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From left, President James Monroe's fifth generation grandson Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., first lady Melania Trump, and President Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower, participate in a presidential tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. The sapling was grown from the Eisenhower Oak and replaces a tree which blew down during a windstorm earlier this year. Additionally, this year marks the 200th anniversary of President Monroe's family moving back into the White House after the British set fire to it during the War of 1812. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling it a "very special day," Melania Trump helped plant a sapling from an Eisenhower-era tree on the south grounds of the White House. The White House says the 12- to 14-foot sapling came from the original Eisenhower oak near an East Wing garden created by former first lady...
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August 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHOENIX -- A final letter from Sen. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country, and offered words of wisdom to his fellow Americans. Please read my father's farewell letter to the country he loved so much - “Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the...
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An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington.
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August 27, 2018 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) — The flag at the White House, which was lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, was back at full-staff Monday morning, only to return to half-staff by late afternoon. The president said in a statement late Monday afternoon that the flag would...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:22 pm
By David Caplan NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Sen. John McCain has died, following a more than yearlong battle with brain cancer. The Arizona Republican was 81. He is survived by his wife Cindy and seven children. His office says McCain died Saturday. McCain stopped being treated for the disease, the...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, center, leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump has long demanded loyalty from his friends and associates. But he has been learning the hard way that in politics those relationships come and go. A key defection came this week when Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, implicated the president in a stunning plea deal, followed by a longtime friend and media boss cooperating with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He's one of the longest-serving employees in Donald Trump's family real estate business. Through triumphs, scandals and bankruptcies, he was there. Allen Weisselberg was handling the books when Fred Trump ran the company in the early 1970s. He was handling them when his son Donald...
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August 24, 2018 - 5:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday that Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently requested a criminal referral from...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Air Force One for a trip to Columbus, Ohio to visit the National Children's Hospital, and to speak at the Ohio Republican State Party dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will help plant a sapling from an Eisenhower-era tree on the south grounds of the White House. The White House says the sapling to be planted Monday afternoon comes from the original Eisenhower oak located near an East Wing garden created by former first lady...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arraignment hearing as a protester carries a sign, left, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
August 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has suggested that his wife was to blame for misuse of campaign funds after the couple was indicted on using up to $250,000 for trips, clothing purchases and school tuition In an interview Thursday with Fox News' Martha McCallum after the...
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August 24, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he's directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization. He tweets that he does not believe China is helping with the effort to rein in North Korea because of stepped-up pressure by...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000. Through his lawyer, Donald Trump's former "fixer" says collecting contributions through a GoFundMe page set up after his guilty...
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