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Trump: 'Severe' consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

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Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens 'severe' consequences. More>>

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Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

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China's former internet censor is standing trial over allegations of accepting $4.6 million in bribes. More>>

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

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An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. More>>

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

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President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. More>>

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

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Sen. Cory Booker is getting a warm welcome from many South Carolina Democrats in his first visit to the state as a presidential contender. More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration toward confronting and deterring election tampering. More>>

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

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Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks. More>>

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference. More>>

Far from fame, poverty blossoms in 'forgotten California'

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California may be known for its wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. More>>

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

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Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star _ even if she hasn't yet won an election. More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. More>>

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. More>>

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

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Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. More>>

Environmental group condemns GOP panel's foreign agent probe

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An environmental group is denouncing a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's conservation work may require it to register as a foreign agent. More>>

Mayor returns home to try to lift town plagued by poverty

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In one of California's poorest towns, a reluctant and unlikely leader is trying to improve the quality of life. More>>

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

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Turkish paper shows man from Saudi crown prince's entourage walking into consulate before Khashoggi vanished there. More>>

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

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A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified documents to a reporter has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. More>>

Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring

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Contradicting a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior. More>>

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

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Facebook gears up 'war room' to combat potential abuses of its social network heading into major elections in Brazil, US. More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration to confront and deter efforts to tamper with elections. More>>

Far from fame, poverty blossoms in 'forgotten California'

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California may be known for fame and wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. More>>

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

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South Carolina Democrats on Thursday are getting early looks at potential 2020 presidential candidates, even if the visits are supposedly about the upcoming midterms. More>>

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

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President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER.". More>>

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of supporting a caravan of thousands of Central Americans who are walking toward America's southern border. More>>

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

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President Donald Trump has landed in Montana to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. More>>

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia's rulers that the U.S. takes "very seriously" the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of an investigation by the kingdom before the U.S. decides how to respond. More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. More>>

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

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Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era. More>>

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz with a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. More>>

Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump hope to persuade a New York appeals court to dismiss or delay a lawsuit against him by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos. More>>

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

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The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. More>>

Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she's not bipartisan

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer match up in their first debate Thursday after months of bitter campaigning in a race seen as vital to Senate control. More>>

Alaska governor's campaign moving ahead 'a day at a time'

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he's taking it "a day at a time.". More>>

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

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Russia's health minister says at least 10 of the wounded in a shooting by a student at a vocational school in Crimea will be airlifted to hospitals in Russia. More>>

The Latest: Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Saudi writer dead

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President Donald Trump says it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. More>>

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

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Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. More>>

EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. More>>

UK's May to face fresh ire at home after being spared by EU

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit. More>>

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom

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A Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after 2 years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom. More>>

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

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China's politically sensitive yuan sinks further after US currency report. More>>

Trump may not know what's behind warming, but scientists do

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President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution. More>>

Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

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Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Olympics. More>>

Trump's Russia attorney shifts to become White House counsel

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The White House says the attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation is shifting roles and taking on duties as counsel to the president. More>>

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

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The United States says it is placing its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of its embassy to Israel. More>>

Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

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Nevada's most famous pimp expected to win election to state Assembly despite death. More>>

The Latest: Fox Business Network pulls out of Saudi meeting

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Britain's trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'. More>>

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed in Turkey to discuss the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi with authorities there. More>>

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles autocrats. More>>

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

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Now former White House counsel, Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'. More>>

California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas

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The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. More>>

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

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After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. More>>

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

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Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. More>>

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More>>

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals. More>>

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats Video included

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For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. More>>

US designates suspected Colombian trafficker as drug kingpin

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The U.S. has slapped sanctions on a Colombian man with ties to the South American country's largest rebel group who allegedly controls a narcotics trafficking corridor in northern Colombia. More>>

The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed sea

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe. More>>

Florida to bend voting rules in counties hit by hurricane

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Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Email: Political appointee tapped to lead Interior watchdog

