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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
July 23, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 23, 2019 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at another member of the "squad" of Democratic congresswomen of color as he addresses Turning Point USA's Teen Student Action Summit. Trump criticized Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan at the conservative youth gathering Tuesday, saying, "There's...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wray's appearance before the committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 23, 2019 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel's Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when Robert Mueller testifies to Congress. Wray, in an appearance before the Senate...
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FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller speaking about the Russia investigation at the Department of Justice in Washington. MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance, a former federal prosecutor, apologized and deleted a tweet that appeared to confuse readers about Fox News Channel’s plans to cover Mueller’s testimony before Congress this week. Vance said on Twitter Sunday, July 21, that Fox isn’t airing Mueller’s testimony because President Donald Trump is afraid of what will happen to his supporters if they heard Mueller. But Fox is airing the testimony Wednesday, along with ABC, CBS , NBC and the cable new news networks. Vance tweeted that while she meant it ironically, “my apologies to anyone I confused.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 23, 2019 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want incriminating, hidden-till-now details about Donald Trump and Russia. Republicans want Robert Mueller to concede it was all a waste of time and money, if not an outright hoax. Neither side is likely to get just what it wants Wednesday, but the former special counsel...
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Guatemalan men who were deported from the United States, change money after arriving at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Nearly 200 Guatemalan migrants have been deported on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a drastic policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another country to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 23, 2019 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The immigration enforcement operation touted by President Donald Trump that targeted some 2,000 people resulted in 35 arrests. Trump billed the operation as a major show of force in an effort to "deport millions" of people in the country illegally as the number of Central American...
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security, hosted by the FBI and Fordham University, at Fordham University in New York, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 23, 2019 - 8:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wray's appearance before the committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 23, 2019 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee (all times local): 11:10 a.m. FBI Director Christopher Wray says China poses a more serious counterintelligence threat to the United States than any other country, including Russia. Wray told the...
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In this July 20, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in an electrical workers union hall in Las Vegas. Biden is proposing a sweeping criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped author and which rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for mass incarceration of racial minorities. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 23, 2019 - 7:41 am
Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. In a speech later Tuesday in New Orleans, the former vice president will call...
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A portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is displayed in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington, as the former justice lies in repose at the court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 22, 2019 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday. The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010. Stevens...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 22, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He won't watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the...
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