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Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates…

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House vote…

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

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President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission…

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say

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U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights…

Trump’s wealth slips on Forbes’ rich list

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According to Forbes magazine, President Trump is not as wealthy as he used to be…

Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

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A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live…

US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights

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The U.S. government is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern…

4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

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Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store…

First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office

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Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office…

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election…