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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form released Monday, as required by federal ethics rules, that he shorted stock in Navigator Holdings in October. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC. Trump is the keynote speaker at the first America First Action Leadership Summit, which is being held at his hotel in Washington. It's the first official fundraiser for America First Action, the...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say that the American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War. Officials say the timing of a ceremony is uncertain,...
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FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation’s main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The move would be the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community. The U.S. State Department said Friday, June 15, 2018 no decision has been made to leave. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley,...
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June 19, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building "as part of the ongoing internal proceedings," his attorney said Tuesday. Peter Strzok "remains a proud FBI agent" who wants to...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A still-unidentified serial rapist who preyed on housekeepers at Washington-area hotels has been indicted on the basis of his DNA profile. The FBI and multiple Washington-area police departments announced the unusual step by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday. Authorities have...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector. Joe Hagin, the White House deputy chief of staff for operations, has served in...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage...
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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before a House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing on'Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 19, 2018 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be dismissed. Brad Parscale tweeted Tuesday that it was "...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who...
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