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    Pentagon Official Testifies Trump Directed Freeze on Aid to Ukraine

    Pentagon Official Testifies Trump Directed Freeze on Aid to Ukraine

    Laura Cooper, the top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that President Donald Trump had directed the relevant agencies to freeze aid...

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  • New York

    4 hours ago

    Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Against NY Over Tax Returns

    Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Against NY Over Tax Returns

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns. Judge Carl Nichols handed down a 19-page ruling,...

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  • 6 minutes ago

    Mulvaney to File His Own Impeachment Lawsuit, Lawyers Say

    Mulvaney to File His Own Impeachment Lawsuit, Lawyers Say

    White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump...

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  • Deval Patrick

    2 hours ago

    Former Mass. Gov. Patrick Considering Presidential Run

    Former Mass. Gov. Patrick Considering Presidential Run

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is exploring a late run for president, according to people with knowledge of Patrick's deliberations, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized...

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  • 3 hours ago

    Oklahoma Police Chief Dead After Fight With His Own Officer at Florida Conference

    Oklahoma Police Chief Dead After Fight With His Own Officer at Florida Conference

    An Oklahoma police chief was killed during an altercation with one of his own officers while at a conference in Florida Sunday, NBC News reports. Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a...

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  • 4 hours ago

    Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

    Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

    Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday's report suggests a controversial change in recommendati...

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  • Monday, Nov 11, 2019

    AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    An Associated Press investigation has found that thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from aging dams that are in poor condition. The two-year investigation identified 1,688 'high hazard' dams in 44...

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  • San Diego

    3 hours ago

    SDSU Student Hospitalized After ‘Fraternity Event’ Has Died

    SDSU Student Hospitalized After ‘Fraternity Event’ Has Died

    San Diego State University has confirmed the death of a student who was hospitalized after reportedly attending a fraternity event, an incident that led to the suspension of 14 school fraternities.

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  • 47 minutes ago

    Boy, 11, Killed After Brother Shoots Him in West Philly

    Boy, 11, Killed After Brother Shoots Him in West Philly

    An 11-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the chest on Monday in Philadelphia's Overbrook neighborhood, police said. Police believe the boy's 19-year-old brother is responsible for the shooting. The...

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  • Monday, Nov 11, 2019

    What's Coming in Impeachment: The Inquiry Goes Public

    What's Coming in Impeachment: The Inquiry Goes Public

    For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of...

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  • Monday, Nov 11, 2019

    What's Coming in Impeachment: The Inquiry Goes Public

    What's Coming in Impeachment: The Inquiry Goes Public

    For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of...

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  • Monday, Nov 11, 2019

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Still Teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter Draws Devotees to Church

    Still Teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter Draws Devotees to Church

    The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Still a Chance? 2020 Longshots Insist Race Is Up for Grabs

    Still a Chance? 2020 Longshots Insist Race Is Up for Grabs

    Voters cast ballots in less than three months, and the Democratic primary is still crowded with little guys. Roughly a half-dozen candidates in the very bottom tier of the Democratic presidential primary are...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

    Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

    They're here. They vape. And they say they'll vote you out of office if you come for their "unicorn poop" flavored vape juice, NBC News reports. Facing a perfect storm of threats from federal, state and...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Democrats Push Back on GOP Efforts to Have Whistleblower, Hunter Biden Testify

    Democrats Push Back on GOP Efforts to Have Whistleblower, Hunter Biden Testify

    Democrats on Sunday pushed back on Republican requests for testimony from the whistleblower who helped launch the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, as well as former Vice President Joe Biden's...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    650 Seats, 46 Million Voters: The UK Election in Numbers

    650 Seats, 46 Million Voters: The UK Election in Numbers

    There's just over a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans.

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  • San Diego

    Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Justices Take Up High-Profile Case Over Young Immigrants

    Justices Take Up High-Profile Case Over Young Immigrants

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign

    Bolivia entered a sudden era of political uncertainty on Monday as President Evo Morales, pushed by the military and weeks of massive protests, resigned after nearly 14 years in power and seemingly every person...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    In Memoir, Haley Alleges Some on Trump Team Urged Resistance

    In Memoir, Haley Alleges Some on Trump Team Urged Resistance

    President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in...

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  • Trump

    Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Watergate Redux? Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads for Live TV

    Watergate Redux? Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads for Live TV

    Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. It was...

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  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

    Still Unknown? Many Yet to Form Opinions on Warren

    Still Unknown? Many Yet to Form Opinions on Warren

    Warren has risen in the polls for months, among the front-runners now in the 2020 Democratic primary and finding herself portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon on "Saturday Night Live." For many people, however...

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  • Majority Leader

    Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Virginia Dems Nominate 1st-Ever Female Speaker of the House

    Virginia Dems Nominate 1st-Ever Female Speaker of the House

    Democrats from Virginia's House of Delegates have nominated Eileen Filler-Corn to be the first female Speaker of the House in state history.

