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WASHINGTON — Every time FBI Director James Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Donald Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.Trump had long questioned Comey's … more
NEW ORLEANS — A last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general in New Orleans was rejected Wednesday by a Louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it … more
WASHINGTON — The director of the U.S. Census Bureau is resigning, leaving the agency leaderless at a time when it faces a crisis over funding for the 2020 decennial count of the U.S. population and beyond.John Thompson, who has served as … more
The Congressional Budget Office is planning to release the week of May 22 an assessment of how the health-care legislation that the House just passed will impact federal spending.In a blog post on Wednesday, the CBO said that its staff and Congress' … more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Students booed, and many turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she gave the keynote address at Bethune-Cookman University's commencement Wednesday afternoon.Many students and alumni had objected to … more
WASHINGTON — In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in last … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the FBI, James Comey, abruptly terminating the law enforcement official leading a wide-ranging criminal investigation into whether Trump's advisers colluded with the Russian … more
WASHINGTON — Two Republican lawmakers charged with conducting government oversight sharply rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday for curtailing his employees' ability to communicate directly with Congress and … more
SPOKANE, Wash. — A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state, forcing an evacuation of some workers at the site that … more
SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will start a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state's southern red rock region should be scaled down or even rescinded.The … more
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