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Mueller Turns His Focus to Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone

Mueller Turns His Focus to Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone

The special counsel brought in a string of Stone’s associates for questioning in recent weeks.
Trump Tower Meeting's Organizer First Dangled Putin Meeting

Trump Tower Meeting's Organizer First Dangled Putin Meeting

Donald Trump’s bid for the U.S. presidency was just weeks old in 2015 when the offers for Russian meetings and calls started.
Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats won a vote to preserve net neutrality regulations, a victory for a measure that still faces obstacles to becoming law but could appeal to young voters and boost the party in mid-term
Lawyer for ‘Putin Cook’s’ Firm Lambasts Mueller’s Prosecutors

Lawyer for ‘Putin Cook’s’ Firm Lambasts Mueller’s Prosecutors

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors came under fire at a court hearing from a lawyer for a Russian company accused of funding a wide-ranging effort to interfere with the 2016 U.S.

New Jersey Senate Leader Casts Doubt on Governor’s Plan to Raise Taxes

New Jersey’s top-ranking state lawmaker told business leaders that higher taxes won’t solve the state’s budget woes, a direct challenge to Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to raise $1.5 billion of revenue
U.S. Lawmakers Say They Pressed Xi Aide on China’s Unfair Trade Practices

U.S. Lawmakers Say They Pressed Xi Aide on China’s Unfair Trade Practices

U.S. lawmakers pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser to stop unfair trading practices as the nations try to pull back from the brink of a trade conflict.
Trump's China Tariffs Will Pinch U.S. Consumers, Retailers Warn

Trump's China Tariffs Will Pinch U.S. Consumers, Retailers Warn

Americans will pay more for everything from big-screen TVs to school supplies if the Trump administration follows through on threats to slap tariffs on Chinese imports, U.S. retailers warned.
Navarro to Be Excluded From China Talks, Officials Say

Navarro to Be Excluded From China Talks, Officials Say

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has been excluded from talks Thursday with China’s top economic envoy aimed at defusing a brewing trade war with the U.S., two administration officials said.
U.S. Sanctions Head of Hezbollah in Joint Action With Qatar

U.S. Sanctions Head of Hezbollah in Joint Action With Qatar

The U.S. sanctioned the leader of Hezbollah for destabilizing actions with Iran in the Middle East in a joint action with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and three other Gulf partners.
Pets-on-Planes Crackdown by Airlines Gets Boost From U.S. Agency

Pets-on-Planes Crackdown by Airlines Gets Boost From U.S. Agency

Regulators are making it easier for U.S. airlines to limit the growing number of dogs and other animals being brought onto flights by passengers saying they are for emotional or psychological support.
Independent Candidate Zavala Quits Mexico’s President Race

Independent Candidate Zavala Quits Mexico’s President Race

Mexican independent presidential candidate Margarita Zavala is quitting the race ahead of the nation’s July 1 vote.
Rep. Keith Ellison on Primary Wins for Women, CEO Pay

Rep. Keith Ellison on Primary Wins for Women, CEO Pay

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, discusses the success of women in Tuesday's primaries, and the pay discrepancy between workers and CEOs. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy Is at Risk

In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy Is at Risk

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk.
How About a Customs Extension? May's Brexit Team Discusses

How About a Customs Extension? May's Brexit Team Discusses

There’s a radical new option that Prime Minister Theresa May’s inner Brexit Cabinet has taken into consideration to address the intractable Irish border problem: keeping European Union customs rules
Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels

Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump should have reported a reimbursement to his attorney Michael Cohen for a payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in his 2017 public financial disclosure, the director of the
Ex-Halkbank Executive Wins Leniency From Sanctions Judge

Ex-Halkbank Executive Wins Leniency From Sanctions Judge

A senior executive at one of Turkey’s largest banks got a break from a U.S. judge, who handed down a much shorter sentence than prosecutors sought for aiding an Iranian plot to evade sanctions and
Paris Train Hero Runs for County Commissioner in Oregon

Paris Train Hero Runs for County Commissioner in Oregon

One of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is running for a county commissioner seat in western Oregon.
Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho on Tuesday became the latest Republican incumbent to lose out.
How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

When Michael Cohen showed up at Novartis last year proposing to help the drugmaker navigate the Trump administration, it sounded like a promising opportunity.
Facebook User Data May Have Gone to Russia, Whistle-Blower Says

Facebook User Data May Have Gone to Russia, Whistle-Blower Says

The whistle-blower who revealed how Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook user data to target election ads said the company could have shared that information with Russia.
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