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Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends

Nearly every organization Trump has run over the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities, and he is mired in a variety of civil litigation.
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Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertain the thought for a moment. “Russia, […]
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White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is rejecting a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, three House committees asked for the substance […]
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Bannon predicts ‘stunning victory’ for European populists

ROME (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is predicting a “stunning victory” for populists and nationalists in the European Parliament elections in two months but says they can do it without his help. Bannon has been trying to form a movement uniting populist and nationalist voters across Europe ahead of the May 23-26 […]
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Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat says Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a powerful White House aide, is not preserving all of her official email communications as required by federal law. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, says in a letter that Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, informed […]
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Trump to order colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Donald Trump is expected to order U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal funding. White House officials say Trump on Thursday will sign an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants. Trump initially proposed the […]
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Centrist or moderate? Beto O’Rourke drives in both lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he would need to climb a stepladder to address the crowd. “I need my lane,” the staffer bellowed as he moved through the […]
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Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State’s territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces “by tonight.” Trump spoke as he left the White House and displayed maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning. The most […]
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Trump: Mueller report ‘ridiculous’ but should be released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s “ridiculous” that special counsel Robert Mueller is writing a report to summarize his findings — but says he’s looking forward to seeing what it says. Trump told reporters as he left the White House that it will be up to the attorney general to decide what to […]
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Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting March 25 and Trump will host […]
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Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The previously discussed investments would aim to reduce immigration […]
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AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that most Americans have some concern […]
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Happy birthday! Trump’s youngest son, Barron, turns 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenager is calling the White House home again. President Donald Trump’s youngest child, Barron, turned 13 on Wednesday, the first day of spring break at the Maryland private school where he’s a seventh-grader. Barron and his mother, Melania Trump, are keeping to tradition and spending the break at their Palm Beach, […]
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Asian markets mixed as investors look ahead to Fed report

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement. Fresh news on China-U.S. trade talks raised spirits, helping Chinese benchmarks to trim early losses. The Shanghai Composite was flat at 3,090.62 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to 29,399.89. White House officials said Tuesday that […]
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‘All is not lost’: For many, Mueller is now an unlikely icon

Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. At Christmas, her teenage son brought home a 10-week-old chocolate […]
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Ahead of 2020, Trump returns to Ohio, GOP’s gem in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign, when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in […]
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House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House oversight committee says the White House is perpetrating “an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction” in response to congressional requests for documents and witnesses. Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings writes in a Washington Post op-ed that he has sent 12 letters to the White House on a […]
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Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. Press […]
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Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake of a pair of deadly crashes involving a new Boeing aircraft. The White House announced Trump has selected former Delta Air Lines […]
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AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the decision. The Capitals will continue the NHL’s […]
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Military projects at JBLM, Kitsap and Whidbey Island could be delayed to help fund border wall

Among the projects that appear to be at risk are an $89 million pier and maintenance facility at the Navy Base Kitsap at Bangor, a $23 million maintenance installation at the Army's Yakima Training Center and a $26.2 million refueling facility for helicopters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Warren in Alabama to wrap up 3-state Southern swing

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to discuss her affordable housing plan as well as other proposals she says are designed to ease both racial and economic inequality. Warren is to hold an organizing event in Birmingham […]
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White House foresees long economic boom where others don’t

Contrary to the views of most economists, the Trump administration expects the U.S. economy to keep booming over the next decade on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation and improvements to the nation’s infrastructure. The annual report from President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers forecasts that the economy will expand a brisk […]
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White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should put a cap on federal […]
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Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre. Trump tweeted Monday that the media “is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.” He adds: “They will have to work very hard to prove that one.” The gunman in last week’s […]
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Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
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De Blasio calls Obama’s early days in office ‘a lost window’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama’s early days in office were “a lost window.” Minutes later, in front of a larger audience, de Blasio praised the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s […]
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Melania Trump to convene interagency group on youth programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting a White House meeting this week to review youth programs at various government departments and agencies. The first lady’s office says she will lead Monday’s discussion at a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that […]
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White House aide says unfair to tie mosque shooter to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official says it’s unfair to cast the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter as a supporter of President Donald Trump based on one reference to Trump in a manifesto the suspect released before the attack. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells “Fox News Sunday” that the shooter was […]
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Gillibrand officially in 2020 race, could Biden soon follow?

And then there was one more. And maybe one more still to come? The large crop of Democrats who want to be president grew, technically, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand changed her status Sunday from exploring a 2020 White House run to becoming a full-fledged candidate. She’d spent more than a month visiting states […]
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