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Tightening Cuba restrictions, Trump again chips away at Obama's legacy

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:50pm
President Donald Trump will travel to a predominantly Cuban neighborhood of Miami on Friday to announce his plan to cool the warming relations between the United States and Cuba, chipping away at yet another key aspect of former President Barack Obama's legacy.
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Donald Trump is never going to get the seriousness of the special counsel investigation

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:47pm
Donald Trump has, throughout his life, had one setting when it comes to stories he doesn't like: Attack, pivot, declare victory.
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Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:45pm
Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Thursday the "seriously wounded" Rep. Steve Scalise and the "courageous" Capitol Police officers who engaged a gunman during the congressional baseball practice shooting -- saying that America will show how it pulls together at Thursday's game.
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#TBT: JFK and a very special rendition of 'Happy Birthday'

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:35pm
One of the most iconic presidential birthday parties in American history was, first and foremost, a fundraiser. The bash was a celebration of President John F. Kennedy's birthday in 1962.
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Russian hackers tried altering US election data. Now what?

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:01pm
A new report from Bloomberg this week reveals that Russian cyber attackers were much more involved in the U.S. presidential election than previously publicized. These findings suggest that Russian hackers tried to change electoral data at the local and state levels. I reached out to Michael Sulmeyer, Director of the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, for his take on what the Bloomberg report reveals about the deeper vulnerabilities in the our electoral system. Our conversation, conducted via email, has been lightly edited for flow.
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Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:39pm
The Senate was nearly unanimous on Thursday passing a bill that would slap Russia with new sanctions and give Congress the power to review any White House attempts to roll them back.
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Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:30pm
President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Rep. Steve Scalise is in worse condition than many initially realized.
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Senate intel panel to steer clear of Trump obstruction question

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:05pm
The Senate intelligence committee won't probe whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice over the FBI's investigation into his former associates and their contacts with Russian officials, leaving the criminal inquiry to special counsel Robert Mueller.
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US Navy loses sailor on ship for 7 days

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:01pm
A US Navy sailor who was thought to have gone overboard seven days ago and was presumed dead has been found alive aboard the ship that reported him missing, the Navy announced Thursday.
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Somber Republicans miss Scalise in first post-shooting meeting

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:55am
The mood was somber Thursday as Republican lawmakers filed into their first GOP conference meeting since a gunman opened fire on their GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.
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GOP Rep. Steve King: Obama partly to blame for climate that led to Scalise shooting

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:47am
Republican Rep. Steve King said Wednesday he partly blames former president Barack Obama for the divided political climate that he argues led to the shooting of House Majority Whip and three others on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.
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GOP congressman: Trump may lack language 'discipline' to avoid appearance of investigation interference

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:38am
Republican Rep. David Schweikert said in a radio interview Thursday that President Donald Trump might lack the language discipline to avoid giving the appearance of interfering in an investigation .
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Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:01am
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday that looks to expand apprenticeships and job-training programs by giving more freedom to third-party companies and schools, according to two senior White House officials.
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Ken Starr: No obstruction case against Trump so far

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:39am
Ken Starr, the independent prosecutor who spent years investigating President Bill Clinton's White House, said Thursday there is no viable case for obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump based on the evidence publicly available so far.
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Trump's awkward trip to the Supreme Court

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:37am
President Donald Trump will travel to the Supreme Court on Thursday to celebrate the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch, and pay a rare visit to a branch of government he vowed to reshape during the campaign.
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GOP rep regrets heated rhetoric, will carry firearm

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:12am
Rep. Chris Collins said Thursday he regrets blaming Democrats in the aftermath of the congressional baseball practice shooting, saying he "did lash out" but that it was "wrong" and that politicians from both sides should "try to tone down" their rhetoric.
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GOP congressman: Members of Congress should curtail town halls after Scalise shooting

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:55am
Rep. Lou Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican, said Wednesday that members of Congress should cut back on hosting town hall forums after an Illinois man shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Trump slams widening Mueller probe

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:42am
President Donald Trump slammed special counsel Robert Mueller's expanding probe on Thursday, calling the inquiry into whether he obstructed justice a "phony story" and "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history."
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CNN files lawsuit seeking Comey's Trump memos

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:33am
In federal court Thursday, CNN filed a lawsuit seeking to force the FBI to turn over former director James Comey's memos documenting his conversations with President Donald Trump.
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Trump's Russia troubles just got much more serious

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 7:45am
For months, President Trump has been obsessed -- publicly and privately -- with clearing his name in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of his campaign.
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