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13 May 10:05pm Updated Top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to review origins of Russia probe
The top federal prosecutor in Connecticut is assisting Attorney General Bill Barr in his review of the genesis of the 2016 Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the review.
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Trump and NASA Seek to Add More Than $1 Billion for Artemis Mission to Moon 13 May 9:34pm Trump and NASA Seek to Add More Than $1 Billion for Artemis Mission to Moon
The funds would help accelerate the agency’s schedule for returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.
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A ‘Calming Feeling,’ a Furor and a New Front in the War Over Anti-Semitism 13 May 9:05pm Updated A ‘Calming Feeling,’ a Furor and a New Front in the War Over Anti-Semitism
Representative Rashida Tlaib’s set off another firestorm with her awkward comment that she had a “calming feeling” knowing that her ancestors had lost their land in the creation of Israel after the Holocaust.
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Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry 13 May 9:03pm Updated Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
The prosecutor has conducted other sensitive investigations into conduct by national security officials, including accusations of C.I.A. detainee abuse.
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Donald Trump Jr.’s No-Shows Led to Subpoena, Republican Senator Says 13 May 8:50pm Donald Trump Jr.’s No-Shows Led to Subpoena, Republican Senator Says
Allies of Mr. Trump have mounted a campaign to quash a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, putting intense pressure on its chairman, Richard M. Burr.
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13 May 7:56pm Updated Trade Dispute Between U.S. and China Deepens as Beijing Retaliates
The escalation rattled markets and thrust the world’s two largest economies, which had seemed on the brink of resolving their differences, back into confrontation.
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Tory and Labour splits to scupper cross-party Brexit talks 13 May 7:13pm Tory and Labour splits to scupper cross-party Brexit talks
Theresa May and her bitterly divided Cabinet are meeting to decide whether to axe cross-party Brexit talks with Labour that have failed to achieve a breakthrough in six weeks.
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Joe Biden Defends Record on Climate and Calls for ‘Environmental Revolution’ 13 May 6:52pm Updated Joe Biden Defends Record on Climate and Calls for ‘Environmental Revolution’
Mr. Biden highlighted his work on climate change dating back to the 1980s in the face of criticism from rivals for the 2020 presidential nomination.
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13 May 6:52pm Updated Jimmy Carter recovering from surgery after fall, Carter Center says
Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering from surgery after a fall on Monday morning, the Carter Center said.
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Jimmy Carter Breaks His Hip and Undergoes Surgery 13 May 6:40pm Jimmy Carter Breaks His Hip and Undergoes Surgery
Mr. Carter, 94, the longest-living president in American history, fell at his home as he was leaving to go turkey hunting, his office said. The surgery was described as successful.
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13 May 6:10pm Senior Palestinian official says her US visa was rejected
Hanan Ashrawi, a leading figure in Palestinian politics over several decades, said Monday she had been denied a visa to enter the United States.
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13 May 6:10pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Sanders-Biden Smackdown
How Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are approaching each other; some clarity on Democratic debate eligibility; and a setback for Apple.
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13 May 5:29pm Albright, Kerry, Clapper among 62 former government officials in court filing against Trump national emergency declaration
A who's-who of 62 former national security officials, including former secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry, signed an amicus brief criticizing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration in a lawsuit challenging the proclamation.
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13 May 5:22pm Updated Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple to Proceed
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps.
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13 May 5:02pm Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terror threat to remain in jail until trial
Accused domestic terror plotter Christopher Hasson will not be released from jail ahead of his trial, a Maryland federal judge ruled Monday, vacating the order of another judge who had said last month that Hasson's continued detention was inappropriate.
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Former Top Financial Regulators Warn Against Move to Ease Oversight of Firms 13 May 4:26pm Updated Former Top Financial Regulators Warn Against Move to Ease Oversight of Firms
Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew and Janet L. Yellen said the Trump administration’s push to relax some controls could harm the American financial system’s stability.
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13 May 4:24pm Updated Pompeo shares Iran intel with EU allies during unplanned Brussels stop
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his planned visit to Moscow and heading instead to Brussels, according to a State Department official.
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13 May 4:20pm Updated Rashida Tlaib stands by Israel and Holocaust comments amid criticism
Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended her recent comments about Israel and the Holocaust Sunday after drawing criticism from top Republicans and Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, accusing her detractors of purposefully mischaracterizing her remarks.
