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AP: Trump 2020 Working With Ex-Cambridge Analytica Staffers

A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working ...

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Trump Announces US Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Imports

Vowing to cut U.S. trade deficits and protect the nation's high-tech "crown jewels," President Donald Trump said Friday he's levying a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth ...

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Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort Ahead of Trial

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. Paul Manafort was ordered into custody Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of ...

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AP Explains: Rebooting Poor People's Campaign 50 Years Later

Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968.

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Black Caucus Backs Baria in Dem Primary Runoff for US Senate

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing state Rep. David Baria in the Democratic primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

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US: No Sanctions Relief Before North Korea Denuclearizes

The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump ...

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AP Source: IG Faults Comey's Calls in Clinton Email Probe

The Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions before ...

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New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation

President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump ...

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Three Mississippi Choctaw Casinos Plan to Offer Sports Betting

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.

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Trump Claim Raises Eyebrows: North Korea No Longer a Nuke Threat?

President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," a dubious claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced no ...

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Michael Cohen Hunts for New Lawyers in FBI Probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.

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Ryan Says Trump Backs Compromise Immigration Plan

President Donald Trump backs compromise immigration legislation that House Republican leaders are trying to craft in hopes of ending the party's standoff over the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP ...

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House Republicans to Offer 2 Separate Bills on Immigration

House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected ...

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Federal Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much ...

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US Engineers Plan Millions in Mississippi Water Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a work plan that includes nearly $56 million of water projects during this budget year in Mississippi, including some for flood control.