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White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

The relationship between Washington and Tehran has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.Trump and hawkish foreign policy advisers like national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary

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AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region.

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Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mue

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The Latest: New immigration plan to change focus from family

The Latest: New immigration plan to change focus from family

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local):

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In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American countr

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Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves Democrats have

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Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships, works to counter sanctions

Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships, works to counter sanctions

Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter U.S. sanctions and salvage a nuclear deal denounced by President Donald

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U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the r

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Huawei and suppliers make plans to face U.S. trade blacklist- Nikkei

Huawei and suppliers make plans to face U.S. trade blacklist- Nikkei

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said it will maintain supplies for the time being even though it was assessing the impact of Washington's decision, the report said.Innolux Corp, which supplies screen to Huawei, said it will have an impact,

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House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican said Thursday that Alabama's new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far.

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Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a surprise statement on a Sunday night that the U.S. was rushing military forces to counter alleged Iranian threats. What followed were two weeks of bombastic rhetoric and swells of fear and confusion over whether

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Democrats hold marathon reading of Mueller report at Capitol

Democrats hold marathon reading of Mueller report at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Live, from a tiny parlor in the Capitol, Democratic lawmakers read aloud Thursday from nearly 400 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller's report in a marathon expected to stretch into the next day.

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U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official

U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official

A senior Iranian military official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of dishonesty, saying Washington is calling for talks while "holding a gun" at Tehran, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Friday.Trump has said publicly he wants t

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White House escalates resistance to House probes

White House escalates resistance to House probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House sharply escalated its resistance to congressional attempts to investigate President Donald Trump , notifying the House Judiciary panel Wednesday that it would refuse to comply with sweeping requests for documents a

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Iran says no talks with the US as Gulf tensions soar

Iran says no talks with the US as Gulf tensions soar

Amid rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran on Thursday rejected negotiations with the US and said it was showing "maximum restraint" after Washington sent extra military forces to the region against what it claimed was an imminent threat from Tehran.US o

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Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.

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GOP senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner

GOP senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt by presidential senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to win support for a White House immigration plan produced uncertain results Tuesday as Republican senators raised questions.

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US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and

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Trump pushes immigration plan favoring 'merit' over family

Trump pushes immigration plan favoring 'merit' over family

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors

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The Latest: Trump vows to pass merit-based immigration plan

The Latest: Trump vows to pass merit-based immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local):

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Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

Iran accused the United States Thursday of an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions and said Tehran was showing "maximum restraint" despite Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal with world powers.Tensions were already high after President Donal

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The Latest: AP sources: Panel, Trump Jr. agree to interview

The Latest: AP sources: Panel, Trump Jr. agree to interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a subpoena sent to Donald Trump Jr. (all times local):

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New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's legal immigration system should be overhauled

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Top US lawmakers to be briefed on escalating Iran tensions

Top US lawmakers to be briefed on escalating Iran tensions

US congressional leaders will receive a classified briefing from intelligence officials Thursday on apparent military threats from Iran amid rapidly escalating tensions between Washington and the Islamic republic."We're hoping that for sure that befo

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U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias

U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias

If not, the U.S. would respond with force.As tensions between Washington and Tehran increase, Iraq finds itself caught between neighboring Iran, whose regional influence has grown in recent years, and the United States.

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What's behind rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf?

What's behind rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf?

President Donald Trump's order of a US military buildup in the Gulf to counter alleged threats by Iran has many worried about a looming war and others skeptical of Washington's motivations.On May 5, Trump's hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolt

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White House says House Democrats will not get a 'do-over' of the Mueller probe

White House says House Democrats will not get a 'do-over' of the Mueller probe

A letter to House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jerry Nadler accuses Democrats of trying to pursue an unauthorized 'do-over' of the investigation; Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.

