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

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

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

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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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The Latest: McCain treated for viral infection, doctor says

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'Celebration of life' for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents.
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The Latest: Family, friends remember San Francisco mayor

The Latest on the public memorial of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (all times local):
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The Latest: Trump says he isn't considering firing Mueller

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Gov. says senator should resign over misconduct allegations

Pennsylvania's governor said Sunday a state senator should resign over published allegations he behaved inappropriately toward women.
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McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax vote

Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday.
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Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the general counsel for Trump's transition organization said.
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Mississippi shipyard gets initial $63M to repair destroyer

The U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $63 million contract to a Mississippi shipyard to repair a damaged destroyer.
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U.S. 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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Prosecutors oppose ex-congresswoman's fraud sentence appeal

Federal prosecutors are opposing ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's request to remain free on bond while she appeals her fraud sentence, according to a motion filed Sunday.
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Massachusetts marijuana aficionados roll 100-foot-long joint

Massachusetts marijuana aficionados have rolled a 100-foot-long (30.48-meter) joint.
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Cleveland pays $375,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit

Cleveland has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed a white Cleveland police officer shot and wounded an unarmed black man who was trying to surrender while lying face down in a garage.
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Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems.
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Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract's legality

A small-business owner with high hopes of selling oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho has found himself lost in the weeds with local officials who say such products might be illegal in the state.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the mirage of overseas profits

President Donald Trump speaks often of a pile of money sitting overseas that will come rushing back into the U.S. once his tax plan is in place. That's something of a mirage.
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Police identify suspect shot by trooper during traffic stop

Delaware State Police have identified the man who they say was shot and killed after dragging a trooper with his vehicle Friday afternoon.
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SC schools: Holocaust will remain in classroom standards

The head of South Carolina's public schools say the word "Holocaust" will be included in the final version of new social studies standards even though it originally was dropped.
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Police giving extra security after threat to Cory Booker

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, says the city is helping to provide extra security following a threat on the life of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.
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Madison bike-sharing program grows as industry changes

Madison's bike-sharing program is on target to record its highest annual ride total since selling its first ride more than six years ago.
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Police: Man kills 2 women, fatally shoots self in Milwaukee

Milwaukee police say a man killed two women during an argument and then fatally shot himself.