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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Lawyers for George Papadopoulos are seeking probation, saying the foreign policy adviser misled agents during a January 2017 interview not to harm an investigation but rather to "save his professional aspirations and preserve a perhaps misguided loyalty to his master." Papadopoulos is a pivotal figure in special counsel Mueller's investigation as the first Trump campaign aide to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 01, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "nodded with approval" at the suggestion of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing Friday night that seeks leniency for a former campaign aide who lied to the FBI. Lawyers for George Papadopoulos are seeking probation,...
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President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 11:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair." A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 11:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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Supporters of Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read "Free Lula" during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the trial against the candidacy of the jailed former president continues, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Brazil's general elections will be held on October 7. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 31, 2018 - 11:07 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil's October presidential election by the country's electoral court despite easily leading in the polls — a ruling that adds uncertainty to the race to lead Latin America's largest nation, leaving no clear...
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People protest against a decision by Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales to shut down the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, at Constitution Square in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Last week the Supreme Court allowed a request brought by the CICIG and Guatemalan prosecutors to strip Morales' immunity from prosecution to go to Congress for consideration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
August 31, 2018 - 8:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrives for a closed hearing of the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former British spy told Ohr, a senior Justice Department lawyer, at a breakfast meeting on July 30, 2016, that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned...
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President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 5:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair." A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 5:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, outgoing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during his final press conference before leaving Parliament in Canberra. Turnbull has resigned from Parliament, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor, File)
August 31, 2018 - 5:20 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government. Disgruntled lawmakers in Turnbull's conservative Liberal Party replaced him as prime minister with...
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President Donald Trump walks off Air Force One after arriving at Evansville Regional Airport, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 31, 2018 - 4:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to...
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