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Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.

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Teens hold 'lie-in' at White House to demand gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

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Trump will attend exclusive reporters' dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.

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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks: White House

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.

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White House Memo: White House Seeks to Move On From Abuse Scandal. But What Did It Learn?

A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.

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Nikkei rises to 1-1/2-week high, exporters and big-caps gain

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/2-week high on Monday morning as exporters took advantage of a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index.

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Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.

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Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.

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Kelly changes security clearance process in wake of Porter scandal

White House chief of staff John Kelly, under fire over the White House's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide, ordered an overhaul of the security clearance process for current and incoming top administration officials.

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Kelly Orders Overhaul to White House Security Clearance After Abuse Claims

The changes require F.B.I. officials to directly report to the White House counsel concerns that they uncover during the background investigation of the president’s top aides.

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White House's Kelly tightens security clearance procedures post-scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a scandal involving a former official accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives.

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Malicious cyber activity cost U.S. up to $109 billion in 2016: White House report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.

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Washington Post: Embattled VA secretary met with White House chief of staff

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin met Thursday with White House chief of staff John Kelly amid scrutiny of Shulkin's travel practices during a 2017 European trip, according to The Washington Post.

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Trump, Israel's Netanyahu to meet at White House March 5: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting at the White House on March 5, two U.S. officials said on Friday.

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How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.

A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”

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Two-thirds of SPD supporters back German grand coalition: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of supporters of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) back forming a coalition government with Angela Merkel's conservatives, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

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White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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Florida, White House, Immigration: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Pressure is on Kelly to put Porter crisis to rest

After weathering a week of self-induced crisis, the White House was at an impasse on Wednesday. It had been seven days since Rob Porter, the staff secretary accused of spousal abuse, had resigned. Pressure was mounting on the White House for an explanation of who knew what, and when.

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U.S., Mexico working to set up Trump, Pena Nieto meeting: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials are working to arrange a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto "in the near future" to review progress on trade talks, a border wall and other issues, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

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White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Wants to Make America White Again

Democrats should be enraged by the immigration policies championed by the White House.

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UPDATE 3-White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

* U.S. vows attack will be met with "international consequences"

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Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration last year, according to emails obtained by CNN, raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her ex-husband, Rob Porter.

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White House cancels Trump trip to Orlando set for Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will not be traveling to Orlando, Florida to promote his infrastructure plan on Friday, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said on Thursday.

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White House tries to stop bipartisan immigration deal

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Amy Schumer marries chef Chris Fischer

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News Analysis: The White House Flouts the First Rule of Crisis Communications: Get the Facts Out Fast

Its handling of Rob Porter’s resignation has become a case study in how shifting stories can make matters worse.

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Timeline: What happened, moment by moment

In a matter of minutes, thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went from thinking they were part of a fire drill to hiding inside closets and bathrooms to escape gunfire.

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Why the IOC should see Shaun White as a warning sign

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On Comedy: In Chris Rock’s New Special, a Humbler Master at Work

The comedian’s first new hour-long special in a decade digs into the end of his 16-year marriage.

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Florida Shooting, Jacob Zuma, Chris Rock: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Shaun White Now Says He Regrets Past Behavior, as Harassment Claims Resurface

As questions overshadowed his gold medal victory, the Olympian said, “I regret my behavior of many years ago.”

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New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.

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State considers expediting timeline to close New York's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - State officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' Constitutional rights and state laws.

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That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies

Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tomorrow night with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

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Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He’s ‘Totally Opposed’ to Spousal Abuse

Mr. Trump’s statement, which members of both parties had said was long overdue, came as the president’s chief of staff faced new questions about his handling of the case.

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The delusion of a white, straight OIympics

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Paul Ryan pressed on Porter

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.

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House panel investigates White House handling of Rob Porter

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment, chairman Trey Gowdy told CNN Wednesday.

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White House says it opposes McCain-Coons bipartisan immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it opposed a bipartisan immigration measure proposed by Senators John McCain and Chris Coons, saying it would boost illegal immigration and fail to fix other immigration practices opposed by President Donald Trump.

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White House faces new pressure from Congress over aide's departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced new pressure on Wednesday from his Republican allies in Congress over domestic abuse allegations against a former aide as lawmakers questioned whether his administration has properly vetted top staffers.

