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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The FBI acted properly in its investigation of contacts between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, according to Gowdy, who recently received a classified briefing about the origins of the FBI probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 30, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A senior House Republican briefed on the FBI's Russia probe is disputing President Donald Trump's allegation that the agency spied on his 2016 campaign...
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President Donald Trump walks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar as they arrive for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 30, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to...
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North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, left, leaves a hotel in New York, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday in the North's highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. Kim, one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted aides, is a former military intelligence chief and now a vice chairman of the ruling party's central committee. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on diplomacy between the United States and North Korea (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A senior North Korean official and the top U.S. diplomat have had dinner in New York as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un try to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks to his notes as he speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. As the government drives to loosen restraints on banks, the Federal Reserve is set to ease a rule aimed at defusing the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 30, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest U.S. banks would have leeway to take riskier trading bets for their own profit under proposed changes the Federal Reserve unveiled Wednesday. The changes would loosen rules that since the 2008 financial meltdown have barred big banks from using depositors' money to...
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Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Jennifer Le Blanc, left, arrives for White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer has repeatedly counseled him not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite the president's ongoing anger at the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Rudy Giuliani told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Trump...
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President Donald Trump, center, watches runners as he attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. At left is Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking his turn in the batting cage and swinging a golf club, President Donald Trump joined a group of famous athletes for a field day with kids at the White House on Wednesday as he kicked off an effort to increase youth participation in sports. "Work hard, get in the game, play...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions found manufacturing activity accelerating in many parts of the country in late April and early May, even as some businesses expressed concern about uncertainty caused by rising trade tensions. The Fed said in the survey...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be meeting with the families of the victims of a Texas school shooting during a visit to the state Thursday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at the White House briefing Wednesday. Eight students and two substitute...
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A U.S. soldier arrives at the site of deadly attack on the interior ministry, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Afghan officials said a suicide bomber struck outside the ministry, allowing gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some elements of the Taliban in Afghanistan are showing interest in peace talks, the top U.S. commander in Kabul said Wednesday, citing "off stage" contacts involving what he described as mid- and high-level leaders of the insurgency. "A number of channels of dialogue have opened...
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President Donald Trump hugs Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient Jordan McLinn after signing the "Right to Try" act in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 30, 2018 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a "fundamental freedom" that will offer hope and save lives. Joined by families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou...
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