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More than 30,000 expected for White House Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House lawn is the scene of its biggest social event of the year: the annual Easter Egg Roll. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting Monday’s festivities on the South Lawn for more than 30,000 adults and children who will stream through the gates all day. The […]
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Stacey Abrams on her new book, new fame and rumors about a presidential ticket

Will Stacey Abrams figure in Election 2020? Hear her thoughts on the matter when she visits Seattle in April.
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Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to US conservative groups

Maria Butina admitted to working under the direction of Alexander Torshin and with an American political operative on a multiyear scheme to establish unofficial lines of communications with Americans who could influence U.S. politics.
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Inslee says impeaching Trump ‘should not be off the table’

Gov. Jay Inslee's call for impeachment to remain "on the table" fell short of rival 2020 presidential contender, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who said the House should start impeachment proceedings.
Tags: Local News, Local Politics, Nation & World Politics, Northwest

After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there’s been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet? The slowly rolling revelations may have worked in Trump’s favor by diluting the impact of a damaging report by Robert Mueller laying out “substantial evidence” of the president interfering in […]
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Mueller’s findings kick off political tug of war that’s only just beginning

WASHINGTON — Minutes after the Justice Department released the special counsel’s report on the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican leader, delivered his own verdict: Case closed. “It is time to move on,” McCarthy said in […]
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Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction

An analysis of the full Mueller report document shows that nearly two-thirds of the section dealing with Russia's meddling — 139 pages out of 199 —had some form of redaction.
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Graphic: Key players in the Russia investigation

Some of the people and entities prominently featured in the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Graphic: A chronology of the Mueller investigation

Some of the key events in the special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and the people and entities charged as a result.
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Controversy brews ahead of redacted Mueller report’s release

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s campaign, opening up […]
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Here’s the redacted Mueller report and what you need to know about it

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report has revealed that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.
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White House and Justice Department officials discussed Mueller report before release

WASHINGTON — Not all of Robert Mueller’s findings will be news to President Donald Trump when they are released Thursday morning. Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The talks have […]
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What you won’t see when Barr releases redacted Mueller report

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats’ demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s report are likely to prompt a political and legal battle that could last for months, if not much longer. The chairman of the […]
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Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate’s votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. Missing 16 votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate has held in 2019, Harris and Booker far outpace […]
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APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump’s daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She […]
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Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic. A divided high court had previously agreed to block the law pending a full review of the case. An appeal being filed with the court Wednesday says the justices should […]
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Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Ryan Zinke said his work for U.S. Gold Corp. would not constitute lobbying. But its CEO cited Zinke's "excellent relationship" with the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department in explaining his hiring.
Tags: News, Environment, Nation, Interior Department, Bureau of Land Management, Interior, Zinke, Ryan Zinke, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, U S Gold Corp

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and his ties to the United […]
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Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016. The release also confirms that Sanders' income crossed the $1 million threshold in 2016 and 2017, though he reported lower earnings in his most recent return.
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Gov. Jay Inslee announces $2.25 million in fundraising for presidential campaign

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has raised about $2.25 million for his presidential campaign and has done so from a broad enough array of states and donors that he’s qualified to participate in the Democratic debates, his campaign said Monday. Inslee has raised about $2 million for his presidential primary election campaign since he launched on […]
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North Dakota governor ‘read every letter’ about new abortion limits before signing bill into law

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that he carefully considered all arguments before signing legislation that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove the fetus from the womb. “I read every letter that came in,” […]
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Diversion programs for young offenders point us in a new direction in the pursuit of justice

Restorative-justice programs like Choose 180 remind us that the past shouldn’t be the sole indicator of a young person’s potential and certainly shouldn’t serve as the only indicator of someone’s worth to the community.
Tags: Crime, News, Life, Nation, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World Politics

Face it: You (probably) got a tax cut

Experts are divided on whether the tax law was a good idea. But there is little disagreement on this core point: Most people got a tax cut.
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APNewsBreak: Trump campaign to report $30 million haul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press. The haul brings the campaign’s cash on hand to $40.8 million, an unprecedented […]
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Trump: Administration giving ‘strong considerations’ to releasing detainees in ‘sanctuary cities’

President Donald Trump's comments on Twitter followed a report that the administration had been eyeing districts of political adversaries, including that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to release detainees.
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Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of […]
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Attorney Avenatti faces new criminal charges in California

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors said Thursday that attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment in Southern California. Details of the case were scheduled to be made public at a midmorning news conference by U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna and the Internal Revenue Service, Hanna’s office said in a statement to news […]
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Trump shares an inaccurate graphic on Twitter that overstates his job approval by 12 points

President Donald Trump on Thursday shared an inaccurate graphic on Twitter that significantly overstated his overall job approval rating in a new poll and falsely suggested it was “soaring.” The graphic, which appears to have been produced by the Fox Business Network and aired on “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” indicated that Trump’s overall job approval was […]
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How Ecuador soured on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

When Ecuador’s official Twitter account posted a video of President Lenín Moreno at 10:30 a.m. local time in London, rumors of Julian Assange’s imminent arrest had been making the rounds for hours. “Ecuador has fulfilled its obligations under the framework of international law,” Moreno said, before accusing Assange — who sought asylum in the Ecuadorian […]
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At CNN town hall, Gov. Inslee says he’d have grounded Boeing planes sooner, calls company tax breaks extortion

When pressed on the $8.7 billion tax-break package he supported for Boeing in 2013 and the years of company job reductions that followed, Inslee said, "I made an unfortunately necessary deal." Businesses should not, he said, be able to threaten to move jobs elsewhere.
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