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Who Is Rob Porter?

Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who was forced to resign after accusations of spousal abuse, amassed job titles in multiple Senate offices before joining President Trump’s staff.

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Paul Ryan on Porter: Vetting system needs fix

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.

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Shaun White: Sorry for calling allegations 'gossip'

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White apologized on NBC's "Today Show" for calling harassment allegations against him "gossip."

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New York State May Move to Close Rikers Ahead of City’s 10-Year Timeline

A report by the Commission of Correction found worsening conditions at the New York City jail, vowing to “expeditiously” close the complex.

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Shaun White’s Bumpy Ride Back to the Top

After a disappointing fourth place in the halfpipe at the 2014 Games, the world’s best snowboarder had to “put it down” for another Olympic gold medal.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the White House Knew About Rob Porter

Maybe he was a great staff secretary. You can’t separate that from the allegations against him.

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Snowboarding: White delivers again to win third halfpipe gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time as he delivered a stunning routine under massive pressure on the final run of a gripping halfpipe final on Wednesday to win his third Winter Olympic gold and a landmark 100th for his country.

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The Rob Porter scandal has undermined the credibility of top officials, including Chief of Staff John Kelly

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White triumph caps golden century for United States

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Snowboarder Shaun White's halfpipe victory at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday earned the United States its landmark 100th Winter Games gold medal, prompting a series of celebratory messages on social media.

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Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.

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Halfpipe Live Results: Shaun White Leads After First Run

White looked sensational in qualifying first for the men’s halfpipe snowboarding competition. Stay here for live updates and analysis from Pyeongchang.

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Republicans fret over White House's inability to move past Porter

Republicans are growing increasingly concerned at President Donald Trump's inability to quiet the Rob Porter abuse scandal, which has engulfed the administration even as it works to capitalize on recent successes.

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The F.B.I., Domestic Abuse and the White House: A Timeline of the Rob Porter Scandal

The White House has shifted its story about how and when members of the administration learned about the domestic abuse allegations that forced a top aide to resign.

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One week after Rob Porter resigned over allegations of domestic abuse the controversy surrounding his tenure is not only alive, it's multiplying

When White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned last Wednesday, a day after domestic violence accusations against him became public, it felt like the beginning and end of yet another brief and ugly Trump era administrative flop.

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Russia, White House, Benjamin Netanyahu: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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WH has repeatedly lied about Rob Porter. Here's a timeline.

The White House timeline for how the Rob Porter scandal unfolded -- including what they knew and when they knew -- has been thoroughly debunked by testimony from FBI Director Christopher Wray and extensive CNN reporting.

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Tapper: White House misled and lied to us

CNN's Jake Tapper takes aim at the White House's response to allegations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

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Sanders: White House, FBI are both telling the truth

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends the White House's timeline about when it learned of domestic abuse allegations leveled against former aide Rob Porter.

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White House won't say if Trump believes the women

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Trump to tap Georgette Mosbacher as ambassador to Poland: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to name Florida businesswoman and Republican fundraiser Georgette Mosbacher, whose husband served as U.S. Commerce Secretary under former President George H.W. Bush, as the U.S. ambassador to Poland, the White House said on Tuesday.

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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

Last summer, China unveiled a plan to become the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, challenging the longtime role of the United States.

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White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports.

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FBI's Wray contradicts White House on Porter background check

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House version of events surrounding the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, triggering more disarray around the controversy.

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The record turnover at the Trump White House

Donald Trump is breaking records! Just not in a good way.

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FBI chief contradicts White House on Rob Porter timeline

FBI Director Chris Wray upended the White House's stated timeline of information about disgraced aide Rob Porter on Tuesday, as he outlined when the agency briefed officials on the matter.

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White House Was Warned of Rob Porter’s Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged

The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.

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FBI: Porter background check done in July 2017

During a Senate Intellignece Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI completed a background check on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July 2017, despite the White House saying the check was never completed.

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Porter's ex-wives: White House has not reached out

The two ex-wives of disgraced former aide Rob Porter tell CNN on Tuesday that they have not heard from anyone at the White House since they went public with stories of abuse, even as the administration insists that President Donald Trump "supports victims of domestic violence."

