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Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. ...
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Rosenstein Expects to Lose Job, Heads to White House

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House Monday expecting to lose his job, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The development followed revelatio...
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Trump Declassifies FBI’s Russia Probe Documents

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Di...
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Manafort Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate With Mueller

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. T...
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Manafort Expected to Plead Guilty, Avoid New Trial

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was expected to plead guilty Friday to reduced federal charges in a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid a second trial scheduled to begin...
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What You Need to Know About Kavanaugh Hearings

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): Kavanaugh Has Not Taken a Position 3:50 p.m. — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he has not ...
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White House Faces Brain Drain at Perilous Moment

WASHINGTON — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and commun...
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Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes to...