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Sun, 26 May 2019 12:13:38 -0400
Trump agrees with North Korean leader Kim on Biden -White House
  U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president.


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Sat, 25 May 2019 17:48:40 -0400
Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal: court filing
  Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according to a court filing on Saturday.


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Sat, 25 May 2019 15:53:44 -0400
Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it'
  U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in personal attacks on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, retweeted a heavily edited video that falsely claimed the Democratic leader had difficulty speaking to reporters.


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Sat, 25 May 2019 13:45:52 -0400
Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
  U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.


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Sat, 25 May 2019 12:48:15 -0400
Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall
  The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier.


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Sat, 25 May 2019 10:51:17 -0400
Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules
  Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how small refineries are exempted from the nation's biofuel laws, a proposal aimed at boosting her standing in the politically critical state of Iowa.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 22:15:04 -0400
Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes
  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for "two or three" American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but justified because they had been treated "unfairly."


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Fri, 24 May 2019 20:54:46 -0400
Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban
  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 20:51:28 -0400
Trump will tap ex-Virginia attorney general for U.S. immigration agency: Washington Post
  U.S. President Donald Trump will pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Washington Post reported on Friday.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 17:59:34 -0400
U.S. judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban
  A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions once an embryonic heartbeat is detected, which can occur at six weeks after conception, often before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 17:31:29 -0400
U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo
  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 17:22:42 -0400
Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins
  U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's review of the events that prompted an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 15:53:20 -0400
U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps
  The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 15:36:44 -0400
TransDigm to repay $16 million for overcharging the Pentagon
  Aircraft component maker TransDigm Group said on Friday it had agreed to repay $16 million to the Pentagon after it was admonished last week during a hearing on its billing practices.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:52:20 -0400
Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress
  U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Friday appealed a court order allowing Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to hand their financial records over to Democratic lawmakers.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:42:20 -0400
U.S. Congressman Nadler becomes woozy at briefing, says he feels better
  U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler became woozy and appeared almost to faint during a press briefing on Friday with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the congressman said soon after that he had been dehydrated and was now feeling better.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 11:59:36 -0400
U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month
  The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 06:24:25 -0400
Democrats grapple with 'electability' question as white men lead diverse field
  Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 will choose from the largest and most diverse set of candidates in history - yet, so far, two older white men are leading the pack.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 06:23:56 -0400
Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon
  U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection.


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Fri, 24 May 2019 00:56:07 -0400
Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody
  A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December.


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