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Today in History for November 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison says he's invented the phonograph; Gap revealed on Nixon White House tape; Final victim dies in America's anthrax scare; Jonathan Pollard arrested; 'Anything Goes' opens on Broadway. (Nov. 21)            [Author: AP]
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US senator apologizes to anyone offended by ‘hanging’ remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on […]
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Trump says he might attend White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he might attend next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, […]
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Bill could shield utilities from California wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill is being worked up to protect California utilities from possible bankruptcy over potentially billions in liability costs from the state’s deadly wildfires. The San Jose Mercury News reports Tuesday that Assemblyman Chris Holden plans to introduce a measure allowing Pacific Gas & Electric and other utilities to pass onto […]
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Trump says he may attend White House correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he might attend next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, […]
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Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his counsel’s office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Then-counsel Don McGahn […]
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US Homeland Security reportedly infiltrating WhatsApp groups and using paid undercover informants to monitor migrant caravan

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly using paid undercover informants to gather intelligence on the migrant caravan nearing the US-Mexico border. Homeland Security officials were said to be monitoring the migrants through the WhatsApp text messaging app, which is being used as a communication tool for the roughly 4,000 migrants. The exact cost of the program was unclear, but one Defense Department source estimated the cost of paying informants and analyzing their intelligence to b...
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President Trump Asked Lawyers to Look into Prosecuting Hillary Clinton and James Comey, Report Says

White House lawyers warned of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment
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The criticism follows an official White House statement about the Saudi crown prince and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Top Senate Republicans slammed President Donald Trump for his statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Jamal Khashoggi


Trump pushed for Justice Dept. prosecution of Clinton, Comey

The request was one of the most blatant examples yet of how President Donald Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against political enemies.
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Trump wanted the Justice Department to investigate Clinton

President Donald Trump told the top White House lawyer in April that he wanted to order federal prosecutions of Hillary Clinton and James Comey, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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Trump raised prosecuting Clinton with top White House and Justice officials

• Opinion: Please, Hillary, don't do it • Opinion: Trump is too fragile to hear what really happened
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Lawmaker: Trump taking us down terrible road

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) says that he views Trump's reported requests to former White House counsel Don McGahn to ask the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton as "an abuse of power" and "exactly what got Richard Nixon into trouble." The requests were first reported by the New York Times.
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Trump again uses arms sales to justify Saudi ties, dragging US defense contractors into an unwelcome debate

President Donald Trump has continued to shine an unwelcome spotlight on U.S. weapons manufacturers, including Boeing, as he seeks to justify an increasingly controversial U.S.-Saudi military alliance.
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Democrats flip Utah House seat as McAdams tops Rep. Mia Love

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by less than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle. Final results posted Tuesday showed McAdams defeated Love by a margin barely over what would have been […]
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Donald Trump submits answers to Robert Mueller's questions in Russian interference probe

Donald Trump has provided the special counsel’s office with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said on Tuesday. The step - the first time the US president has directly cooperated with the investigation - is a milestone in a months-long negotiation between Mr Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team over whether and when the president would sit for an interview. It represents the first time the president is k...
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Democrats flip U.S. House seat in Utah as Ben McAdams defeats Republican Rep. Mia Love two weeks after Election Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrats flip U.S. House seat in Utah as Ben McAdams defeats Republican Rep. Mia Love two weeks after Election Day.
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Trump arrives at his comfort zone at ‘winter White House’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the “winter White House”: Mar-a-Lago, where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year’s Eve celebrations and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors and the […]
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Report: Trump approached White House attorney about prosecuting Hillary Clinton, James Comey

President Trump told White House attorneys he wanted prosecute Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a New York Times report.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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GOP Rep. Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins declared victory Tuesday in his western New York district, saying a count of absentee ballots preserved his lead over Democratic challenger Nate McMurray. “Congressman Collins led and won on election night and maintained that lead during the entire recanvassing process,” Collins’ campaign spokeswoman Natalie Baldassarre […]
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Donald Trump defends Ivanka over personal email use – video

Donald Trump has defended his daughter Ivanka Trump over revelations she used a private email account for work in the White House. Trump said Ivanka’s emails ‘weren’t classified like Hillary Clinton’s’ and he said none of the emails were ever deleted. Trump made the comments as he left the White House for Mar-a-Lago for the Thanksgiving holiday Continue reading...
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Trump, calling Fed a ‘problem,’ says he wants lower interest rates

By Alister Bull, Bloomberg President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, Nov. 20, describing the U.S. central bank as a “problem” as he called for lower interest rates. The fresh presidential assault on the nation’s monetary authority comes as stocks tumble on concerns ranging from slower global growth to a widening trade war between the U.S. and China. A homebuilder survey this week indicated the housing market is slowing further amid the highest mortgage rates...
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Trump: Saudi Arabia decision about 'America first' – video

Donald Trump said the CIA had never made a determination about who killed the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump was questioned at the White House about his decision not to further punish Saudi Arabia for the death of the US-based columnist for The Washington Post, who has been critical of the kingdom. He said oil prices would 'skyrocket' if the US made a 'terrible mistake' to break with Saudi Arabia. Trump said he was only focused on 'putting America first'• Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia an...
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NYT: Trump Asked McGahn About Ordering DOJ Prosecutions Of Clinton, Comey

President Donald Trump told since-departed White House counsel Don McGahn that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey last spring, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the conversation. McGahn “rebuffed the president,” the Times reported, saying he lacked the authority to order prosecutions. A spokesperson for the former White House counsel told the Times: “Like any client, the president is entitled to confidentiali...
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Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots, undisclosed funders paid Whitaker $1.2 million

Matthew Whitaker worked for a nonprofit as a lucrative steppingstone in a swift rise to the nation's top law-enforcement job. The group is part of a national network of nonprofits that often work in concert to amplify conservative messages.
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Indicted GOP U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count keeps lead over Democrat Nate McMurray

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted GOP U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count keeps lead over Democrat Nate McMurray.
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The Message from Lordstown to GM: "Whatever You Need, We Can Build It."

An effort to keep GM Lordstown operating brought nearly 300 workers, local business leaders, and political figures to the Auto Workers union hall. They came to launch the “Drive it Home" campaign. “Drive it Home” refers to selling General Motors on continuing to build vehicles at Lordstown if the Chevy Cruz goes away in the face of a declining small car market. Lieutenant Governor-elect Jon Husted told the gathering the new state administration is committed to the case. “One of the very first vi...
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Obama praises Pelosi as effective legislative leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is praising Rep. Nancy Pelosi as one of the most effective legislative leaders in the country’s history. He’s stopping short of backing her bid to be elected House speaker in the new Congress, but his words sound a lot like an endorsement. The former president’s comments come as […]
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Ousted gay Texas council member sues over recall defeat

DALLAS (AP) — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced after nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall. Cross Coburn was ousted as a councilmember in Groves, Texas, which is 92 miles (148 kilometers) […]
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Trump wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – report

White House counsel Don McGahn wrote a memo to dissuade Trump, noting that potential consequences could include impeachmentDonald Trump wanted to prosecute former election rival Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI director James Comey but was talked out of it, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.The US president told then White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring that he wanted to order the justice department to bring charges against the pair, the Times said, citing two unnamed people familiar with...
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