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6 Dec 9:35pm Updated Democrat Dan McCready withdraws concession in North Carolina House race amid fraud allegations
Democrat Dan McCready is withdrawing his concession in a North Carolina congressional race where investigators are probing allegations of election fraud.
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6 Dec 8:46pm Updated Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe in Manafort, Cohen filings
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possible Russian collusion on Friday thanks to a pair of court filing deadlines involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen.
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6 Dec 8:40pm Updated Inside the frantic decision to open a Trump obstruction probe before Mueller got the job
In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in, according to two sources describing the sentiment at the time.
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6 Dec 7:31pm House Dems just had their best election since Watergate
The end came just before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on December 6, 2018.
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6 Dec 7:22pm Updated Maria Butina plea deal may be near
Attorneys for Maria Butina and the Justice Department gave more signs Thursday morning they are negotiating a plea deal for the accused Russian spy.
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6 Dec 6:36pm Updated At second memorial service, Bush remembered for humility and humor
Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored at a second memorial service in Houston at the Bushes' family church Thursday morning.
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6 Dec 6:12pm Updated Republican David Valadao concedes in California, giving Democrats a net gain of 40 seats in the House
Republican Rep. David Valadao conceded to Democrat TJ Cox in the race for California's 21st District on Thursday, giving the Democratic Party a net gain of 40 seats in the US House of Representatives.
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6 Dec 4:35pm Updated Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power
The Supreme Court on Thursday will consider an exception to the Fifth Amendment's ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump's pardon power as it applies to the Robert Mueller probe.
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6 Dec 4:23pm Report: Half of US adults have immediate family member who has been in jail or prison
Half of US adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison, a report released Thursday said.
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6 Dec 4:20pm Updated Trump eyes ex-Bush 41 attorney general to succeed Sessions
William "Bill" Barr, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is emerging as a consensus candidate to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, two sources familiar with President Donald Trump's thinking tell CNN.
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6 Dec 4:04pm Updated Trump fears political price from oil spike, market turmoil
President Donald Trump is fretting about two rising global challenges that threaten a political gut punch as he gears up for his 2020 election bid -- a possible oil price hike and market shocks triggered by his trade wars.
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6 Dec 3:47pm Updated Marine Corps planes crash off coast of Japan
Two US Marine aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan, the US Marine Corps announced Wednesday in a statement.
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6 Dec 3:35pm North Carolina GOP director open to new election in disputed House race
The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party says he supports a new election if allegations of fraud in the 9th Congressional District race are proven true and it impacted the outcome of the race.
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6 Dec 2:49pm Updated CNN and The Des Moines Register to partner for Iowa polling
CNN will partner with The Des Moines Register on "The Iowa Poll" in the lead-up to the state's 2020 presidential caucuses, the news organizations announced Thursday.
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6 Dec 1:32pm Updated House passes two-week government funding extension to avert shutdown
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a two-week extension for a government funding deadline in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown this week but setting the stage for a partial one on December 21.
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6 Dec 12:56pm Pelosi calls for one-year spending bill for Homeland Security in wall fight
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laid down her position Thursday on the border wall negotiations, proposing an agreement to fund for a full year the Department of Homeland Security while passing the other six remaining spending bills that have already been resolved.
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6 Dec 12:45pm Ex-VA diversity chief told to remove condemnation of white supremacists from Charlottesville response, emails show
In the wake of the deadly August 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the former chief diversity officer of the Department of Veteran Affairs was discouraged from posting a more forceful condemnation of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who participated, according to internal emails obtained by a watchdog group.
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6 Dec 10:58am Updated Second memorial service for President George H.W. Bush set to begin in Texas
Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored at a second memorial service in Houston at the Bushes' family church Thursday morning.
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6 Dec 6:06am Democrats are making moves behind the scenes to gear up for 2020
Most potential Democratic presidential contenders are publicly playing coy about their plans for 2020. Behind the scenes, however, the race is already well underway.
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6 Dec 6:03am Trump wants it both ways on criminal justice reform and the death penalty
President Donald Trump endorsed the death penalty for drug dealers in China in an odd tweet Wednesday, weighing in on the domestic affairs of another nation and contradicting bipartisan criminal justice reform efforts, which Trump has endorsed.
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6 Dec 5:04am Updated Michelle Obama and George W. Bush share a warm moment (and maybe a candy)
In times of sorrow, we lean on those close to us. And if we're lucky, those people can make us smile.
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