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Hillary Clinton says she’s 'ready to come out of the woods' Hillary Clinton says she’s 'ready to come out of the woods'
SCRANTON, Pa. - Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick’s Day speech in her late father’s Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton. “I’m like a lot of my friends right now, I have a hard time watching the news,” Clin...
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White House fence-jumper rattled door handle, roamed grounds for 16 minutes White House fence-jumper rattled door handle, roamed grounds for 16 minutes
WASHINGTON — A man who jumped the fence at the White House this month was on the presidential grounds for more than 16 minutes before Secret Service agents discovered his presence, officials said Friday. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the intruder rattled a door handle and looked through a window before being apprehended, the Associated Press re...
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Through executive order, Trump aims to make government 'less wasteful' Through executive order, Trump aims to make government 'less wasteful'
WASHINGTON — President Trump launched an ambitious effort to reorganize the federal government Monday, signing an executive order that he said would "make it less wasteful and more productive." Like many of Trump's executive orders, the order sets a high-level policy but leaves the details to be determined. Titled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch," the directive gives T...
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Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday blocked President Trump's revised immigration order from applying to the case of a Syrian asylum recipient and his family. U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison put a limited freeze on the presidential order, which restricts immigration from six mostly Muslim nations. Conley’s order applies only to the Syrian man and only lasts unti...
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Trump's travel ban executive order takes unusual pains to explain itself Trump's travel ban executive order takes unusual pains to explain itself
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the courts, President Trump has rescinded his executive order instituting a travel ban and replaced it with one that's more narrowly tailored — but also more than twice as long. Trump's new, 6,100-word order represents an unusual attempt to have an executive order explain and defend the order itself, both to the courts and to the public. It begins with an extrao...
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Justice Department explains Trump's latest travel ban Justice Department explains Trump's latest travel ban
President Trump signed an executive order Monday that suspends travel for 90 days for people from six terror hot spots. Here are some questions and answers provided by the Justice Department to clarify the order, which revises an order signed Jan. 27. 1. Who does the order apply to? Citizens and nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who didn’t have a visa by 5 p.m. on Jan...
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Pence delivers his own jabs about email controversy Pence delivers his own jabs about email controversy
WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence joked Saturday night that the most embarrassing part of the recent news that he used a personal email account while Indiana’s governor is that millions of Americans learned he was one of the few people in the country to still have an AOL account. “My wife said it was good for my image,” Pence said at the Gridiron Club dinner, a white-tie dinner of speeches...
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'Simply false': Obama spokesman rejects Trump wiretapping claims 'Simply false': Obama spokesman rejects Trump wiretapping claims
President Trump, in a Saturday morning tweetstorm, responded to the mounting questions over his ties to Russia by accusing then-President Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower just before the November election — an accusation an Obama spokesman rejected as "simply false." The unsubstantiated outburst follows several days of stories raising questions about meetings between members of the Trump...
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Trump tries to get past Russia story, goes to Florida Trump tries to get past Russia story, goes to Florida
WASHINGTON — Seeking to get past stories about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russians, President Trump spent Friday visiting a school in Florida and mocking Democrats for what he called their hypocrisy. Tweeting out an old picture of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer sharing coffee and donuts with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said: "We should start an immediate investig...
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Widow testifies failed immigration system led to husband's slaying Widow testifies failed immigration system led to husband's slaying
WASHINGTON—A Missouri widow on Wednesday told lawmakers in terrifying detail how she hid in her attic, “scared out of my mind,” as her husband was murdered by a Mexican immigrant in the U.S. illegally — adding a powerful personal voice to the heated debate over illegal immigration. “In the 18 months before the senseless murder of my husband, this killer has been in custody on three occasions, y...
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