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WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 7, aiming to put off a fight over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall until after the midterm elections.

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As McDowell recovers from Hurricane Florence’s impact, emergency agencies confirm at least five homes damaged locally and multiple storm-related calls in its wake.

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President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Manhattan courthouse to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws in a federal investigation that scrutinized his business dealings and efforts to silence women with negative stories about Trump.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A jury has found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty after a three-week trial on tax and bank fraud charges - a major if not complete victory for SpecialCounsel Robert Mueller as he continues to investigate the president's associates.

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday took his attacks on the Russia probe being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a novel direction, declaring that he could run the investigation himself if he wanted to.

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A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast in the major port city of Genoa collapsed, and a high-ranking government official said at least 22 people died with others trapped in the rubble.

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WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Washington halted an apparent deportation-in-progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration tried to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.

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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lead attorney for the ongoing special counsel investigation, said Monday that Trump's legal team is planning to send a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller this week that will largely rebuff Mueller's latest offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.

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Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to halt Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, ramping up his attacks on the probe as the president's former campaign chairman goes on trial for unrelated criminal charges.

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MAE SAI, Thailand - Thai officials said rescue operations were underway again Monday, a day after the extraction of four of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach from the cave they have been trapped in for over two weeks.

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spoken out about the Trump administration's hard-line "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in a sharp rise in children separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border. The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics has said it "amounts to child abuse." Church leaders have called it "immoral," with one reportedly suggesting "canonical penalties" for those involved. Former first ladies from both parties have called for it to end.

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WASHINGTON - A federal judge ordered Paul Manafort to jail Friday over charges he tampered with witnesses while out on bail - a major blow for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman as he awaits trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges next month.

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President Donald Trump said Monday that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, a bold assertion that raises the stakes as he and Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be headed toward a Supreme Court battle that could test once and for all how much a president is above the law.

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of congressional testimony on Wednesday. The trove of information provides a new window into that ill-fated June 2016 Trump Tower meeting before which Donald Trump Jr. was promised damaging Russian government information about Hillary Clinton - from what turned out to be a Kremlin-tied lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

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WASHINGTON - First lady Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to "treat a benign kidney condition" on Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, according to her communications director.

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran's nuclear program and that he would reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, casting the Mideast into a new period of uncertainty.