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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens resigned amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 3:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first Republican legislators to publicly suggest impeaching former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will face a Democrat who tried to tie him to the scandal-plagued governor in a special election, just four days after Greitens resigned amid allegations of sexual...
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Cameron Kasky, center, speaks during a news conference, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. A day after graduating from high school, a group of Florida school shooting survivors has announced a multistate bus tour to "get young people educated, registered and motivated to vote." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 04, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for...
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Cameron Kasky, center, speaks during a news conference, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. A day after graduating from high school, a group of Florida school shooting survivors has announced a multistate bus tour to "get young people educated, registered and motivated to vote." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 04, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for...
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In this May 30, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump arrives for a bill signing ceremony in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump says he has "absolute right to PARDON myself" but says has "done nothing wrong" in the Russia probe. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 04, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on whether President Donald Trump could pardon himself in the Russia probe (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A California man who pleaded guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation should have a sentencing date set by the end of this month. Prosecutors for special...
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June 04, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government has ordered all procurement and accounting officers in all ministries and state-owned corporations to leave their offices for fresh screening as President Uhuru Kenyatta's government attempts combat endemic corruption. A statement signed by Interior Ministry...
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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan, waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 04, 2018 - 10:04 am
VIENNA (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog renewed calls Monday for Iran to provide "timely and proactive cooperation" in inspections that are part of the deal meant to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. Last month, in its first report since the U.S. withdrawal from the...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 04, 2018 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" Trump's comments on Twitter...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Sharpening their legal and political defenses against the special counsel’s Russia probe, President Donald Trump’s attorneys stressed Sunday, June 3, that they would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on whether President Donald Trump could pardon himself in the Russia probe (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has "absolute right to PARDON myself" but says has "done nothing wrong" in the Russia probe. In a tweet Monday, Trump weighed in on the...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2016, file photo, Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso attends a press conference at the close of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Chengdu in Southwestern China's Sichuan province. Aso has taken a one-year salary cut and 20 other officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe, said Monday, June 4, 2018. The Finance Ministry has acknowledged tampering on hundreds of pages of documents the 2015 land sale to a school where Akie Abe briefly held an honorary position. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut after 20 officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife. The Finance Ministry has acknowledged tampering with hundreds...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Sharpening their legal and political defenses against the special counsel’s Russia probe, President Donald Trump’s attorneys stressed Sunday, June 3, that they would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House sharpened its legal and political defenses against the special counsel Russia probe, an attorney for President Donald Trump's legal team made it clear that it would combat any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury. Rudy Giuliani on...
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