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Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. ready to testify in Senate

WASHINGTON – The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s eldest son during the 2016 election campaign said she’s ready to testify before the U.S. Senate and “clarify the situation...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump criticizes states withholding voter information

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission (all times local): 11:45 a.m. President Donald Trump kicked off his voter fraud commission’s first meeting...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer and...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Wildfires burn out of control in Nevada, California

FRESNO, Calif. – Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and forcing residents from communities on the...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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House budget blueprint key to success of Trump tax agenda

WASHINGTON – Despite opposition from Republican moderates and conservatives, House leaders are pressing ahead with a budget plan whose success is critical to the party’s hopes to deliver on one of...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016

WASHINGTON – The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday Earth’s average...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. – Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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‘Let Obamacare fail’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president,...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

WASHINGTON – Their team shirts didn’t say “Afghanistan” and their name badges were handwritten, not typed, suggesting the last-minute nature of their entry into the United States. But the Afghan...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Cleanup planned for Fla. sinkhole, 5 homes still evacuated

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) – Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials,...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Australian woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS – Details about what led a Minneapolis police officer to fatally shoot an Australian woman remained unclear Monday, with authorities saying only that officers were responding to a 911...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Analysis: Slow leak of Russia news flooding White House

NEW YORK – As Air Force One flew home from Europe, news was set to break about a meeting that Donald Trump’s eldest son had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, promising yet another round of unwelcome...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World