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Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel 'made up a crime'

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An attorney for a Russian firm allegedly involved in the wide-ranging effort to interfere in the 2016 election sought to convince a federal judge this week that his client’s alleged crimes are in fact not crimes at all. In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed …

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Trump's claim of 'scary time for young men' is a fear tactic: Alyssa Milano

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano, one of the first proponents of the #MeToo hashtag when the movement launched one year ago Monday, said President Donald Trump’s recent comments that it is “a very scary time for young men in America” was a fear tactic. Referring to critics of #MeToo who say the movement encourages unproven sexual …

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter under fire for ad calling his opponent a 'security risk'

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted in August on charges of using campaign funds for personal expenses, is facing criticism over an ad calling his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, a “security risk.” The ad also accuses Campa-Najjar of changing his name to “hide” his family’s connection to terrorism in reference to his grandfather’s …

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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' may be involved in disappearance of journalist Khashoggi

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump told reporters that “rogue killers” may be involved in the disappearance of independent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who has been living in the U.S. The president’s comments Monday morning came after he spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who, Trump said, “denies any knowledge” about Khashoggi’s disappearance. “The king firmly denied any …

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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis showing 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry: Report

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Progressive stalwart and frequent Trump target Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released results of a DNA test giving “strong evidence” that she had a Native American ancestor dating back several generations, The Boston Globe reported. The Massachusetts senator provided the test results to the newspaper on Sunday, the Globe said. The test was conducted by Carlos D. …

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Arizonans see 'vital' Senate race as matter of being for or against Trump

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — A colorful primary, a negative ad blitz, national attention and early voting have all been a part of the Arizona Senate race. But up until now, there’s been one missing piece: a debate. The two candidates who are vying to win the open Senate seat, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally, are finally …

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Sen. David Perdue rips phone out of student's hand as he's asking question

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Georgia Sen. David Perdue has stirred up a host of new questions after he appeared to dodge a college student’s inquiry by ripping the student’s cellphone out of his hand in the midst of a video recording. The GOP senator was at Georgia Tech on Saturday to campaign for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp …

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'I don't know that it's man-made': Trump asks for proof of climate change

CBS via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, dithered on whether he believes climate change is manmade, called the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “disgusting,” defended his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and said he believed, despite mocking her at a rally two weeks ago, that he treated …

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