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54m Updated WaPo: National Enquirer sent Trump stories to Michael Cohen before publication
Executives from the National Enquirer provided President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen the opportunity to review articles and cover photos featuring Trump or his political opponents before they were published, according to The Washington Post.
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1h 13m Updated U.S. Prepares Housing Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases
The Pentagon has been assessing whether bases can be used to house both families and children detained at the border, as President Trump criticized what he called “extremist, open-border Democrats.”
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1h 52m Updated Jeff Sessions changes tone on family separations at the border
The Trump administration continues to reverse course on its messaging surrounding highly controversial US immigration policies following days of significant pushback.
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Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net1h 59m Updated Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net
A small army of conservatives have produced dozens of initiatives like the cabinet reshuffle proposal, with the goal of dismantling the social welfare system.
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House Rejects Hard-Line Immigration Bill and Delays Vote on Compromise2h Updated House Rejects Hard-Line Immigration Bill and Delays Vote on Compromise
Passage of the compromise immigration overhaul between moderates and conservatives, which includes language to end family separation, had also been in doubt.
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2h Updated Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facilities
First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.
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3h Updated Trump misrepresents North Korea nuclear agreement
President Donald Trump offered a misleading characterization of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, insisting the rogue nation had agreed to begin "total denuclearization" right away.
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3h Updated Vulnerable House Republican calls for Trump to fire Stephen Miller
As chaos and confusion continued to swirl in Washington about the fate of some 2,000 migrant children separated from their parents at the border, a tweet from vulnerable Republican Rep. Mike Coffman on Thursday made it clear that Republicans are bracing for major blowback on the Trump administration's immigration policy in November.
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Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: An Attack on the Safety Net3h Updated Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: An Attack on the Safety Net
A small army of conservatives have produced dozens of initiatives like the cabinet reshuffle proposal, with the goal of dismantling the social welfare system.
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Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce3h Updated Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce
Departing from a 1992 decision, the justices said that even without a physical presence in a state, businesses can be required to collect taxes there.
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3h Senior Justice officials meeting with special counsel team biweekly, source says
Two senior Justice Department officials from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's office were seen by CNN entering the special counsel's office in DC on Thursday afternoon, and a Justice official tells CNN their meetings are more frequent occurrences than previously known.
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Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 684h Updated Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 68
A former liberal, he abandoned psychiatry for journalism and overcame tragedy to become an independent-minded political commentator.
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4h Ex-DHS secretary: No formal policy of family separation during Obama administration
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Thursday evening that there had been no formal policy to separate the detained families of illegal immigrants under President Barack Obama.
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5h Updated GOP push vote for key immigration bill into next week
Republicans -- in a last minute decision -- decided to postpone a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill for the second time in less than a day, a sign of the struggles leaders are having to unite the conference on such a contentious topic.
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What are tariffs and how do they affect us?5h What are tariffs and how do they affect us?
As a trade war becomes an increasing risk, how do governments use tariffs in international commerce?
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Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government6h Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government
The meeting will be the first since she accused Westminster of "ripping up" the devolution settlement.
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6h Updated Trump admin asks judge for permission to detain children with parents past 20 days
The Justice Department on Thursday sought to modify a federal court order that limits the ability of US officials to detain children.
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Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters6h Updated Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters
Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman said it was “just a jacket,” but her husband had a different take. It “refers to the Fake News Media,” President Trump said on Twitter.
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6h Top US Navy leader resigns amid misconduct probe
The US Navy's top enlisted leader announced Thursday he is resigning "to avoid any distraction," as an inspector general investigates allegations that he "fostered a hostile work environment."
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Airbus threatens to leave UK over Brexit 6h Airbus threatens to leave UK over Brexit
Airbus is making plans to leave the UK in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, which could lead to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.
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6h Senators call on National Science Foundation to investigate climate change grants
Four Republican senators have called on National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner to investigate the foundation's grant-making process, citing a grant charged with enabling television meteorologists to provide viewers with climate change education.
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6h US, Iranian top diplomats spar online
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Iranian counterpart squared off in a battle of strongly-worded statements this week, with Pompeo tweeting his apparent support for Iranian anti-government protestors, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lamenting a US foreign policy "in crisis."
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6h Updated Senate attempts new maneuver to block Turkey from getting stealth jet
US senators have launched a new effort to block the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey, a move that comes just minutes after Turkey was scheduled to receive its first jets as part of an official ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.
