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Trump lawyer says there’s no pardon discussion

WASHINGTON — One of President Trump’s personal attorneys says that Trump’s private legal team is not looking into the question of whether the president can pardon himself . RELATED LINKS Can President Trump pardon himself? Resignations add to turmoil as Trump legal team weighs options Jay Sekulow tells reporters in Denver, “We’re not researching it because it’s not an issue.” ...

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U.S. states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

LANSING, Mich. — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. RELATED LINKS Erie longs for its manufacturing past, but what’s the future? It’s a slow, painful recovery for this former manufacturing town ...

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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California’s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat’s political skill in Sacramento, where just months earlier he helped convince the largely Democratic Legislature to raise gas prices to ...

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U.S. airstrike mistakenly kills at least 12 Afghan police officers

U.S. airstrikes mistakenly killed at least 12 members of the Afghan National Police force during an operation against the Taliban on Friday, Afghan officials said. The strikes were targeting a security compound in support of Afghan forces who were fighting Taliban militants, U.S. officials said. At least two other police officers were wounded. Afghan’s government has intensified a push to ...

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The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Or find manuscripts by a particular author. Or locate serials, music or maps. You would use a library catalog that includes facts – like title, author, publication date, subject headings and genre. That information and more is stored in the treasure trove of library catalogs. It is ...

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Minneapolis police chief resigns after fatal shooting of Justine Damond

Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday in the aftermath of the death of Justine Damond, an unarmed 40-year-old Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer. “I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for ...

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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria . RELATED LINKS How Russia hacked American faith in the democratic process Trump rages at Sessions over Russia ...

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Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

It’s shark season — primarily on cable TV. As the decades-long tradition of “Shark Week” approaches, you can expect once again to hear of “serial killer” sharks, attacks near major coastal cities, and menacing, massive shark swarms. But, as you probably also know, shark attacks are incredibly unlikely. You’re 75 times more likely to be killed by lightning than by ...

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Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. RELATED LINKS Russian developer’s staffer also at Trump Tower meeting, lawyer says 3 Trump associates scheduled to testify in Russia probe Senate Democrats ask to review ...

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Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that after delays and cost overruns will officially be turned over to the Navy. RELATED LINKS WATCH: Pence speaks at U.S. Naval Academy graduation The government is paying billions to shipbuilders with histories of safety lapses WATCH: Trump promises to boost defense spending ...

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