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FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign government favors such as Chinese trademarks without first seeking congressional approval. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 06, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. The case argues that the president has received...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018 file photo, Rick Stewart sits in the sunshine with the New York City skyline in the background, in a park in Weehawken, N.J. According to weather records released on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, May reached a record 65.4 degrees in the continental United States, which is 5.2 degrees above the 20th century average. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 06, 2018 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. Federal meteorologists calculate that May warmed to a record 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set in 1934. Last month, the average temperature across the Lower 48 states was 5 degrees warmer...
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White arches line outside the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore Tuesday, June 5, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the luxury resort for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
June 06, 2018 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted...
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In this image released by CBS, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears with host Stephen Colbert while promoting his book "The President is Missing," on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in New York. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 12:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is acknowledging that his combative response earlier this week to questions about Monica Lewinsky wasn't his "finest hour." Still, Clinton says, "It was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago," adding that he had to "live with the consequences...
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This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the official Environmental Protection Agency account. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 06, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emails show that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, had an agency staffer contact the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A about a possible business opportunity. And a former staffer says the effort last year was aimed at obtaining a franchise for Pruitt's wife...
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is questioning why it's taking so long for the Justice Department's watchdog to investigate the FBI's handling of matters related to Hillary Clinton's emails. A report from the Justice Department's inspector general is expected within days. It's forecast to...
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Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza listens to translation during a plenary session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 05, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States on Tuesday narrowly adopted a resolution that could trigger a process for suspending Venezuela at a later date if enough votes are gathered. The language sponsored by the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala,...
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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The hearing is on "Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Environment for Our Athletes." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 05, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that he instructed her and others to...
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President Donald Trump sings the National Anthem during a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief "Celebration of America" after it became clear most players weren't going to show up. Both...
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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 05, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans are pushing longshot legislation that would require Congress to sign off on President Donald Trump's import tariffs, a rare attempt to stand up to the administration on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP. Congressional Republicans are mostly at odds...
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