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WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate for possible criminal charges the author of the now-famous "dossier" alleging the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.

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Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Wednesday challenged his indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a federal lawsuit, saying the Justice Department's prosecution of him over his business dealings have nothing to do with Mueller's investigation on Russian interference in last year's presidential campaign.

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, will retire from the Senate at the end of this term, he announced Tuesday, a decision that will bring a decades-long congressional career to an end early next year.

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WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed Republicans' sweeping tax overhaul on Tuesday, sending the plan to the Senate and setting the stage for the bill to be signed by President Donald Trump as early as this week.

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WASHINGTON - Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites - and block or slow down others - in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he is resigning at the end of the month following multiple allegations that he sexually harassed women.

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It was a whirlwind weekend for President Donald Trump's legal team, from Michael Flynn's guilty plea to Trump's problematic tweet to new reports that fill out the picture of a broadening Russia investigation. And it concluded Monday morning with Trump's personal lawyer making a bold claim: Regardless of all of it, John Dowd says, a president can't even technically obstruct justice.

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill early Saturday morning that bestows massive benefits on corporate America and the wealthy while delivering mixed blessings to everybody else.

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WASHINGTON - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and court papers indicate he was acting under instructions from senior Trump transition officials.

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Michael Flynn, who was fired as President Donald Trump's national security adviser after revelations about his communications with Russia's ambassador, is expected to plead guilty Friday morning to lying to federal agents about the contact.

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A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Donald Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the probe, people familiar with the investigation said.

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The essential gamble of Republican plans to overhaul the tax code is now becoming clear: Big businesses get a large, permanent tax cut, while American families receive only temporary tax relief that expires as soon as 2023 in the House bill and 2026 in the Senate bill.

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WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has "always told the truth" in describing his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians - though he acknowledged he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level Trump adviser who has said he told Sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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BEIRUT - More than 300 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 wounded in a powerful earthquake that jolted the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, Iranian state media reported. The death toll was expected to rise even further, officials said.

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ASHEVILLE – A Montana fugitive featured on America’s Most Wanted and on the run for more than eight years was being held in the McDowell County jail after his arrest Thursday in Burke County.

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay an immediate corporate tax cut President Donald Trump has demanded and blow up House Republicans' carefully crafted compromise on a controversial tax deduction.

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Vice President Mike Pence pledged Wednesday to residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas, that the Trump administration would "find out why" a gunman was able to buy firearms in advance of his shooting rampage there despite his violent past and would work with Congress "to ensure that this never happens again."

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The gunman who opened fire in a church outside San Antonio, killing at least 26 people, escaped from a mental health facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking guns onto an Air Force base and "attempting to carry out death threats" made against military superiors, according to a police report.