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The Latest: Kamala Harris open to reforming Supreme Court

The Latest: Kamala Harris open to reforming Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates and abortion (all times local):

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Kremlin says concerned over escalating Iran tensions despite Pompeo claims

Kremlin says concerned over escalating Iran tensions despite Pompeo claims

The Kremlin Wednesday expressed concern that tensions over Iran keep escalating despite assurances from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Russia that Washington was not seeking war."So far we notice the continued escalation of tensi

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Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security

Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security

The operation near the Strait of Hormuz appeared designed to test the resolve of the United States and its Sunni Muslim allies without triggering a war, after Washington tightened sanctions on Iran and beefed up its military presence nearby.The UAE h

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US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Arbil

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Arbil

The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran.Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent da

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Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story

Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a May 14 story about US-Iran tensions, The Associated Press misquoted a British general who disputed the U.S. assessment of security threats from Iran. The story quoted Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika as saying he has not detected increa

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Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald

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Bolton beats war drums in US-Iran standoff

Bolton beats war drums in US-Iran standoff

War drums are beating louder in Washington's long-festering standoff with Iran and National Security Advisor John Bolton, a veteran champion of regime change, is the bandmaster.With his bushy mustache and beloved yellow legal pad, Bolton cuts a color

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Trump's bid to block disclosure of financial records leaves judge astonished

Trump's bid to block disclosure of financial records leaves judge astonished

A federal judge in Washington expressed astonishment Tuesday at arguments raised by President Donald Trump's lawyers seeking to block his accounting firm from turning over years of financial records to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight an

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House intelligence panel seeks interviews with Trump lawyers

House intelligence panel seeks interviews with Trump lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee has called four lawyers linked to President Donald Trump and his family for interviews as part of an investigation into whether they tried to obstruct the panel's inquiry into Russian election

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US claims of Iran threat to coalition forces in Middle East rejected by British general

US claims of Iran threat to coalition forces in Middle East rejected by British general

A British general has rejected claims from the White House that coalition forces in the Middle East are facing an increased threat from Iran or its allies.In recent days, Washington US has responded to what has claimed as a raised threat from Iran-ba

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Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S.

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions with Tehran."We'll see what happens with Iran.If t

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Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks

Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's major oil pipelines Tuesday, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers.Washington and Tehran played down tensions after trad

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Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare

The attacks took place against a backdrop of U.S.-Iranian tension following Washington's decision this month to try to cut Iran's oil exports to zero and to beef up its military presence in the Gulf in response to what it said were Iranian threats.Ir

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Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the P

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Rosenstein: Russia probe justified, closing it wasn't option

Rosenstein: Russia probe justified, closing it wasn't option

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference was "justified," that he would have never allowed anyone to i

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Democrats and Trump do battle in court over his financial records

Democrats and Trump do battle in court over his financial records

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trump's long-time accounting firm would be part of a "proper subject of investigation" by Congress, appearing to side with

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Official: Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks

Official: Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American military team's initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. official said Monday.

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Trump urges judge not to fast-track his lawsuit over House subpoena

Trump urges judge not to fast-track his lawsuit over House subpoena

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington proposed holding a trial on Tuesday, May 14, but Trump's lawyers said that plan would deny the president a "full and fair" hearing.Trump's lawyers said the hearing should only deal with his request for a p

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Correction: Pompeo story

Correction: Pompeo story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 12 about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with European officials to discuss Iran, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had canceled a stop in Berlin to fly to Iran. He flew to Iraq, not Iran.

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Trump warns China not to retaliate against US trade tariffs

Trump warns China not to retaliate against US trade tariffs

President Donald Trump on Monday warned China not to retaliate after Washington raised punitive duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent."China should not retaliate-will only get worse!" Trump wrote in a flurry of

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Iran metal exports may be harder to sanction than oil, experts say

Iran metal exports may be harder to sanction than oil, experts say

Iran, hard hit by US sanctions on its oil sales, now faces restrictions on metals exports -- but industry insiders say foreign income from mining and steel will be harder to curb.Tensions are soaring a year after Washington withdrew from a multilater

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Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S

U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions with Tehran."We'll see what happens with Iran.If t

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Author accused of shaming black Metro employee for eating on train; book deal halted

Author accused of shaming black Metro employee for eating on train; book deal halted

Author Natasha Tynes has been accused of shaming a black woman who works on the Washington. D.C., Metro for eating on a train.

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