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June 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more of its workers out of China after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says "a number of...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file phot, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Pruitt has abruptly resigned. Pruitt announced the departure of aide Millan Hupp in an email on June 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions Wednesday about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said...
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This combination photo shows President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pa., on March 10, 2018, left, and Kim Kardashian West at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017. Kardashian West arrived at the White House for a meeting with presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law. She has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 06, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's commutation of the sentence of a woman Kim Kardashian West championed (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A lawyer for Kim Kardashian West is describing the moment Alice Marie Johnson found out President Donald Trump had commuted her sentence. Shawn...
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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 06, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he agrees there is no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the polls. He also issued a careful warning about Trump's...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Kelly Sadler, special assistant to President Donald Trump, attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Sadler, who was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting last month, has left the White House. White House spokesman Raj Shah says, "Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 06, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A West Wing aide who dismissed the concerns of cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain could resurface in a new role after leaving her White House job. Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to President Donald Trump, told reporters Wednesday that former aide Kelly Sadler would be eligible for a...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., at right, has a light-hearted exchange with reporters at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group is urging lawmakers to use House Speaker Paul Ryan’s upcoming retirement from the House of Representatives as a moment for reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2018 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring and there's no guaranteed successor. And whichever party emerges from the November election in control of the House isn't expected to have a big majority. It's a recipe for upheaval, though one outside group sees a once-in-a-generation...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess and keep the Senate in session to deal with backlogged tasks, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of 10 senators introduced longshot legislation Wednesday that would require Congress to sign off on tariffs imposed in the name of national security, defying President Donald Trump on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP. Congressional Republicans are...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the "VA Mission Act" in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Donald Trump sits down with a notorious dictator, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America's oldest allies. With his new tariffs increasing U.S. isolation, Trump heads to Canada on Friday for a meeting of the Group of Seven...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "VA Mission Act" during a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a Rose Garden...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference in Cincinnati. The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. That’s according to an investigation by Senate Republicans released June 6. “The Obama Administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Portman, the subcommittee’s chairman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)
June 06, 2018 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank. To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money...
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