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President Trump's cabinet shake-up continues: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke out amid ethics cloud President Trump's cabinet shake-up continues: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke out amid ethics cloud
WASHINGTON – Ryan Zinke, the embattled secretary of the Interior, is leaving the administration at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced via tweet Saturday. "Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation," Trump said on Twitter. Zinke's replacement will be announced next week, he said. Zinke is the latest top-level Trum...
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Jon Kyl will resign from Senate on Dec. 31, setting up another appointment by Ducey to McCain's seat Jon Kyl will resign from Senate on Dec. 31, setting up another appointment by Ducey to McCain's seat
Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, setting up a second appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the seat once occupied by the late John McCain, The Arizona Republic has confirmed. Ducey is required under law to name another Republican to the seat. A replacement to the Senate seat "will be announced in the near future," according to the governor's office. Kyl wrote a letter ...
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Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, is sentenced to three years in prison for 'dirty deeds' Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, is sentenced to three years in prison for 'dirty deeds'
NEW YORK – Michael Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, making the longtime personal attorney for Donald Trump the first member of the president’s inner circle to serve time in a case that could place the former real estate mogul in legal jeopardy. Cohen, known for years as Trump’s fixer in legal and business matters, pleaded guilty in August to a series of crimes, including ...
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Judge awards Trump lawyers nearly $300,000 in Stormy Daniels case Judge awards Trump lawyers nearly $300,000 in Stormy Daniels case
A California federal judge awarded attorneys for President Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in fees Tuesday related to a failed defamation claim brought by porn star Stephanie Clifford. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero directed Clifford to pay $293,052.33 to Trump's lawyers, concluding that the attorneys were entitled to most – but not all – of the $389,403.11 they had sought. Otero said Trump...
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Mexico to pump $30 billion into Central America to halt migrant flow Mexico to pump $30 billion into Central America to halt migrant flow
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has announced plans to spend $30 billion over the next five years on Central American development, an initiative designed to slow migration from some of the hemisphere's poorest and most violent countries through Mexico and toward the United States. Exact details were still pending on how the money would be disbursed, but the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in...
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James Comey: Russia investigation started with four Americans with ties to Trump, Russia James Comey: Russia investigation started with four Americans with ties to Trump, Russia
WASHINGTON – In a closed-door meeting with members of two congressional committees, former FBI Director James Comey was grilled on his handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the beginning days of the Russia investigation. While Comey dodged questions pertaining to the ongoing Russia investigation that special counsel Robert Mueller now oversees, he did provide new insight into the o...
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How new Trump rules could leave tens of thousands of immigrants ineligible for green cards How new Trump rules could leave tens of thousands of immigrants ineligible for green cards
MIAMI – When Hurricane Michael tore through north Florida in October, it completely destroyed a car wash business owned by a Palestinian immigrant. The Category 4 storm also caused significant damage to his house and an office building that he owns in Panama City. The man, a legal U.S. resident who first entered the U.S. in 1997 on a Fulbright Scholarship, did not request assistance from the Fe...
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Donald Trump to name Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador Donald Trump to name Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will name Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor and the current State Department spokeswoman, as his next United Nations ambassador, according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Trump may announce Nauert's appointment as early as Friday. Trump has picked several other Fox News personalities for high-profile roles ...
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George H.W. Bush returns to Houston church he spent 50 years worshipping for final goodbye George H.W. Bush returns to Houston church he spent 50 years worshipping for final goodbye
HOUSTON — The spiritual home for the past half century to George H.W. and Barbara Bush began its final goodbye Wednesday as the 41st president's body was carried inside with echoes of Hail to Chief still ringing in the air. And mourners, some dressed in their Sunday finest and some in the clothing of blue-collar workers, streamed in by the hundreds to pay final respects to a fellow Houstonian a...
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US citizen charged in worldwide fraud conspiracy discovered by Panama Papers investigation US citizen charged in worldwide fraud conspiracy discovered by Panama Papers investigation
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced charges on Tuesday against four people, including a U.S. citizen, whose alleged role in a worldwide conspiracy was unearthed after the Panama Papers investigation. Those charged include Ramses Owens, 50, a Panamanian citizen; Dirk Brauer, 54, a German citizen; Richard Gaffey, of Medfield, Mass.; and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, 81, a German citize...
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