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U.S. Under Pressure to Cease Flights of Troubled Boeing Jet 13 Mar 11:42pm U.S. Under Pressure to Cease Flights of Troubled Boeing Jet
Boeing’s chief made a personal appeal to President Trump, calling from Chicago to express his confidence in the safety of the company’s 737 Max 8 jets.
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Trump’s World Bank Nominee Tries to Distance Himself From the President 13 Mar 11:21pm Updated Trump’s World Bank Nominee Tries to Distance Himself From the President
Climate change and China are political hurdles for David Malpass, who is trying to assure other nations that he will not simply serve as a proxy for President Trump.
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13 Mar 11:00pm Cohn talks Trump administration chaos, tariff negotiations
President Donald Trump's former top economist Gary Cohn describes in a new interview a chaotic end run by two administration rivals to enact punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum that led to his eventual resignation.
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Theresa May: Back me or risk losing Brexit altogether. 13 Mar 10:39pm Theresa May: Back me or risk losing Brexit altogether.
Theresa May is urging MPs to back a three-month Brexit postponement or face the threat of a much longer delay, in a desperate bid to persuade her pro-Leave rebels to back her withdrawal agreement next week.
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13 Mar 10:28pm Updated Whitaker expressed concerns about Cohen case while serving as Justice Department chief
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not deny talking with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen, the President's former personal attorney, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told reporters Wednesday.
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Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani 13 Mar 10:01pm Updated Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani
“Sleep well tonight, you have friends in high places,” a lawyer told Michael Cohen after speaking on his behalf with Rudolph Giuliani, the president’s lawyer.
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Brexit: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit 13 Mar 9:45pm Updated Brexit: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit
MPs will vote on delaying Brexit after rejecting the idea of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
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Whitaker ‘Did Not Deny’ Discussing Cohen Case With Trump, a Top Democrat Says 13 Mar 9:32pm Whitaker ‘Did Not Deny’ Discussing Cohen Case With Trump, a Top Democrat Says
The former acting attorney general’s remarks at a private meeting seemed to be at odds with his public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, said Jerrold Nadler, the panel’s chairman.
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13 Mar 9:09pm Updated Paul Manafort’s Prison Sentence Is Nearly Doubled to 7½ Years
President Trump’s former campaign chairman’s total prison sentence is now 7½ years after a second judge ruled in one of the special counsel’s highest-profile cases.
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13 Mar 8:35pm Russia sought to interfere with US election systems in 2018 midterms, US official says
Russia sought to interfere with US election systems during the 2018 midterm elections, a US official told CNN Wednesday.
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Transgender and Gun Rights Are Sticking Points for Violence Against Women Act 13 Mar 8:06pm Updated Transgender and Gun Rights Are Sticking Points for Violence Against Women Act
While a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed the House Judiciary Committee, partisan debate over social issues could slow its final passage.
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13 Mar 7:14pm Shanahan gears up for key hearing that could turn into a job audition
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan may be about to have the single most important day of his Pentagon career when he sits down before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning for televised hearing on the $700-billion plus defense budget.
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In Rebuke to Trump, Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen 13 Mar 7:09pm Updated In Rebuke to Trump, Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen
The Senate voted to halt U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, defying President Trump again for his defense of the kingdom after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Gang of four defied PM as discipline broke down 13 Mar 6:55pm Gang of four defied PM as discipline broke down
Bitter divisions over Brexit at the heart of Theresa May's government were dramatically laid bare as discipline broke down and Cabinet ministers openly defied the Prime Minister.
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13 Mar 6:49pm Senate clears Yemen War Powers Resolution in rebuke to Trump
The Senate voted Wednesday to curtail US military support for a Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has created a humanitarian crisis in that country, a vote seen as a rebuke of President Donald Trump's Middle East policies,
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13 Mar 6:40pm Updated Judiciary chairman says Whitaker did not deny talking with Trump about Cohen
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not deny talking with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen, the President's former personal attorney, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told reporters Wednesday.
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13 Mar 6:29pm Updated Paul Manafort’s Prison Sentence Is Nearly Doubled to 7.5 Years
President Trump’s former campaign chairman’s total prison sentence is now 7 1/2 years after a second judge ruled in one of the special counsel’s highest-profile cases.
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13 Mar 6:13pm A political upside to impeachment for Trump? Some Trump advisers think so
President Donald Trump and his allies weren't shy about using the specter of impeachment during the 2018 midterm campaign to rally the President's core supporters to the polls.
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13 Mar 6:09pm Updated State Dept. Accuses China of Rights Abuses Not Seen ‘Since the 1930s’
This year’s State Department report on human rights abuses also never directly confronts intelligence that the Saudi crown prince was responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
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MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit 13 Mar 5:42pm Updated MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit
Theresa May says there is a "clear majority" against a no-deal Brexit, but the Commons decision is not legally binding.
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13 Mar 5:37pm Trump admin seeks to zero out Syria stabilization fund
With the Syrian Civil War entering its ninth year this month, the Trump administration is proposing to zero out all new US funding for stabilization efforts in the country.
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13 Mar 5:29pm Updated Pentagon launches development agency seen as key to future Space Force
The Pentagon has formally launched a new space-focused development agency that it hopes will form a central part of President Donald Trump's sought-after Space Force.
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13 Mar 5:25pm Updated Trump administration grounds Boeing 737 Max planes
A global grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8 airliner is drawing new attention to the close ties between the manufacturer and the Trump administration, which so far is refusing calls to join every other country in suspending use of the plane in the United States.
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13 Mar 5:20pm Updated FAA emergency order grounding 737 Max planes
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13 Mar 5:19pm Updated Manafort sentenced to additional 43 months in prison
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered an apology Wednesday as he appeared before a federal judge in Washington for sentencing.
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Boeing Flights Grounded Across the Globe, but Not in the U.S. 13 Mar 4:47pm Updated Boeing Flights Grounded Across the Globe, but Not in the U.S.
Boeing’s chief made a personal appeal to President Trump, calling from Chicago to express his confidence in the safety of the company’s 737 Max 8 jets.
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An ancient rule means Bercow could take drastic action on Brexit 13 Mar 4:16pm An ancient rule means Bercow could take drastic action on Brexit
John Bercow is an unusual speaker in that we know what he thinks. As someone uncharitably once said: "We've never had a speaker who has spoken quite so much."
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13 Mar 3:33pm DeVos wants to cut budget funding for student loan forgiveness, again
For the third year in a row, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed ending a loan forgiveness program for public service workers and eliminating subsidized loans for low-income students.
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13 Mar 3:16pm US flies bombers near contested South China Sea islands
Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, according to US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in the region.
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13 Mar 3:04pm Updated Trump grounds Boeing Max planes
A global grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8 airliner is drawing new attention to the close ties between the manufacturer and the Trump administration, which so far is refusing calls to join every other country in suspending use of the plane in the United States.
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13 Mar 2:59pm Updated Canada grounds Boeing Max planes, ramping up pressure on FAA
The decision by Canadian authorities to ground the Boeing 737 Max in their airspace is the latest sign of mounting pressure on US regulators to take similar action.
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13 Mar 2:45pm Updated Wall Street Journal: Software fix to Boeing 737 Max 8 planes delayed in part by government shutdown
US officials say the recent government shutdown played a part in the delay of Boeing's software update for its 737 Max aircraft, which has been grounded by airlines and countries after two deadly accidents in the past five months, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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MPs to vote on Brexit delay after fresh defeat for PM 13 Mar 2:26pm MPs to vote on Brexit delay after fresh defeat for PM
MPs will vote on whether to delay Brexit as Theresa May warned of a "lengthy" postponement to the UK's departure from the EU.
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13 Mar 2:18pm Updated Paul Manafort Sentenced to 3.5 More Years in Prison
President Trump’s former campaign chairman’s total prison sentence is now 7 1/2 years after a second judge ruled in one of the special counsel’s highest-profile cases.
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13 Mar 1:59pm Updated Manhattan DA announces state fraud charges against Manafort
Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office announced state fraud charges Wednesday against Paul Manafort.
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13 Mar 1:50pm US warship quarantined at sea due to virus outbreak
A US warship has essentially been quarantined at sea for over two months and has been unable to make a port call due to an outbreak of a viral infection similar to mumps.
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13 Mar 1:44pm Updated Little-known Florida mayor to announce 2020 exploratory committee
A little-known mayor in Florida plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee on Wednesday.
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No deal Brexit: No tariffs for Irish goods going to NI 13 Mar 1:30pm Updated No deal Brexit: No tariffs for Irish goods going to NI
The details are contained in a new no-deal Brexit plan published by the government.
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13 Mar 1:24pm Updated Paul Ryan backtracks on whether Trump will be re-elected
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election," a significant difference from comments the Wisconsin Republican made earlier this week where he described how he thought some Democrats could beat Trump in the 2020 election.
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Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond calls for cross-party compromise 13 Mar 1:02pm Updated Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond calls for cross-party compromise
The chancellor asks for cross-party consensus, despite the PM still appearing to back her own deal.
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13 Mar 12:59pm Updated Paul Manafort Is Sentenced to 3.5 More Years in Prison
President Trump’s former campaign chairman’s total prison sentence is now 7 1/2 years after a second judge ruled in one of the special counsel’s highest-profile cases.
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13 Mar 12:35pm Updated Trump, Boeing ties scrutinized as FAA stands nearly alone in support of Max 8
A global grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8 airliner is drawing new attention to the close ties between the manufacturer and the Trump administration, which so far is refusing calls to join every other country in suspending use of the plane in the United States.
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Paul Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Second Sentencing 13 Mar 11:39am Updated Paul Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Second Sentencing
The special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, is drawing to a close, with the possibility of a presidential pardon still alive.
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13 Mar 11:34am US human rights report notes Khashoggi killing, avoids mention of Saudi prince
The State Department's human rights report for 2018, released Wednesday, notes Saudi Arabia's killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but avoids all mention of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who US intelligence services believe ordered the pre-meditated murder.
