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The Latest: Trump meets with Rosenstein, Wray

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President Donald Trump is meeting with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russia probe, and Christopher Wray, head of the FBI. More>>

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Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

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An upcoming inspector general report is expected to criticize the FBI, including former director James Comey, over a weeks-long delay in reviewing a newly discovered trove of Hillary Clinton emails in the days before the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

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Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes. More>>

Trump praises new CIA director Video included

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Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's first female director, Gina Haspel. More>>

The Latest: Haspel jokes about rocky confirmation process

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President Donald Trump is at CIA headquarters for the swearing-in of the agency's next director. More>>

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

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'Don't be mad at Claire': Missouri Democrat faces black voters' concerns. 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>>

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East. More>>

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity. More>>

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run. More>>

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. 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>>

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

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A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. More>>

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

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Texas mother had been inspired by survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, then the very sort of extreme gun violence she was marching against arrived in her town. More>>

Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty

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The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature is set to begin weighing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones legislators approved. More>>

The Latest: Trump signs new action against Venezuela

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President Donald Trump has signed an order restricting the Venezuelan government's ability to liquidate assets in the aftermath of an election that the White House is calling a "sham.". More>>

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

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A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women. 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>>

Trump to travel to New York for speech on MS-13 gang

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President Donald Trump will travel to New York on Wednesday for a speech on immigration. More>>

Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

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A series of trials over a violent inauguration day protest has turned into a long-term battle of wits between the Justice Department and a grassroots political opposition network that calls itself 'the resistance.'. More>>

Watchdog report questions US claim on Afghan war progress

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A government watchdog is taking issue with the Pentagon's assertions that momentum in the fight against the Taliban has shifted to Afghan government forces. More>>

School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

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Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School. More>>

Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

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The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors. More>>

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier. More>>

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism. More>>

AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

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The Associated Press has announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau as an intelligence reporter. More>>

Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

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President Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. More>>

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

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The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. More>>

High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining. 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>>

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>>

Justices to review Oklahoma's Indian territory murder appeal

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The Supreme Court will hear Oklahoma's plea to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence of an American Indian. More>>

The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

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President Donald Trump is defending his administration's trade dealings with China a day after his Treasury secretary said the two countries were putting a trade war "on hold.". More>>

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

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Criminal investigators are finally getting to study materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. More>>

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

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A criminal court has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica. More>>

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

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State Department office overseeing the fight against the Islamic State will stay in business at least until the end of the year. More>>

2018 midterms show start of Democratic scramble for 2020

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The 2018 midterm campaign shows signs of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House in 2020. More>>

Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

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In Georgia governor's race, black women seek to shape the state's political landscape. More>>

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. More>>

CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

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Scrutiny of Gina Haspel's CIA career has been focused on her role in the agency's former harsh interrogation program, but it's her experience with Russian operations that she will tap as she takes over at a time of rising tension with Moscow. 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>>

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

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Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president. More>>

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. and China are "putting the trade war on hold" after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. More>>

Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

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Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive TV ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws. More>>

US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

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The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months. More>>

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

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Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. More>>

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend' Video included

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The suspect in the Texas school shooting pointed at one person and declared: "I'm going to kill you." Then he fired. More>>

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

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President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration. More>>

The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe - and IG to widen query

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President's lawyer says special counsel Robert Mueller could conclude his probe by September if Trump agrees to an interview. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

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The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence.". More>>

Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale's Class Day

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Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Donald Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap. More>>

93-year-old ex-president Bush arrives in Maine for summer

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Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer. More>>

Texas shooting renews debate about American school design Video included

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Texas shooting renews debate about whether school designs make them easy targets. More>>

Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

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Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week. More>>

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

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One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them. More>>

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

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Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with two men who are now a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. More>>

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

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Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure. More>>

The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting Video included

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a "hardening" of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school. More>>

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

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The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration. More>>

McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

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Claire McCaskill defends vote against CIA director: Says specific reasons classified. More>>

Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper tuition

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More than 2,300 other public college students around Arizona with deferred deportation status starting this fall will no longer qualify for in-state tuition under an Arizona Supreme Court decision. More>>

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

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President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells the first lady's first name. More>>

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

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Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks in Washington have produced a commitment by Beijing to "significantly increase" its purchases of Americans goods and services. More>>

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

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Beijing is showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US in Washington. More>>

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes Video included

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Only weeks after supporting Parkland survivors, Texas students are victims of deadly school attack. More>>

Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

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President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign _ an allegation his own lawyer says might not be true. More>>

Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms approach

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The dust-up this past week in the House over immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for the GOP at a time when the party needs unity heading into pivotal elections in November. More>>

Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

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Seven people in Saudi Arabia, including four prominent women's rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive, are being accused by state security of working with "foreign entities". More>>

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

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Trump plans aggressive role in midterm elections, but he's not welcome everywhere. More>>

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

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Parkland school shooting survivors are expressing outrage and heartbreak on social media in the aftermath of the latest school shooting in Texas. More>>

Manafort's ex-son-in-law busy with Mueller's investigation

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Paul Manafort's former son-in-law says he has been busy with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

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Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. More>>

Governor struck while biking says helmet saved his life

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage said a bicycle helmet saved him last fall in a crash in which he says he was hit by an uninsured driver. More>>

'Animals'? Trump says he'll keep using term for gang members

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President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally and says he will keep using that term to refer to violent gang members. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

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President Donald Trump is citing news reports as evidence that the Justice Department spied on his 2016 campaign, tweeting "Really bad stuff!". More>>

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland Video included

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Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus. More>>

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding Video included

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The son of a civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry has condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and plans to march against President Donald Trump's "America first" stance. More>>

Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality' rules

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The Senate is poised to approve legislation designed to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's effort to deregulate the Internet. More>>

US to lay out plan to pressure Iran after nuclear deal exit

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The Trump administration says it's preparing to lay out its plan to work with Europeans and other countries to pressure Iran following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal. More>>

US readies Mideast peace plan, but threatens Palestinian aid

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

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President Donald Trump has announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department agency. More>>

Texas governor vows to look at school safety after attack

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The mass shooting at a Texas high school has elicited promises from the state's top Republicans to look for ways to improve school safety, but none of them suggested that substantial gun restrictions could be on the table. More>>

Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

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President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox. More>>

Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

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A gay man in Kentucky wants to run against Kim Davis, the county clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015. More>>

Post-Parkland push for gun control hasn't gripped Texas yet

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The calls for tighter gun controls that have swelled since the February mass shooting at a Florida high school have barely registered in gun-loving Texas, at least to this point. More>>

The Latest: House defeats farm bill as conservatives revolt

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Conservatives have defeated a Republican farm bill that combined stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies. More>>

Trump urges Congress to overhaul nation's prison system

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President Donald Trump is trying to jump-start efforts in Congress to overhaul the U.S. prison system and help more former inmates successfully re-enter society. More>>

The Latest: Giuliani says Mueller narrows Trump questions

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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, says the special counsel in the Russia probe has narrowed the scope of potential questions for the president. More>>

The Latest: Trump defends 'animals' comment in tweet

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President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally and says he will keep using that term to refer to violent gang members. More>>

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

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Rights activists say at least six people who have campaigned for human rights in Saudi Arabia, including four women who pushed for the right to drive, have been detained in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Sen. Gillibrand is working on 'Bold & Brave' picture book

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is working on her first picture book, "Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote," to be published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

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The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. More>>

Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

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For a decade, Democrats have said they were close to turning Arizona blue. More>>

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

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In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table. More>>

Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

1 year on, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere

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In the year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel, he hasn't uttered a word in public about his Russia investigation. More>>

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

Mercer sisters liquidate beleaguered Cambridge Analytica

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Cambridge Analytica, beleaguered data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, files for bankruptcy protection. More>>

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

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The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans. More>>

White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out

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A White House aide's crass remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has led to a push to fire those responsible for leaking that story and others about President Donald Trump's administration. More>>

In film, McCain says Americans deserve more from Washington

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Sen. John McCain ends a documentary about his life to send the message that Washington is not giving the American people the government they deserve. More>>

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

US is running out of time on NAFTA while confronting China

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US is running out of time on a NAFTA rewrite even while confronting China over trade rift. More>>

Pruitt rescinding safety rules prompted by fatal plant blast

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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to rescind some safety measures proposed after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. More>>

Trump to deny funds to clinics that discuss abortion

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The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. More>>

Republican says leaders discuss votes on 2 immigration bills

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A Republican lawmaker says GOP leaders have discussed scheduling House votes on two immigration bills as a way of ending the party's internal battle over the issue. More>>

Trump responds to European criticism about reliability

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President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, but the two leaders are not expected to participate in a joint news conference. More>>

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape. More>>

Teachers channel momentum from strikes into midterm races

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As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. More>>

After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

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Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought and killed American troops who had invaded Iraq, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. More>>

California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

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An outside investigation has cleared a California assemblywoman of allegations that she groped a male staff member who worked for another lawmaker. More>>

