Government and politics

In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump insisted Thursday during the interview that there was “no collusion” between his winning campaign and the Russian government in his first extended remarks since he roiled Washington with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. (Joe Gabriel/NBC News via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was "no collusion" between his winning campaign and the Russian government, in his first extended remarks since he roiled Washington with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt,...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council events in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 11, 2017 - 10:10 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council,...
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The French stealth frigate Courbet is docked at Naval Base Guam on Thursday, May 11, 2017 near Hagatna, Guam. Military personnel from the United States, Japan, France and the United Kingdom are gathering in the remote U.S. Pacific islands of Guam and Tinian. The exercises come at a time of regional tensions in the South China Sea and North Korea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 11, 2017 - 9:53 pm
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Multinational military drills on Guam designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters amid concerns China may restrict access to the South China Sea have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. U.S. Navy...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. If you’re missing your daily dose of Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1999 and the commitment for monthly service occasionally keeps him away from his high-profile job as the public face of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 11, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's because President Donald Trump's chief spokesman has been serving the country in another way: He's been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer's commitment for monthly service occasionally pulls him away...
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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 11, 2017 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended the stunning step. His assertions came as Comey's temporary...
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Donald Trump Jr. poses for a photo with supporters of Republican Greg Gianforte, at a rally in East Helena, Mont., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump Jr. urged voters to support Gianforte in the May 25 special U.S. House election to fill the seat of Ryan Zinke, now President Donald Trump's Interior secretary. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 11, 2017 - 7:29 pm
EAST HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, said political forces — even within the GOP — were working to undermine his father's administration, and he urged voters in Montana to send more Republicans to Washington who can help advance the Trump White House's agenda. "We need...
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In a Dec. 13, 2012 photo, Luke and Jennifer Messer are photographed in their home in Shelbyville, Ind. Jennifer Messer receives $20,000 each month as a contract lawyer for Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb, most of the work done from the Washington area. Legal experts say that under the arrangement, Messer is paid more than either of Fishers’ two staff attorneys and many other government lawyers in the state. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 7:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A burgeoning Indianapolis suburb has paid the wife of an influential congressman $580,000 since 2015 for legal consulting she largely does from the Washington area, an unusually large sum even in a state rife with highly paid government contractors, according to a review by The...
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Donald Trump Jr. poses for a photo with supporters of Republican Greg Gianforte, at a rally in East Helena, Mont., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump Jr. urged voters to support Gianforte in the May 25 special U.S. House election to fill the seat of Ryan Zinke, now President Donald Trump's Interior secretary. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 11, 2017 - 7:14 pm
EAST HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, said political forces — even within the GOP — were working to undermine his father's administration, and he urged voters in Montana to elect more Republicans in Washington to help advance the agenda of the Trump White House. "We need...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file ;photo, Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach is seen in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the U.S. election system, three White House officials said. Kobach and Vice President Mike Pence will lead the commission, which will look at allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The White House said the president's "...
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Photographers surround acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe as he takes his seat with a folder marked "Secret," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 11, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to his request to invite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to brief senators next week. Schumer made the...
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