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In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives to speak at the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents June 6, 2017, to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 06, 2017 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A nonprofit issues group is labeling James Comey a political "showboat" in an advertisement set to air on television Thursday, the day the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 06, 2017 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated congressional testimony, an appearance that could expose new details about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the federal...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation...
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FILE -- In this May 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 06, 2017 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran. In a...
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FILE -- In this May 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 06, 2017 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran. In a...
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June 06, 2017 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States struck pro-government forces in Syria with airstrikes for the second time in less than three weeks Tuesday, declaring them a threat to anti-Islamic State coalition fighters and allied troops training at a camp in the south of the country. The assault came after...
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June 06, 2017 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States struck pro-government forces in Syria with airstrikes for the second time in less than three weeks Tuesday, declaring them a threat to anti-Islamic State coalition fighters and allied troops training at a camp in the south of the country. The assault came after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Senate Democrats are pressing the businessman President Donald Trump nominated to be ambassador to Japan for answers about the vetting of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to congressional aides. William F. Hagerty served as director of presidential appointments for Trump’s transition team(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 06, 2017 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says Tuesday that hacking into state voting systems was more widespread than has been disclosed. But Sen. Mark Warner of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Senate Democrats are pressing the businessman President Donald Trump nominated to be ambassador to Japan for answers about the vetting of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to congressional aides. William F. Hagerty served as director of presidential appointments for Trump’s transition team(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 06, 2017 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says Tuesday that hacking into state voting systems was more widespread than has been disclosed. But Sen. Mark Warner of...
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