Manafort's ex-son-in-law talking with Mueller's team

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A federal judge in Virginia has now joined the small group of Americans who know the details of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Beset by leaks, White House talks firings, not apologies Video included

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The morbid joke that a West Wing aide made about a gravely ill United States senator has become a rarity in the frenetic whirlwind of news around President Donald Trump: a controversy with staying power. More>>

Lawmakers repel challenge to much-criticized sugar program

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Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle over a program that props up sugar prices. More>>

Judge denies bail for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case

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A New York judge has cited strong evidence in denying bail to a Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy. More>>

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

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President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Democrats after referring to some immigrant gang members as "animals" during a White House roundtable discussion. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

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South Korea says it will communicate closely with Washington, Pyongyang to increase chances of successful talks between Trump and Kim. More>>

New Niger video shows harrowing escape of US forces

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape, and fighting for their lives when friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. More>>

1 year into Russia probe, Washington is rattled, uncertain

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A year into the probe, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. More>>

The Latest: Trump will keep calling gang members 'animals'

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she doesn't think President Donald Trump went far enough when he described some people who enter the country illegally as "animals.". More>>

Deportation arrests show increase under Trump

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The Trump administration has made 27 percent more deportation arrests during the first half of this fiscal year than were made during the same period last fiscal year. More>>

Trump tells NK's Kim to denuclearize or risk overthrow

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The Pentagon says there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of the ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea that triggered an angry reaction from the North and threatens the planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. More>>

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

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The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. More>>

The Latest: House votes to leave US sugar program alone

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A key House Republican says conservative hardliners hoping to force progress on unrelated immigration issues are lining up to block passage of a major overhaul of farm subsidies and federal nutrition programs. More>>

Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

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As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid warnings of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. More>>

Trump plays down prospect of successful US-China trade talks

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President Donald Trump is expected to meet with a top Chinese official who is in Washington for trade talks with U.S. officials. More>>

Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, 'bigger than Watergate!'

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani urges special counsel's team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of probe's one-year anniversary. More>>

US has a daunting to-do list to get ready for NKorea summit

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President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

ACLU asks court to intervene over detained asylum seekers

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal court to intervene on behalf of asylum seekers, saying they are being unfairly detained while they await hearings before an immigration judge. More>>

The Latest: Trump defends himself against European criticism

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President Donald Trump is pointing to his work to push NATO countries to increase their defense spending as he meets at the White House with the NATO leader. More>>

The Latest: Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel

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The Senate is set to vote Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the first female director at the CIA. More>>

Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

The Latest: Trump cites 'protections' if Kim denuclearizes

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President Donald Trump is trying to address North Korea's concerns ahead of his potential summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump says that if the North Korean leader agrees to denuclearize, he will get what Trump is calling "protections.". More>>

Trump donates first quarter salary to VA

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President Donald Trump is donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Lawmaker accused of choking political rival at restaurant

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A state lawmaker from Lowell has been accused of choking a political challenger during a chance encounter at a restaurant. More>>

Senate turns back attempt by Paul to force budget debate

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The Senate has rejected an attempt by Sen. Rand Paul to force a debate on sweeping budget cuts and federal deficits that are growing despite a strong economy. More>>

Warren challenger ends lawsuit over 'fake Indian' sign

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A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is ending a lawsuit he filed against Cambridge last month after city officials asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus. More>>

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian Video included

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Donald Trump Jr. told a Senate panel that he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election, and that he can't recall whether he discussed the probe with his father. More>>

Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

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Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034. More>>

Melania Trump says she feels 'great,' thanks well-wishers

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Melania Trump says she feels "great" after a kidney procedure. More>>

Ethics director forwards concerns to DOJ over Cohen payment

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Ethics director questions why Trump didn't disclose last year that he owed personal attorney Michael Cohen for unspecified "expenses". More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions on American classrooms. More>>

Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Wilders: Appeals hearing not fair

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Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has begun an appeal against his 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination and insulting Moroccans by calling for the Hague Appeals Court judges in his case to be replaced, arguing they were not impartial. More>>

Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

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A lawyer for Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak says the seven-hour police search of his property as part of a money-laundering investigation being pushed by his successor did not find any incriminating documents. More>>

Trump says 'no folding' in trade negotiations with China

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President Donald Trump says there has been "no folding" in his trade negotiations with China, as he addresses his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions. More>>

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

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Trump submits his annual financial disclosure, which is expected to be made public in the coming days. More>>

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

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Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. More>>

In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns democracy at risk

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