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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. A U.S. official says the Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2019 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co., a U.S. official said Thursday. The decision by the Defense Department...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the dedication ceremony at the Homeland Security headquarters Center Building at the old St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. Nielsen was told by President Donald Trump’s chief of staff not to bring up election security in meetings with the president, but she continued to push the issue with administration and international leaders despite the lack of White House coordination. That’s according to people familiar with the matter. Nielsen, who resigned in April, had made cybersecurity a focus of her tenure there. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In an April 16 article on former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke taking a job with U.S. Gold Corp., The Associated Press erroneously reported that Zinke would receive up to $120,000 a year in expenses related to his consulting contract, citing a company filing with the U.S...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during a rally in San Antonio. Castro returns to Texas this week lagging in polls and money raised in a crowded 2020 field. Castro will join many of his 2020 rivals in Houston on Wednesday for a candidate forum. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:54 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016. But signs of an upward trajectory have been hard to spot in his...
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This general view shows a plenary session of upper house house after Eugenics Protection Law was passed in parliament in Tokyo Wednesday, April 25, 2019. Japan's government apologized to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under the now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to "prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants," and promised to pay compensation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before a bilateral meeting at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Trump will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May, 2019 to meet the nation's new emperor. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Without close friends in Asia, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump. Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with Trump and celebrate first lady's birthday, and then is...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggests that the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee may have shared information with the White House after a...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. Also pictured is Wounded Warrior Project CEO Michael Linnington, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday and has said he is redacting four types of information from the report. Congressional Democrats are demanding to see the whole document and its evidence. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 17, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington. Zinke has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. Zinke confirmed by phone Tuesday, April 16, he has accepted a consulting and board position with U.S. Gold Corp., a company with business before Zinke's former agency, the Interior Department. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 16, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago. Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his work for...
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