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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren't just embarrassing to Donald Trump. They could undermine faith in Washington’s ability to protect confidential conversations and intelligence, and have a chilling effect on American diplomacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 04, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren't just embarrassing to Donald Trump. They could undermine faith in Washington's ability to protect confidential conversations and intelligence, and have a chilling effect on American diplomacy. In the latest and perhaps most egregious...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren't just embarrassing to Donald Trump. They could undermine faith in Washington’s ability to protect confidential conversations and intelligence, and have a chilling effect on American diplomacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 04, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren't just embarrassing to Donald Trump. They could undermine faith in Washington's ability to protect confidential conversations and intelligence, and have a chilling effect on American diplomacy. In the latest and perhaps most egregious...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The current Congress is almost monolithic when it comes to abortion. Only a small handful of Republicans vote to protect abortion rights; a similarly small number of Democrats support restrictions on abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 04, 2017 - 3:59 pm
The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights. The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The current Congress is almost monolithic when it comes to abortion. Only a small handful of Republicans vote to protect abortion rights; a similarly small number of Democrats support restrictions on abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 04, 2017 - 3:59 pm
The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights. The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington. A federal appeals court on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a Slatten, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. In...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington. A federal appeals court on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a Slatten, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. In...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. In...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. In...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein watches at right as Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps away from the podium during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, on leaks of classified material threatening national security. (AP Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation's top law enforcement official cited no current...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein watches at right as Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps away from the podium during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, on leaks of classified material threatening national security. (AP Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation's top law enforcement official cited no current...
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