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House Democrats to introduce resolution to stop Trump’s emergency declaration

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol is shown after the U.S. government reopened with about 800,000 federal workers returning after a 35-day shutdown in Washington, U.S.,…

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Trump-California rift widens as auto emissions talks fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration’s plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed…

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Trump team to scrap talks with California on auto emissions: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration’s plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed…

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Trump says he expects to meet North Korea’s Kim again after Hanoi summit

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the…

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Justice Department preparing to receive Mueller report: CNN

FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump…

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Trump says release of Russia probe report up to attorney general

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question after signing “Space Policy Directive 4”, the directive to establish a Space Force as the…

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Trump’s former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former attorney, exits the United States Court house after his sentencing, in the Manhattan borough of New…

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Justice Department preparing to say it has received Mueller report: CNN

FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump…

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Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina

(Reuters) – A political consultant told North Carolina’s elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised…

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Trump administration to end fuel economy talks with California: official

Fuel tanks are shown in National City, California, U.S. June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has decided to end negotiations…

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North Carolina hearing on alleged election fraud enters third day

(Reuters) – North Carolina election officials were to hear a third day of testimony about an investigation into an alleged election fraud scheme led by…

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Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official

By Steve Holland and Andy Sullivan Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen is shown in Washington, D.C., in this undated photo…

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Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them

(Reuters) – The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last…

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Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as deputy U.S. Attorney general: senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, a senior administration official said on Tuesday…

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U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

FILE PHOTO: California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state during an election night party in Los Angeles, California,…

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Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block…

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Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. presidency again in 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply…

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Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump asked his acting attorney general to put a Trump-allied prosecutor in charge of a federal probe into the…

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North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in…

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Democrats drop lawsuit against former acting attorney general

FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in…

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North Carolina poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results

North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting…

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Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race

Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made…

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N.C. poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in…

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Ginsburg gets back to business in return to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returning to the bench for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December,…

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Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a…

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Vice President Pence picks familiar face for chief of staff

FILE PHOTO: White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short takes part in a daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 22,…

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Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

FILE PHOTO: Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone gives an interview to Reuters in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Roger…

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U.S. presidential hopeful Warren urges universal childcare, ‘ultra-millionaire’ tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat running for president, on Tuesday proposed a universal childcare program, paid for by a tax on…

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg attends oral argument after cancer bout

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court…

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U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman’s appeal in spending scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about…

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North Carolina officials probe alleged ballot fraud in U.S. House vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina election officials on Tuesday were to hear a second day of evidence concerning what investigators called a Republican political…

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to attend arguments after cancer bout

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court…

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Factbox: Democratic presidential contenders jump into 2020 fray

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats, anxious to get started on their quest to recapture the White House in 2020, are lining up to launch campaigns…

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Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic U.S. presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign,…

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Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by ‘biofuel reset’

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel…

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Bernie Sanders to seek U.S. presidency again in 2020

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Yemen resolution on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File…

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein attends the Los Angeles Crimefighters Leadership Conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mike…

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Former Trump adviser Stone apologizes to judge after photo post

FILE PHOTO: Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone gives an interview to Reuters in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President…

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U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday over his decision to declare a…

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Official cites ‘unlawful’ balloting in U.S. congressional vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence,…

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Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push…

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Presidents Day protests decry Trump’s emergency declaration

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday’s Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump’s declaration of…

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N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot…

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N.C. congressional contest marred by absentee ballot scheme: official

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – An investigation of a disputed 2018 congressional contest in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot…

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No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but…

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Trump’s ‘relentless attack’ on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

(Reuters) – Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the “relentless attack” he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to…

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Critics urge Presidents Day protests against Trump’s emergency declaration

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., on their way to Mar-a-Lago in Florida February 15,…

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North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim

(Reuters) – North Carolina election officials on Monday will begin hearing evidence on allegations that absentee ballots unlawfully collected by a Republican operative may have…

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Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

MUNICH (Reuters) – In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to “press the reset button” with Russia. A decade later he…

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Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry given ‘conspiratorial motives’

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza responds to questions in the press briefing room at the United Nations Headquarters in New York,…

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