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13 May 4:13pm Updated Elizabeth Warren pledges to pick a former public school teacher as secretary of education if elected
Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that if elected president, she would choose a former public school teacher to lead the Department of Education.
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13 May 4:02pm Updated Judge says Florida counties must provide Spanish-language ballots and voter registration for 2020 primaries
Election and voter registration materials in 32 of Florida's counties were only printed in English. A federal judge says that will end, starting with the 2020 primaries.
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Brexit: Cross-party deal must include new referendum - Sir Keir Starmer 13 May 3:57pm Updated Brexit: Cross-party deal must include new referendum - Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer says many Labour MPs won't back a cross-party deal unless it's confirmed by a referendum.
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Jenna Welch, Laura Bush’s Mother, Dies at 99 13 May 3:36pm Updated Jenna Welch, Laura Bush’s Mother, Dies at 99
Her $8,000 loss in the Enron scandal was cited by George W. Bush in distancing himself from campaign contributors in the energy industry.
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Justices Split Over the Power of Precedent 13 May 3:36pm Updated Justices Split Over the Power of Precedent
In a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision on states’ rights and prompted fears that other precedents are at risk.
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Iowa’s Likely Outcome for 2020 Contenders: A Field of Broken Dreams 13 May 3:01pm Updated Iowa’s Likely Outcome for 2020 Contenders: A Field of Broken Dreams
The nation’s first presidential caucus is always important, but with more than 20 Democrats running this time, the need for a strong showing is far more urgent.
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U.S., China Trade War Deepens as Beijing Retaliates With Higher Tariffs 13 May 2:57pm Updated U.S., China Trade War Deepens as Beijing Retaliates With Higher Tariffs
The United States and China escalated their trade dispute on Monday as Beijing announced higher tariffs and the Trump administration prepared to tax all Chinese imports.
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Luring Refugees: N.Y. Cities Desperate for People Try a New Strategy 13 May 2:43pm Updated Luring Refugees: N.Y. Cities Desperate for People Try a New Strategy
The Trump administration has cut the small but steady influx of refugees into the United States, leading some cities to woo the ones who are already here.
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Julián Castro Unveils Education Plan With Focus on Universal Pre-K 13 May 2:20pm Julián Castro Unveils Education Plan With Focus on Universal Pre-K
Mr. Castro’s sweeping plan would also eliminate tuition at public universities and community colleges and overhaul the student-debt repayment process.
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13 May 2:02pm Updated Trump escalates trade fight, drawing retaliation from Beijing
US markets were set to plunge Monday morning after China announced a fresh set of tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods, hours after President Donald Trump warned the nation against retaliating against US tariffs.
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China Retaliates With Higher Tariffs as Trump Defends U.S. Approach 13 May 1:47pm Updated China Retaliates With Higher Tariffs as Trump Defends U.S. Approach
The president asserts that there is “no reason” Americans will pay tariffs, but economists and his own advisers say otherwise.
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Brexit deadlock sees longest session of Parliament since Civil War 13 May 1:39pm Brexit deadlock sees longest session of Parliament since Civil War
The current session of Parliament is the longest since the English Civil War.
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Tempers Fraying, Justices Continue Debate on Executions 13 May 1:25pm Tempers Fraying, Justices Continue Debate on Executions
In three unusual opinions on Monday, members of the Supreme Court wrote testily about votes they had cast in March.
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13 May 1:21pm Updated Dow futures are sharply lower after China retaliates with higher tariffs
Dow futures are sharply lower on Monday after China said it will raise tariffs in retaliation to last week's tariff increase by the United States.
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We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs 13 May 12:49pm We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs
A petition signed by 350,000 people calls for "netting" of trees and hedges to be a criminal offence.
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13 May 12:31pm Updated Supreme Court continues open feud over last-minute death penalty appeals
The Supreme Court escalated its open feud over the death penalty on Monday, as conservative justices took the unusual step to revisit a prior order in an Alabama case and how the court handles last-minute appeals.
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13 May 12:25pm The only new Republican woman elected to the House wants to help more GOP women get to Congress
For freshman Republican Rep. Carol Miller, work-life balance looks a bit different.
