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John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service." McCain died Sat...
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After a week of scandal, President Donald Trump plays campaigner-in-chief in Ohio After a week of scandal, President Donald Trump plays campaigner-in-chief in Ohio
COLUMBUS - After a troubling week of news for President Donald Trump’s closest allies, Trump became campaigner-in-chief for Ohio’s Republicans. “While Democrats resist and obstruct, Republicans actually deliver,” Trump told those assembled for the Ohio Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner. The audience wasn’t Trump's typically rowdy crowd of rally attendees donning “Make America Grea...
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Here's what ex-Rep. Blake Farenthold's deposition reveals about why he resigned and who he blames Here's what ex-Rep. Blake Farenthold's deposition reveals about why he resigned and who he blames
Disgraced former Congressman Blake Farenthold unsuccessfully tried to help his future employer win a federal contract for his private business, and insisted in a court deposition this month it would be illegal for him to repay the government for his sexual harassment settlement. Those were part of the findings in two published reports Sunday that cited transcripts of an Aug. 1 deposition the Co...
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Democrats fund spike in gun control ads this election cycle Democrats fund spike in gun control ads this election cycle
Correction: This story has been updated to remove an incorrect reference to the location of the National Rifle Association headquarters. WASHINGTON – Candidates across the country and allied outside groups are seizing on the issue of guns in advertising this election cycle, but with a twist: More spots now promote gun control than oppose it. That messaging represents a reversal from the last...
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Imran Khan 22nd prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan 22nd prime minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan during a special session of the Lower House on Friday after the majority of National Assembly members voted for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman. “Imran Khan has secured 176 votes,” National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said after the vote. Imran needed a simple majority of 172 in the 342-seat National Assembly to take pow...
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Estimated cost of Trump's military parade jumps 666%, reports say Estimated cost of Trump's military parade jumps 666%, reports say
The estimated cost of President Donald Trump's military parade jumped $80 million, The Associated Press reported citing an unnamed Pentagon official. Last month, the Military Times reported that initial estimates of the parade's cost were $12 million. The official says the new projection is $92 million. That represents an increase of 666 percent. No final plan has been approved and the cos...
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Trump blames Ohio's John Kasich for tight congressional race Trump blames Ohio's John Kasich for tight congressional race
COLUMBUS, Ohio – President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both blame the other for GOP candidate Troy Balderson's narrow win in Ohio. "The very unpopular Governor of Ohio (and failed presidential candidate) @JohnKasich hurt Troy Balderson's recent win by tamping down enthusiasm for an otherwise great candidate," Trump tweeted Monday morning. Kasich replied shortly after with a gif of...
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Trump threatens 'to get involved' in FBI handling of ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe texts Trump threatens 'to get involved' in FBI handling of ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe texts
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked the FBI in a pair of tweets Saturday for not turning over text messages written by Andrew McCabe, the agency’s former deputy director, to a conservative advocacy group. Trump suggested the FBI was “hiding” something and threatened “to get involved” in the law enforcement agency’s handling of the text messages. “Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCa...
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Paul Manafort trial: Bank fast-tracked loan as Trump chairman discussed cabinet posts for CEO Paul Manafort trial: Bank fast-tracked loan as Trump chairman discussed cabinet posts for CEO
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The chief executive of a Chicago bank “expedited” approval of $16 million in loans for Paul Manafort after the former Trump campaign chief discussed a possible role for the executive in the campaign and ultimately in President Donald Trump’s administration. Dennis Raico, a former senior vice president at Federal Savings Bank, said he had never seen CEO Steve Calk become involv...
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Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service
WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the Pentagon has begun planning a Space Force, embarking on an effort to create the first armed service since 1947. In June, President Donald Trump called for the establishment of the sixth armed service, to join the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Thursday's plan, which requires authorization and funding from C...
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