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(Reuters) – A Washington lawyer and Fox News guest who was expected to join U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team this week in the special counsel’s Russia probe has yet to be retained, another of Trump’s lawyers said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an onstage interview with moderator Charlie Kirk, founder of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain on Friday pressed President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, for information about her ties to the agency’s past use of harsh interrogation techniques, underscoring challenges she faces winning confirmation. FILE PHOTO: Gina Haspel, a veteran CIA clandestine officer picked by U.S. President Donald Trump
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to “pull back from the brink” as President Donald Trump’s plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods moved the world’s two largest economies closer to a trade war. The escalating tensions sent shivers through financial markets as investors foresaw dire consequences
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president’s disputed re-election victory on Wednesday, saying he wants Putin’s help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sits at the end of the table as U.S. President Donald
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress’ massive federal government spending deal includes $1.6 billion in new border security and millions of dollars in additional funding for the FBI and states to secure upcoming U.S. elections and fight Russian hacking, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. border patrol officers are pictured near
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago-area Democrats cast their ballots on Tuesday in a nationally watched congressional primary election that could signal whether the anti-Trump sentiment that has galvanized the party’s base could also sweep moderate lawmakers out of office. U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski is facing a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman, who says the incumbent’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to issue driver’s licenses to the young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, refusing to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought into the country illegally as children. The case centred on the Deferred
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Buffered by three oceans and the United States to the south, Canada has for decades had the luxury of being able to pick and choose its newcomers. So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the years that Canada didn’t consistently track the numbers. That has changed dramatically over the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the U.S. election do their jobs. The Republican president has renewed his Twitter attacks on both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller’s probe
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