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Former campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and making a false statement, becoming the third associate of President Donald Trump to make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.
The plea turns up the pressure on Paul Manafort, a close business associate of Gates who was the chairman of the Trump campaign. The two were indicted in October on conspiracy and other charges related to their lobbying work in Ukraine.
A criminal information filed ahead of the plea hearing says that between 2006 and 2007, Gates and others "conspired to defraud the United States by impeding impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions of a government agency, namely the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury."
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President Donald Trump, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, brought back his biggest campaign hits to support gun rights, attack Democrats and tout his immigration agenda.
Trump spoke at the annual gathering of conservative activists and playing to the crowd, at one point asking if they minded if he went off script, saying his prepared remarks were a little bit "boring."
The crowd often responded with chants of "Lock her up!" ''Build the wall!" and "USA!" just like they used to do on the campaign trail.
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Sabrina Wanjiku Simader finished 38th out of 44 in the women’s super-G in the Pyeongchang Games but the 19-year-old made the record books — as the first Alpine skier from Kenya to compete in a Winter Games.
Simader follows Philip Boit, a cross-country skier who debuted at the 1998 Games in Nagano and who until now was the only Kenyan represented in the Winter Olympics.
“Today I finished my super-G race with the 38 position and I enjoyed it so much!” Simader wrote on Facebook.
In the wake of the worst mass shooting inside a Florida school, Governor Rick Scott announced a "major action plan" in an effort to keep students safe.
Scott held a Friday morning press conference in which he laid out an action plan aimed at improving safety on school campuses and keeping guns away from those people struggling with mental illness.
"I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun. I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who is a danger to themselves or others to use a gun," Scott said.
Nikolas Cruz had three encounters with police in just over three weeks when he briefly lived in Palm Beach County in November 2017 following the death of his mother.
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President Donald Trump says "a lot of good things" will come from Friday's meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Asked if he would visit down under, Trump says he would and called Australia a "great place."
Trump says they are working on trade deals, the military, security and other issues.
Turnbull noted that this year marks "100 years of mateship" between the U.S. and Australia. The prime minister predicted 100 more years of friendship to come.
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President Donald Trump says he'll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance.
"I will let General Kelly make that decision and he's going to do what's right for the country and I have no doubt he'll make the right decision," Trump said during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, where he addressed the security clearance issue for the first time.
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Officials are asking that anyone who wants to donate to the victims of Wednesday's deadly school at a South Florida high school use an official account.
The Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund, named for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was created Thursday to "provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting," according to the GoFundMe page.
It had received just over $250,000 by 2 p.m. ET, about four hours after it was created, with a goal of $350,000.
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A former NFL lineman who accused teammates of bullying him when he played for the Miami Dolphins was detained in connection with a social media post that led to the closing of a Southern California high school.
Harvard Westlake High School in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, the former school of lineman Jonathan Martin, was closed Friday while police investigated a possible security threat.
U.S. Secret Service officers took a woman into custody after her car struck a security barrier near the White House.
No shots were fired and no one in law enforcement was injured in the incident at 17th and E streets, the Secret Service said.
A caller from Massachusetts told authorities months before the Parkland, Florida school shooting that suspect Nikolas Cruz was a "school shooter in the making."
According to a document released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, a caller from Massachusetts reached out to them in November of 2017.
"Caller advised subject Nikolas Cruz is collecting guns and knives. Cruz wants to join the Army. Concerned he will kill himself one day and believes he could be a school shooter in the making," the document reads.
The deputy who responded contacted the caller via telephone.
"No report was initiated," the document reads.
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Nikolas Cruz had three encounters with police in just over three weeks when he briefly lived in Palm Beach County in November 2017 following the death of his mother, according to the 911 calls released Thursday.
In one call, Cruz can be heard telling a dispatcher about his mother’s death. "I lost my mother a couple days ago and I’m dealing with some things right now," Cruz said.