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October 31, 2017 - 8:36 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump called the driver who killed eight people in New York City Tuesday afternoon a "sick and deranged person," then offered his condolences to those affected by the attack. "In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person," Trump wrote on...
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October 31, 2017 - 8:21 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans are delaying the rollout of their tax bill amid unresolved questions about key elements of the plan. Republicans were slated to unveil the bill Wednesday, but are now pushing the announcement to Thursday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas...
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October 31, 2017 - 8:18 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- On Monday, the first charges and first plea in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's Russia investigation were revealed, unearthing accusations of lying to the FBI, conspiracy and money laundering. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's...
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October 31, 2017 - 8:09 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Senators pressed top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter for answers Tuesday about the steps the social media companies have taken to address Russian use of social media to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “This is the national security challenge of the 21st...
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October 31, 2017 - 8:00 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats unleashed a series of angry tweets Tuesday criticizing their colleagues across the aisle for postponing a Homeland Security Committee hearing to address hurricane recovery. The Wednesday hearing was supposed to be Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock...
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October 31, 2017 - 7:56 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Paul Manafort, Corey Lewandowski and Sam Clovis are among the Trump campaign officials who were contacted by George Papadopoulos, the low-level campaign adviser who lied to the FBI about his dealings with suspected Russian agents, sources familiar with the emails have told ABC News...
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October 31, 2017 - 4:02 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The indictment of two Trump campaign advisors and the announcement of another's guilty plea Monday marked a milestone in the special counsel's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Aside from the ensuing legal processes for former campaign chairman...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:39 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that scientists who receive money from the agency will no longer be able to serve on its advisory boards, a move that critics contend will push independent science out of decisions about environmental policy. The announcement...
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October 31, 2017 - 11:44 am
(WASHINGTON)-- Part of the debate surrounding what did or didn’t happen behind the scenes in the Trump presidential campaign stems from the vague nature of the word at the heart of the investigation: collusion. President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied that there was any collusion between his...
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October 31, 2017 - 11:19 am
(WASHINGTON) -- In his first response to George Papadopoulos' guilty plea, President Donald Trump Tuesday attempted to distance himself from the foreign policy adviser who joined his 2016 campaign and, later, served on a presidential international business advisory council. "Few people knew the...
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