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Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 03:46 PM EDT

Kavanaugh Said He’d Overturn Independent Counsel Precedent

Kavanaugh Said He’d Overturn Independent Counsel Precedent

Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels to...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:07 AM EDT

Amid Criticism and Confusion, Trump Talks Tougher on Russia

Amid Criticism and Confusion, Trump Talks Tougher on Russia

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:02 AM EDT

Covert Russian Agent Maria Butina Arrested: AP Explains

Covert Russian Agent Maria Butina Arrested: AP Explains

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 06:50 PM EDT

Siberian Gun Lover's Path to Allegedly Gathering Info on NRA

Siberian Gun Lover's Path to Allegedly Gathering Info on NRA

By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights — and,...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 04:40 PM EDT

Air Force One Getting Red, White and Blue Makeover: Trump

Air Force One Getting Red, White and Blue Makeover: Trump

Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover, President Donald Trump says. The familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red-white-and-blue color scheme on updated models that...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:06 PM EDT

Arizona Senate Hopeful Who Fatally Shot Mom Defends Guns

Arizona Senate Hopeful Who Fatally Shot Mom Defends Guns

A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:53 AM EDT

Americans Becoming More Anti-Russia Under Trump: Poll

Americans Becoming More Anti-Russia Under Trump: Poll

Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe Russia is unfriendly or an enemy of the American people, a nine percent increase from a year ago, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll. Poll data was collected...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

Trump Calls NATO Ally Montenegro 'Very Aggressive'

Trump Calls NATO Ally Montenegro 'Very Aggressive'

Montenegro, a U.S. ally that is smaller than Connecticut and about as populous as Baltimore, found itself in President Donald Trump's cross hairs late Tuesday as he once again criticized NATO, NBC News...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM EDT

'Nightmare': Migrant Children Describe Detention Centers

'Nightmare': Migrant Children Describe Detention Centers

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, migrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

Ala. Congresswoman Wins Runoff Turning on Loyalty to Trump

Ala. Congresswoman Wins Runoff Turning on Loyalty to Trump

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP...

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