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US Attorney General William Barr to make Robert Mueller’s redacted report public by mid-April
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US Attorney General William Barr to make Robert Mueller’s redacted report public by mid-April

The US attorney general plans to make public a redacted copy of Robert Mueller's nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump says release of Robert Mueller's report won't bother him, decision lies with Justice Department
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Donald Trump says release of Robert Mueller's report won't bother him, decision lies with Justice Department

Trump on Sunday claimed victory after a summary of the report, submitted to the Congress, found no conspiracy "despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign".

Criminal collusion between Donald Trump, Russia ahead of 2016 election ruled out by Mueller probe; Democrats demand to see report
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Criminal collusion between Donald Trump, Russia ahead of 2016 election ruled out by Mueller probe; Democrats demand to see report

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign ‘conspired or coordinated’ with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice

Robert Mueller concludes inquiry into Donald Trump-Russia collusion, submits report to attorney general: What happens next?
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Robert Mueller concludes inquiry into Donald Trump-Russia collusion, submits report to attorney general: What happens next?

Now what? Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Trump-Russia investigation and on Friday delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr.

As investigations multiply, Donald Trump legal and political teams sharpen knives to fight and distract
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As investigations multiply, Donald Trump legal and political teams sharpen knives to fight and distract

The White House has beefed up its legal team. Its political team is ready to distract and disparage. And US President Donald Trump is venting against Democratic prying.

US House Democrats launch sweeping probe of Donald Trump and associates; request documents from 81 people in inner circle
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US House Democrats launch sweeping probe of Donald Trump and associates; request documents from 81 people in inner circle

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

Canada approves US extradition proceedings of Huawei CFO Meng angering China
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Canada approves US extradition proceedings of Huawei CFO Meng angering China

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained in Vancouver last December.

Donald Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress for border wall funding; House of Representatives launches probe
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Donald Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress for border wall funding; House of Representatives launches probe

US president Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the US Constitution.

US Supreme Court upholds Obama-era net neutrality rules; 2017 policy still in place
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US Supreme Court upholds Obama-era net neutrality rules; 2017 policy still in place

The Trump administration and the telecom industry had wanted to erase the 2016 ruling

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report
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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein last year discussed the possibility of secretly reporting US president Donald Trump, and also talked about getting members of Trump's cabinet to invoke the Constitution to declare him unfit to remain as president, The New York Times reported Friday.

FBI finds no evidence of Hillary Clinton's server being hacked by Chinese as claimed by Donald Trump
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FBI finds no evidence of Hillary Clinton's server being hacked by Chinese as claimed by Donald Trump

The FBI has said it has no evidence Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had hacked it

US court tells Donald Trump to unblock more critics from Twitter: 'Can't shut out opposing viewpoints', President told
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US court tells Donald Trump to unblock more critics from Twitter: 'Can't shut out opposing viewpoints', President told

More critics of US Donald Trump found themselves unblocked from his Twitter account, in keeping with a court ruling that he can't shut out opposing viewpoints

US-Mexico border separation: Nearly 1,200 children reunited with families, days before court-imposed deadline
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US-Mexico border separation: Nearly 1,200 children reunited with families, days before court-imposed deadline

Nearly 1,200 children aged 5 years and older, have been reunited with their families after being separated at the US-Mexico border, leaving hundreds to go before this week's court-imposed deadline, according to a Justice Department court filing that raised the possibility that many parents have been deported.

AT&T finished its $81bn takeover of Warner Bros two days after the judge's approval
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AT&T finished its $81bn takeover of Warner Bros two days after the judge's approval

AT&T plans to compete against the likes of Amazon, Google and Netflix.

Donald Trump says Robert Mueller's investigation has been 'totally discredited' after Inspector General report faults FBI
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Donald Trump says Robert Mueller's investigation has been 'totally discredited' after Inspector General report faults FBI

Donald Trump stepped up his offensive against Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, declaring it "totally discredited".

Srinivas Kuchibhotla murder: Gunman who killed Indian techie at Kansas bar pleads guilty, quantum of sentence scheduled for 2 July
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Srinivas Kuchibhotla murder: Gunman who killed Indian techie at Kansas bar pleads guilty, quantum of sentence scheduled for 2 July

A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian software engineer and injured two others in February 2017 pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to a hate crime and firearm charges, the justice department said.

AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen; company says it made 'big mistake'
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AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen; company says it made 'big mistake'

The chief lobbyist for AT&T is leaving the company after overseeing a $50,000-per-month contract for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to serve as a political consultant.

Pakistan man Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry pleads guilty in rare foreign agent case in US
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Pakistan man Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry pleads guilty in rare foreign agent case in US

A Pakistani man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to failing to disclose lobbying work on behalf of the Pakistani government.

James Comey says Donald Trump's call to put him in jail is 'not normal', 'not OK'
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James Comey says Donald Trump's call to put him in jail is 'not normal', 'not OK'

President Donald Trump suggested earlier this week that Comey should be put behind bars and accused him of leaking classified information and lying to Congress. "That is not normal," Comey responded Tuesday during a live interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Donald Trump unable to declassify Democrats' memo on abuse of surveillance powers by his govt, says White House
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Donald Trump unable to declassify Democrats' memo on abuse of surveillance powers by his govt, says White House

Citing national security concerns, the White House has formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe