Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

Tough work ahead for Tina Smith – on the Hill and at home

December 17
Tough work ahead for Tina Smith – on the Hill and at home

Jones: Don't expect him to always side with Senate Democrats

December 17
Jones: Don't expect him to always side with Senate Democrats
Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure.
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US health officials to target high-risk alternative remedies

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death.
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ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem

John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.
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Senate chairman disputes report of Corker add to tax bill

The Senate Finance Committee chairman on Monday rejected as "categorically false" a report that Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was responsible for a provision in the final tax bill that could help him financially.
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Kentucky lawmaker's funeral in church where he preached

A Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself amid accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was being remembered Monday in the same church where he preached and defiantly denied the allegations.
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Governor to veto bill that would add abortion restrictions

Pennsylvania's Democratic governor is planning to veto a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, rejecting what Planned Parenthood says would be nation's most restrictive abortion law.
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Hawaii attorney general announces run for US Congress

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who has been fighting President Donald Trump's travel ban and other policies over the past year, has announced he will run for U.S. Congress.
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Accused kidnapper argues statements coerced after his arrest

A Tennessee school teacher who led police on a nationwide manhunt after running away with a 15-year-old student is arguing that statements he made after his arrest were coerced and should not be used in court.
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The Latest: Mourners arrive for Kentucky lawmaker's funeral

The Latest on the funeral of a Kentucky lawmaker who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after denying accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl: (all times local):
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Get Started: How tax bill agreement would affect businesses

TAX AGREEMENT AND SMALL BUSINESSESThe Republican agreement on a tax bill gives many small company owners breaks on their business income taxes and allows them…
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US stock indexes keep climbing on tax news and company deals

U.S. stocks are making more gains Monday as investors react to the Republican tax plan, which could boost corporate profits and stock prices, as well as several corporate deals. Two major food companies bought smaller snack makers: Campbell Soup will buy pretzel maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 billion and Hershey will buy Amplify Snack Brands for $1.2 billion. Banks and technology companies are making some of the biggest gains.
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US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.
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Man convicted of killing trooper in 1974 to be released

A New York court has ruled against a police union's appeal to keep in prison a man convicted of fatally shooting a state trooper in 1974.
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Trump upset about email disclosure but not firing Mueller

President Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but he's plenty upset about the way the Russia probe investigator obtained and is using thousands of emails sent and received by senior Trump transition officials.
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Lawyer: Accused senator hopes to stay in office, House race

A Pennsylvania state senator who is the subject of allegations published by The Philadelphia Inquirer that he behaved inappropriately toward female employees and campaign aides hopes to continue serving in office.
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McCain back in Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote

Republican Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, is back home in Arizona after being treated for a viral infection and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill.
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Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States' relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his "America First" mantra on a global scale.
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Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.
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The Latest: Family of slain soldier still have questions

The Latest on the death of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson (all times local):
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Florida airport shooting suspect due back in court

An Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport shooting rampage is due back in federal court.
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Trump says he knew Republicans Moore, Gillespie would lose

President Donald Trump says he knew Republicans Roy Moore and Ed Gillespie would lose their elections, but that he still believes the GOP will "do well in 2018," when control of Congress is at stake.