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A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads6h A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads
Glitchy enforcement of a new Facebook political ad policy is creating headaches for small businesses, news publishers, and other advertisers.
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Biggest Banks Pass Fed’s Stress Tests6h Biggest Banks Pass Fed’s Stress Tests
The first round of the Fed’s annual stress tests found banks are prepared to withstand a downturn, which could presage big shareholder payouts next week.
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7h US senators to Russia next week for congressional delegation
A group of Republican US senators will head to Russia next week, two members in the congressional delegation confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
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Ted Cruz Is Running Again. Trump Is Still Making Things Complicated.7h Updated Ted Cruz Is Running Again. Trump Is Still Making Things Complicated.
The Texas senator, facing a serious re-election challenge, is projecting loyalty to a president he once criticized as erratic and dangerous.
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7h Updated Pentagon Asked to Prepare Housing for Up to 20,000 Migrant Children
The Pentagon has been assessing whether bases can be used to house both families and children detained at the border, as President Trump criticized what he called “extremist, open-border Democrats.”
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7h EPA commissions a challenge coin for 2017 disaster responders
The Environmental Protection Agency is spending more than $8,500 on challenge coins to congratulate its response to 2017 natural disasters, including the hurricanes that ravaged Texas and Puerto Rico.
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8h White House proposes combining Education and Labor departments as part of massive government overhaul
The White House is looking to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure government federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.
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S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule8h Updated S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule
In a 7-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court said that the Constitution required the commission itself rather than staff members to appoint the judges.
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Fed Finds Biggest Banks Could Keep Lending During Recession8h Fed Finds Biggest Banks Could Keep Lending During Recession
The first round of the Fed’s annual stress tests found banks are prepared to withstand a downturn, which could presage big shareholder payouts next week.
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8h House narrowly passes farm bill after failure to launch last month
The House of Representatives narrowly approved a massive, five-year farm bill Thursday, a little more than a month after conservatives helped tank the bill out of frustration over a separate fight on immigration.
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In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries8h Updated In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries
A new report from the administration is a laundry list of complaints about Chinese efforts to support favored industries — but not a strategy for America to foster its own, economists say.
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8h Updated Why the Trump Time magazine cover is so powerful
Ten days ago, at a press conference before leaving Singapore, President Donald Trump called on Time magazine reporter Brian Bennett. "Am I on the cover again this week?" Trump asked rhetorically. "Boy, have I -- so many covers."
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8h Another US embassy employee in Havana suffers health effects
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters another US diplomatic employee in Havana, Cuba has suffered "health effects" consistent with those previously experienced by employees at the embassy there, following comprehensive medical evaluation.
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8h Melania Trump Visits Facility Housing Children Near Border
The first lady traveled to McAllen, Tex., as her husband’s administration scrambled to execute his latest executive order aimed at ending the separation of families at the border.
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9h fact check of the day: 3 Distorted Claims From Trump’s Rally in Duluth
At a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday, President Trump misstated facts about the cost of illegal immigration, access to experimental medicine and NASA’s activities.
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Democrats Plan New Effort to Target Minority Voters9h Updated Democrats Plan New Effort to Target Minority Voters
The party is planning a large effort targeting minority voters in the midterm elections. It includes 50 new organizers across 16 states and several new data initiatives.
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9h Haley blasts human rights groups in blistering letter
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused more than a dozen human rights groups of sharing responsibility for the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying they opposed US efforts to overhaul the body and comparing them to Russia and China.
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Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation9h Updated Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation
The president lashed out angrily at what he called “extremist, open-border Democrats” and again falsely blamed them for the political crisis that continues to roil his administration.
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10h House pushes back vote on key Republican immigration bill
House Republicans will postpone a vote on their immigration compromise legislation until Friday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters as he left a leadership meeting Thursday afternoon.
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House Leaders Delay Vote on Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants10h House Leaders Delay Vote on Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants
Passage of the immigration overhaul, a compromise by moderates and conservatives that includes language to end family separation, had been in doubt.
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10h Updated Washington Post: White House to propose combining Education, Labor departments
The White House is looking to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure government federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.
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10h Updated GOP House member unloads on Paul Ryan in explosive floor exchange
On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators.
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10h Updated These are the places where infant and child migrants are held
One is a former hospital. Another is a retrofitted superstore. One is a tent city with the capacity to grow.
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Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows11h Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows
The family businesses of President Trump and Jared Kushner ended two New Jersey hotel collaborations. Ethics watchdogs had taken aim at their dealmaking.
