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De Blasio flees NYC after grilling at U.S. Attorney’s office

Mayor de Blasio skipped town Saturday to spend time with fellow Dems following his highly anticipated sit-down with federal prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office. It was politics as usual for de Blasio as he schmoozed with party officials in Atlanta, where the Democrats named Tom Perez as their new national chairman. A day earlier, the mayor had a ...

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Michael Bradley: Trump ‘couldn’t be more out of touch' with U.S.

Michael Bradley isn’t speaking softly, like President Theodore Roosevelt once recommended people do. The captain of the U.S men’s soccer national team bashed President Trump on Friday after the topic of the country’s current political climate came up in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Initially giving “too soft” of an answer to the magazine because he was caught “totally off ...

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U.S. Attorney’s office to grill de Blasio over fund-raising probe

Prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s public corruption unit will sit down Friday with Mayor de Blasio face to face and question him about whether he traded government favors for political donations, sources told the Daily News. The mayor, who spent hours this week with his lawyers gearing up for the imminent showdown with the feds, requested the Midtown tete-à-tete, ...

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Pence promises U.S. is fully committed to EU partnership

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reassured European Union leaders worried over the level of the Trump administration’s commitment to European security and the NATO military alliance. In meetings with leaders in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of the White House and Trump “to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership ...

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Pence promises U.S. is fully committed to EU partnership

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reassured European Union leaders worried over the level of the Trump administration’s commitment to European security and the NATO military alliance. In meetings with leaders in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of the White House and Trump “to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership ...

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U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI pr

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed ...

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Sweden wants U.S. to explain Trump's remark about incident

Swedish officials have asked the United States for more information following President Trump’s remark about a terror-related incident in the country that seemingly did not occur. The Embassy of Sweden in the United States confirmed that it asked for “explanation” following Trump’s Saturday speech in Florida. “You look what’s happening last night in Sweden, Sweden! Who would believe this — ...

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Stephen Miller called U.S. Attorney about travel ban defense

In the chaotic hours after President Trump signed on a Friday afternoon the sloppily written executive order meant to fulfill his Muslim ban campaign promise, Stephen Miller called the home of Robert Capers to dictate to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District how he should defend that order at a Saturday emergency federal court hearing. That’s according to a ...

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Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the ...

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Trump enlists help of a billionaire buddy to probe U.S. intel

President Trump took fresh aim Thursday at the “low-life leakers” he says revealed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s past conversations with Russian officials and turned to one of his billionaire buddies to conduct a sweeping review of U.S. intelligence agencies to identify those who made the damning disclosures. Trump enlisted his friend Stephen Feinberg, the co-founder of private equity ...

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