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The Trump administration is apparently reassigning a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department. More>>

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

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Republican Marsha Blackburn would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history if she were to win in November, but women have been slow to embrace her campaign. More>>

Feinstein, opponent spar on how Democrats can best resist

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon are set to face off in their only scheduled debate. More>>

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists.". More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. More>>

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

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President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union Wednesday, which sets flat rates for international postage. More>>

Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

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An appeals judge has freed Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested, but she remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 campaign. More>>

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

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Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people. More>>

Montana Senate race awash in outside money as Trump returns

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Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. More>>

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said during a debate that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he endorsed Diehl's candidacy, but later said he would vote for him. More>>

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. More>>

Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

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President Donald Trump is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a retired Marine sergeant major for valorous action in Vietnam half a century ago. More>>

Trump administration won't brand China currency manipulator

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Administration decides not to cite China as currency manipulator but puts 6 nations on watch list. More>>

Senate Democrats skip hearing amid post-Kavanaugh tensions

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Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. More>>

Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

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A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress and former refugee from Somalia continues to be dogged by questions about her past. More>>

Lt. governor's resignation sparks doubt in Alaska politics

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In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond. More>>

The Latest: South Carolina gov hopefuls draw final contrasts

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The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in next month's election. More>>

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

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With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they control Congress after the midterms. More>>

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

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A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located. More>>

In 'America First' presidency, where do human rights rank?

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President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. More>>

Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey

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New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is in a tough re-election contest against his GOP rival. More>>

Illinois candidate once said harassment leads to promiscuity

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A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment "become very promiscuous" and that young people who are called names like "whore" or "slut" think: "That's what I want to be". More>>

Treasury employee charged in leak linked to Mueller's probe

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A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

The Latest: Treasury adviser appears in court on leak charge

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A Treasury Department employee charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has appeared in court in Virginia. More>>

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis Video included

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First lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. More>>

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

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Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters cast ballots in November's midterm elections. More>>

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. More>>

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

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America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended morning when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump tells the AP he is not to blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year's budgets by 5 percent

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President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their budgets for next year by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan.". More>>

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

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In the conservative stronghold of Utah, the first black female Republican in Congress is trying to fend off a challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor hoping to harness voters' dissatisfaction with Donald Trump. More>>

Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

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A Massachusetts man is set to plead guilty to sending threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others. More>>

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

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Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. More>>

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. More>>

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

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The wife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. More>>

Collins' husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

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The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. More>>

The Latest: Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

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President Donald Trump says he's selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. More>>

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

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Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. More>>

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing to meet in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after a meeting planned in Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. and China. More>>

Trump escalates his attacks on Fed: 'My biggest threat'

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Trump launches new round of criticism at Federal Reserve, saying it is 'my biggest threat'. More>>

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter steps up attacks on opponent's family's background _ something contender rejects as desperate attempt by indicted incumbent. More>>

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. More>>

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. More>>

Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures

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Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation. More>>

Pelosi outlines agenda if Democrats retake House

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake control of the House in the midterm election. More>>

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phony!' Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy". More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump says he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist Video included

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to threats with tough measures as the US presses for more info about missing Saudi writer. More>>

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

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Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to carry out threats against the US. More>>

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

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San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill. More>>

House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

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A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter. More>>

US general warns of complacency in fight against extremists

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The top U.S. military officer is warning that nations must not become complacent against the threat of violent extremist groups, as world leaders turn to other more pressing security issues. More>>

Trump attacks porn actress Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface'

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President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling. More>>

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll 'likely' run in 2020

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Democrat Julian Castro says he'll "likely" seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signs that former President Barack Obama's housing secretary is preparing for a White House run. More>>

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

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In a win for students, a court orders a delayed Obama-era for-profit fraud protection rule into force. More>>