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White House shifting timeline on Porter

CNN's Chris Cuomo fact-checks the White House's timeline of what was known about the domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter.

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Living on the Shifting Border of Georgia and Russia

For over a year, Tako Robakidze has visited villages across Russian-occupied Georgia, photographing those for whom borders seemed to change overnight.

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Nonfiction: Why Did Christianity Prevail?

Bart D. Ehrman’s “The Triumph of Christianity” looks at how a new religion conquered the Roman Empire.

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A Whirlwind Envelops the White House, and the Revolving Door Spins

The White House turnover rate in the first year of Donald J. Trump’s presidency has been 34 percent. That’s a modern record.

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Analysis: What makes no sense about Trump's response to Porter allegations

On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read a prepared statement about the White House's handling of allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter had physically and mentally abused both his ex-wives. 

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Accusations Against Aide Renew Attention on White House Security Clearances

More than a year after joining the White House as a senior adviser, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is among those without a permanent security clearance.

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Hope Hicks' pinch hitter is taking a bigger role when the White House is in crisis

When Hope Hicks is entrenched in the Oval Office battling the communications crisis of the day, Mercedes Schlapp steps up to the plate.

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After Porter scandal, White House leaves clearance changes up to FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grappling with the fallout over a former aide accused of domestic abuse, the White House on Monday said any changes in how security clearance investigations are conducted on President Donald Trump's team would be up to the FBI and intelligence agencies.

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What’s in the White House Budget Request?

Largely a political statement, the $4.4 trillion budget request includes a host of cuts across domestic programs while increasing the deficit over the next decade.

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Panelist rips Trump over Porter tweet

CNN's Anushay Hossain lit into President Donald Trump for calling claims of abuse against White House aide Rob Porter as a "mere allegation," asking why the president won't say that abuse of women is wrong.

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Despite Trump's comments, White House says he takes 'domestic violence very seriously'

The White House maintained on Monday did not know the "extent" of the allegations against Rob Porter until last Tuesday evening, when they were first reported in the Daily Mail.

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White House dismisses idea of U.S.-Israel discussing settlement annexation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a rare display of discord between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Top U.S. diplomat urges action on harassment as issue roils White House

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday urged department employees to intervene if they witness sexual harassment, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.

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The delusion of a white, straight Olympics

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White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

The White House released a proposed budget that is largely irrelevant, given Congress passed a spending bill last week that outlines priorities.

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White House releases 2019 budget proposal, seeks funds for wall, military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump released his second budget on Monday, seeking to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.

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White House officials baffled by Trump's conflicting stances on Rob Porter

Several White House officials have expressed confusion over President Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on the allegations made against his former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last Wednesday after his two former spouses accused him of physical and verbal abuse.

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White House, Winter Olympics, New York Fashion Week: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Abuse Case Exposes Fissures in a White House in Turmoil

Aides to President Trump said they remained confused and upset over the handling of the accusations against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who stepped down.

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China's millennium-old fireworks hub grapples with bans and shifting traditions

LIUYANG, China (Reuters) - From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside, where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder, to the shopfronts selling colorful boxes of pyrotechnics,...

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GOP senators introduce version of White House immigration plan

A group of Republican senators on Sunday night released a version of President Donald Trump's immigration proposal ahead of a floor debate on immigration this week.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Moscow, Rob Porter: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Trump supports Kelly despite White House departures: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House advisers on Sunday tried to quash speculation that President Donald Trump may seek to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly over his handling of domestic abuse accusations against an aide who resigned last week.

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The White House adviser says she has 'no reason not to believe' women who accused ex-aide Rob Porter of domestic abuse

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she has "no reason not to believe" the women who accused White House aide Rob Porter of domestic abuse.

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Report: Rob Porter claims WH told him to 'stay and fight'

Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter told associates that officials at the White House encouraged him to "stay and fight" rather than resign after a report detailed allegations of domestic abuse, Axios reported Sunday.

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Conway: I was horrified by Porter allegations

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway discusses the allegations of domestic abuse against former White House aide Rob Porter with CNN's Jake Tapper.

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Olympics, Rob Porter, Israel: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Senators want answers on Rob Porter

Democrats are demanding answers from the White House chief of staff and counsel about former aide Rob Porter, who resigned Wednesday amid allegations of domestic abuse.

