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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2017 - 4:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from a landmark climate deal until after an international summit later this month. The move means the president will head to the G7 summit in Italy at the end of May amid continued global uncertainty over whether...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn's firm sent back last year to the client. The...
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The White House is seen in Washington, Tuesday night, May 9, 2017. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 10, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory. His surprise announcement Tuesday flouts decades of presidential deference to the nation's top law enforcement agency and its independence. It earns...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, May 9, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russia and immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that...
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"We shall see," said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, in answer to a question about if US Russia relations were improving, during a meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic Monday, May 8, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson will meet with his Russian counterpart about the Syria crisis amid a new Russia-led push to create safe zones to lower violence. The State Department and Russia's Foreign Ministry say that Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in Washington Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 10, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader's young presidency. It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties...
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Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed sits for a portrait in Clarkston, Ga., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Saed, who was a doctor in Somalia before he fled the nation's civil war, anxiously awaits the arrival of his wife and eight children while struggling with kidney issues that he hopes could be solved with a transplant from one of his family members. The Saeds completed the lengthy refugee application process but never made the trip to the U.S. Their travel documents expired during legal wrangling over President Donald Trump's executive orders to limit the refugee program and ban travel from several countries, including Somalia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 10, 2017 - 1:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years. But the Saeds never made the...
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"We shall see," said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, in answer to a question about if US Russia relations were improving, during a meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic Monday, May 8, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson will meet with his Russian counterpart about the Syria crisis amid a new Russia-led push to create safe zones to lower violence. The State Department and Russia's Foreign Ministry say that Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in Washington Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 10, 2017 - 12:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader's young presidency. It would also signal that the two countries...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Huma Abedin is seen in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Abedin did not forward "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, as FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 10, 2017 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday corrected the sworn testimony of Director James Comey, who last week told Congress that a top aide to Hillary Clinton had sent "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, including some with classified information. In fact, the FBI said in a two-...
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The White House is seen in Washington, Tuesday night, May 9, 2017. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 10, 2017 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory. His surprise announcement Tuesday flouts decades of presidential deference to the nation's top law enforcement agency and its independence. It earns...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, May 9, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the election that sent him to the White House...
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