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In this May 10, 2018 photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is agreeing with another senior House Republican who says there’s no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The comments contradict Trump, who has insisted the agency planted a "spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Justice Department is conducting an investigation related to an unauthorized leak of information by a former staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee. That's...
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Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., arrives for a closed-door GOP meeting in the basement of the Capitol as the Republican leadership tries to reach a policy agreement between conservatives and moderates on immigration, in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Denham and other moderates need just two more GOP signatures on a petition to require immigration votes, assuming all Democrats sign on. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives is being discussed to help young "Dreamer" immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. It was unclear if the plan was a potential breakthrough in the GOP's long-running schism over immigration...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, listens as Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference about a lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 200 Members of Congress seeking 'to hold President Donald Trump accountable to the U.S. Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause,' Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 07, 2018 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
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President Donald Trump, right, listens as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 07, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Preparing to depart Washington for the...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in April at the slowest pace in seven months, dragged by a big slowdown in the category that covers auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve says consumer debt rose $9.3 billion in April after a gain of $12.3 billion in March. It was the...
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June 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists report the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air peaked again this year at record levels. The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that carbon dioxide levels averaged 411.25 parts per million in May at a federal observatory in Hawaii,...
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House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, answers questions from reporters as House Republicans try to bridge their party's internal struggle over immigration at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Top Republicans want to head off an election-year showdown that divides the party. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to reach agreement on immigration legislation (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A leader of House moderates says his group has tentatively agreed to an offer from conservatives to help young "Dreamer" immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. California Rep...
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June 07, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is placing travel bans on police and government officials accused of human rights abuses in Nicaragua. The State Department said Thursday that visa restrictions would be imposed on officials responsible for recent deadly violence against demonstrators in anti-...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, a sign for the ZTE booth is seen at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The United States has reached a deal with the Chinese telecommunications giant that includes a $1 billion fine, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Ross, speaking on CNBC on Thursday, June 7, 2018 said that a compliance team picked by the U.S. will be embedded at ZTE. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
June 07, 2018 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have reached a deal that allows the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business in exchange for paying an additional $1 billion in fines and agreeing to let U.S. regulators monitor its operations. The fine announced Thursday comes on...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seizing upon an investigation by Senate Republicans that found the Obama administration secretly tried to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping U.S. sanctions in place after the 2015 nuclear deal. Trump writes on Twitter —...
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