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 2018-08-16 10:52 

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The Latest: Brennan says Trump is trying to silence critics...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former CIA Director John Brennan (all times local):6:35 a.m.Former CIA Director John Brennan says he believes President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the......

 2018-08-16 04:42 

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Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. offi......

 2018-08-16 04:37 

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Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator....

 2018-08-16 04:24 

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Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors t......

 2018-08-16 04:23 

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Trump's list: Those who might lose their security clearance...

President Donald Trump has acted on a threat to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan,......

 2018-08-16 00:51 

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The Latest: Brennan calls Trump action 'abuse of power'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance (all times local):5:10 p.m.Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's......

 2018-08-15 23:36 

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GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a ha......

 2018-08-15 22:33 

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US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people...

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that jo......

 2018-08-15 21:53 

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After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect cla......

 2018-08-15 21:31 

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Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want....

 2018-08-15 21:00 

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Senate study faults government care of migrant children...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate study says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. w......

 2018-08-15 19:51 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on black unemployment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has a reputation for inflaming racial tensions, is defending himself against claims that he's racist by taking credit for recent job gains by black Ame......

 2018-08-15 19:20 

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White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but she would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing....

 2018-08-15 18:53 

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Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration....

 2018-08-15 17:49 

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DNC chair, Ellison discuss abuse allegations after primary...

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez says he's talked to deputy chairman Keith Ellison about domestic abuse allegations by Ellison's ex-girlfriend....

 2018-08-15 15:34 

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Mattis pledges closer defense cooperation with Argentina...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina....

 2018-08-15 14:27 

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Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020....

 2018-08-15 14:24 

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The Latest: Prosecutors say greed, deception drove Manafort...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):10:15 a.m.Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fr......

 2018-08-15 13:05 

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Turning on Trump doesn't buy credibility for black Americans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president......

 2018-08-15 12:54 

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White House admits error for false claim on black employment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama....

 2018-08-15 11:47 

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Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota to replace Rep. Ke......

 2018-08-15 08:19 

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Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appear......

 2018-08-15 06:14 

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Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vermont Democrats have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries....

 2018-08-15 05:35 

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Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer ......

 2018-08-15 05:08 

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Black schoolteacher beats longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwa......

 2018-08-15 05:07 

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Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term....

 2018-08-15 04:36 

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Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a night of firsts: The first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee. The first Somali-American major party nominee. The potential of the first black woman representing Co......

 2018-08-15 04:30 

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Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose......

 2018-08-15 04:27 

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Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet....

 2018-08-15 03:28 

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Walz to face Johnson for Minnesota governor; Pawlenty loses...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled Tuesday in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democrat......

 2018-08-15 03:06 

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Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname "Iron Stache," won Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for......

 2018-08-15 02:02 

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Transgender nominee Hallquist faces Vermont GOP Gov. Scott...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott, despite a backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported, won his party's primary to seek a second term and will face a former utility ......

 2018-08-15 01:29 

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker wins GOP primary, awaits challenger...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warn......

 2018-08-15 01:04 

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Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin advances, awaits GOP challenger...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican primary battle for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues....

 2018-08-15 00:48 

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Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck......

 2018-08-14 23:53 

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Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney ge......

 2018-08-14 23:50 

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Favorites for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesd......

 2018-08-14 22:46 

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Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated by the department's inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority ......

 2018-08-14 22:12 

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Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro....

 2018-08-14 21:23 

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The Latest: No major vote problems in Wisconsin for primary...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local):5:20 p.m.The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been repo......

 2018-08-14 21:16 

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Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary...

Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties be......

 2018-08-14 20:22 

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No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet....

 2018-08-14 19:43 

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EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers sa......

 2018-08-14 19:39 

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Mattis: Taliban tactics endanger Afghan civilians...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the......

 2018-08-14 18:21 

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Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsi......

 2018-08-14 16:22 

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Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor...

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in....

 2018-08-14 16:18 

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The Latest: Defense in Manafort's fraud trial rests case...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial (all times local):12:16 p.m.The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rest......

 2018-08-14 14:16 

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Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections...

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations —......

 2018-08-14 12:49 

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US defense secretary pitches closer US-Brazil ties...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research....

 2018-08-14 11:50 

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The Latest: Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):7:35 a.m.President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.......

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