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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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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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