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13 May 12:12pm Second lady Karen Pence: Military mom, military spouse advocate
"I don't worry about Michael. I don't know why," second lady Karen Pence tells me.
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European elections: Sinn Féin says vote chance to reject Brexit 13 May 12:10pm European elections: Sinn Féin says vote chance to reject Brexit
Leader Mary Lou McDonald says voters should back candidates opposed to Brexit.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Super Hero? This Comic Book Thinks So 13 May 11:57am Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Super Hero? This Comic Book Thinks So
The representative from New York inspired a comic book anthology that arrives in stores on Wednesday.
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13 May 10:29am Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Suit Against Apple to Proceed
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps
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Brexit: Cross-party deal must include confirmatory vote - Sir Keir Starmer 13 May 10:10am Updated Brexit: Cross-party deal must include confirmatory vote - Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer says many Labour MPs won't back a cross-party deal unless it's confirmed by a referendum.
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European elections 2019: Deep Brexit divide remains in Liverpool and St Helens 13 May 9:41am European elections 2019: Deep Brexit divide remains in Liverpool and St Helens
Why a lot more divides Liverpool and St Helens than the choice of football and the East Lancs Road.
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13 May 9:15am Beijing defies Trump warning not to retaliate in trade war
US markets were set to plunge Monday morning after China announced a fresh set of tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods, hours after President Donald Trump warned the nation against retaliating against US tariffs.
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13 May 9:14am Updated Rashida Tlaib stands by Israel and Holocaust comments despite criticism
Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended her recent comments about Israel and the Holocaust Sunday after drawing criticism from top Republicans and Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, accusing her detractors of purposefully mischaracterizing her remarks.
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Trump’s Trade War Escalation Will Exact Economic Pain, Adviser Says 13 May 9:05am Updated Trump’s Trade War Escalation Will Exact Economic Pain, Adviser Says
President Trump’s decision to renew his trade war with China could inflict lasting damage on the American economy, but the ultimate impact depends on how far the president takes the fight.
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13 May 8:55am Updated Carol Miller, the only new GOP woman elected to the House, wants to help more Republican women get to Congress
For freshman Republican Rep. Carol Miller, work-life balance looks a bit different.
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13 May 8:27am Updated Pompeo skips Moscow, heads to Brussels to discuss Iran situation
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his planned visit to Moscow and heading instead to Brussels, according to a State Department official.
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Trump Defends China Trade Policy as Advisers Say Costs Will Pass to Consumers 13 May 8:16am Trump Defends China Trade Policy as Advisers Say Costs Will Pass to Consumers
The president asserts that there is “no reason” Americans will pay tariffs, but economists and his own advisers say otherwise.
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13 May 7:25am Many Democrats fear Trump is laying an impeachment trap
It seems a crazy idea that any president would actually want to be impeached.
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13 May 7:20am Updated Pelosi the pragmatist aims her party toward the middle
For years, Republicans have portrayed Nancy Pelosi as a villain whose "liberal San Francisco values" could send the country into a downward spiral.
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Runners and riders: Tory leadership steeplechase 13 May 5:43am Runners and riders: Tory leadership steeplechase
BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght goes through the runners and riders for Brexitcast.
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13 May 5:08am Pompeo skips Moscow, heads to Brussels before Putin meeting
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his planned visit to Moscow and heading instead to Brussels, according to a State Department official.
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13 May 4:51am Updated Kudlow says Trump-Xi meeting likely next month at international meeting
Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, said Sunday there is a "strong possibility" Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 economic summit in Japan next month and said he expects China to retaliate against the US for its increase this week in tariffs on Chinese goods as Beijing has indicated it would.
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Risk of accidental US-Iran war, Hunt warns 13 May 4:16am Risk of accidental US-Iran war, Hunt warns
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told Sky News there is a risk the US and Iran could end up at war unintentionally.
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Would Tony Blair still vote for the Labour Party? 13 May 3:57am Would Tony Blair still vote for the Labour Party?
With the European elections coming up, Sophy Ridge asks former prime minister Tony Blair if he can still vote for the Labour Party.
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13 May 12:46am On Politics: Americans Will Face Economic Pain From the Trade War
President Trump’s decision to renew his trade war with China will hurt consumers — a contradiction to his claim that his tariffs are a mostly one-way payment by China.
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