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Crab legs
Dreamstime
February 27, 2019 - 11:55 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges. Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a fight broke out. Johnson tells WHNT-TV that...
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Michael Cohen testimony
Jack Gruber, USAToday
February 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president's former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and conman who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex and lied about his business interests in Russia throughout the campaign that sent him to the White...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, left, and others, speaks about a resolution to block President Donald Trump's emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington. House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump's first-ever veto. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 27, 2019 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks with the media as he departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 27, 2019 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is preparing to tell a House committee Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to his rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and that he is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat." Michael Cohen...
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Michael Cohen
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
February 26, 2019 - 6:53 am
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former attorney, plans to accuse the president of criminal conduct while in office, according to a report.
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Edwin Hardeman, right, leaves a federal courthouse with his wife Mary in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused Hardeman's cancer in a trial that started Monday that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 25, 2019 - 10:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff...
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Donald Trump Jr.
Mark Henle, Mark Henle/The Republic
February 25, 2019 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Organization fired back at investigations into its business Monday, demanding a House panel end its probe because of ethical conflicts. Separately, President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., accused federal prosecutors in a "Fox & Friends" interview of...
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Military
Sipa USA
February 25, 2019 - 9:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chairman of a panel considering changes to the U.S. military draft said Monday its recommendations to Congress won't be influenced by a federal judge's recent ruling that the current system is unconstitutional because it only applies to men. The military has not drafted...
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9/11
Robert Sciarrino/Pool/Sipa Press
February 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, joined by first responders, survivors and...
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Getty Images
February 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says its annual Easter Egg Roll will be held April 22. Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery scheduled to open Thursday at 10 a.m. EST and close March 4 at 10 a.m. EST. The White House says there's no fee to enter the lottery and winners...
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