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U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order

Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for financial aid

Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in an opinion piece

Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving

Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but eight federal races remain undecided more than a week

Republican Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a manual recount of ballots in the tight contest against

Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the

Turkey says Khashoggi killers may have taken body parts out of country: CNN Turk

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on

Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very vicious" but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in

Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's

Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of

Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and he congratulated rival Republican Ron DeSantis, an

Ohio Democrat hints may take on Pelosi for powerful U.S. House speaker job

Out of a small pool of party dissidents trying to stop fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, only one has been bold enough to hint

Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross

Democratic candidate admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor's race

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said on Friday that her Republican opponent Brian Kemp would be officially declared the victor in the race, but she said her announcement was

Tight U.S. Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos asks to put off prison pending Mueller appeal

George Papadopoulos, a former aide to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents probing ties between the campaign and Russia, filed a motion on Friday

House ethics panel censures two lawmakers in misconduct probes

The U.S. House of Representatives' Ethics Committee on Friday censured one lawmaker for sexually harassing women and another for mishandling accusations of sexual misconduct against his chief of

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on

Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not

Senate Judiciary chair Grassley's move leaves key opening

Senator Chuck Grassley said on Friday he will relinquish his job as U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman next year, creating a coveted vacancy atop a panel that reviews judicial nominations and