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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 30, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 8:37 a.m. President Donald Trump is muddying the waters over Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Trump tweeted early Thursday that "I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected." But he...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 30, 2019 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was "not an option" because of federal rules, but he used his first public remarks on the Russia investigation to emphasize that he did not exonerate the president. "If we had had confidence that...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addresses a crowd of several dozen women at a campaign event, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 29, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of Democratic White House hopefuls backing impeachment proceedings grew on Wednesday following a rare public statement from special counsel Robert Mueller that made clear his Russia report didn't exonerate President Donald Trump. Two 2020 candidates who had previously...
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A man wears the Portuguese message: "Be strong Moro," referring to Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro," during a pro-government rally on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Moro recently saw Congress reject President Jair Bolsonaro's move to put him in charge of the country's financial regulator and is having trouble passing a sweeping "anti-crime" bill in Congress. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 29, 2019 - 5:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once a federal judge dreaded by Brazil's politicians, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is suffering at the hands of some of the very people he used to investigate. Since Moro joined the far-right administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January, his authority has been...
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Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller spoke for only 10 minutes, and his statements yielded no new information on the Russia probe. But for much of the American media, the special counsel's first public comments in two years warranted wall-to-wall coverage. Many journalists focused Wednesday on whether...
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U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 29, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's first public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far resisted. Mueller indicated Wednesday that it's up to Congress to...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, meets with representatives of Rafael, a military and defense technologies development firm, during a trade visit to Israel Monday May 27, 2019. DeSantis is leading a delegation on a four-day trade mission to help boost the state's economy and solidify its bonds with Israel. (Jeff Schweers/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 8:21 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida. The Republican governor then signed...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Barr is taking aim judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies. Barr is speaking May 21 to the American Law Institute. He says judges who issue these so-called nationwide injunctions are hampering President Donald Trump’s agenda. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 29, 2019 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urz) first public statement on the Russia investigation is expected to last about eight minutes. That's according to a Justice Department...
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This undated photo provided by the Faiyen music band shows band members Romchalee Sombulrattanakul, front, and Trairong Sinseubpo, back, as they host a talk show program in an undisclosed location in Laos. Fear of abduction and murder by people they believe are seeking to eliminate them for songs seen as disrespectful toward their country’s monarchy. (Faiyen band via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 3:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives. The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest after a military coup overthrew their nation's...
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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny May 18 when he posted a series of Tweets to outline his support for impeachment proceedings. As such, he is the only Republican congress member to do so. The following days brought an announcement from the wealthy DeVos family about no longer supporting him financially. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 7:40 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving standing ovations from many who saluted his "courage" while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing...
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