President Donald Trump stopped to look across the tarmac as he greeted supporters at Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, hours after the rel

Report reveals Trump's efforts to control probe and fire Mueller

The 10 episodes scrutinized by Mueller include Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the president's directive to subordinates to have Mueller fired and efforts to encourage witnesses not to cooperate.

IRRRB accused of cronyism in hiring DFL operative

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The standard hiring process was circumvented in awarding a civil service job that pays a six-figure salary to a prominent Iron Range Democrat, according to a newspaper report.

Seven key things that we learned from the report

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The special counsel, Robert Mueller, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Donald Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing. Here are seven takeaways.
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Mueller report depicts a White House steeped in corruption and lies

Washington – The moment President Donald Trump learned two years ago that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russian election interference, he…
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Abby Honold joined Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and others to roll out the Minneapolis Police Department's sexual assa

Activist Abby Honold appointed to Minnesota sentencing guidelines commission

Honold has advocated for better police training since a 2014 rape.
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The Latest: Report shows Trump trying to shut down probe

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):
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A beleaguered Trump feared 'the end of my presidency'

At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic.
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The special counsel’s report laid out a wide-ranging effort by the president to undermine the Russia investigation. Some of the episodes had been re

Mueller's report leaves door open for obstruction case

The special counsel's team concluded over more than a dozen of the report's 448 pages that obstruction laws did indeed limit how Trump could use his presidential power.
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Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.
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Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants.
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Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online.
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How Mueller made his no-call on Trump and obstruction

It was a punt that will be examined for years, if not decades.
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Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison.
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Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it.
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Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would have been "premature" to use deadly force.
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Barr deepens critics' concerns in handling of Mueller report

It may be special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report , but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public.
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This July 12, 2017, photo shows the cover of an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump at a store in New York.

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
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Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail.
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Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is

Read the special counsel's Russia investigation report

The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Sanders gets endorsements from 7 black S. Carolina lawmakers

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year's primary elections.
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Booker rolls out black lawmakers' endorsement in S. Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina.
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Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.