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    The Latest: Trump explicitly denounces domestic violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House’s handling of the allegations about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last week (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump has at last broken his silence to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide […]
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    Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff lied that he was getting an award in order to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed business and sightseeing, according to a blistering government investigation released Wednesday. The 87-page report […]
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    Judge in Manafort case chides lawyers over sealed filings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge presiding over the criminal prosecutions of two of the men charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation chided lawyers Wednesday for the number of sealed filings they’ve made, and said she was determined to set a trial date soon to keep the case moving forward. Paul Manafort, the former […]
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    Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Though the compromise was announced by 16 senators with centrist views on the issue and was […]
  • AP

    Cramer cites patriotism, reconsiders North Dakota Senate bid

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer said Wednesday he is 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. Cramer told The Associated Press he would make a decision by the weekend, adding “I […]
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    Reporter found guilty of disorderly conduct in police clash

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A reporter has been found guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct after police kept him away from Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie last year. The Washington Post reports Judge Mark Simmons said Mike Stark sought the confrontation and changed from “a reporter to an actor.” Stark works for Shareblue, a media company that […]
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    US boosts aid to Jordan despite Trump threats of cuts

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on punishing countries that don’t agree with U.S. policy in the Middle East collided with reality on Wednesday as his administration announced it would boost aid to Jordan by more than $1 billion over the next five years. Despite Trump’s repeated threats to cut assistance to such […]
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    APNewsBreak: Shooting range tied to Trumps rattles neighbors

    WINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two grown sons arrived at this tranquil, rural upstate New York hamlet with a bang. A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns a 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting range, where the sound of rifle fire from a wooden […]
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    GOP women chafe at Trump’s mixed signals on abuse charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the 2018 midterm elections. “It’s the mixed signals. They’ve just got to be stronger, more consistent, clearer in the message” to women, Sen. […]
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    Trump at last denounces abuse; Kelly’s future in doubt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. Chief of staff John Kelly, under fire for mishandling the matter, stayed largely out of sight, his future in doubt and the […]
  • AP

    Scores of people remain in limbo as Russia probe continues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the last nine months, scores of men and women — some powerful and moneyed, others obscure and struggling — have crossed paths with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors. So far though, just four have been charged. The rest — a colorful cross-section of people, banks and businesses — are […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump vastly overstates depth of labor pool

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he envisions a manufacturing revival, President Donald Trump is telling lawmakers the U.S. has a vast, idle labor pool itching to go to work. That’s a mirage. His remarks Tuesday at a meeting with members of Congress about trade: TRUMP: “I do have to say that we do have a pool […]
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    US, Russian officials dispute reports of Russians casualties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria’s multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill Russian soldiers or mercenaries on a crowded battlefield. Russian news reports Tuesday described just such a scenario, with an unknown number of Russian military contractors killed in a ferocious […]
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    Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump […]
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    Questions and answers about security clearances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rob Porter, who resigned as President Donald Trump’s staff secretary following allegations of spousal abuse, was one of as many as two dozen senior White House officials, including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who hold interim security clearances. Kushner is still working without a permanent security clearance, according to an administration official […]
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