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Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:30:29 +0100
WASHINGTON - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, an ominous sign for the White House, as Flynn is cooperating in the ongoing probe of possible...
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Panel sends tax plan to full Senate
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:31:25 +0100
WASHINGTON - The Republican effort to rewrite the tax code surged forward Tuesday as a Senate panel approved the measure and several wavering lawmakers signaled they are leaning toward backing the bill.
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N. Korea launches missile; could reach Washington
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:02:03 +0100
TOKYO - North Korea appears to have launched another intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon said Tuesday, with experts calculating that Washington is now technically within Kim Jong Un's reach.
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Moore stands firm
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:30:40 +0100
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Senate GOP offers own tax plan
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:31:36 +0100
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay an immediate corporate tax cut President Trump has demanded and blow up House Republicans' carefully crafted...
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Alabama nominee, under cloud, pressed to exit
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:31:33 +0100
WASHINGTON - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago - and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he get out...
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New York driver kills eight
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:31:02 +0100
NEW YORK - A 29-year-old man driving a rental truck plowed down people on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday in what authorities described as a terrorist attack that killed eight and injured 11 before the suspect was shot and arrested by police.
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Mueller charges three former Trump aides
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:31:08 +0100
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials - including onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort - marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian...
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Maria highlights Puerto Rico's inequalities
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:31:35 +0200
VEGA BAJA, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria didn't discriminate between rich and poor when it ravaged Puerto Rico, but the recovery has been another story.
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GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:02:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - A pair of Republican senators sounded an alarm Tuesday about President Trump's fitness for office and warned that his actions were degrading and dangerous to the country - an extraordinary breach that threatens his legislative agenda and...
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DNC, Clinton campaign funding aided Russiagate dossier
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:00:06 +0200
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump's connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin,...
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Trump promises tax cuts
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:30:38 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation.
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White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:30:33 +0200
WASHINGTON - The White House is defending President Trump's chief of staff after the aide mischaracterized remarks of a Democratic congresswoman who has assailed Trump's condolence call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger.
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Judge blocks third try for travel ban
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:03:06 +0200
A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to...
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Trump to let Iran deal stand for now
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:30:34 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Friday announced that he will abide by an international nuclear deal with Iran for now, but ask Congress to attach new caveats that could either alter the deal or lead to its rupture.
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Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:35:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many antidiscrimination...
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NRA supports push to regulate 'bump stocks,' surpassing White House, GOP stand
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:04:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association has joined an effort to restrict a device that was used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre, after the White House and top Republicans signaled a willingness to debate the issue in response to the...
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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:31:38 +0200
LAS VEGAS - Authorities said Tuesday that the gunman who killed least 59 people at a country music festival "extensively" planned the massacre, placing cameras in his room and the nearby hallway so he could see when police officers were closing...
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Sniper kills at least 59 on Las Vegas Strip
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:31:16 +0200
LAS VEGAS - Perched in his suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old retiree with no real criminal history and no known affiliations with terror groups rained bullets down into a crowd at a country music festival Sunday, killing...
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Embattled HHS secretary Tom Price resigns
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:30:37 +0200
WASHINGTON - Tom Price, President Trump's embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday amid sharp criticism of his extensive use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, the White House said.
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GOP proposes deep tax cuts, provides few details on how to pay for them
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:48:03 +0200
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for the wealthy, the middle class, and businesses while preserving popular tax deductions that encourage buying homes and giving to charity, according to a nine-page framework they...
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Joint Chiefs chairman: N. Korea not readying attack
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:31:19 +0200
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's top general told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that despite North Korea's escalating threat to attack the United States with nuclear weapons, there is no indication that Pyongyang has mobilized the forces to do so.
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North Korea threatens to shoot down U.S. planes
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:30:58 +0200
North Korea threatened Monday to shoot down U.S. military planes, even if they are not in the country's airspace, arguing that President Trump's bellicose tweets amount to a declaration of war.
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GOP health plan is essentially dead
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:14:04 +0200
WASHINGTON - The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health-care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.
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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:32:10 +0200
MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her - a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled...
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