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Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency
WASHINGTON – Ron Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary, famously called the Watergate break-in a "third-rate burglary attempt" — and then it exploded into a wide-ranging scandal involving political dirty tricks, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice, ultimately forcing Nixon's resignation. The Whitewater scandal dogged Bill Clinton for most of his presidency, as an investigation ...
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Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — President Trump welcomed home three Americans freed from North Korea Thursday morning as they touched down on U.S. soil. The three American citizens — Kim Hak-Song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-Chul — arrived at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland at 2:42 a.m. ET on a U.S. military medical plane. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on a separate plane. "We want to t...
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Trump says North Korea released three US detainees Trump says North Korea released three US detainees
North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. The move is viewed as goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been in Pyongyang to arrange the planned talks. Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim a...
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Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment
WASHINGTON — Seeking to clear up confusion generated by President Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani about a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Giuliani issued a statement Friday saying he made mistakes regarding the timeline — but not specifying exactly what they were. In a statement to the press, Giuliani mostly reiterated points he's made over the past two days: Trump did n...
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Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps
WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to deliver a long-awaited address on prescription drug prices as soon as next week, but advocates warn the White House may be focused more on populist messaging than swallowing bitter pills. Trump lamented the rising cost of drugs during his campaign and last year he accused pharmaceutical companies of “getting away with murder.” He blasted other countr...
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Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead
A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were killed Wednesday when a military cargo plane crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport minutes after takeoff, sending black smoke billowing into the sky, authorities said. The Arizona-bound C-130 Hercules crashed at an intersection near the airport and part of the plane was on the roadway. It was flown by members of the 156th Air Wing from the Pue...
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The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down
The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet. Following five decades of progress in cleaning up our air, U.S. pollution gains have slowed significantly in recent years, a new study concludes. The surprising result means that it may be more difficult than previously thought for the U.S. to achieve its goal of cleaner air, scientists said. "Although our air is healthier than i...
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Trump holding rally in Michigan, skipping correspondents' dinner Trump holding rally in Michigan, skipping correspondents' dinner
President Trump makes a return visit Saturday to a part of Michigan that was key to his victory in November. Trump will speak at what his officials are calling a campaign rally at 7 p.m. at Total Sports Park in Washington Township, north of Detroit. "Look forward to being in the Great State of Michigan tonight," Trump said in a tweet hours before the event. He also tweeted: "Major busines...
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VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty
WASHINGTON — Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said Thursday he is withdrawing from consideration as President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid a barrage of allegations of prior misconduct. "Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressi...
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George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering' George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering'
Former president George H.W. Bush was taken to a Houston hospital with an infection the day after attending the funeral for his wife of 73 years, according to a statement from his office Monday. Bush, 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday with an infection that had spread to his blood. He is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. ...
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