Government and politics

FILE - In an Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller speaks during an interview at FBI headquarters, in Washington.Muller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 02, 2017 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ongoing investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Associated Press has learned that the special counsel running the U.S. investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt points as he answers questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does he or doesn't he? Believe in climate change, that is. You'd think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combatting global warming. But don't bother asking at the...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt points as he answers questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does he or doesn't he? Believe in climate change, that is. You'd think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combatting global warming. But don't bother asking at the...
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June 02, 2017 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations? The White House appears to be considering raising the issue of executive privilege, but Trump may have a weak case for claiming that his conversations...
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June 02, 2017 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations? The White House appears to be considering raising the issue of executive privilege, but Trump may have a weak case for claiming that his conversations...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question from the media about the U.S. leaving the Paris climate accord, while meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Friday, June 2, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 02, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from a global climate change pact, infuriating allies far and wide, the man charged with defending the decision to the world kept his distance. Having quietly lobbied Trump to stay in the pact, Secretary of State Rex...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question from the media about the U.S. leaving the Paris climate accord, while meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Friday, June 2, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 02, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from a global climate change pact, infuriating allies far and wide, the man charged with defending the decision to the world kept his distance. Having quietly lobbied Trump to stay in the pact, Secretary of State Rex...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups criticized the Republican head of the Senate intelligence committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees after 9/11. The critics claimed Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the committee...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups criticized the Republican head of the Senate intelligence committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees after 9/11. The critics claimed Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the committee...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Trump administration made a plea to the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017, to let travel ban take effect (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)
June 02, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation's highest court with its slim conservative majority. The Justice Department on Thursday formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban on visitors from...
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