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Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

After being first runner-up a year ago, Judge Thomas Hardiman seems to be a strong contender to be Donald Trump’s second pick for the Supreme Court, said three people familiar with the process, as the
Nazi Threat Stalks Bucolic Swedish Political Fest

Nazi Threat Stalks Bucolic Swedish Political Fest

Sweden’s annual celebration of democracy (and lobbying) in the idyllic medieval town of Visby was under siege last week.
‘We Will Hit Back’ at Trump Disruption, EU Business Leaders Warn

‘We Will Hit Back’ at Trump Disruption, EU Business Leaders Warn

Political and business leaders gathering for an economic conference in southern France over the weekend called on the European Union to flex its muscles and save a world trade system disrupted by U.S.
Giuliani Keeps Trump Cliffhanger Going

Giuliani Keeps Trump Cliffhanger Going

Donald Trump is still weighing whether to agree to an interview in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation but there’s concern about what he sees as a corrupt and tainted probe, the president’s
Thai Divers Rescue Four Members of Soccer Team Trapped in Cave

Thai Divers Rescue Four Members of Soccer Team Trapped in Cave

Mae Sai, Thailand (AP) -- The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand (all times local):
Turkey Purges More Than 18,600 Civil Servants in 11th-Hour Decree

Turkey Purges More Than 18,600 Civil Servants in 11th-Hour Decree

Turkey purged more than 18,500 people from government jobs for allegedly posing a security risk to the state, a day before Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes office as an executive president with vastly
Forget Trump: Europe Plans to Push for More Ambition on Climate

Forget Trump: Europe Plans to Push for More Ambition on Climate

Trump or no Trump, the European Union is set to spur businesses to do more to meet the Paris climate accord goals.
Macron Heads to Versailles as Opponents Say He Acts Monarch-Like

Macron Heads to Versailles as Opponents Say He Acts Monarch-Like

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Versailles Monday to speak to a joint session of the two chambers of parliament as his popularity slides and opponents taunt him for acting like France is
Trump Health Officials Toss Obamacare Insurers Another Curveball

Trump Health Officials Toss Obamacare Insurers Another Curveball

Affordable Care Act insurers are facing a fresh round of uncertainty that could drive up premiums or push companies to stop offering coverage through the law, after the Trump administration’s latest
Manafort Says He Can't Prepare for Trial Because of Jail

Manafort Says He Can't Prepare for Trial Because of Jail

Paul Manafort said he can’t be ready for a July 25 trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on bank fraud and tax charges because the judge in his separate money-laundering case in Washington put him in a jail
U.K. Softens Brexit Plan as May Forces Cabinet Rebels Into Line

U.K. Softens Brexit Plan as May Forces Cabinet Rebels Into Line

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May stamped her authority on pro-Brexit cabinet rebels on Friday, forcing them to back her plan to keep close trade ties with the European Union after leaving.
Pruitt Was Told to Resign in Call From White House, Sources Say

Pruitt Was Told to Resign in Call From White House, Sources Say

Scott Pruitt resigned as EPA chief Thursday after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly delivered a message from the president that it was time for the scandal-plagued administrator to leave,
Kavanaugh Said to Have Inside Track to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Kavanaugh Said to Have Inside Track to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the inside track within the White House to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Alex Wayne reports on
CFPB Official Who Challenged Mulvaney's Leadership Stepping Down

CFPB Official Who Challenged Mulvaney's Leadership Stepping Down

Leandra English is giving up her fight to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Theresa May Wins Cabinet Backing for U.K. Soft Brexit Blueprint

Theresa May Wins Cabinet Backing for U.K. Soft Brexit Blueprint

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial victory over pro-Brexit cabinet colleagues on Friday, as her government backed a wide-ranging plan to keep close trade ties with the European Union after
U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Plan for Soft Brexit: Highlights

U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Plan for Soft Brexit: Highlights

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May emerged with a victory after a lock-in with her Cabinet to thrash out a common Brexit position to take back to the European Union.
Avenatti Says He’s Been Sued by Ex-Playboy Model Who Was Paid Off by RNC Fundraiser

Avenatti Says He’s Been Sued by Ex-Playboy Model Who Was Paid Off by RNC Fundraiser

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film star Stephanie Clifford in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, said he’s been sued by former Playboy model Shera Bechard, but that he
Manafort Opts for Solitary Rather Than to Travel to Court

Manafort Opts for Solitary Rather Than to Travel to Court

Paul Manafort, who is under 23-hour-per-day lockdown in solitary in a Virginia jail, told a judge on Friday that he doesn’t want to make a two-hour trek for any court appearances before his trial
Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the inside track within the White House to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter.
U.S. Oil Sellers May Look to India as China Tariff War Escalates

U.S. Oil Sellers May Look to India as China Tariff War Escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments.