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30 Apr 10:40pm In North Carolina US House race, Dems pick candidate, GOP heads to runoff
The former mayor of Greenville, North Carolina, will win the Democratic primary in a special election in the state's 3rd Congressional District, CNN projected Tuesday night. The Republicans, meanwhile, are heading for a runoff in their own race.
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As Buttigieg Builds His Campaign, Gay Donors Provide the Foundation 30 Apr 10:05pm Updated As Buttigieg Builds His Campaign, Gay Donors Provide the Foundation
In amassing a small fortune, the South Bend mayor has had the backing of an exuberant L.G.B.T. donor base. But relying on wealthy contributors carries political risk.
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30 Apr 10:00pm Exclusive: DHS to start DNA testing to establish family relationships on the border
The Department of Homeland Security will start a DNA testing pilot program next week to help identify and prosecute individuals posing as families in an effort to target human smuggling, two department officials confirmed to CNN.
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Windrush scandal: MPs refer Home Office to equalities watchdog 30 Apr 9:24pm Windrush scandal: MPs refer Home Office to equalities watchdog
A group of 87 MPs say the Home Office unlawfully discriminated against the Windrush generation.
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Sanders and Biden Circle Each Other, Using Different Rules of Engagement 30 Apr 9:15pm Updated Sanders and Biden Circle Each Other, Using Different Rules of Engagement
Mr. Biden is trying to stay above the intraparty fray, invoking his years with Obama. Mr. Sanders is taking direct aim at the former vice president.
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30 Apr 8:24pm US Army vet survived 3 bomb blasts but nearly took his own life at home
US Army veteran Eric Donoho was sitting alone at the kitchen table of his Indiana home when he placed a loaded handgun into his mouth.
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30 Apr 8:20pm Updated Boeing relied on single sensor for 737 Max that had been flagged 216 times to FAA
The device linked to the Boeing 737 Max software that has been scrutinized after two deadly crashes was previously flagged in more than 200 incident reports submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration, but Boeing did not flight test a scenario in which it malfunctioned, CNN has learned.
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Why Trump Wants to Block Deutsche Bank From Sharing His Financial Records 30 Apr 8:09pm Updated Why Trump Wants to Block Deutsche Bank From Sharing His Financial Records
President Trump and Deutsche Bank had a long, symbiotic relationship. Now, Mr. Trump is racing to prevent the bank from sharing his financial information with Congress.
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Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group? 30 Apr 7:50pm Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group?
President Trump wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The group says it isn’t, an assessment that many experts share.
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Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings 30 Apr 7:50pm Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings
The special counsel laid out his objections in a letter to the attorney general in March.
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Democrats Grapple With Trump’s Moves to Thwart Inquiries 30 Apr 7:43pm Updated Democrats Grapple With Trump’s Moves to Thwart Inquiries
A series of Trump family lawsuits to block House subpoenas has left Democrats steaming, and again talking about impeaching the president for obstruction of justice.
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30 Apr 7:03pm Democrats say congressional obstruction is pushing some to think about impeachment
Key House Democrats who have avoided questions about impeachment in the past say that President Donald Trump could be exposing himself to another potential avenue for impeachment by obstructing congressional investigations.
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Moore’s Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns 30 Apr 6:58pm Updated Moore’s Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns
Stephen Moore’s chance to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve dwindled after multiple Republican senators began to publicly question whether he would have enough votes if nominated.
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30 Apr 6:45pm Updated Trump and Democrats Agree to Pursue $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
After a meeting of “good will” at the White House, the leaders will gather again in three weeks to discuss how to actually pay for the ambitious project.
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As Trade Talks Continue, China Is Unlikely to Yield on Control of Data 30 Apr 6:27pm Updated As Trade Talks Continue, China Is Unlikely to Yield on Control of Data
Negotiations appear to have done little to resolve an emerging rivalry over data that the tech industry says is key to industries of the future.
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30 Apr 6:27pm Former California congresswoman Ellen Tauscher dies
Former California Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher has died after battling pneumonia, her family announced Tuesday. She was 67.
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30 Apr 6:19pm Grassley confronted at town hall about his votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act
Sen. Chuck Grassley faced vocal criticism at a recent town hall in Iowa over his past votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Trump’s Moves to Thwart Democrats Revive Talk of Impeachment 30 Apr 6:07pm Trump’s Moves to Thwart Democrats Revive Talk of Impeachment
A series of Trump family lawsuits to block House subpoenas has left Democrats steaming, and again talking about impeaching the president for obstruction of justice.
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30 Apr 6:04pm Updated Bolton says senior Venezuelan officials committed to backing Guaido
US national security adviser John Bolton called on key members of the Venezuela's leadership to make good on promises he said they had made to support opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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A national emergency: Corbyn backs climate change activists 30 Apr 6:03pm A national emergency: Corbyn backs climate change activists
Jeremy Corbyn is attempting to force a Commons vote on a Labour demand for Parliament to declare a national emergency on climate change.
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30 Apr 6:02pm Updated Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore has a 25-year track record of criticizing gender advancement
Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, once dismissed the Violence Against Women Act as the "most objectionable pork" in the 1994 crime bill, saying the money would better spent if Americans were forced to write checks to "radical feminist" groups.
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30 Apr 5:59pm Updated Schiff to send criminal referral to Justice Department for Erik Prince
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Tuesday he plans to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Blackwater founder Erik Prince, charging that Prince "willingly misled" the intelligence panel when he testified in 2017.
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Scouts used to deliver Tory election leaflets 30 Apr 5:28pm Scouts used to deliver Tory election leaflets
A Scout leader has quit after children in his troop handed out leaflets for two Conservative candidates in the local elections.
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30 Apr 5:19pm Cory Booker swipes at Bernie Sanders over restoring voting rights for felons in prison
Sen. Cory Booker on Monday called out Sen. Bernie Sanders over his support for restoring voting rights to convicted felons still serving prison time, drawing a rare explicit contrast with one of his 2020 rivals.
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30 Apr 5:12pm Fact-checking claims Nadler is breaking precedent by allowing staff members to interview Barr
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is poised to hold a committee vote Wednesday to allow staff members to question Attorney General Bill Barr during a Thursday hearing. Barr has said he will not attend the hearing if the House Judiciary sticks to this new proposed format.
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30 Apr 4:19pm Sanders: People disagree with me on felons voting -- like they did on Medicare for All in 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday compared other 2020 candidates' opposition to his support for felons voting while incarcerated with the party's resistance to his 2016 policies that have transformed progressive factions of the party.
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30 Apr 4:15pm Updated Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Conspiring With China Is Expected to Plead Guilty
The former officer was suspected of helping China dismantle the C.I.A.’s network of informants in that country, officials said.
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30 Apr 4:11pm Updated Mueller report: Cataloging 77 lies, falsehoods and misleading statements
The collection of excerpts below from Robert Mueller's report represent, in CNN's finding, the special counsel's documentation of lies, false assertions, misleading omissions, contradictory statements and incorrect information passed from President Donald Trump and his associates to the American public and authorities. Each of these below was highlighted by Mueller in the redacted version of his report released April 18.
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30 Apr 3:59pm Pete Buttigieg releases 10 years of tax returns, showing he is among lowest earners of 2020 Democrats
Pete Buttigieg released 10 years of tax returns on Tuesday that show the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is among the lowest earning Democrats in the 2020 field.
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30 Apr 3:38pm Updated Democrats say $2 trillion for infrastructure agreed to after meeting with Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will meet with President Donald Trump on Tuesday in an effort to find common ground on infrastructure policy even as tensions run high over ongoing Democratic-led investigations into the administration in the wake of the Mueller report.
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Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020 30 Apr 3:25pm Updated Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020
Ms. Abrams declined to challenge Senator David Perdue, one of President Trump’s chief allies in Congress. She had been courted aggressively by national Democrats to run.
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Brexit Party candidate criticised for past IRA defence 30 Apr 3:14pm Brexit Party candidate criticised for past IRA defence
The Brexit Party's Claire Fox was a member of a far-left party which defended the Warrington attack.
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30 Apr 3:01pm Democrats ramp up Trump financial probe, make new hire
House Democrats are pushing forward on their investigations into President Donald Trump's finances — an area they feel special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not fully probe — adding additional senior-level investigative staffers and preparing to go to court to enforce their subpoenas.
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N.S.A. ‘Unmaskings’ of U.S. Identities Soared Last Year, Report Says 30 Apr 2:18pm Updated N.S.A. ‘Unmaskings’ of U.S. Identities Soared Last Year, Report Says
An agency official attributed the change, disclosed in a new report about surveillance, to reports about American victims of foreign hackers.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘Knock Down the House’ Review: Running to Win Hearts and Minds and Votes 30 Apr 1:55pm Critic’s Pick: ‘Knock Down the House’ Review: Running to Win Hearts and Minds and Votes
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blazes in this exciting documentary about four female candidates who sought to make history in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Brexit: Labour supports a referendum with caveats 30 Apr 1:30pm Updated Brexit: Labour supports a referendum with caveats
The party will demand a public vote if the Tories don't change their deal or hold a general election.
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Beto O’Rourke Releases $5 Trillion Climate Change Proposal 30 Apr 1:19pm Beto O’Rourke Releases $5 Trillion Climate Change Proposal
Mr. O’Rourke’s choice to make climate change the first policy focus of his presidential campaign shows just how much the issue has risen among Democrats.
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30 Apr 1:06pm Updated DHS acting head McAleenan to be on Hill for first time in new role
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan will testify Tuesday at his first congressional hearing since being thrust into the Cabinet-level post three weeks ago after a shake-up in the top ranks at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Trump Pushes to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group 30 Apr 1:04pm Updated Trump Pushes to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group
In a private White House meeting this month, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt urged President Trump to deem his opposition terrorists, officials said.
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30 Apr 12:55pm Updated Stacey Abrams will not run for Senate, source says
Stacey Abrams has decided against running for the Senate from Georgia in 2020, according to a Democratic official.
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30 Apr 12:41pm Updated Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer to meet with Trump on infrastructure
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will meet with President Donald Trump on Tuesday in an effort to find common ground on infrastructure policy even as tensions run high over ongoing Democratic-led investigations into the administration in the wake of the Mueller report.
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30 Apr 12:16pm Updated Trump team sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to keep them from turning over financial records to Congress
President Donald Trump, his children; Donald, Jr., Eric and Ivanka; and his business are suing two banks to block them from turning over financial records to congressional committees that have issued subpoenas for the information.
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30 Apr 12:02pm Trump campaign manager gave paid speech in Romania
President Donald Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale gave a paid speech in Romania last month, CNN has learned.
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Labour manifesto restates position on another referendum 30 Apr 11:41am Labour manifesto restates position on another referendum
Labour has agreed a European elections manifesto that restates the party's comitment to pushing for another referendum if it cannot change the Brexit deal or force a general election.
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30 Apr 11:38am Joe Biden dominates digital ad spending after entering 2020 race
Joe Biden made an aggressive early investment in digital advertising after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign, spending nearly $800,000 on Facebook and Google ads in less than a week in the race while dwarfing the rest of the field, according to data from both tech companies.
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30 Apr 11:34am The Point: What makes Rod Rosenstein tick?
Rod Rosenstein's announcement Monday night that he will leave his post as deputy attorney general on May 11 was no big surprise. But it does offer up a chance to look back over the past two years at his absolutely central role in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and figure out whether Rosenstein was a force for good or ill when it comes to not only that investigation but his larger role within the Justice Department.
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Anas Sarwar slams Labour complaints process 30 Apr 11:32am Updated Anas Sarwar slams Labour complaints process
Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says he was not allowed to give evidence in a racism complaint case.
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Asylum Seekers Face New Restraints Under Latest Trump Orders 30 Apr 11:27am Updated Asylum Seekers Face New Restraints Under Latest Trump Orders
A presidential memorandum ordered measures that include barring some migrants from pursuing work permits and charging fees on asylum applications.
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30 Apr 11:23am The Point: The idea that Trump will win easily in 2020 is ridiculous
"The 2020 election isn't going to be close."
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30 Apr 10:42am Updated The Point: Is Rod Rosenstein the hero of the Russia probe? Or the villain?
Rod Rosenstein's announcement Monday night that he will leave his post as deputy attorney general on May 11 was no big surprise. But it does offer up a chance to look back over the past two years at his absolutely central role in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and figure out whether Rosenstein was a force for good or ill when it comes to not only that investigation but his larger role within the Justice Department.
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30 Apr 9:37am Updated Cuomo says New York attorney general justified in probe of NRA
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday dismissed President Donald Trump's claim that the state's attorney general is illegally investigating the National Rifle Association, saying the probe is justified.
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30 Apr 9:21am Updated Biden solidifies frontrunner status with post-announcement bump
Former Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates.
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Hunt warning over customs union plan 30 Apr 9:10am Hunt warning over customs union plan
The foreign secretary suggests such an agreement would mean fewer Tory MPs backing a Brexit deal.
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Trump Sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to Block Compliance With Subpoenas 30 Apr 9:07am Updated Trump Sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to Block Compliance With Subpoenas
The lawsuit, joined by President Trump’s three eldest children and his private company, seeks to stop the banks from giving records to the House’s Intelligence and Financial Services Committees.
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30 Apr 8:59am Biden leans further into relationship with Obama in new campaign video
Joe Biden further aligned himself with Barack Obama in his latest campaign video released Tuesday, another sign of how he intends to lean heavily into his relationship with the former president as he tries to top a crowded Democratic primary field.
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30 Apr 8:17am White House is working to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization
The Trump administration is planning to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, an effort that is "working its way through the internal process," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.
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30 Apr 8:06am Updated Trump introduces sweeping changes to asylum in memo
President Donald Trump announced a plan for sweeping changes to the US asylum process Monday evening in a memo for the attorney general and homeland security secretary.
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Is America Ready for a Gay President? ‘You’re Going to See the Wall Crumble’ 30 Apr 7:45am Updated Is America Ready for a Gay President? ‘You’re Going to See the Wall Crumble’
Raymond Buckley, the chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, talks about Pete Buttigieg and what it means to be gay and married and running for president in 2019.
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30 Apr 7:21am Updated CNN Poll: Biden solidifies frontrunner status with post-announcement bump
Former Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates.
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Labour deputy walks out of meeting amid Brexit divisions 30 Apr 6:44am Labour deputy walks out of meeting amid Brexit divisions
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson walked out of a shadow cabinet meeting after not being shown the party's EU elections manifesto.
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Brexit: Labour to decide whether to back second referendum 30 Apr 6:32am Updated Brexit: Labour to decide whether to back second referendum
The party's governing body will decide whether to back a second referendum on the terms of any deal.
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Trump Sues Banks to Stop Them From Complying With House Subpoenas 30 Apr 6:08am Updated Trump Sues Banks to Stop Them From Complying With House Subpoenas
The lawsuit, joined by the president’s three eldest children and his private company, seeks to stop Deutsche Bank and Capital One from turning over records.
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30 Apr 5:43am Updated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to the White House Monday.
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30 Apr 1:04am On Politics: Rod Rosenstein to Step Down
Mr. Rosenstein will step down as deputy attorney general in mid-May, ending a turbulent tenure overshadowed by the Mueller investigation.
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Trump Orders New Restrictions on Asylum Seekers 30 Apr 12:00am Updated Trump Orders New Restrictions on Asylum Seekers
A presidential memorandum ordered measures that include barring some migrants from pursuing work permits and charging fees on asylum applications.
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