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Harris, Warren Compete for Support From Black Female Voters

    Harris, Warren Compete for Support From Black Female Voters

    Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But...

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's 'Read the Transcript' Impeachment Cry

    Fact Check: Trump's 'Read the Transcript' Impeachment Cry

    It's been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE...

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    For 30-Somethings, Stakes Are High Over Future of DACA

    For 30-Somethings, Stakes Are High Over Future of DACA

    Karina Ruiz's life is deeply rooted in Phoenix. She has three children and two grandkids, a side gig selling houses, frantic days rushing kids off to school and activities, a busy work schedule filled with...

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    John Bolton Has a Book Deal, Publishing Officials Tell AP

    John Bolton Has a Book Deal, Publishing Officials Tell AP

    Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald...

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Trump Soaks in Deep South Cheers at College Football Matchup

    Trump Soaks in Deep South Cheers at College Football Matchup

    President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him. His reception at the...

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  • Trump

    Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Was Trump Call With Ukraine 'Perfect'? GOP Has Many Answers

    Was Trump Call With Ukraine 'Perfect'? GOP Has Many Answers

    Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, in large part because they can't agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a...

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  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

    Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There Since 2007

    Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There Since 2007

    Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Again Misunderstands Calif. Wildfires

    Fact Check: Trump Again Misunderstands Calif. Wildfires

    For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump inaccurately attributed California’s rash of wildfires to poor forest management. He also falsely said other states don’t have “close to the level of burn” as...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    John Bolton's Lawyer Says He Has New 'Relevant' Information on Ukraine

    John Bolton's Lawyer Says He Has New 'Relevant' Information on Ukraine

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton was "personally involved in many of the events, meetings, and conversations" at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry, "as well as many...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Facebook Is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

    Facebook Is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

    Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions....

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  • Chicago Police

    Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Former LAPD Chief Named as Chicago's Interim Top Cop

    Former LAPD Chief Named as Chicago's Interim Top Cop

    Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has been named the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department following Supt. Eddie Johnson's retirement announcement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday....

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  • joe biden

    Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Biden Returned Nearly $1M to Donors, Far More than Rivals

    Biden Returned Nearly $1M to Donors, Far More than Rivals

    Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign has returned nearly $1 million in donations since launching his bid for the White House in April, far exceeding what his rivals in the Democratic...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower's ID 'Not Particularly Relevant'

    Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower's ID 'Not Particularly Relevant'

    Ivanka Trump on Friday echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But, in an interview with The Associated Press, she parted ways with...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Hot, Crowded and Secret Room Now Part of Impeachment Lore

    Hot, Crowded and Secret Room Now Part of Impeachment Lore

    It's "excruciating." It smells like a "locker room." And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump's presidency, a key chapter in the House's drive to...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Mulvaney Gets His Subpoena From House Democrats in Probe

    Mulvaney Gets His Subpoena From House Democrats in Probe

    House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony Friday as they wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Anonymous Author Writes Trump's Decision-Making Is Eroding Over Time

    President Donald Trump's behavior can be so erratic that most top administration officials have pre-written resignation letters ready to submit, an anonymous author claiming to be a senior official in the Trump...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Assails a Process He Swore to Uphold

    AP Fact Check: Trump Assails a Process He Swore to Uphold

    President Donald Trump and his allies are crying foul over an impeachment process firmly rooted in the Constitution they swore to uphold. Trump is also assailing the lawyer for the whistleblower at the heart of...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Senate Run

    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Senate Run

    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he is jumping into the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama — despite warnings from allies of President Donald Trump that he should sit out the...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump's Views on Ukraine: Diplomat

    Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump's Views on Ukraine: Diplomat

    A senior U.S. diplomat told Congress that he was briefed on conversations President Donald Trump had with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the two foreign...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    AP Exclusive: Steyer Aide Offered Money for Endorsements

    AP Exclusive: Steyer Aide Offered Money for Endorsements

    A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people...

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  • Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

    FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Senator, 7 More in Corruption Probe

    FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Senator, 7 More in Corruption Probe

    FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the suspects...

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  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019

    Trump: 'No One I'd Rather Run Against Than Little Michael'

    Trump: 'No One I'd Rather Run Against Than Little Michael'

    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill-equipped to defeat President...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    Senior US Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Troop Withdrawal

    Senior US Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Troop Withdrawal

    A senior State Department envoy has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration's abrupt withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria, U.S. officials said Thursday. Two officials familiar with...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    The Words Trump Had to Hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

    The Words Trump Had to Hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

    There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That's according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry...

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  • Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    US Envoys Urged Trump Admin to Cancel Mass Deportation Plans

    US Envoys Urged Trump Admin to Cancel Mass Deportation Plans

    U.S. ambassadors from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sent urgent cables to the White House in the early days of the Trump administration, pleading with them to abandon plans to send hundreds of thousands of...

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