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Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller
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April 15, 2019 - 12:02 pm
By Michael Balsamo and Jonathan Lemire WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn't waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks Monday in an effort to undermine potential...
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W. Samuel Patten, right, with his wife, leaves federal court after being sentenced to three years probation in the Trump Russia Probe case, Friday April 12, 2019, in Washington.
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April 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Chad Day, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W...
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Jan 24, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other House Democrat members walking from the Senate Chambers after the Senate voted to reject a pair of dueling bills Thursday to fund the federal government and end the longest partial govern
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April 15, 2019 - 9:35 am
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of...
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Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media outside of the West Wing of the White House on January 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
April 15, 2019 - 9:23 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. A trial for Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was...
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In this June 20, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minn.
Jim Mone/AP Photo, File
April 15, 2019 - 7:46 am
By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he's politically benefiting...
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Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night.
AP Photo/Jim Lytle
April 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
UPDATED: 11:57 p.m. (AP) — Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in...
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April 14, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The cancellations represent 1.5% of American's total flights each day of the summer. The U.S. grounded Boeing's 737 Max plane in mid-March after two...
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FILE- This Feb. 13, 2019, file photo shows multiple forms printed from the Internal Revenue Service web page that are used for 2018 U.S. federal tax returns in Zelienople, Pa. If you don’t think you will be able to complete and file your taxes on time, re
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File
April 14, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House spokeswoman says lawmakers aren't "smart enough" to assess President Donald Trump's tax returns. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tells "Fox News Sunday" she doesn't think House Democrats are equipped to examine the documents, which a key House committee is demanding...
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President Donald Trump speaks in front of pipeline workers at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Crosby, Texas.
AP Photo/Juan DeLeon
April 13, 2019 - 8:55 pm
By Matthew Daly WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for Keystone XL and insisted this exercise of presidential...
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