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May 16, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC had one of its best ratings weeks in memory with President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey dominating the news. It may be an ominous sign for troubled Fox News Channel. The Nielsen company said MSNBC topped Fox among the 25-to-54-year old demographic last...
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May 16, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC had one of its best ratings weeks in memory with President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey dominating the news. It may be an ominous sign for troubled Fox News Channel. The Nielsen company said MSNBC topped Fox among the 25-to-54-year old demographic last...
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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster pauses during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as officials tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and concerns from international allies. One day after officials...
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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster pauses during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as officials tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and concerns from international allies. One day after officials...
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May 16, 2017 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has hit a new group of Syrian people and companies with sanctions over human rights abuses. Among those named are cousins of President Bashar Assad. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday it has frozen any assets that five Syrian people and five Syrian...
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May 16, 2017 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has hit a new group of Syrian people and companies with sanctions over human rights abuses. Among those named are cousins of President Bashar Assad. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday it has frozen any assets that five Syrian people and five Syrian...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer, left, calls on a reporter as National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens at right during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 2:45 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says unauthorized leaking of sensitive or classified information is "frankly dangerous," after President...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer, left, calls on a reporter as National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens at right during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 2:45 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says unauthorized leaking of sensitive or classified information is "frankly dangerous," after President...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2017 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has been two-stepping with the truth. Starting with press secretary Sean Spicer insisting inaccurately that President Donald Trump drew record-setting inauguration crowds, top presidential advisers have provided information that is provably false or contradicted by...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2017 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has been two-stepping with the truth. Starting with press secretary Sean Spicer insisting inaccurately that President Donald Trump drew record-setting inauguration crowds, top presidential advisers have provided information that is provably false or contradicted by...
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