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Greg Hands quits as minister over Heathrow expansion11h Updated Greg Hands quits as minister over Heathrow expansion
Greg Hands resigns as a minister to vote against plans to expand Heathrow Airport.
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Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants Appears Unlikely to Pass House11h Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants Appears Unlikely to Pass House
The immigration overhaul, a compromise by moderates and conservatives that includes language to end family separation, was set for a vote early Thursday evening.
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In-House S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule11h In-House S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule
In a 7-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court said that the Constitution required the commission itself rather than staff members to appoint the judges.
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU13h Updated Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, after the 2016 referendum.
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Supreme Court Clears Way for Sales Taxes on Internet Merchants13h Updated Supreme Court Clears Way for Sales Taxes on Internet Merchants
The court overruled a 1992 decision that said the Constitution bars states from requiring businesses to collect sales taxes unless they have a substantial connection to the state.
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Beer in memory of first woman MP in Yorkshire13h Beer in memory of first woman MP in Yorkshire
Yorkshire's first female MP is remembered with a rhubarb-themed beer named after her, and now on sale in the House of Commons.
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14h Immigration reform bills: Both options headed for failure
The House will vote on two broad immigration proposals Thursday, but barring some major shift in momentum, both of those proposals are headed toward failure.
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14h Updated Larry Kudlow expected to return to work Monday
Larry Kudlow, director of President Donald Trump's National Economic Council, is expected to return to work Monday, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. He has been recovering at home after suffering a mild heart attack earlier this month.
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14h Updated Immigration judge applicant says Trump administration blocked her over politics
When the Obama administration offered Thea Lay a chance to serve as one of the nation's top immigration judges pending a successful background check, she eagerly accepted.
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15h Trump admin: Some children currently in Border Patrol custody will be reunited with parents
Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump's executive order.
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15h CBP: Some children currently in Border Patrol custody will be reunited with parents
Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump's executive order.
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UK government borrowing falls more than expected16h Updated UK government borrowing falls more than expected
Public sector borrowing fell to £5bn in May, down £2bn from a year earlier, official figures show.
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How could Hammond raise taxes to fund NHS boost?16h How could Hammond raise taxes to fund NHS boost?
Philip Hammond has five months to figure out how he is going to fund a £20bn boost for the NHS.
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Mark McDonald faces month suspension over sexual harassment16h Updated Mark McDonald faces month suspension over sexual harassment
A committee recommends Mark McDonald be suspended from Holyrood for a month for sexual harassment.
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17h Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter.
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UK media coverage of Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt17h UK media coverage of Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt
Why was Tommy Robinson's court case reported around the world, but not so much in the British media?
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Minister resigns to vote against Heathrow expansion18h Minister resigns to vote against Heathrow expansion
International trade minister Greg Hands has announced his resignation over his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats19h Updated Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats
The UK says other countries are not doing enough preparations for its citizens after Brexit.
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20h Trump and Cruz: Friends? Enemies? Frenemies?
Senator Ted Cruz introduced legislation to counter the Trump administration’s policy of breaking up families who cross the border illegally — a proposal the president mockingly dismissed. It was the latest twist in a hot-and-cold relationship.
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£2.4m spent on gagging orders for Commons staff20h £2.4m spent on gagging orders for Commons staff
The House of Commons has spent more than £2.4m on gagging orders with employees over the last five years, it has been revealed.
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20h Despite executive order, families may not be put back together
President Donald Trump's executive order reversing course on family separations has not changed anything in terms of putting families that have already been separated back together, a government official confirmed Wednesday.
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Upskirting bill to be introduced by the government24h Upskirting bill to be introduced by the government
Proposed law creating new offence to go before MPs a week after bill defeated by one objection.
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Defense Dept. to Help Justice Dept. Prosecute Immigration Cases24h Defense Dept. to Help Justice Dept. Prosecute Immigration Cases
Anticipating a surge in cases in response to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the Justice Department had asked the Defense Department for help.
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Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart24h Updated Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart
“It is still very early, and we are awaiting further guidance on the matter,” Brian Marriott, the senior director of communications for the Administration for Children and Families.
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Unbuttoned: It’s 2018: You Can Run for Office and Not Wear a Pantsuit25h Unbuttoned: It’s 2018: You Can Run for Office and Not Wear a Pantsuit
As unprecedented numbers of women enter the political arena, what does it mean to “dress to win”?
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