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Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 14, 2019 - 5:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says President Donald Trump's stated willingness to accept a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign should spur Congress to begin impeachment hearings. De Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, a worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature, at an oil and natural gas extraction site, outside Rifle, on the Western Slope of Colorado. A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. The request from William Happer, a member of the National...
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Stickers with messages supporting protesters are left on a wall near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 13, 2019 - 10:55 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the controversy in Hong Kong over proposed legislation that critics say would expand Beijing's influence in the former British colony and undermine freedoms promised when China took control over the territory (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Petitions are voicing anger...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., pause before taking questions from reporters after passage of a resolution to take legal action against President Donald Trump's administration and potential witnesses, a response to those who defy subpoenas in Congress' Russia probe and other investigations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 12, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to two people...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty plea after the couple was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other expenses. Margaret Hunter, who worked as the California Republican's campaign manager, is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, June 12, 2019 to change her plea.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
June 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter is planning to change her not-guilty plea in a federal corruption case alleging the couple spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other personal expenses, setting up the possibility she will testify against her husband, a...
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Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, is seen leaving after having met privately with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 12, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad...
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In this frame grab from video, people wait in line for bread outside a bakery in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. The first day of the workweek in Sudan saw shops closed and streets empty as part of a general strike called by protest leaders who are demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association had urged people to stay home to protest a deadly crackdown last week, when security forces violently dispersed the group’s main sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in the capital of Khartoum. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2019 - 8:19 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum following last week's deadly clashes between pro-democracy demonstrators and security forces...
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Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 11:57 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix messages on what...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report are focusing Wednesday on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. The House Intelligence Committee has invited two former leaders of the FBI's national security branch to...
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Donald Trump Jr., left, and Eric Trump attend a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders are gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Man at left is unidentified. (Ian Langsdon/POOL via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son will meet with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday behind closed doors, according to two people familiar with the meeting. The people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the confidential interview. The meeting...
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