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James Fields
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File
December 07, 2018 - 5:39 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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Michael Cohen
AP Photo/Richard Drew
December 07, 2018 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves a substantial prison sentence despite his cooperation in a hush money payment case that implicated the president, federal prosecutors said Friday. Court filings by prosecutors from both New York and the Trump-Russia...
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Ron Helus
Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP, File
December 07, 2018 - 4:25 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who died in a mass shooting at a California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by friendly fire, authorities said Friday. Sgt. Ron Helus was fatally shot in the heart by a California highway...
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Beaches Honor Guard bugler John Poe plays Taps in honor of former President George H.W. Bush on the day of his funeral Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Veteran's Memorial Wall at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP
December 07, 2018 - 1:21 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf." Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the agents' detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday following Bush'...
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Tom Berg, left, of Port Townsend, Wash., Robert Fernandez, center, of Stockton, Calif., and George Keene of Newhall, Calif., all survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, take part in the 77th anniversary ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Pea
AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy
December 07, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The youngest of the veterans are in their mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance...
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President Donald Trump
Andrew Harnik/ AP Photo
December 07, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will make an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump, who often likes to build drama and suspense by teasing his decisions, told reporters at the White House that he will make the announcement at the Army-Navy game...
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Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Court House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 7, 2018.
Xinhua/Sipa USA
December 07, 2018 - 10:50 am
(CNN) -- Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos was released from prison Friday morning after serving 12 days for lying to investigators about his contact with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign. Papadopoulos exited a federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin, shortly after 10...
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President Donald Trump announces that he is nominating William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his attorney general, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
December 07, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr "a terrific man" and "one of the...
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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York will have to file separate memos in...
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Former FBI Director James Comey, with his attorney, David Kelley, left, arrive to testify under subpoena behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
J. Scott Applewhite/ AP Photo
December 07, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are interviewing James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey is appearing for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. It is...
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