

The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy's place in EU

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Italy's president has asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League their first shot at running western Europe's first populist government. More>>

Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

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A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending will drag on for another six months. More>>

Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

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Senate negotiators have released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. More>>

Dispute on eye drop size fails to catch Supreme Court's eye

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A dispute about the size of eye drops has failed to catch the eye of the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption in the ranks of Republican lawmakers. More>>

The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

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The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants. More>>

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

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The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked The Associated Press and CNN from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants. More>>

The Latest: Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank

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President Donald Trump says he is eager to sign a bill that will dismantle a chunk of the landmark Dodd-Frank act that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse. More>>

Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

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The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip. More>>

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies Video included

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U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies. More>>

Establishment Democrats relieved after Texas House runoff

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A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in Houston. More>>

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

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US and China negotiating to ease sanctions on ZTE; Mnuchin denies any quid pro quo. More>>

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans Video included

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Trump offers catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics. More>>

Correction: Primary Rdp story

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

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In Saudi Arabia, at least 10 women's rights activists are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer. More>>

The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

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Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. More>>

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

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President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government. More>>

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

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A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations. More>>

Mnuchin: Treasury investigating possible leaks of Cohen data

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department's inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database. More>>

Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

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Texas' primary runoff will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

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Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms. More>>

Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

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Stacey Abrams won Georgia's Democratic primary in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, becoming the state's first woman nominee for governor from either major party. More>>

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

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Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to "review" highly classified information from Russia probe with lawmakers. More>>

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

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Congress is moving to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House was to approve legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank law. More>>

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts Video included

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Trump's summit with North Korea is drawing near amid growing anxiety among Trump and his allies over how he can score a victory on the world stage. More>>

DeVos: Reporting undocumented students is a local decision

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says decisions on whether to report undocumented students to authorities rest with local communities. More>>

Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

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President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries. More>>

House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says NK could benefit from US investment

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President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still weeks away, but a colorful commemorative coin of the two leaders is ready to go. More>>

The Latest: Trump resumes feud with Pelosi over 'animals'

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House Republicans leaving a private meeting say a frustrated Speaker Paul Ryan wants them to band together and act more like a majority party. More>>

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

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A Missouri House panel considering whether to try to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens has endorsed rules that would prohibit the governor's attorneys from cross-examining witnesses during a special legislative session. More>>

The Latest: Trump addresses anti-abortion rights activists Video included

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President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood. More>>

Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house

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An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence. More>>

Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety Video included

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School shooting is unlikely to lead to significant new gun restrictions in Texas; governor begins hosting roundtable discussions on school safety Tuesday. More>>

Senators reach tentative deal on sexual harassment bill

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Senate leaders say they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims. More>>

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

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A recent federal case against a Pakistani man in Maryland may send ripples through the halls of power in Washington. More>>

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

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After striking a delicate deal with the UAE on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself about what the agreement actually said. More>>

Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

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Brazil's President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings. More>>

The Latest: FBI briefing on Russia probe set for Thursday

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President Donald Trump says it would be a "disgrace" to the country if it's shown that the FBI had 'spies in my campaign. More>>

Lawmakers pick successor to disgraced attorney general

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The New York state Legislature plans to hold a joint session to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position left vacant when Erie Schneiderman resigned earlier this month. More>>

Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers' raises

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Congressional Democrats want to give a big salary bump to teachers and pay for it by canceling the tax cut for the top 1 percent of earners. More>>

Officials: Special ops vet to be US commander in Afghanistan

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U.S. officials say a career special operations soldier has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. More>>

Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

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The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help involving reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor. More>>

Pentagon report: Nukes are central to North Korea strategy

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A Pentagon report to Congress says nuclear weapons are central to North Korea's strategic goal of ensuring the perpetual the rule of the Kim family dynasty. More>>

Ryan vents frustration over GOP infighting over immigration

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Some conservative House Republicans warn Ryan about allowing moderates to push through a bipartisan immigration bill without strong GOP support. More>>

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have Tuesday's meeting with the leaders of the European parliament about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company open the public through web streaming. More>>

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. More>>

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him. More>>

US hits 5 Iranians with sanctions for aiding Yemen rebels

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The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on Iran with new sanctions targeting five Iranians for supporting Shiite rebels in Yemen with missile expertise. More>>

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site. More>>

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set. More>>

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

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The streaming service Netflix says Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal to produce films and series. More>>

Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

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Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. More>>

Trump administration slams Venezuela's election as a "sham"

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The Trump administration is dismissing Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government. More>>

Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

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The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens. More>>

China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

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China has sentenced a Tibetan language activist to five years in prison for inciting separatism after he appeared in a documentary video produced by The New York Times. More>>

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