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Opinion: Black With (Some) White Privilege

What my generation of biracial kids has meant for this country.

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NYT: Trump defends Hicks as Porter fallout continues

Amid continuing fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, Donald Trump has come to the defense of longtime confidante and White House communications director Hope Hicks, despite reports that the President was growing frustrated with her role in the situation.

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UK's Johnson says to raise detained Reuters reporters with Suu Kyi

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister said he would raise the case of two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Sunday, referring to a report they authored on violence against minority Rohingya Muslims.

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As Other Aides Face Trump’s Ire Over Rob Porter’s Departure, Hope Hicks Is Praised

The president dismissed an idea circulated by some aides and allies that he’d been unhappy with Ms. Hope’s role in workshopping an initial forceful defense of Mr. Porter.

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White House Speechwriter Resigns Amid Abuse Accusations

He is the second Trump administration aide to resign this week after being accused of physical and emotional abuse toward a former wife.

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Trump holds up Schiff memo that seeks to undercut GOP claims of FBI misconduct because it contains 'numerous' classified passages, White House says

President Donald Trump won't release the Democratic rebuttal to the Republican intelligence memo alleging FBI abuses of its surveillance authority at this time, and has sent it back to the House Intelligence Committee for changes.

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Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo

President Donald Trump on Friday denied the request to release the Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses and has sent it back to the House Intelligence Committee for changes.

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Porter's ex-wives say Mormon church counseled them against divorce

Colbie Holderness says she met Rob Porter at a Mormon student congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lifelong Mormons, they married in the church in 2003. When Porter turned abusive and their marriage went bad, Holderness said, they turned to the church for guidance.

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Analysis: Why Donald Trump won't condemn Rob Porter

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked about the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter amid allegations of domestic abuse.

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Trump to nominate White House aide for drug czar: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate White House aide Jim Carroll to serve as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a post popularly known as the drug czar, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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Sources: Many White House officials lack full security clearance

Sources tell CNN's Jim Sciutto that dozens of Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner, are still working without full security clearance.

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This pastor wants white working people to know about 'the trick'

Most pastors say they preach the truth. The Rev. William Barber also delivers sermons on another topic: "the trick."

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Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

Commercial software is nearly flawless at telling the gender of white men, a new study says. But not so for darker-skinned women.

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Source: Kelly tells aides it was he who secured Porter's resignation

White House chief of staff John Kelly, who has come under fire for his handling of domestic abuse allegations leveled against the White House staff secretary Rob Porter, told aides on Friday that he was responsible for securing Porter's resignation after the allegations became public.

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Trump says White House to issue letter on Democratic Russia memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday the White House would soon release a letter regarding the possible release of a classified memo written by Democrats to rebut a Republican document claiming FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election.

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Analysis: What Trump gets dead wrong in his Rob Porter defense

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked his thoughts on the departure of White House staff secretary Rob Porter amid a series of allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wives.

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Biden slams Trump's response on Rob Porter

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against President Trump's response to Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. He has denied the accusations.

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The President did not express sympathy for women Rob Porter has been accused of abusing

President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse "very sad" and said he wishes Porter "well."

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Trump on Rob Porter: We wish him well

President Trump discusses the departure of Rob Porter, a White House aide who resigned after he was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. Porter has denied the accusations.

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President is upset over handling of abuse allegations involving Hicks' boyfriend Rob Porter, source say

President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with Hope Hicks, his communications director and one of his closest confidantes, amid the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, people familiar with the matter say.

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Trump to sign spending bill into law on Friday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a stopgap funding measure into law later on Friday morning in a move to re-open the federal government after it shut down at midnight, White House spokesman Raj Shah said.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks White House Over Rob Porter Allegations

Colbert said the White House seemed unconcerned about domestic abuse, and called accusations against a top aide “horrible” and “sickening.”

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Porter's ex-wife worried about Hope Hicks

One of Rob Porter's former wives, Jennie Willoughby, speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the alleged abuse.

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Rob Porter isn't the only high-level Trump staffer forced out because of past actions

Rob Porter resigned from his White House role this week following allegations of past domestic abuse, and sources told CNN that senior aides to President Donald Trump had known about the allegations for months.

