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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Kushner has lost his access to the nation’s deepest secrets, which could be problematic in his role overseeing the Trump administration’s efforts to produce Mideast peace. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate firm a $180 million loan. While there's no evidence that Kushner or any other Trump administration...
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March 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury is quietly going about its deliberations in the bribery case against a former top aide of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The federal jury was in its first full day of deliberations Friday after hearing over a month of evidence against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen...
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March 02, 2018 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday urged a Pennsylvania mayor convicted on dozens of corruption charges to resign immediately, calling him unfit to serve even before a jury determined he had sold his office to campaign donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski was convicted of strong-...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Colorado State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, looks on as the Colorado House of Representatives convenes for the start of the 2018 session. Democratic House Majority Leader KC Becker said Tuesday, Feb. 27, that she will recommend that Lebsock be expelled after an independent investigator found sexual harassment complaints against him were credible. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 02, 2018 - 3:01 am
DENVER (AP) — An effort by Colorado Democrats to expel one of their own over sexual misconduct allegations faced tough odds Friday amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. Democrats who control Colorado's House scheduled debate and a vote Friday on a resolution to expel...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Colorado State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, looks on as the Colorado House of Representatives convenes for the start of the 2018 session. Democratic House Majority Leader KC Becker said Tuesday, Feb. 27, that she will recommend that Lebsock be expelled after an independent investigator found sexual harassment complaints against him were credible. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 02, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — An effort by Colorado Democrats to expel one of their own over sexual misconduct allegations faced tough odds Friday amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. Democrats who control Colorado's House scheduled debate and a vote Friday on a resolution to expel...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 2:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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Protesters are arrested as they block the streets near the Capitol and the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. It’s taken just two weeks for Washington’s battle over helping young immigrants to fade from blistering to back-burner. Congress now seems likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort that’s been eclipsed by Congress’ new focus on guns, bloodied by Senate defeats and relegated to B-level urgency by a Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 02, 2018 - 1:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken just two weeks for Washington's immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort that's been eclipsed by Congress' new focus on guns, bloodied by Senate defeats and relegated to...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress after President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed over Trump's call for stricter gun laws after the assault on a...
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