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Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Cases concerned claims about Cohen in Steele dossierTrump lawyer denied he visited Prague to help 2016 campaignMichael Cohen, Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer, has dropped libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and a political research firm over the dossie

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New York attorney general attempts to circumvent Trump pardon power

Eric Schneiderman wants double jeopardy loophole closedLaw unclear on whether pardoned individual can face state chargesNew York state law must be clarified to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged with violations of state

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Syracuse University fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist' video

Students at a New York university were filmed using "extremely racist", "homophobic" language, chancellor says.

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A mother's audio diary reflects on the killing of her son by police

A mother grieves, fights and heals after her son, Tony Robinson Jr, is killed by police in 2015. Listen to her storyAndrea Irwin’s audio diary begins with her reflections on the night of 5 March 2015, when her 19-year-old son, Tony Robinson Jr, was kill

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The funeral director's opioid scare mission: can fear help stop addiction?

Kevin Moran, who works with teens on opioid-hit Staten Island, shows scrolls of death certificates to try to jolt people from using drugs“I am the one person you never want to meet,” Kevin Moran says quietly into the microphone. He’s talking to the

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Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Karen McDougal reaches a settlement allowing her to discuss her alleged affair with President Trump.

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Family of Afghan man tortured by CIA demands US reveal location of his body

Gul Rahman was killed in a secret CIA interrogation facility where he endured being doused with frigid water and shackled naked It took almost 15 years for Gul Rahman’s family to receive a direct acknowledgment that he had been killed in a secret CIA in

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US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

The move comes after Tammy Duckworth became the first US senator to give birth while in office.

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New York: nanny who killed two children convicted of murder

Jury rejects Yoselyn Ortega’s claim that she was insane at time of the crime and therefore not responsibleA once-trusted nanny who killed two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that did not believe her c

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Tammy Duckworth applauds new rule letting senators bring babies to work

US senator, the first to give birth in office, says new rule will help drag institution ‘into the 21st century’The US Senate on Wednesday unanimously agreed to allow parents to bring their infants onto the chamber floor.The rule change will allow Sena

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Humboldt Broncos bus crash: GoFundMe raises $11.5m

The fundraiser for the victims of the ice hockey bus crash is one of the website's most successful.

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Kansas militia men guilty of plot to bomb Somalis' mosque

The trio, who belonged to a group called the Crusaders, were infiltrated by an FBI informant.

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Three Kansas men convicted over mass 'slaughter' plot targeting Muslims

The three men were indicted in October 2016 over plans to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in KansasThree militia members with a hatred of Muslim immigrants have been found guilty of plotting to blow up a mosque and apartment co

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Starbucks race row: Howard Schultz 'ashamed' of cafe arrest

Howard Schultz said Philadelphia Starbucks incident was "reprehensible" and "not who Starbucks is."

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Trudeau met by anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protests in UK

Canada is pushing to get the project built despite opposition from its western-most province.

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Economic growth not as great as it looks, says former Obama economist

President Obama's former chief economic adviser Austan Goolsbee will join Richard Quest on CNNMoney's "Markets Now" on Wednesday.

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Canadian PM Trudeau: 'Trump keeps me on my toes'

The Canadian PM tells the BBC how he handles the US president's unpredictable style and Tweets.

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Ex-FBI chief on Trump: I'm 'the breakup he can't get over'

Former FBI director James Comey shares what it's like to be attacked by President Trump on Twitter.

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Mike Pompeo's secretary of state position uncertain amid opposition

Senate foreign relations committee looks short of the votes for Pompeo, who was chosen by Trump to replace Rex TillersonDonald Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo for secretary of state encountered significant headwinds on Wednesday, as the Senate foreign

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Leading bump stock maker to stop selling rapid-fire device

Slide Fire Solutions, which holds several patents and describes itself as ‘the official bump stock’ will cease taking orders for its productsThe leading maker of the rapid-fire accessory used by the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre will stop selling

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Woman asks firefighters to help 'stoned' raccoon

A woman in the US asked firefighters for help with her "stoned" pet raccoon.

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FOX NEWS FIRST: Remembering Barbara Bush - A classy straight-shooter; Pompeo meets with Kim Jong Un

Plus, Southwest Airline engine mystery; ICE nabs hundreds of illegal immigrants in New York raids

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'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signsEver since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or

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Attack of the giant tumbleweed: California town swamped in invasion

Heavy winds sent thousands of tumbleweeds into Victorville, blanketing yards and piling up outside homesThey struck Victorville with little warning, rolling and tumbling up streets, barrelling past cars, virtually burying homes and prompting calls to 911

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McConnell says he will not allow vote on bill protecting Mueller from firing

Republican Senate majority leader says bill is ‘not necessary’ because Trump will not fire special counsel, despite bipartisan fearsThe Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has said he will not allow a vote on a bill that would protect the special

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Barbara Bush, former first lady, dies aged 92

Bush was one of only two women in American history to be both the wife and the mother of United States presidentsObituary: Barbara Bush, 1925-2018 Continue reading...

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Barbara Bush, social justice campaigner

The former US First Lady never accepted a passive role, and campaigned for social justice.

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New York: James Marion Sims statue removed from Central Park

James Marion Sims, known as the "father of gynaecology", conducted experiments on slave women.

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Fox News gives Sean Hannity 'full support' over Michael Cohen revelation

Fox star defended Trump lawyer without disclosing his own tiesNetwork says it was unaware of Hannity’s relationship with CohenFox News gave Sean Hannity its “full support” on Tuesday, a day after the revelation that he was a client of Michael Cohen,

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