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White House wasn't fully aware of allegations against ex-aide: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was not fully aware of the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against former White House aide Rob Porter until photographs of an ex-wife with a black eye emerged on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

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It was a disastrous White House press briefing

Raj Shah didn't have an easy job on Thursday.

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Trump, Modi discuss Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, and the two leaders discussed the war in Afghanistan, the political crisis in the Maldives, the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and North Korea's nuclear program, the White House said.

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Winter Games, Syria, Rob Porter: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Sources: Porter fallout won't cost Kelly his job

White House chief of staff John Kelly is facing stiff blowback as he contends with another embarrassing staffing scandal, though there's no indication his own job is at immediate risk, according to two sources who spoke to President Donald Trump on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Rob Porter Is Donald Trump’s Kind of Guy

In this administration, domestic violence charges haven’t kept people from major jobs.

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'Rarest white diamond ever' to be sold in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it comes to market at Sotheby's in London this month.

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White House Regrets Its Handling of Rob Porter Case: ‘We All Could Have Done Better’

White House officials conceded that they regretted the way they handled accusations against the staff secretary who resigned Wednesday after two ex-wives publicly accused him of abusing them.

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Trump was 'surprised' and 'saddened' by Rob Porter abuse allegations, White House says

White House spokesman Raj Shah said Thursday the White House "could have done better" over the last few days when it came to "dealing with" the domestic violence allegations against former top aide Rob Porter.

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White House: Kelly became 'fully aware' of allegations against ex-aide on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly became fully aware of allegations of domestic abuse against former aide Rob Porter on Wednesday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said on Thursday.

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White house says it will release budget on Monday that will include spending caps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will release on Monday a federal budget plan that will incorporate spending caps, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

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Porter's ex-wife details alleged abuse

Rob Porter, a top White House aide with regular access to President Donald Trump abruptly resigned amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives, who each detailed to CNN what they said were years of consistent abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence. Porter denied the allegations in a statement issued in the wake of his resignation.

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House Democrats ask Sessions for White House documents about AT&T deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Democrats in the House of Representatives wrote the Justice Department on Thursday to request documents related to its decision to file a lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner .

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There was hardly any mention of Porter allegations on Fox News

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'Rarest white diamond ever' to be auctioned in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it goes on sale at Sotheby's in London this month.

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Analysis: 6 questions the White House needs to answer

The resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter after accusations that he abused both of his ex-wives raised lots -- and lots -- of questions about who knew what and when, and why no one acted before pictures emerged of his then-wife with a black eye.

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Subdued Prayer Breakfast Message by Trump Amid White House Turbulence

The president on Thursday delivered a brief and uncharacteristically subdued message of faith and American values to religious leaders.

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Psaki: The defense of Porter is indefensible

On Wednesday afternoon, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly described staff secretary Rob Porter as someone he was "proud to serve alongside," and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders described Porter as someone "of the highest integrity and exemplary character."

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Nancy Pelosi, Rob Porter, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Olympic icon: I wouldn't visit White House

Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis talks about his hesitation to visit the White House if he were still competing.

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Snowboard: You ain't seen nothing yet says American White

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White may have delivered a perfect halfpipe performance to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympics but the two-time Olympic gold medalist said on Thursday the best was yet to come.

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Porter's ex-wife describes him as abusive and angry

Rob Porter's second wife, Jennie Willoughby, explains why she thinks people might find recent allegations of domestic abuse against Porter hard to believe. Willoughby spoke about her relationship with Porter in an interview with the Washington Post.

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Omarosa: 'Big Brother' co-stars want to 'stab her in the back' like at White House

During the season premiere of "Celebrity Big Brother" Wednesday night, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman did not hide her true feelings when it came to her recent stint in Washington.

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White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout

Rob Porter will be out as early as Thursday, a senior White House official said Wednesday night, in another signal the West Wing is scrambling to contain the fallout over his continued employment even though officials were aware of the domestic abuse allegations against him.

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Evangelicals, Having Backed Trump, Find White House ‘Front Door Is Open’

As President Trump prepares to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, conservative religious leaders have hailed the president’s first-year agenda as their own.

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Sources say a scramble ensued to defend top aide Rob Porter, who denied the allegations but resigned today.

Allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives were known among senior aides to President Donald Trump for months, even as his stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.

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Why Sen. Hatch had two statements on Rob Porter's resignation

Moments after Rob Porter resigned from his post as White House staff secretary on Wednesday, reporters received two very different statements from Porter's former boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.

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Porter's ex-wives detail abuse allegations

Rob Porter, a top White House aide with regular access to President Donald Trump abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives, who each detailed to CNN what they said were years of consistent abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence.

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Rob Porter, White House Aide, Resigns After Accusations of Abuse

Mr. Porter, the White House staff secretary, said he would leave his job a day after a news account that quoted his two ex-wives accusing him of physical abuse.

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White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned

White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, has resigned, the White House confirmed Wednesday, following allegations of abuse from his two ex-wives.

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White House senior aide to resign following abuse charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. White House staff secretary Rob Porter said on Wednesday he would resign following accusations of domestic abuse from two former wives.

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Tapper: White House degrading US values

CNN's Jake Tapper details what he calls the "erosion of standards" in the White House under the Trump administration.

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Mattis to brief media at White House at 1:30 pm: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to brief media at the White House at 1:30 p.m., the Pentagon said, without providing a subject.

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Can Christian Louboutin Trademark Red Soles? An E.U. Court Says No

A legal adviser to the European Court of Justice has argued that the French shoe designer may not be entitled to trademark protection for his design signature.

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Puerto Rican Beltran to skip Astros' White House visit

(Reuters) - Recently retired Carlos Beltran will skip the Major League champion Houston Astros' visit to the White House, he said on Tuesday, citing family reasons while also criticising the United States government and agencies.

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White House Memo: Trump’s Latest Surprise: Shutdown Might Be a Good Idea

The president has said so many outrageous things that his latest outbursts no longer shock, but seem more of the same.

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Trump, Britain's May discuss North Korea by phone: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday, agreed that "all responsible nations must increase pressure on North Korea until it turns to the path of denuclearization," the White House said.

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The Carpetbagger: Christopher Plummer Talks Frankly About Replacing Kevin Spacey

Up for an Oscar for playing J. Paul Getty, a part that initially went to Mr. Spacey, Mr. Plummer recalls thinking: “To hell with it, I’m doing it.”

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Skin Deep: Chriselle Lim’s Beauty Secret Is Prep

The social media influencer uses no fewer than four serums a day. Here’s why.

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White House chief of staff says Congress should come up with immigration solution instead

White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters Tuesday it's not likely that President Donald Trump will extend the March 5 deadline he gave Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

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Paul Ryan ducks CNN reporter's memo question

CNN's Manu Raju asked Paul Ryan if he believed the Nunes memo vindicated President Donald Trump, days after Ryan stated the memo was not intended to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Trump to unveil infrastructure plan Monday: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to unveil details of his long-awaited plan to generate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements over 10 years next Monday, a White House official said on Tuesday.

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Myanmar policeman who arrested Reuters reporters tells court he burned his notes

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police officer who was part of the team that arrested two Reuters journalists in December told a court on Tuesday that he had burned the notes he made at the time, but gave no reason why he had done so.

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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act appeared in court on Tuesday, with prosecutors due to present more witnesses to determine whether they should be charged under the colonial-era law.

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White House says long-term budget deal needed

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House on Monday called for a long-term budget deal, as federal lawmakers face a deadline this week to pass legislation to continue funding government.

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BRIEF-Duke Realty Appoints John Case And Chris Sultemeier To Board

* JOHN CASE AND CHRIS SULTEMEIER JOIN DUKE REALTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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White House says respects Lindsey's decision to withdraw from Fed consideration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it respected Larry Lindsey's decision to withdraw from consideration as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

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How Our Reporter Uncovered a Lie That Propelled an Alt-Right Extremist’s Rise

After months of investigating, video producer Emma Cott confronted Elliott Kline, a.k.a. Eli Mosley, with her findings.

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Christian singer to face leftist author in Costa Rica election runoff

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Former TV anchor and evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz will face a center-left fiction writer in Costa Rica's presidential election runoff, definitively ending decades of a two-party system in the peaceful Central American nation.

