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Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through the Senate — a drastic change in rules the Republican leader has previously dismissed. Trump tweeted that the U.S. ...

U.S., allies band together to expel Russians over spy case

WASHINGTON  — From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. President Donald Trump, under constant political heat ...

Porn star describes threat over alleged Trump encounter

  WASHINGTON — Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday.Daniels said she was ...

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across U.S. demand change

WASHINGTON — They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence. The "March for Our Lives" events on Saturday drew massive crowds in cities across the ...

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

ROUND ROCK, Texas  — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there. The suspect's motive remained a mystery, along ...

Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote — his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive policies for another six years in power. Near-final results released Monday showed that the other ...

Trump elevates simmering Mueller, McCabe grievances to boil

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and raised doubts about whether a fired top FBI official kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump. Trump, in a series of tweets, elevated his simmering ...

Sessions fires former FBI Deputy Director McCabe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday night that he was firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. The move, which had been ...

Sen. Jeff Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop Trump

MANCHESTER, N.H.   — Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else ...

Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK

LONDON — As British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out. Here are some of the unanswered questions that British officials are chasing: WHERE DID THE NERVE AGENT ...