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Defense attorney Kevin Downing, left, with Thomas Zehnle and Jay Nanavati, right, makes a statement to the media outside federal court after closing arguments and jury instructions ended in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 16, 2018 - 7:50 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director Brennan (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 15, 2018 - 11:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur. Sanders said, "I haven't been in every single room," when asked if she can say with certainty that Trump has never used the N-word. Ex-Trump aide...
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Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Omarosa Manigault Newman declared "I will not be silenced" by the Trump campaign. Manigault Newman spoke to The Associated Press hours after the president's campaign announced it was filing...
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August 14, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is disputing President Donald Trump's story that Cuomo called him and promised not to challenge him for the White House in 2020. Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn't have "personal political conversations" with the president and said he's...
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This image released by NBC Today shows reality TV personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman was promoting her book "Unhinged." (Zach Pagano/NBC via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:52 am
President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!"
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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August 14, 2018 - 11:16 am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.
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August 13, 2018 - 6:55 pm
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency. The Democratic governor's office didn't immediately respond to Trump's remarks, which came as the president spoke at a fundraiser Monday for...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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August 13, 2018 - 3:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed anti-hazing legislation that was prompted by the death of a New York City college student fatally injured while pledging a fraternity. The Democrat says the bill he signed into law Monday is aimed at keeping students safe as they return to classes...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok's employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last...
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