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Evangelical Christian wins Costa Rica first round vote, faces runoff

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Conservative evangelical Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz will face a center-left ruling party candidate in a runoff for Costa Rica's presidency in April, after winning a first round on Sunday by sharply opposing gay marriage.

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Some Eagles players will boycott a visit to the White House

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in the franchise's history on Sunday, but several players have already indicated that they will not participate in the traditional White House visit, citing their opposition to President Donald Trump.

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Chris Hemsworth wants you to visit Australia

Chris Hemsworth sits down with CNN Travel to talk about his "Crocodile Dundee"-themed Super Bowl ad and why he moved his family from L.A. back to Australia.

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Trump briefed on Amtrak train collision - White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Amtrak train collision in South Carolina that killed two people and injured at least 70 on Sunday, and is getting regular updates, the White House said.

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Legal defense fund set up for White House staffers

White House officials and former Trump campaign aides embroiled in the Russia investigation could soon see their legal bills covered by an outside legal fund.

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White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House official said on Friday that there has been no discussions or considerations about firing Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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Watergate reporter: Darkest days since McCarthy

Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal, reacts to the release of a disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses of its surveillance authority.

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Opinion: How White Supremacy Forgot the Women

The women who fought against civil rights have long been overshadowed by men like George Wallace. That’s shaping politics today.

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Trump will host Australian PM Turnbull at White House on February 23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Feb. 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

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Trump will host Australian PM Turnbull at White House on Feb. 23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Feb. 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

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White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea

The Pentagon worries that the White House is moving too hastily and that giving the president too many options could increase the odds that he will act, some officials say.

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White House, Syria, Myanmar: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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White House poised to approve release of explosive Republican memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is likely to give Congress approval on Friday to make public a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump in its Russia probe, a White House official said on Thursday, as tensions over the disputed document gripped Washington.

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Aides believe Christopher Wray could step down if GOP memo alleging FBI surveillance abuse is released

Top White House aides are worried FBI Director Christopher Wray could quit if the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools is released, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

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White House works to release Republican memo amid warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was working on Thursday to clear the release of a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump, an administration official said, disregarding a warning from the top U.S. law enforcement agency.

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Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defense lawyer said information in documents at the center of the case was publicly available.

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Meadows says White House could give more time for 'Dreamer' fix

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va (Reuters) - An immigration deal protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants and allocating additional funds for border security without also addressing family migration and the visa lottery would be a "non starter," Republican Mark Meadows, head of the conservative Freedom Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday.

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German police arrest six far right supporters ahead of anti-refugee demo in east

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested six members of the far right who were handing out tear gas bottles and flyers in the eastern city of Cottbus on Thursday and said they were stepping up security ahead of an anti-refugee protest there on Saturday.

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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar refused bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A district court in Myanmar rejected bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

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Christopher Wray's open conflict with the President risks infuriating a chief executive who expects loyalty

President Donald Trump has already canned one FBI director.

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White supremacists target college campuses more than ever

White supremacist groups have been flocking to college campuses at an increased rate, spreading propaganda and hoping to lure new followers, the Anti-Defamation League said.

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Chris Cuomo presses Rep. Steve King on Watergate claim

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) urges the release of the controversial Devin Nunes memo.

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Lawmaker says Nunes is acting as agent of the White House

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) says House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is acting as an agent of the White House by refusing to answer questions regarding the memo alleging FBI surveillance abuses.

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Democrat says the version sent to the White House is not the one the House Intelligence Committee voted on

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff is accusing chairman Devin Nunes of sending a different version of the memo alleging FBI surveillance abuses to the White House than what the committee approved.

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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court; bail decision likely

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act were brought to a district court on Thursday where, according to a defense lawyer, the judge is due to rule on a bail request.

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Republican memo likely to be released Thursday: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias at the FBI and U.S. Justice department is likely to be released on Thursday, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar due to appear in court

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act are due in court on Thursday as the prosecution presents more witnesses, while a defense lawyer has said the judge will rule on a bail request.

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White House to propose 72 percent cut to clean energy research: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will ask Congress next month for a 72 percent cut to research programs on clean energy and energy efficiency in fiscal 2019, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing draft budget documents.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The State of the (White Nationalist) Union

If last night was about “unity,” Mr. Trump wants to unite only white Americans.