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May 23, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The White House now says it is working to facilitate a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to review classified documents on the Russia investigation this week, instead of after...
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El secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo al ser interpelado por la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes en el Congreso en Washington el 23 de mayo del 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 23, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about...
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A young woman cries, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, by a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod who was killed Friday during a shooting at the school, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The mother of one of the students killed in last week's school shooting is voicing her opposition to unfettered gun rights. Rhonda Hart, the mother of 14-year-old Kimberly Vaughan and a military...
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May 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally exporting high-caliber handguns to customers in Australia, Norway and other countries with strict weapons laws. Eric Daniel Doyle shipped 25 to 35 firearms to customers outside the...
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Thomas Homan, right, watches as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Bethpage, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 23, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency almost since...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former FBI Director James Comey is defending the FBI's use of a secret informant in the Russia investigation, saying the practice is "tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Critics fear foreign government favors to Trump businesses have become business as usual. Ethics watchdogs say apparent quid-pro-quo deals are not being stopped by a Republican-led Congress or the courts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...
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In this June 9, 2017 photo provided by Roger Anis, prominent activist and blogger Wael Abbas signs a copy of his book, “The theory of leaving the bowl,” in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials said Abbas, known for documenting police abuse, was detained, Wednesday, May 22, 2018, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year. The officials said Abbas was held on accusations of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group, among other charges. (Roger Anis via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include...
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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:51 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state. The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs saw...
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President Donald Trump talks to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 23, 2018 - 5:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump's congressional allies. Asked before a...
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