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Brexit amendments: What MPs will vote on? 13 Mar 11:14am Brexit amendments: What MPs will vote on?
Speaker John Bercow has selected two amendments to a vote later on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal.
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13 Mar 10:50am Boeing a major lobbying player on Capitol Hill
Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, also is one of the biggest players in the Washington influence game -- spending millions to lobby Congress and the executive branch each year.
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13 Mar 10:37am Analysis: The college admissions scandal is all about inequality, too
Of course there's a way to buy your way into college, thought everyone who ever wondered how an admissions board separates one kid from another.
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Bill to Curtail Future Emergency Declarations Could Save Trump’s Current One 13 Mar 10:30am Updated Bill to Curtail Future Emergency Declarations Could Save Trump’s Current One
Senate Republicans introduce legislation to curtail future presidential emergency declarations in a bid to save President Trump’s border wall declaration.
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Brexit amendments: What could MPs vote on? 13 Mar 9:58am Updated Brexit amendments: What could MPs vote on?
MPs have put forward amendments to a vote later on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal.
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Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan 13 Mar 9:55am Updated Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan
The government announces that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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13 Mar 9:54am Updated Manafort sentencing highlights Russia probe looming over Trump
Paul Manafort's final date with his legal destiny on Wednesday -- barring a presidential pardon -- is sure to show why impeachment talk will not be quelled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fresh attempts to tamp it down.
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PMQs: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on frictionless trade 13 Mar 9:23am PMQs: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on frictionless trade
Jeremy Corbyn asks the prime minister about food producers wanting tariff-free access to the single market after Brexit.
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Spring Statement: Chancellor Philip Hammond on economy 13 Mar 9:22am Spring Statement: Chancellor Philip Hammond on economy
The chancellor opens his Spring Statement by saying the UK economy is “remarkably robust” and has “defied expectations”
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13 Mar 8:36am CNN to host John Hickenlooper for 2020 town hall next week
Presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper will participate in a CNN town hall on March 20 in Atlanta.
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Treated Like a ‘Piece of Meat’: Female Veterans Endure Harassment at the V.A. 13 Mar 8:13am Updated Treated Like a ‘Piece of Meat’: Female Veterans Endure Harassment at the V.A.
Women say a culture of harassment, discrimination and exclusion lives inside the Veterans Affairs medical system as they try to use the government benefits they earned with military service.
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Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Conspiracy Cases 13 Mar 7:56am Updated Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Conspiracy Cases
The special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, is drawing to a close, with the possibility of a presidential pardon still alive.
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News Analysis: If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications 13 Mar 7:10am Updated News Analysis: If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications
By all but ruling out impeachment without waiting for the evidence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be setting a far-reaching precedent that will empower presidents for decades to come.
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Brexit told through Britney, Ariana and Pokemon 13 Mar 6:52am Brexit told through Britney, Ariana and Pokemon
We take you through what's happened in the world since the Brexit referendum was announced.
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13 Mar 6:02am How Trump wants to whack Medicare and Medicaid spending
When he first ran for president, Donald Trump blasted the Obama administration for hurting senior citizens by slashing billions from Medicare.
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13 Mar 6:01am Manafort to make his final court appearance for sentencing in 2nd case
Paul Manafort is back for his final court appearance, 17 months after the first indictment of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation brought him in to face a judge and five months after his help to Mueller's investigation fell apart.
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Brexit: MPs to vote on 29 March no-deal exit from EU 13 Mar 6:00am Updated Brexit: MPs to vote on 29 March no-deal exit from EU
MPs will have their say on a no-deal Brexit on 29 March, after the prime minister's deal was overwhelmingly rejected again.
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Uncertainty over holidays and pets amid Brexit confusion 13 Mar 5:31am Uncertainty over holidays and pets amid Brexit confusion
As the outcome of Brexit remains unknown, people in Derby are putting holidays on hold as they wait to understand what they might need when travelling to the European Union.
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UK announces no-deal tariff plan 13 Mar 3:35am UK announces no-deal tariff plan
The government announces that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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13 Mar 2:46am On Politics: Mueller Has Washington Spinning
The nation’s capital is eagerly awaiting the report of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Majority of UK import tariffs set at zero in a no-deal Brexit 13 Mar 1:58am Majority of UK import tariffs set at zero in a no-deal Brexit
Britain would slash tariffs on the vast majority of goods entering the country in a no-deal scenario, the government has confirmed.
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Trump Lauded Farmers, Medicare and AIDS Programs. Then Came His Budget Knife. 13 Mar 1:42am Trump Lauded Farmers, Medicare and AIDS Programs. Then Came His Budget Knife.
Several cuts proposed by the president in his budget seemed to contrast with his own words of support.
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Reparations, Court-Packing: Once-Fringe Issues Take Hold in Democratic Primary Race 13 Mar 1:14am Reparations, Court-Packing: Once-Fringe Issues Take Hold in Democratic Primary Race
As the Democratic field has moved to the left, grass-roots organizers see openings to push more niche issues like reparations, court-packing and eliminating the filibuster.
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