Chaldean cardinal says promised US aid for Iraq hasn't come

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Iraq's Chaldean Catholic cardinal says promised US aid hasn't materialized. More>>

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans with deeper tribal ties. More>>

US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

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President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum are jeopardizing an export deal with South Africa worth millions of dollars to American chicken farmers. More>>

Suspicious letter was addressed to Sen. Collins' husband

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A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope. More>>

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

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The co-founder of a political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is refusing to speak to two House committees. More>>

New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

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A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign aimed at building support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices. More>>

Democrats dominate House GOP in money race ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly. More>>

US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel

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U.S. officials have announced 15 indictments against members of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels. More>>

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

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Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. More>>

The Latest: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman'

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Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. More>>

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

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On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials. More>>

A Trump stalwart softens her tone in pivotal US House race

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A first-term Republican in Congress whose brash rhetoric has been compared to that of Donald Trump is softening her tone as she faces a Democratic challenger in a race in upstate New York that pundits say is a tossup. More>>

Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

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The Spanish government is facing calls from Catalan politicians and human rights groups to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. More>>

Kansas governor's race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

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The dead-heat Kansas governor's race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry. More>>

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

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One year after the #MeToo hashtag set Twitter ablaze, survivors who shared their stories in the past year reflect what the movement means to them. More>>

Archdiocese releases names of 'credibly' accused clergy

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The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been 'credibly accused' of sexually abusing minors. More>>

Mattis: Trump says defense chief's job is '100 percent' safe

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump has assured him he is "100 percent" safe in his job. More>>

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

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Treasury is targeting a network of businesses that provide financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran that allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Warren being 'slammed' over DNA test

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President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is getting slammed" for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. More>>

Cruz enters debate with polling lead; Trump rally coming

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Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

Justice watchdog: FBI official accepted reporter's tickets

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The Justice Department's inspector general says a senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the bureau. More>>

McSally accuses Sinema of backing "treason" in Senate debate Video included

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Two Arizona congresswomen are facing off in the only debate in the race for the state's open senate seat. More>>

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

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With money, time and attention, Democratic presidential prospects court early-state leaders. More>>

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

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Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns. More>>

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

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Trump, first lady arrive in Florida to survey areas devastated by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

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A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. More>>

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned. More>>

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

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China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. More>>

Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in India

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Global payments companies hit deadline for keeping data inside India. More>>

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

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The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing a court order that allows for the questioning of a Trump administration Cabinet member in a legal dispute over the 2020 census. More>>

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage Video included

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A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. More>>

Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy.". More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

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The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation.". More>>

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

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The Latest: Turkey's Foreign Ministry official says 'inspection' of Saudi Consulate to take place late this afternoon. More>>

The Latest: Trump hears from Georgia farmers on hurricane

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President Donald Trump is praising Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his response to Hurricane Michael. More>>

Pressure building on Vatican to give women vote at synod

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Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on ministering to young Catholics are being confronted with daily questions about why no women participants can vote on the final proposals to Pope Francis. More>>

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

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Police say a hazardous materials team has been called to the Maine home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins to investigate a suspicious letter. More>>

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

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New numbers show Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in nearly $8.5 million for her re-election bid in recent months. More>>

The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

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Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials. More>>

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

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GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority. More>>

US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

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The Trump administration's envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia and Europe for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North. More>>

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a Brexit crisis, with her political allies insisting they will scuttle a divorce deal with the European Union over the issue of the Irish border. More>>

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

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Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. More>>

The Latest: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' in writer case

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President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. More>>

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

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Trump backs off his claim that climate change is a hoax, says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests the climate will "change back again". More>>

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting Video included

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Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully "overthrow the government of Donald Trump.". More>>

Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI

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A former Senate intelligence committee employee has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. More>>

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

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Trump rallies mix bravado and insults, delighting supporters needed for GOP's midterm candidates. More>>

Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

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Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. More>>

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and international drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement. More>>

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

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The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. More>>

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