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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Blankenship doesn’t care if his party and his president don’t think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall. This former coal mining executive, an ex-convict released from prison less than a year ago, is willing to risk his personal fortune and the Republican Party’s golden opportunity in West Virginia for the chance to prove them all wrong. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:28 am
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Don Blankenship doesn't care if his party and his president don't think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall. This former coal mining executive, an ex-convict released from prison less than a year ago, is willing to risk his personal fortune and the...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin speaks to the media about a synthetic drug called AB-Pinaca, in Gadsden, Ala. For decades, Alabama sheriffs have made money by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal and pocketing reimbursement funds that critics say could go to extra meat, vegetables or apples. Entrekin recently released tax forms showing he made a total profit of $672,392 from the jail kitchen in 2015 and 2016.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 28, 2018 - 9:52 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets. For decades, sheriffs have made extra money - sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars - under a Depression-era system by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal...
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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' attorney, left, watches as Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, leaves federal court in New York, Thursday, April 26, 2018. President Donald Trump said that Cohen, his personal attorney, represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair with Trump.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 28, 2018 - 5:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a civil lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, citing a criminal investigation the attorney is facing. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero agreed to put the case on hold for three...
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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' attorney, left, watches as Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, leaves federal court in New York, Thursday, April 26, 2018. President Donald Trump said that Cohen, his personal attorney, represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair with Trump.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has delayed a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal attorney. In a decision Friday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero agreed to delay the case and set a hearing for July 27. Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, asked to delay...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. A federal judge in Washington has thrown out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel in the Russia investigation. The decision was a blow to Manafort’s defense against special counsel Robert Mueller. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the ruling.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 27, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington on Friday threw out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel in the Russia investigation. The decision was a blow to Paul Manafort's defense against...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington has thrown out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel in the Russia investigation. The decision was a blow to Paul Manafort's defense against special...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Mike Pompeo has been sworn is as secretary of state. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore Pompeo in Thursday afternoon at the Supreme Court. From there, Pompeo was...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing for Thursday, April 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on maneuvers by lawyers trying to negotiate who will get to view materials seized in April 9 raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A New York federal judge says she is appointing a former Manhattan federal...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing for Thursday, April 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege. The lawyer, Joanna Hendon, will have the chance to tell U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing for Thursday, April 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege. The lawyer, Joanna Hendon, informed U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood on Wednesday that Trump was...
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